The fourth-annual ARK Modding Contest has officially begun today in ARK: Survival Evolved. What that means is there’s $35,000 in cash prizes for winning creators/creative teams, with two separate prize pools for each category: Mods and Maps. Authors both new and old are invited to tackle Unreal Engine, and let their creativity take flight for this contest. Previous contests have brought the Ragnarok Map, Valhalla, Tribe Wars and other exciting creations to life.
Interested modders should first jump into the Epic Store launcher to download the ARK development kit, then join the ARK community, participate in the Unreal Engine ARK Modding Forum, and find content in the Unreal Engine Marketplace. Once ready modders can then share their creations with the ARK player community using Steam Workshop. NOTE: Modders have 1 day left to grab the 10 free custom packs available to download in the Unreal Engine Marketplace – download them now! Official rules of the contest can be found HERE.
In order to be eligible, all ARK mod creations must be first submitted during the four-week entry phase from 5/30/19 – 6/29/19. Once the submission phase ends, a two-week voting phase will begin where all fellow players can show support for their favorite mods. ARK community members who vote for their favorite mod will be automatically entered to win an ARK: Survival Evolved Collector’s Edition signed by the development team!