Free ARK: Survival Evolved Homestead update out now

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The new Homestead update for ARK: Survival Evolved launched today for free. The Homestead update improves existing structures, adds new customizable building pieces with increased placement options, and simplifies the Kibble system for creature taming. The update is live across PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

According to the developers at Studio Wildcard, the Homestead update “includes the major elements of Structures Plus (S+), a player-created Sponsored Mod by Orionsun. Studio Wildcard ran a public beta for the Homestead update, testing the features with the community.”

The customization potential has escalated with new choices for existing structures and their placement options, as well as a myriad of additional pieces to utilize in any way your imagination can conjure. Existing buildings were preserved while all new snap points, alternate versions of structure pieces, and entirely new structure pieces were added. Triangle floors, half walls, angled pieces and much more provide survivors the ability to create stairs, ramps, triangular buildings, reworked pipes and cables, etc. These new tools let every building look as unique as its builder.

In addition, the Kibble system has been simplified across all ARK content with creatures now falling into one of six categories. A creature’s egg can now be used to tame any creature within that same category. Instead of 50+ different kibbles all requiring a specific egg, it has been reduced to: Basic, Simple, Regular, Superior, Exception, and Extraordinary Kibbles.

Check out the Homestead update trailer below:

ARK: Survival Evolved is available on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One. You can get the PS4 version on sale for $42 at Amazon.

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