The Final Chapter of ARK Has Arrived

With ARK 2 on the horizon, the final expansion for the original game, Genesis Part 2 is here to prepare the way. Check out the launch trailer!

ARK: Survival Evolved has changed a bunch since it’s launch, and now players are able to get in on the final story expansion, which will lead into the sequel (which we’ll hopefully see more of during E3 2021). Check out the swanky launch trailer that came earlier this week:

Six years ago ARK: Survival Evolved charged its way onto Steam early access – now the final chapter of the eon-spanning story concludes with the release of ARK: Genesis Part 2. In Genesis Part 2, Survivors will explore a vast new world teeming with strange biomes and exotic creatures, while engaging in story-oriented missions that test their mettle, ingenuity, and survival skills. This final confrontation between the sprightly HLN-A and the deranged Sir Edmund Rockwell takes place on a gigantic colony ship travelling through deep space, and players will need to use all their ARK experience to survive!

The ARK: Genesis Part 2 expansion pack is a narrative bridge between the current game and its recently announced sequel, ARK II. Genesis Part 2 also introduces new voiceover talent to the ARK universe with David Tennant (Doctor Who, Good Omens) playing the villainous Sir Edmund Rockwell, and Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Dora and the Lost City of Gold) taking on the in-game robotic AI companion HLN-A/Helena Walker.

The ARK: Genesis Part 2 expansion pack is now available to download as part of the ARK: Genesis Season Pass ($29.99 USD) for Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. In addition to Genesis Part 1 and Part 2, the season pass includes a ‘Noglin’ Chibi cosmetic, a ‘Shadowmane’ Chibi cosmetic, a new cosmetic armor set, and an in-game, artificially intelligent companion called ‘HLN-A’ who can scan additional hidden Explorer Notes found throughout the other ARKs.

ARK: Genesis Part 2 Gameplay Features:

A holographic guide, HLN-A, offers a wide array of engaging new story-oriented missions at varying difficulty levels, as Survivors build up strength for a final battle with Rockwell. Complete missions to earn map-wide bonuses and Hexagons, which can be spent for extra resources, Engram Points, TEK items, travel between environments, and more. Discover Explorer Notes and environmental cues along the way to learn even more about the ARK saga history.

Emerge from the Genesis Part I simulation into a gargantuan starship filled with unique biomes, including beautiful elysian fields, an exotic twilight realm of highly evolved lifeforms, the depths of outer-space, and even the innards of the ever-expanding Rockwell himself. Whether it’s sentient alien plants, Rockwell’s digestive fluids, or asteroids warping in from intergalactic space travel, each biome presents unique hazards, but also opportunities to acquire new resources and creatures — including the powerful new ‘Mutagen’ that enables you to further evolve your existing tames!

The vast expanses of Genesis Part 2’s world is filled with brain-controlling Noglins, elegant high-tech Stryders, the cuddly mobile-nursery Maewing, and even the laser-shooting, bomb-blasting, barrel-rolling Astrodelphis starfighter — among other fantastical new creatures and evolved R-Variants of old favorites!

As you brave the many dangers of this new world, you’ll gain access to powerful new tools to aid you. You’ll learn how to place remote cameras, pull off tricks with a floating skateboard-like Hoversail, take care of your eggs with the high-tech Incubator, shoot arrows made of pure energy with the Tek Bow, even engage in a Real Time Strategy command mode within the new Exo-Mek — and far, far more!