'ARK' Update 2.30 Adds Anniversary Event and Tropeognathus on PS4 and Xbox - Patch Notes

ARK: Survival Evolved update 2.30 has finally landed on console, with the start of the game's Fifth Anniversary Event and debut of the Tropeognathus Dino. The full patch notes and a preview of what to expect arrive courtesy of a newly posted Community Crunch blog post from Studio Wildcard.

ARK: Survival Evolved Update 2.30 Patch Notes

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'ARK' update 2.30 is live on console, bringing the Anniversary Event to the game. Read the patch notes below. 'ARK: Survival Evolved' is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, Mac and Linux. Studio Wildcard
  • Crystal Isles mod map [PC only]
  • Anniversary Event
    • June 11 through June 24
    • 3X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
    • 4X Player XP
    • 4X Harvesting
    • 4X Taming
    • Five New Chibi pets
      • It's possible to trade four existing Chibis for one of the new ones.
    • Party Dodo (Harvested to get cake slices for event content)
    • Pop Out Birthday Cake Structure
  • Tropeognathus Dino Added
    • Flyer with a mounted Flak Cannon
    • Has a saddle with a jetpack.
    • Exclusive to Crystal Isles on PC
    • Console: Island, Center, Scorched, Ragnarok and Valguero

As a content-focused update, just about everything listed above is critical to ARK update 2.30. One thing that's very evident, though, is that fans likely expected more from the Anniversary Event beyond five new Chibis and one easily obtained structure. Even further buffed breeding rates would have been preferred, as would some exceptionally rare Creature colors, but it looks like neither of those perks are in the cards for now. The event-based Chibi trading mechanic, however, essentially ensures that all the anniversary goodies will be very easy to get for survivors who want them.

Those who may have been hoping for a gameplay-focused change in the Anniversary Event will have to settle for the meta shift brought about by the arrival of the Tropeognathus. From the looks of things, it appears as though players will essentially be able to engage in full-blown dogfights once they have one of these in their party. Especially as one of the first prehistoric additions to ARK in quite some time, this is a truly exciting and fun Dino to consider. Not everything about update 2.30 is perfect, but there's just enough here to keep the console audience at bay.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, Mac and Linux.

What do you think of ARK's Anniversary Event based on these patch notes? Have you tamed a Tropeognathus yet? Tell us in the comments section!