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Corrupted Creatures are a variant of normal Creatures corrupted by Element that are found on Extinction, the corruption enslaving their behavior into a "hive-mentality". Creatures that are corrupted are more powerful, extremely aggressive (regardless of their previous Temperament), and untameable. All Corrupted Creatures can destroy Tek-tier Structures and will attack the structure when in range (which only applies in PvP).

Projectiles from corrupted creatures are tinted in purple, and if they are hit by ranged projectile, the hit marker will appear in purple, as opposed to normal/friendly hit marker which appears red/green/orange respectively.

Some creatures drop rare materials like Black Pearl, AnglerGel, and will often drop Corrupted Nodule Extinction Icon.png. Corrupted Nodules essentially functions the exact same way as Organic Polymer does, with a spoilage timer, use as a Polymer substitute, and a suicide pill when consumed.

All Corrupted Creatures have a chance, based on creature strength, to drop a Corrupt Heart Extinction Icon.png after killed. This means the stronger the creature, the more likely it will drop a Corrupt Heart.

The Enforcer does 4x or 400% more damage than it usually does to any and all corrupted creatures, giving it a significant advantage to kill corrupted and help a survivor travel the Wastelands more safely.

All Corrupted Creatures take significantly less damage from Turrets.

Turret Damage
Auto Turret 2
Minigun Turret 6
Heavy Auto Turret 10
Tek Turret 15
Plant Species X 32

List of Corrupted Creatures[]

Common / In Game NameName Released Diet Temperament TameableTame RideableRide BreedableBreed Saddle LevelSaddle Entity ID
Corrupted Arthropluera November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Carrion-Feeder Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Arthro_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Carnotaurus November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Carnivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Carno_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Chalicotherium November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Herbivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Chalico_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Dilophosaur November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Carnivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Dilo_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Dimorphodon November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Carnivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Dimorph_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Giganotosaurus November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Carnivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Gigant_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Paraceratherium November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Herbivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Paracer_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Pteranodon November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Carnivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Ptero_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Raptor November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Carnivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Raptor_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Reaper King November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Carnivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Xenomorph_Character_BP_Male_Tamed_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Rex November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Carnivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Rex_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Rock Drake November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Carnivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A RockDrake_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Spino November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Carnivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Spino_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Stegosaurus November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Herbivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Stego_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Triceratops November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Herbivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Trike_Character_BP_Corrupt_C
Corrupted Wyvern November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 11, 2020 September 1, 2021
Carnivore Highly Aggressive No No No N/A Wyvern_Character_BP_Fire_Corrupt_C

There are 16 Corrupted Creatures (including variants).

Dossier[]

Dossier Empty.pngDossier Corrupted Creatures.png

This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.

NoteHelena.png
Wild

Even at its most deadly, there's nothing as beautiful as nature. Yet by definition, that beauty only exists if nature is left to run its course, free from interference or invasion. Sadly, that's not what happened here. These poor creatures have been infected and twisted by an outside force. I've seen how Element can alter the evolutionary trajectory of a species in small, indirect doses, but this goes far beyond that. The Element that grows within these animals has taken hold of their minds and driven them mad. They move as one, ravaging everything in their path, and often push themselves beyond their physical limits. We've found they have a sixth sense for Element, and on occasion have used that to our advantage. Otherwise, they are an unfeeling, ravenous horde.

Domesticated

At my insistence, we've tried on several occasions to remove the corruption from these hapless beasts, but to no avail. Every time we have to fend them off, I feel a pang of guilt in my heart, but putting them down is the kindest thing we can do for them.

Changelog[]

Patch Changes
310.80 Corrupted Dinos can no longer be teleported.
322.9 Can no longer carry/base Corrupted Dinos.
324.16 Corrupted Dinos no longer damage player structures on PvE.

Note[]

