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Released - December 23, 2017

OPTIONAL HOLIDAY EVENT for dedicated servers available on holidayevent branch!

  • One-time Wild Dino respawn
  • 5% chance of Xmas colored creatures
  • 50% chance of white-colored Dire Bears
  • All hat-wearing wild dinos are wearing Santa hats
  • 12am thru 5am provides temporary buff to live connected players which boosts loot crate quality by 40% (over base values, 15% over LioMagic values), drops more loot, and adds more cosmetics to loot crate drops

How to setup a dedicated server to run the event:

Add -beta holidayevent to the update command line like

app_update 376030 -beta holidayevent validate

and run server with -holidayevent