'ARK' Update 2.43 Expands Genesis 2 Chronicles on PS4 and Xbox: Patch Notes

ARK: Survival Evolved update 2.43 has just arrived on PS4 and Xbox, bringing new Genesis 2 Chronicles content to the game. For those keeping tabs on the changes, they've been outlined in the latest patch notes found in a Studio Wildcard forum post.

ARK update 2.43 patch notes

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'ARK' update 2.43 has arrived on PS4 and Xbox with new Genesis 2 Chronicles content. Read the full patch notes below. 'ARK' is available now on PC,Xbox, PS4, Switch, Mac and Linux. Studio Wildcard


  • Animated Series Raptor Costume
  • Santiago's Spear Skin
  • Santiago's Axe Skin

All acquired by clicking on the main menu options

Genesis Chronicles

  • Added HLN-A Explorer Notes 6-10 for Genesis Chronicles
  • Added TEK Suit V2 pants for Genesis Chronicles

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that allowed the Stego to continuously impale
  • Removed level up notification when a dino is already at max level
  • Fixed an exploit with FOV
  • Fixed a bug with the Aberration day/night cycle
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a stall when using the teleporter and troughs
  • Fixed an occurrence where the TEK Skiff would be unable to fly even when it has been fueled
  • Before eating a Tropeo egg, you will now receive a warning before consuming it
  • Fixed an exploit with Nvidia Ansel
  • Fixed an issue where the baby mantis could float in the air
  • Adjusted the Stego's impale damage so that it scales with the level
  • Fixed a bug where a mounted rider could be killed after removing a Trope saddle
  • Fixed a mesh exploit with the Crab

As described above, the main addition found within ARK update 2.43 is new content to kick off the Genesis 2 Chronicles celebration. For those unfamiliar, Studio Wildcard has used Chronicles events over the past few years to drum up hype for upcoming expansions. These updates feature new and free objectives for players to complete, typically focused on Explorer Notes scattered around various maps. Find them all, and you'll be privy to special cosmetics related to the Genesis Part II expansion releasing in March. So far, survivors have been able to try their hand at unlocking Federation Exo boots.

A new twist in the conversation, however, is the surprise reveal of ARK 2 during Thursday night's Game Awards. While the jury is still out on how the upcoming title will appeal to ARK's passionate community, official social media sources have teased that item's found in today's update might be relevant to the new project. After all, we already know the title follows the ongoing story of Santiago that's already been established in the current game. With that in mind, this patch might take that narrative one level deeper. Beyond that, however, the list of meaningful changes is pretty thin.

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

What are your thoughts on ARK update 2.43? Are you ready for the next chapter of Genesis 2 Chronicles? Tell us in the comments section!

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