Today Studio Wildcard dropped update 255 for the Windows PC version of their popular prehistoric survival title ARK: Survival Evolved. This latest patch to the early access game brings a brand new dinosaur type into the world – the Gallimimus – along with other small goodies for existing players to find.
Should players be able to tame this ancient herbivore they’ll find that they’ve caught themselves a brand new 3 person mount that can also equip heavy weaponry. With three players mounted on a Galli the last player will be facing backwards giving your squad an additional vantage point to watch out for oncoming threats.
Here’s a brief dossier on the Gali from in game:
Wild: When someone asks me what the fastest creatures on the island are, Gallimimus is always a contender. Unlike the island’s many armored animals, Gallimimus eschews strong defenses for the ability to outrun pretty much anything.
Domesticated: There are two general camps on the use of tamed Gallimimus. One camp thinks that their inability to actually harm hostile creatures, and their inability to harvest most resources, makes them primarily a burden to the tribe. The other camp thinks that their extreme speed and ability to jump long distances is among the best for scouting and exploring… or just making a quick getaway!
- Known Information: A skittish herbivore, Gallimimus even looks nervous when eating in a peaceful clear meadow. Having no real way to harm predators, it simply runs away and uses its ability to stay safe. I’ve even seen wild Gallimimus outrun speed-trained Utahraptors!
Also added in game update 255 is a brand new set of SWAT armor that hunters can craft if they have the right materials. It will protect your characters arms & legs as well as your head with a helmet that’s complete with a visor!