  • Corrupted Creatures will not attack wild Rex, Spino, Giganotosaurus, and other large carnivores.
  • It is note worthy that all Corrupted Creatures can be mate boosted by their own specific species, potentially making them even more deadly.
  • Because of their hive nature being similar to bees, attacking a corrupted creature will result in survivors and their tames being swarmed by nearby corrupted creatures in a certain radius.
    • In orbital supply drops defense, when attacking corrupted that are damaging the drop, several corrupted will branch off and attack you while a few continue damaging the drop.
  • In orbital supply drop defenses, several Corrupted creatures seem to "learn" how to bypass certain structures such as the shield for the Tek forcefield or metal spike walls. For example, when a single Corrupted Wyvern and or Corrupted Rock Drake manages to find a way to enter the Tek forcefield a player has put up in replacement for the original forcefield, the rest of the Corrupted Wyverns in later rounds seem to replicate its method to enter and damage the drop.
  • It may be worth noting that out of all the Corrupted Creatures, only the Corrupted Reaper King and Corrupted Giganotosaurus do not possess their usual traits from their uncorrupted variant.
    • The Corrupted Reaper King doesn't possess natural armor resistance, but possess a much higher health pool to compensate for it.
    • The Corrupted Giganotosaurus does not inflict a bleed when biting
    • The Corrupted Spino can switch into bipedal stance, but won't do its claw swipe; it will only just bite.
    • The Corrupted Deathworm was formerly one of the Corrupted Creatures at the release of Extinction, but later it was silently removed from the game for unknown reasons.
    • When the Corrupted Rock Drake uses its cloaking ability, the outline of its non-existent feather are still present.
  • For some reason, Corrupted creatures give off a strange, eerie sound that can be heard when close. The sound however disappears after the player travels enough of distance away and comes back. Also, corrupted corpses do not emit the sound.
  • A strange thing about the corrupted creatures is that Element can corrupt anything but it focuses on a fixed number of creatures. All those creatures it corrupts are known and/or popular in contemporary society and all of them are tames that players would typically tame.
    • This behavior is further justified in lore where The One Who Waits/Homo Deus Helena described Element turning any creature that was useful for its cause into its shadows and anything that was useless to it were devoured and destroyed.
    • Game of Thrones:
      • Corrupted Wyvern
    • Jurassic Park/World:
      • Corrupted Carnotaurus
      • Corrupted Dilophosaur
      • Corrupted Dimorphodon
      • Corrupted Giganotosaurus (Indominus Rex)
      • Corrupted Pteranodon
      • Corrupted Raptor
      • Corrupted Rex
      • Corrupted Spinosaurus
      • Corrupted Stegosaurus
      • Corrupted Triceratops
    • Predator/Alien/Alien vs. Predator Series:
      • Corrupted Reaper
      • Corrupted Rock Drake
    • Walking with... Series:
      • Corrupted Chalicotherium
      • Corrupted Arthropleura
      • Corrupted Paracertherium
  • When a Corrupted Reaper King dies, its corpse shortly disappears.
  • Interestingly, some corrupted creatures don't show any sign of blood before and/or after they are hurt and killed and some do. 3 of them when they are killed however, those being the Corrupted Giganotosaurus, Corrupted Dimorphodon, and Corrupted Pteranodon, will have all of their body that isn't corrupted, totally and completely covered in red blood.
  • Projectiles that are shot from corrupted creatures, which are likely made of a mixture of element and flesh, will not look the same as their creature counterpart. For example, the Corrupted Chalicotherium's throw attack throws a purple element glob as opposed to poop and the Corrupted Arthropluera will spit out liquid purple element as opposed to green colored, acidic blood.
  • While the shadow on the Dossier image appears what looked like a corrupted Brontosaurus, there is no such thing as Corrupted Brontosaurus that exists in-game.
  • Beware when going into areas like the Wasteland or any other area that usually contains Corrupted Creatures, they can and will literally materialize out of thin air and attack.
  • Corrupted creatures act very similar to zombies in that they are infected and will mindlessly attack anything near them.
    • Like zombies, they are all badly malformed. Some features include:
      • lacking eyes,
      • lacking feathers,
      • malformed features their uncorrupted variant never has
      • organs glowing purple
  • Corrupted creatures cannot be summoned into games other than Extinction. (It's possible for them to be spawn on other maps via third-party mods.)
  • Corrupted Creatures can be picked up and dropped onto bases for easy raiding. Turrets that are not set to attack wild creatures will ignore them as a Corrupted Dino can devastate even Tek bases. This give early game players with tames as early as an argentavis or pteranodon the ability to raid highly advanced bases, while also being virtually unseen by the tribe log.
  • The corrupted creatures don't seem to have a method of expelling Element from their bodies and, as a result, Element builds up in their body until it corrupts them.
    • Creatures like the Managarmr, Velonasaur, Snow Owl, Gasbags, and Gacha have Element in their bodies, but it doesn't corrupt them. Their respective methods of constantly expelling Element could explain why this is the case.
  • The Corrupted Dimorph does not show it's element body parts.
    • This can be fixed by going out of stasis range and returning.
  • There's a 17th corrupted creature that doesn't spawn on the map or air drop/element vein waves. It looks like a Corrupted Iceworm Male. The spawn command is summon deathworm_character_bp_corrupt_c.
    • This creature spawn was removed because the Corrupted Deathworm much like other Deathworm varriants (exept Iceworm Male) are immune to unstable implant buff, killzone and even can spawn on the opposite side of scorched earth forcefied.
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