Here are the top tips in our Ark 2 Guide to get you started in Studio Wildcard’s upcoming game. Read them till the end.

Ark 2, an upcoming PC game highly anticipated by many, will have a console-exclusive window to consider. Xbox Series X users will have the privilege of playing Ark 2 at launch, as Studio Wildcard announced their partnership with Microsoft Gaming during the game’s reveal. Additionally, Ark 2 will be available on the Xbox Game Pass list from its release date.

The story of Ark 2 takes place on an unknown, extraterrestrial planet after the events of Genesis: Part 2, the fifth and final paid DLC expansion pack for ARK: Survival Evolved. Studio Wildcard has not disclosed many details about the Ark 2 story. However, some clues can be pieced together by examining the conclusion of Genesis: Part 2.

Genesis: Part 2 ends with the Genesis Ship, a massive colony vessel, being split in two. One half, Rockwell’s corrupted ringworld, crashes into a gas planet, while the other remains inactive in space. In the closing moments of Genesis: Part 2, one of the Santiago clones awakens from stasis, only to be hurled from the debris of the Genesis Ship toward an enigmatic planet similar to Earth. This planet is the most likely setting for Ark 2. Here are 5 things from our Ark 2 guide that you should know.

Souls-like Melee Combat

Melee combat in Ark 2 will be similar to that found in Souls-like games. This means that players will be able to conduct actions such as target-locking, blocking, dodging, performing combos, staggers, and special attacks. This new fighting system will offer an additional layer of depth and strategy to the game. Therefore, making the battles more thrilling and engaging for the player.

Emphasis on Primitive-Only Weaponry

Compared to its predecessor, Ark 2 will emphasize the use of weapons made only from basic materials. This means that players will have to rely on prehistoric weaponry such as spears and bows to survive in the new alien environment added to the game. The addition of this new priority on basic weapons will not only make the game more difficult but will also bring a higher level of realism to the action-packed gameplay.

Dynamic World Events

Ark 2 will have dynamic world events that happen independently of the player’s actions. These events will offer their own rewards and challenges, and players can choose whether to interact with them or not. This new feature will add an extra layer of unpredictability to the game, making each playthrough unique.

Cross-Platform Mod Support

One of the most exciting announcements for Ark 2 is that it will feature’s cross-platform mod and user-generated content support. This will enable mods and UGC to function across PC and Xbox platforms, allowing players to generate new creatures, items, and gameplay features. It also means that players can distribute their maps across all platforms, including onto Xbox, and support modded servers.

Vin Diesel as Santiago

Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel

Santiago, the main protagonist of Ark 2 will be played by Vin Diesel, who is well known for his part in the Fast & Furious franchise. The player persona Santiago da Costa from ARK: Survival Evolved was used as a template to create Santiago. 

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