Studio Wildcard has released its highly anticipated Homestead update for the dinosaur survival action-adventure ARK: Survival Evolved. According to the press release, Homestead is a free update to ARK that improves existing structures, adds many new customizable building pieces with increased placement options, as well as updates the Kibble system for simplifying creature taming.
Homestead includes the major elements of Structures Plus (S+), a player created Sponsored Mod by Orionsun. Studio Wildcard ran a public beta for the Homestead update, testing the features with the community, and all of the builds you see featured in the video trailer below were made by survivors.
With Homestead, the customization potential has escalated with new choices for existing structures and their placement options, as well as a myriad of additional pieces to utilize in any way your imagination can conjure. Existing buildings were preserved while all new snap points, alternate versions of structure pieces and entirely new structure pieces, were added. Triangle floors, half walls, angled pieces and much more provide survivors the ability to create stairs, ramps, triangular buildings, reworked pipes and cables, etc.
Furthermore, this free update aims to deliver a simplified Kibble system across all ARK content. Each creature now falls into one of six categories, and that creature’s egg can be used to tame any creature within that category. Instead of 50+ different kibbles all requiring a specific egg, its reduced to: Basic, Simple, Regular, Superior, Exception, and Extraordinary Kibbles.