Ark Scorched Earth Expansion CODEX
Ark Scorched Earth Expansion CODEX
Ark Scorched Earth is the first paid DLC expansion pack for Ark: Survival Evolved, a popular survival game with dinosaurs and other creatures. It was released on September 1, 2016 for PC and Xbox One, and on December 6, 2016 for PS4. The expansion pack adds a new desert map, 12 new creatures with 5 variations, 60 new engrams, a new boss, and unique environmental features.
The expansion pack introduces a new challenge for the survivors, as they have to deal with the harsh conditions of the desert, such as extreme heat, sandstorms, electrical storms, and water scarcity. The survivors have to collect water from various sources, such as cacti, water wells, jugbugs, or morellatops. They also have to cope with heat stroke, which causes damage and blurs their vision. Moreover, the desert environment damages generators and certain structures, requiring more maintenance.
The expansion pack also adds new creatures that are adapted to the desert biome, such as the wyvern, the rock elemental, the mantis, the thorny dragon, and the phoenix. Some of these creatures have multiple variations, such as the wyvern (fire, lightning, and poison), the rock elemental (rock and rubble), and the jugbug (water and oil). The survivors can tame these creatures and use them for various purposes, such as transportation, combat, resource gathering, or exploration.
The expansion pack also features a new boss, the manticore, which is a mythical beast with the body of a lion, the wings of a dragon, and the tail of a scorpion. The survivors have to summon and defeat the manticore in order to obtain its trophy and element. The manticore can be found in a special arena in the world scar, where it is guarded by wyverns and rock elementals.
The expansion pack also includes new items that are useful for surviving in the desert, such as the whip, the boomerang, the flamethrower, the oil jar, the tent, and the wind turbine. The survivors can also craft new structures that are suited for the desert environment, such as the adobe building set, which provides insulation from heat and cold. The expansion pack also adds new cosmetics that can be worn by the survivors or their creatures, such as the desert cloth armor set, the wyvern gloves skin, and the manticore armor set.
The expansion pack also offers new explorer notes that reveal more about the lore and history of Ark. The survivors can find these notes scattered around the map or inside caves. The notes are written by three characters: Helena Walker , a biologist who studies Ark's creatures; Rockwell , a chemist who experiments with Ark's resources; and Mei-Yin Li , a warrior who fights against Ark's dangers.
The expansion pack also introduces a new ascension sequence that allows the survivors to leave Scorched Earth and travel to another Ark. The survivors have to collect three artifacts from different caves and bring them to a special obelisk in order to activate the ascension sequence. The ascension sequence involves fighting against waves of corrupted creatures and then facing off against Rockwell , who has become a monstrous abomination due to his experiments.
Ark Scorched Earth is a challenging and rewarding expansion pack that adds a lot of new content and features to Ark: Survival Evolved. It is available for purchase on Steam , Xbox Live , PlayStation Store , Nintendo eShop , or Epic Games Store .