ARK: Survival Evolved Adds Tiny, Ferocious Compy

ARK: Survival Evolved Adds Tiny, Ferocious Compy

Studio Wildcard, the studio that never sleeps, released one of the smallest dinos in its massive zoo of creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved, the diminutive, curious, but still dangerous Compsognathus. Commonly known as Compy, this cute little dinosaur is safe and friendly in small numbers, but asserts aggression in a large ‘Compy Gang’ pack where it displays its significant attack speed and power. Survivors now also have access to a brand new rocket turret, the sea mine, a magnifying glass, persistent tribe logs, and yes, wall lamps! Plus, Update v224 includes thecustom roleplay-oriented Recipe/Cooking System, where Survivors can design and craft their own unique food and drink recipes.

While the Compsognathus is one of the of the smallest predators on the island, ARK Survivors should pay close attention to its behavior, movements, and numbers. Alone, Compys are unafraid of humans and are neither dangerous nor aggressive which makes it an ideal pet that is curious and attentive to human endeavors and their tools. In larger packs, however, the diminutive little creature remembers its carnivorous nature. When a group of Compsognathus congregate, they intuitively transform into an aggressive, carnivorous pack. Their distress call carries quite far, rapidly alerting the tribe and its pets to danger more efficiently, which also increases the likelihood of a few Compys quickly forming into a ‘Compy Gang.’

ARK also adds a powerful high-tech Rocket Turret, homing Sea Mines to aid in water defense, Wall Lamps to light up your ARK home in an aesthetically pleasing manner, persistent Tribe Logs for players to track and monitor their Tribe’s activities and events when they were offline, and a new system for Survivors to design and craft their own unique food and drink recipes — so “Bob’s Bronto Burgers” can now open up for business!

Take a look at the ARK: Survival Evolved Compy spotlight video:

ARK: Survival Evolved will launch in June 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 in Steam’s Early Access program and 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!

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Source: Press Release