Studio Wildcard draped the world of ARK: Survival Evolved in a winter/holiday environment, with lots of snow and surprises. The “Winter Wonderland” holiday event will have players seeing Raptor Claus’ sleigh gliding across the night sky. It will be dropping high-end loot, as well as Mistletoe and Coal (for those naughty Survivors). Winter Wonderland begins today at 10 am PST and runs until January 7th, and will be on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 platforms. All maps are supported in both single player and multiplayer, with the event automatically activating on any map, even on modded map servers.
This year, Gacha Claus will be roaming all maps in a dashing Santa Hat and sporting holiday-themed colors to help out the very busy Raptor Claus. If you give Gacha Claus coal, he will in exchange gift Survivors holiday-themed items, or you can trade in your mistletoe for weapons and armor. Survivors can also decorate their home with festive items, such as holiday lights, Christmas trees, wreaths, wrapped presents from Gacha Claus and more.
In addition to the holiday event, there is a bevy of fixes simultaneously launching across all three platforms, including improvements to commanding flyers, better AI for the Manticore along with continued improvements and fixes to the Extinction Expansion Pack.