Hello ARK Lovers of all ages-
We all know you are patiently waiting for ARK Genesis 2. Guess what: so are we.
Release Date: As of right now of this post it is still scheduled for PC on 6/2
CLIENTS (not servers)-
- ARK Survival Evolved will be receiving a big update on that day, meaning everyone should have a large patch to download. Word has it the initial update will be ~15G.
- Studio Wildcard will be using a staggered rollout.
This means that the new ARK Genesis 2 release time will be different for each platform.
PC is expected to get the download first, followed by consoles. However, an official schedule for the ARK Genesis Part 2 release time has not been shared yet.
Once Nitrado has the Server Files they will begin the work to make it available. Nitrado is unable to provide the exact timelines when servers will have it available but assure me they are working asap.
Additional information how updates and DLCs work:
*before asking a question in this thread, please read the link first as many answers exist.
Some additional info that may help-
- If you are able to load Genesis 2, the IP may change. Take note of that. Servers are being monitored and if its detected it needs more resources, the server moves.
- Mods: Its always a RISK when using mods when a new DLC is released. The DevKit has to be released so the Modders can update their files. If your server worked before Gen2, but fails now more than likely its a mod. Either remove the mod or wait for the mods to update later.
- PC Servers: this is a personal recommendation. Backup your server BEFORE changing it to the new DLC.
- If you still are having issues after the DLC is released, please be patient. It will take some time to roll out the updates. Also several networks including Steam will be pretty loaded. If you still need to contact Nitrado Support, please create a ticket. Note: Tickets may take longer than normal response times as staff is busy rolling out ARK and tending any other issues that may arise. Thank you
- 20 slots for Xbox (no 16 slot option there yet)- Update: 16 port is now available for XBox. Contact Support with any questions.
- CrossARK is not enable atm from WC for Gen2. No ETA. Please visit the WC Forums for further updates. This is normal for when a DLC is released
How to backup a pc server? : Visit- https://wiki.nitrado.net/en/backup_game_saves_locally_in_ark:_survival_evolved
If new information is available and I am aware of it, I will update this post. But note better updates would be on the Twitter and Official ARK forums of Genesis2 status.
Nitrado appreciates your business.
*minor note- any other posts related to Genesis 2 along the same subject as this one will be either removed or merged. Please review the forum guidelines referencing duplicate topics/post.