RaptorClaus Returns to Deliver Holiday Gifts to Naughty ‘n Nice Survivors in the Annual Winter Wonderland Event!

REDMOND, WA – DECEMBER 14, 2021 – The end of 2021 has delivered lots of wonderful gifts for the Survivors in ARK: Survival Evolved. Today ARK‘s newest official community map “Lost Island” launches as a free DLC for PC and console players, featuring three new creatures: Amargasaurus, Sinomacrops, and fan-chosen Dinopithecus!

Also launching today is the sixth annual Winter Wonderland event delivering new presents and goodies for ARK Survivors! The epic winter-themed holiday event begins today and will last until Thursday, January 6.

Explore the soaring heights and hidden depths of Lost Island, with 150 sq km of new biomes, new challenges, and mysterious ruins. Discover jungle valleys fed by giant waterfalls, build a treehouse high in the forest canopies, get down and dirty in vast mangrove swamps, dive deep underwater, brave treacherous snowy peaks, or spelunk uncharted cave systems in search of treasure.

Lost Island features three new creatures: unleash thermal hell from atop your Amargasaurus, glide into battle with Sinomacrops at your back, or treat your enemies to a shower of Tek-disabling Dinopithecus dung!

ARK‘s annual Winter Wonderland event starts today with gifts for all naughty and nice Survivors!

RaptorClaus will be sailing across the star-filled night sky in his sleigh, dropping off presents filled with high-end loot as well as Mistletoe, and Coal for those naughty Survivors. Catch RaptorClaus flying across the skies at midnight (in-game time) on all maps. GachaClaus has also returned, looking for eager recipients, accepting coal and mistletoe in exchange for holiday-themed gifts such as a full-body Santa costume, new skins, weapons, armor, or 5 new Chibis! New Chibis include Sinomacrops, Dinopithecus, Amargasaurus, a Festive Noglin, and an Animated TV-themed Raptor Chibi! Speaking of the ARK: The Animated Series, log in today to claim a free Animated TV-themed Parasaur Skin.

Animated TV-Themed Parasaur Skin is free to download for all ARK Survivors! Look for ARK: The Animated Series News in 2022

But we’re not done! Coming in 2022 look for more themed events in ARK, such as February’s “Love Evolved” fest, April’s “Eggcellent Adventure”, and in June the highly anticipated Nordic-inspired mod community map, Fjordur, as well as news about ARK II and ARK: The Animated Series.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available now on SteamEpic Games StoreXbox OnePlayStation 4Stadia and is optimized for Xbox Series X/S! In ARK players are stranded naked, freezing and starving on a mysterious island, where they must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, and build shelters to survive. Use skill and cunning to kill, tame, breed, & ride the dinosaurs and primeval creatures living in the ARK. Team up with hundreds of players online or try solo survival in offline play.

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Founded in 2014 by industry veterans Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak, Studio Wildcard’s mission is to bring AAA quality to ambitious indie titles that are designed for core gamers. The studio’s hit title ARK: Survival Evolved, has sold more than 30 million copies across all platforms. The team emphasizes direct communication with their active community, implements player feedback into its fast, iterative dev cycle, and provides tools to drive user generated content. Studio Wildcard includes distributed developers across multiple continents, as wherever talented developers reside, Wildcard seeks them out!