While Studio Wildcard has not announced a release time yet, a big ARK Survival Evolved update is expected for Thursday, June 4, 2020.
Much has already been shared about it, including the new dinosaur which is expected to land on PS4, Xbox One and PC this week.
The flying Tropeo is the next major dinosaur change coming in the next ARK Survival Evolved update.
The big news regarding the Tropeo is that it will bring some real firepower to the skies. Not only does it have a mean bite and can blow others away, it can also be equipped with a Flak Cannon Saddle.
This will essentially make it one of the toughest aerial units to combat in ARK Survival Evolved.
A message from Studio Wildcard explains: “Once tamed, Tropeognathus has proven quite useful to the people of the Isles beyond mere transportation. For example, its toothed beak can grind down many common goods to their base components, which is a great way to recycle items and gear! Well, so long as you have a rag handy to wipe off the spit…
“That bite is punishing enough to crack armour and grind through it over time, and Tropeognathus can blow away flora and fauna alike with a gust from its wings. Air-to-air combat is where this creature really shines, though. And with the right tools, some survivors have managed to fit them with a saddle-mounted flak cannon and jet engine for maximum lethality.
“Trust me, you haven’t lived until you’ve ridden a jet-powered pterosaur into a dogfight. Saddle one up and see for yourself – you can be my wingman anytime.
“Because it’s on the wing so much, Tropeognathus is best snared by those riding another flier. I’ve noticed the more clever tribespeople using chain bolas to capture them while airborne.”
It should be noted that while we expect a big ARK Survival Evolved update to land this week on all platforms, there is still a chance of last-minute changes.
We already know that the ARK Crystal Isles map will be launching on PC only this week, with a PS4 and Xbox One release expected this summer.
The same could happen with the Tropeo, so fans will need to keep an eye out for the latest news.
While some content will be limited this week on ARK, we do know that the Anniversary event will be kicking off across all platforms.
The Anniversary Event is scheduled to start on June 4 and will feature Party Dodos, interactive cakes, new chibis & surprises, and dazzling unicorns frolicking on rainbows… according to Studio Wildcard.
More details regarding the release of the ARK Crystal Isles map can be found below:
“Crystal Isles is a stunning, other-worldly map filled with a vibrant display of teeming life scattered amidst its varied landscapes, awe-inspiring floating islands, and breathtaking biomes.
“Ever since Crystal Isles launched as a mod in 2016, its fantasy appeal has secured its place as one of the most popular maps within the ARK community and we’re thrilled to bring it to players as a fully supported free DLC.
“Crystal Isles will initially launch for PC on June the 4th, with an Xbox and PS4 launch coming later this summer as the team continues to hunker down and iterate on the console version.”
We hear you on the Crystal Wyverns and they’ll certainly be making their tameable appearance on the Isles.