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ARK: Survival Of The Fittest

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Welcome to ARK: Survival of the Fittest, the first ever M.O.S.A. - a Multiplayer Online Survival Arena - that Studio Wildcard designed for the burgeoning wild west of eSports. A spin-off from the most popular open-world Early Access game on Steam ARK: Survival Evolved, ARK: Survival of the Fittest (SotF) pits up to 72 combatants in an action-packed struggle for survival where players are ultimately pushed into an epic final showdown where only one “Tribe” will make it out alive.

Survivors can form one- to six-person Tribes with the options to choose Unofficial and Official (Ranked) servers, and a variety of game-lengths and sizes in which to play. Players will start in the base forest environment introduced in the original ARK: Survival Evolved, with new environments and creatures introduced as the game evolves. Dedicated eSport ranking, matchmaking, reward, and tournament features make ARK: SotF readily accessible to all players.

Balanced for intense competition, contestants begin in a neutral staging area where they can communicate pre-game, strategize, or talk trash. After a count-down, they dramatically descend from the sky onto the ARK in a circular formation via beams of light. There is a cache of valuable items in the center – do survivors dash for the goods and fight it out, do they run into the forest and hide, search for Dinosaurs to rapidly build their army, or do they freeze up from the sheer terror of death? A continually shrinking “ring of death” forces contestants ever closer together over time. The hunt is on!
Action-Packed Core Survival Gameplay
30+ Creatures to Tame and Ride at Early Access Start, Many more planned at full launch
Multiple game modes (1v1, 2v2, 4v4, and 6v6)
One-to-Six Player Tribes
Variable game configurations ranging from 30-minute “instant action” to three-hour long “epic wars”
Top-ranked players are listed dynamically on SurviveTheArk.com and are provided monthly prize packages!
Game-Changing Tameable Super Creatures (Dragon, Giant Ape, Brood Mother)
Random “Evolution Events”
Arsenal of Weapons, Traps, Armor, Structures and other Items from Primitive to Modern Tech Tiers
Robust Ranking, Tournament & Spectator Features
Exclusive SotF Cosmetic Items that can also be used in ARK: Survival Evolved
Custom-Painted “War Banners” enable Tribes to show off their team spirit on Flags across their army of Dinosaurs, and are also broadcast on the gigantic billboards during game events. Just don’t draw anything offensive!
A custom soundtrack written by award-winning composer Gareth Coker of Ori and the Blind Forest!

Release date
Efecto Studios
Instinct Games
Studio Wildcard
Virtual Basement LLC
Studio Wildcard, Wildcard Properties LLC
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for Android

7.0 and up

System requirements for PC

  • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, or Windows 8/10
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 4000 MB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 500 or Above DirectX10 Compatible GPU with 2 GB or More Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 37000 MB available space

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu Equivalent Distro
  • Processor: 2 GHz 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 4000 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU with 1GB Video RAM
  • Storage: OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU with 1GB Video RAM MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OSX 10.9 or Higher
  • Processor: 2 GHz Equivalent CPU
  • Memory: 4000 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU with 1GB Video RAM
  • Storage: 20000 MB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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ARK: Survival Of The Fittest reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
UPDATE: MIttlerboring No longer a Free 2 Play Title, you have to own the Main Game ARK Survival Evolved. In my Opinion, the best Free2Play Game I've seen so far and a super alternative if you're looking for Variety from the "normal" ARK. Anyone who doesn't know the Principle yet is a Kind of Battle Royal on a small Section of the Map, the last Overlapping wins. The Rates (Taming, Collecting, XP etc.) are super adapted to the fast Playing Style. You can choose between 3 Game Mods: Freeforall, 2 Player Teams And 4 Players Teams. All Players start in the Center Card. As soon as you start, you can decide whether you run (like most Players) into the Middle and dusting off useful Things or whether you are looking for the wide and putting your Own equipment together. Then you have a lot of Opportunities to win, Tame dinos, make Firearms and and what I Think makes the Game so exciting. During The course of the Game, there are different Events (which last a certain Amount of time) that can have both positive and negative effects on Survival. The Map or "The Ring of Death" tighten over time until the playing Field shrinks to the initial Starting point, at the latest Here the last survivors meet and Super Showdowns occur. The Graphics are more than impressive for a Free2Play Game. I have not had any Performance problems so far that would have damaged the Course of the Game. The only Things I find negative are the following: The long Waiting Times for starting. Party Members become abundantly at the joinen while displayed in the Lobby, but when the Game starts they are not there. As Well As People who join Just to run Trash Talk, which probably belongs to a F2Play;-).
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Early Access Review I don't know the game (standalone of a mods for ark) is absolutely awesome and plus free to play my pc is not the best but he also gets to help yourself if you really want to gamble the game ... Uncle Google likes to help. I've seen some things in the negative section that I can't understand ... 1. Play-wise by others ... I play this game to have fun and the better one wins so all campers are pushed into the middle ... SINCE they have camped the game over only, all who write such (negative) reviews only 2.5-3 hours which is definitely not enough to learn the game. I don't have much playing time myself but have already played it as a mod before and generally have experience with Ark or others also titled PvP. 2. bad performance ... It wasn't old that the game got into standalone and the mod had no problems (Because it's based on the original game) and the original game (Ark: Survival Evolved) had performance problems at first. So give the game time and everything will be fine. Finally, I would like to say: All those who write negative reviews are either frustrated because they are on good German to SCHLECHT and others are trying to get to run on an old nokia with toaster app ... As I said, who is seeking help finds which one and if there is really nothing (which I doubt) always helps wait. I think with this mod it is mainly a matter of taste whether you like it or not but since it is free-2-play I find there is not a reason for negative reviews ... No. And if you just don't like the game: Take your opinion and VERZIEH YOU!!! NOBODY CARES M8!!! Just because free 2 play if dus doesn't like then damn you damn again not you have lost Nothing except lifetime and you could have saved you before thought about whether you liked pvp or not (pvp also includes a one That anyway only a CoD ki ddie invention are to justify to failing in front of themselves for it) my reviews are getting the longer they get more and more ping pong moderately so I stop now ... I hope you could understand my train of thought. Dear Greetings-Tim 10/10 would smoke again
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