While waiting for the new patch to be released (v233), we’ve looked into the DevKit once more. As usual, we found some nice additions that we wanted to share with you. These include the Terror Bird (but with feathers!), the upcoming electric prod, a new weapon called the grappling hook and some more lore related items: explorer notes. There is also a preview of the Gallimimus and SWAT armor available in another post that you might want to check out.
Feathered Terror Bird
Last time, we showed you the models of the Terror bird. Now we are able to show it in color. All textures are present, and it looks beautiful. The whole bird is covered in feathers, that move along with the wind. Check it out:
With the upcoming patch, we will get access to a new weapon: the electric prod. Although it has been around in the Dev Kit for a while, we thought it was a good reason to dig it up again. This might not be the first time you see it, but it is still nice to see what lies ahead. Can you see yourself electrocuting little Dodo’s already? We can..
The Dev Kit also contains a new weapon: the grappling hook. Currently there is not much of it present yet, except for the gun itself (that is divided into three parts that cannot be separated at this point). It consists of the gun, the hook and presumably part of the rope that will connect the two.
We’ve already covered the explorer chests, but there are also explorer notes available. Maybe we will be able to find these scattered throughout the ARK in one of the future updates? Only thing we can do at this moment is guess. What do you think these notes will be used for? There is so much we don’t know about ARK and the island yet, hopefully they will release some more lore soon.