Ark: Survival Evolved, the popular PC survival game has gone through a series of updates, but still remains true to its name.  The player finds themselves stranded, naked and alone on the shores of the mysterious island ARK. They are left to fend for themselves against the elements, hunting, crafting, finding or building shelter.  Survival is of the utmost importance. Oh, and then there are the giant reptiles. An amazing array of dinosaurs are on the island with you to be hunted, and killed or tamed for multiple purposes.  Big and small, predatory to territorial, Ark: Survival Evolved has an entirely new level of survival of the fittest.

And as of December 1st, the Ark developers have added a new prehistoric reptile to their not so Jurassic environment.

ArkMeet the Oviraptor, a sneaky little egg snatcher designed for just that.  Once the Oviraptor digs up the eggs located in the player’s camp, it will do one of two things: Eat them, or bring them to its master, if it happens to have one.

“In an incredible feat of natural selection,” developer Stuido Wildcard comments on an additional feature of this dinosaur. “Oviraptor seems to emit a chemical pheromone that affects many creatures as an aphrodisiac.  Mated creatures are much more likely to… ‘create’ new fertilized eggs while Oviraptor is around, which allows the Oviraptor to go about its business unperturbed. They also make quite adorable sounds, so many children simply like to keep them as rather strange companions.”

Along with other updates such as a special Ghillie-suit, new “modern structures”, and new performance improvements, players have a lot to look forward to when fighting, and taming their way through the world of ARK.

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