'ARK: Survival Ascended' Gets "Winter Wonderland Event", Console Mods, Crossplay for "Survival of the Fittest" Game Mode

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Developer Studio Wildcard announced earlier this week that their recently released remake ‘ARK: Survival Ascended’ will get a new holiday event, crossplay in its battle royale mode Survival of the Fittest, and ARK mods made on PC will now run on consoles for the first time ever in this grand update. 600 plus mods are now available for cross-platform play with many more being added daily.

Per the press release:

Survival of the Fittest
ARK: Survival of the Fittest (SOTF) mod is now available for crossplay on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation! Re-evolved from the ground up with redesigned mechanics, SOTF is a dinosaur battle royale pitting up to 60 combatants against each other in a fast-paced, action-packed struggle for survival, where players are ultimately pushed into an epic final showdown leading their creature armies into battle.

Winter Wonderland Event
Deck the halls with boughs of holly! This epic winter-themed holiday event begins today with new presents and goodies and will last until January 7, 2024 on all official ASA servers.

Every midnight Raptor Claus will sail across the star-filled night sky in his sleigh, dropping off presents filled with high-end loot, Mistletoe, and Coal for those naughty Survivors, which can be used to craft festive cosmetics. Not to be outdone by Raptor Claus, new friends will also drop Coal and Mistletoe, including Santa’s Big Helper Yeti, Abominable Snowman, Pegomastax Grouch (which steals gift boxes in return for rewards), and Wild Rideable Reindeer (feed them Rockarrot and ride them to earn more loot).

Don’t miss out on the new Winter Wonderland Event Chibis Raptor Claus and Hyaenadeer and three new Event Cosmetics: Krampus Player Character Skin, Santa’s Workshop Smithy Structure Skin, and a Festive Forge Skin.

Winter Wonderland Event Rates
PVP/PVE: 1.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 1.5x Breeding
Small Tribes: 4x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 3.5x Breeding
ARKpocalypse: 4.5x Harvesting, Taming and Experience + 4.5x Breeding

More Console Mods
For the first time ever, ARK mods crafted on PC will run on consoles versions of ASA, with 600+ mods now available for cross-platform play, and many more added every day. New cross-platform Mods are spotlighted weekly, this week including Goblins and Trolls, Human NPC’s, and Powerful “Ascended” Dinosaurs. Everything from new weapons, armor, and creatures to fully-fledged game modes and high-quality maps are now easily available to both PC and console players through a dedicated Mod-browser found directly within the game. To view all the mods available visit the official home of ARK: Survival Ascended mods on the CurseForge page.

ARK: Survival Ascended is currently available for PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Series consoles for $44.99 USD. Check out the trailer and mod highlight video below for more information on this update.

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