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Extinction Chronicles
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Start date
June 19th, 2018
End date
November 6th, 2018

The Extinction Chronicles is a series of routine content drops adding new Explorer Notes, Tek-themed Creatures, and Skins related to the DLC Extinction. It ran from June 19th, 2018 until November 6th, 2018.

Gameplay Changes[]

Explorer Notes[]

The Extinction Chronicles adds in multiple Explorer Notes connected to Extinction.

Extinction Chronicles I
Extinction Chronicles II
Extinction Chronicles III
Extinction Chronicles IV
Extinction Chronicles V

Tek Creatures[]

The Extinction Chronicles adds in new breeding lines of dino variants known as Tek Creatures.

Extinction Chronicles I
Extinction Chronicles II
Extinction Chronicles III
Extinction Chronicles IV
Extinction Chronicles V

Tek Eggs[]

The Extinction Chronicles adds in Tek Eggs which can be used as an alternative ingredient to their regular counterparts in Kibble.

Extinction Chronicles I
Extinction Chronicles II
Extinction Chronicles III
Extinction Chronicles IV
Extinction Chronicles V

Unique Skins[]

The Extinction Chronicles adds in new, unique skins related to Extinction, obtainable by unlocking Extinction-related Explorer Notes.

Extinction Chronicles I
Extinction Chronicles II
Extinction Chronicles III
Extinction Chronicles IV
Extinction Chronicles V

Special Colors[]

The Extinction Chronicles adds unique colors for wild Creatures.

Extinction Chronicles II
  • Purple
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Dark Blue
Extinction Chronicles III
  • Red
  • Black
  • White
  • Grey
Extinction Chronicles IV
  • Green
  • Black
Extinction Chronicles V
  • Black
  • Red
  • Green
  • Purple
  • White

Level Cap[]

The Extinction Chronicles increases the Level cap by 1 each month until the release of Extinction.

Extinction Teasers[]

Extinction Teasers are released each month with the Extinction Chronicles.

Extinction Chronicles III
Extinction Chronicles IV
Extinction Chronicles V

Tutorials[]

Calendar[]

Image Event Start Date End Date
Happy New Year.jpg ARK: Happy New Year! January 1st, 2021 January 1st, 2021
ARK Love Evolved 2.jpg ARK: Love Evolved 2 February 11th, 2021 February 18th, 2021
Eggcellent Adventure 6.jpg ARK: Eggcellent Adventure 6 March 31st, 2021 April 14th, 2021
Summer Bash 2021.jpg ARK: Summer Bash 2021 June 30th, 2021 July 21st, 2021

Image Event Start Date End Date
Love Evolved.jpg ARK: Love Evolved February 11th, 2020 February 18th, 2020
Eggcellent Adventure 5.jpg ARK: Eggcellent Adventure 5 April 7th, 2020 April 21st, 2020
5th Anniversary.jpg ARK: 5th Anniversary June 11th, 2020 June 24th, 2020
Summer Bash 2020.jpg ARK: Summer Bash 2020 June 25th, 2020 July 21st, 2020
Fear Evolved 4.jpg ARK: Fear Evolved 4 October 22nd, 2020 November 6th, 2020
Genesis 2 Chronicles.png Genesis 2 Chronicles November 7th, 2020 March 2021
Turkey Trial 4.jpg ARK: Turkey Trial 4 November 24th, 2020 December 8th, 2020
Winter Wonderland 4.jpg ARK: Winter Wonderland 5 December 17th, 2020 January 7th, 2021

Image Event Start Date End Date
ARK- Valentine's Day 4.jpg ARK: Valentine's Day 4 February 12th, 2019 February 18th, 2019
Eggcellent 4.jpg ARK: Eggcellent Adventure 4 April 16th, 2019 April 30th, 2019
Summer Bash 2019.jpg ARK: Summer Bash 2019 July 2nd, 2019 July 19th, 2019
Genesis Chronicles.jpg Genesis Chronicles October 10th, 2019 February 25th, 2020
Fear Evolved 3.jpg ARK: Fear Evolved 3 October 22nd, 2019 November 5th, 2019
Turkey Trial 3.jpg ARK: Turkey Trial 3 November 19th, 2019 December 6th, 2019
Winter Wonderland 4.jpg ARK: Winter Wonderland 4 December 18th, 2019 January 7th, 2020

Image Event Start Date End Date
Valentine 2.png ARK: Valentine's Day 3 February 13th, 2018 February 16th, 2018
Eggcellent 3.jpg ARK: Eggcellent Adventure 3 March 29th, 2018 April 10th, 2018
ARKaeology.jpg ARK: ARKaeology June 15th, 2018 July 17th, 2018
Extinction Chronicles.jpg Extinction Chronicles June 19th, 2018 November 6th, 2018
Ark Winter Wonderland.png ARK: Winter Wonderland 3 December 18th, 2018 January 7th, 2019

