ARK: Survival Evolved's New Aberration Expansion Looks Gross in a Good Way

ARK: Survival Evolved's New Aberration Expansion Looks Gross in a Good Way

What's worse than dinosaurs? Mutant dinosaurs.

Less than a week in full retail and ARK: Survival Evolved is wasting no time gearing up for its second expansion pack. Titled "Aberration", the new expansion is a dark turn for the jurassic survival game introduces players to a damaged ARK where radiation has transformed much of the terrain and wildlife.

The expansion is out in October for PS4, Xbox One, and Steam and joins the desert-themed, "Scorched Earth" expansion. You can check out the gnarly trailer below which highlights the weirdness to be found in the new expansion.

ARK is a survival game that requires players to forage for clothes, food, shelter, and weapons. The catch is that players are stranded on a mysterious island full of prehistoric monsters, which they can either tame, hunt, or be hunted by.

ARK spent several years in Early Access, becoming one of the best selling games on the platform last year. After a few setbacks including a multi-million dollar lawsuit, ARK received a full retail release earlier this week, although with an inflated price tag ($60 as opposed to $30 in Early Access). However, ARK also introduced some interesting functions like taking volunteer modders onto the development payroll to have them produce content for the game. A model that can be compared to Bethesda's own Creation Club model currently in beta, and something that's been less well-received by its community.

ARK: Survival Evolved's Abberation expansion will hit stores in October.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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