ARK: Survival Evolved Introduces the Giant Beaver

ARK: Survival Evolved Introduces the Giant Beaver

Yes, the Natural Lumberjack Builds Dams and Gathers Wood and the New Handcuffs Help to Control Human Prisoners

SEATTLE, WA –  Studio Wildcard, the studio that never sleeps, has something new for the more imaginative survivors in ARK: Survival Evolved. Available now on PC, ARK players can now tame, train, and mount Giant Beavers AND use handcuffs to rustle pesky humans should they try to, say, steal your Beaver. The new update also offers improved client and server performance streaming.

Steam survivors will find the newly-available Handcuffs useful for ensuring their prisoners don’t escape and aren’t violent, while the super-cuddly Giant Beaver creature can build Dams, harvest and carry vast quantities of Wood, and act as a mobile crafting station. Beavers also can swim! Wildcard Studio encourages Survivors to get onto their ARK now to ensure they’re the ones doing the Handcuffing, and not the other way around!

ARK: Survival Evolved Introduces the Giant Beaver

The Giant Beaver, aka Castoroides Feliconcisor, is a large, mammalian herbivore that tends to live near water. Unlike other larger beaver species, this one retains the chisel-shaped teeth of modern beavers. As is typical for beavers, they build dams as habitats, but the larger creatures on the island have a tendency to trample them. As a result, finding unsullied dams in the wild is quite rare.

The value of a tamed Castoroides is obvious from its physiology. The creature naturally gathers wood extremely efficiently, far more than most species on the island. It’s not the strongest creature, so it can only carry limited amounts, and it doesn’t realize how dangerous the island actually is.

ARK: Survival Evolved Introduces the Giant Beaver

Studio Wildcard is challenging the ARK: Survival Evolved and modding communities to put their creativity to the test in the ultimate ARK: Survival Evolved $60,000 modding competition! Whether it’s building an entirely new ARK Island or designing a new competitive gameplay mode, Studio Wildcard is looking for fans to submit their entries in one of three categories: ‘Mods’, ‘Maps’ and ‘Total Conversions.’ All entries must be submitted before March 15, 2016, and the winners in each category will be announced on April 15, 2016. Jump into the Worldwide Modding Contest by visiting here.

Here is the Ark: Survival Evolved Castoroids spotlight video:

ARK: Survival Evolved will launch in summer 2016 on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, PlayStation 4 with Project Morpheus support, and full release on Steam PC. The game is currently playable in Microsoft’s Game Preview on Xbox One and Steam Early Access program, which includes Oculus Rift VR support and an integration of Steam community features such as Steam Economy and Steam Workshop for custom maps and mods. Players can host private/LAN servers and have access to a custom-built version of the Unreal Engine 4 Editor for creating mods. The world of ARK is designed to be modder-friendly and ever-expanding! You can join the ARK community forums by visiting here.

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