ARK: Survival Evolved on Switch Gets a New Expansion

Find out the details of this port expansion
ARK: Survival Evolved Dinosaur Combat
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ARK: Survival Evolved allows players to roam a giant open world filled with dinosaurs and a sci-fi aesthetic. Fans of the ARK franchise have a few things to look forward to in the near future. There’s the upcoming animated series and the upcoming sequel ARK 2. If you’re a player who owns the Nintendo Switch version of the game, you’ll be happy to know that the game’s second expansion, originally released in 2017, is now available to play on the platform.

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Aberration Expansion Now Available on Nintendo Switch

The Aberration expansion is now available for ARK: Survival Evolved players on Nintendo Switch. The expansion drops players into an underground system of different biomes featuring new equipment and hazards as well as new enemies known as the Nameless. These enemies are humanoid creatures that can’t stand being in the light. This port of the 2017 expansion comes from Studio Wildcard and its development partner Grove Street Games, best known for their ports of Rockstar Games’ titles.

Aberration is available for free to players who own ARK: Ultimate Survivor’s Edition, the ARK Season Pass, or the ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition Upgrade. When it originally launched, the expansion was sold for $19.99. It cannot be purchased by itself on the Nintendo Switch.

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Every New Creature in the Aberration Expansion

The following is a list of each new creature in the expansion:

  • Nameless 
  • Rock Drake 
  • Bulbdog
  • Basilisk 
  • Ravager 
  • Reaper 
  • Roll Rat 
  • Karkinos
  • Seeker 
  • Featherlight 
  • Glowbug
  • Glowtail 
  • Rockwell 
  • Shinehorn 
  • Reaper Queen

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