‘ARK’ Update 2.39 Adds Fear Evolved 4 on PS4 & Xbox

ARK: Survival Evolved update 2.39 has just released on console platforms, enabling the highly anticipated Fear Evolved 4 Halloween event. While official patch notes have yet to be published to document any meaningful tweaks or bug fixes, the substantial patch mostly exists to kick off the spooky festivities across all servers. Want to know what to expect once your 2020 Fear Evolved journey begins? Read about the new content below, courtesy of a recent Community Crunch blog post.

ARK Update 2.39 PS4 and Xbox Patch Notes

Rates

  • 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed and maturation)
  • 2X Player XP

New Content

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‘ARK: Survival Evolved’ update 2.39 is live, kicking off Fear Evolved 4 on PS4 and Xbox One. Read the full patch notes below. ‘ARK’ is available now on PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch, Mac and Linux.
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Encounters

  • Ghost Reaper (Surface reapers)
  • Ghost Bulbdog
  • Ghost Rex
  • Ghost Basilisk
  • Ghost Snow Owl
  • Ghost Mantis
  • Ghost Direwolf

Chibis

  • Skeletal Giganotosaurus
  • Skeletal Quetzal
  • Skeletal Jerboa
  • Skeletal Bronto
  • Skeletal Stego
  • Skeletal Trike
  • Skeletal Raptor
  • Skeletal Rex
  • Skeletal Carnotaurus
  • Bone Wyvern
  • Zombie Wyvern

Ghost Creature Skins (acquired by killing Ghost creatures)

  • Reaper
  • Bulbdog
  • Rex
  • Basilisk
  • Snow Owl
  • Mantis
  • Direwolf

Emotes

Skins (via cooking)

  • Reaper Swimsuit Skin
  • Jack-O-Lantern Swimsuit Skin

Colors

  • Vermillion
  • ActualBlack
  • MidnightBlue
  • MediumAutumn
  • DarkWarmGray
  • Orange
  • DarkLavender
  • Jade

Returning Content

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Fear Evolved 4 features new and returning spooky cosmetics to collect.
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Encounters

  • DodoRex (Untamable Boss)
  • DodoWyvern (Untamable Boss)
  • Zomdodo
  • Zombie Fire Wyvern (claimable & persist after Fear Evolved)
  • Zombie Lightning Wyvern (claimable & persist after Fear Evolved)
  • Zombie Poison Wyvern (claimable & persist after Fear Evolved)
  • Skeletal Giganotosaurus
  • Skeletal Quetzal
  • Skeletal Jerboa
  • Bone Fire Wyvern
  • Skeletal Bronto
  • Skeletal Stego
  • Skeletal Trike
  • Skeletal Raptor
  • Skeletal Rex
  • Skeletal Carnotaurus

Items

  • Zombie Emote
  • Dance Emote
  • Panic Emote

Skins (Cooking Pot)

  • Pumpkin Helmet Skin
  • Headless Costume Skin
  • Hockey Mask Skin
  • Araneo Swimsuit Skins
  • Onyc Swimsuit Skins
  • Vampire Dodo Swimsuit Skins

Colors

  • Dino Darker Grey
  • Dino Light Blue
  • Dino Dark Yellow
  • DragonBase1
  • Light Brown
  • Light Grey
  • Dino Light Brown
  • Dino Dark Brown
  • DragonFire

All of these factors considered, ARK Fear Evolved 4 sounds like one of the most full-featured Halloween events this five-year-old game has ever seen. The recap suggests survivors of all skill levels will have plenty to collect, whether that process involves crafting themed items or defeating unique creatures in battle. The latter task will likely be a trying one for newcomers to master, but at least that skill requirement only applies to seven of the dozens of possible cosmetics players that are eligible to unlock through November 3. Given the intense negative reaction to Summer Bash and the Anniversary Event earlier in the year, Fear Evolved 4 sounds like the exact kind of celebration this patient community deserves. That is, as long as unexpected bugs don’t disrupt the user experience.

This huge Fear Evolved presence is also especially impressive, based on just how much ARK‘s developers at Studio Wildcard already have on their plate. The Genesis Part 2 expansion continues to inch toward its March 2021 release window, while the TLC 3 update intends to make its debut as early as November 7. It’s true that some of the Fear Evolved 4 content is recycled, but a large portion of it is brand new.

For our part, we can’t wait to add those spooky Chibis to our growing roster of pets. If you’ve been missing out on ARK‘s recent seasonal events, update 2.39 is one patch that can’t be missed.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, Mac and Linux.

What are your thoughts on update 2.39 after reading these patch notes? Are you excited for Fear Evolved 4? Tell us in the comments section!

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