Image Event Start Date End Date
Valentine 2.png ARK: Valentine's Day 2 February 12th, 2017 February 20th, 2017
Eggcellent 2.jpg ARK: Eggcellent Adventure 2 April 15th, 2017 for PC
April 26th, 2017 for Xbox & PS4
April 22nd, 2017 for PC
March 3rd, 2017 for Xbox & PS4
AwesomeAnniversary ARKBirthdaySuit.jpg ARKs Two Year Anniversary June 2nd, 2017 June 5th, 2017
The Witches Curse.png The Witches Curse October 30th, 2017 November 1st, 2017
Holiday Event.png Holiday Event December 23rd, 2017 January 1st, 2018

Image Event Start Date End Date
Valentine.jpg ARK: Valentine's Day February 14th, 2016 February 22nd, 2016
Eggcellent.jpg ARK: Eggcellent Adventure March 25th, 2016 March 31st, 2016
Survival Devolved.png ARK: Survival Devolved April 1st, 2016 April 2nd, 2016
Ark Awesome Anniversary.jpg ARK: Awesome Anniversary June 2nd, 2016 June 13th, 2016
ARKdependence.jpg ARKdependence Day July 3rd, 2016 ?
Fear Evolved 2.jpg ARK: Fear Evolved 2 October 28th, 2016 November 6th, 2016
ARK- Turkey Trial.jpg ARK: Turkey Trial 2 November 15th, 2016 for Xbox
November 24th, 2016 for PC
December 1st, 2016
Ark Winter Wonderland.png ARK: Winter Wonderland 2 December 23th, 2016 December 30th, 2016
New Year's.jpg New Year's on ARK December 31st, 2016 January 1st, 2017

Image Event Start Date End Date
ARK- Fear Evolved.jpg ARK: Fear Evolved October 28th, 2015 November 5th, 2015
ARK- Turkey Trial.jpg ARK: Turkey Trial November 25th, 2015 December 1st, 2015
Ark Winter Wonderland.png ARK: Winter Wonderland December 22, 2015 January 5th, 2016
Ball Drop.jpg ARK: Happy First (Half) Year! December 31st, 2015 January 1st, 2016

Notes/Trivia[]

These are what the explorer notes are summarized as and how they are described in Extinction's lore.

  • Extinction Chronicles 1
    • Note #1: A mysterious voice (later known as the One Who Waits/Homo Deus Helena) greets the reader and says that her thoughts are not the only touching the player but others as well. It is up to the player if they want to read them or not.
      • Helena Walker is breaking the fourth wall as not only is the reader reading this note, but other players are reading this note as well.
    • Note #2: The One Who Waits explains that everything has a limit and considered to be finite. She remarks at how players get through the game through either kindness or cruelty.
    • Note #3: The One Who Waits tells the reader that humans, whether alone or together, are helping each other. She also gives a hint of conditions: time and space in her point of view is more flexible than people previously thought.
      • The One Who Waits is Helena Walker who has become a Homo deus and because of that, things such as time and space are more understandable in her new state.
  • Extinction Chronicles 2
    • Note #4: The One Who Waits explains that she can easily deduce cause and effect with her reasoning but trying to deduce time itself requires all of her concentration. She notes that because she is somehow feeling seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, decades, and centuries all at once, she doesn't know how long she has been waiting.
      • Helena notes that she can now understand what causes something and its effects, but trying to understand time puts a strain on her. As a Homo deus, she can perfectly see things in great detail upon millions of images.
    • Note #5: The One Who Waits explains that the universe people and creatures live in is simply math the universe is an equation where the things inside that universe are a value that helps to factor in its equation. Futures has probabilities where there are infinite outcomes and she calculates for the most likely outcomes.
      • As a Homo Deus, Helena has been endlessly calculating outcomes and she presses on outcomes that are most likely.
    • Note #6: The One Who Waits wants the player to refer to her as the given moniker because she has waited for a seemingly endless amount of time.
      • Her explorer note section for the Extinction Chronicles is labeled as ???.
  • Extinction Chronicles 3
    • Note #7: The One Who Waits explains to the reader that her existence is where she has nearly perfect information while players have a finite amount of knowledge. She wants the reader to trust her intentions as well as not forcing the reader to believe in her but having the reader believe in her by their own free will.
    • Note #8: The One Who Waits tells the survivor that the ARKs (referred to as the System) have AIs that she can speak with, but can't alter since they too have their own will. She has changed each ARK system by tiny amounts that ended up making the player amongst the thousands of code and pieces.
      • In Extinction lore, Helena has endlessly experimented, tested, and implemented protocols that allowed survivors to be revived upon death and soon, the player was her success of survivors endlessly dying and respawning though at a fixed amount based on the ARK's resources.
    • Note #9: The One Who Waits explains that the ARK's guardians feel like tests but they are tests that play by broken rules. She advises the player to leave the ARKs because they are beginning to malfunction. She refers to herself, Mei-Yin and the Tek tribe that escaped through the Gateway Project.
  • Extinction Chronicles 4
    • Note #10: The ARKs have existed for billions of years. It is like an organic being by understanding the struggle to reach its goals, but it struggles on a larger, and far longer scale. She explains that the ARK can make effortless and quick calculations but time has caused it to make more errors, making it a finite system.
      • In Extinction lore, all the ARKs have a Reseed Protocol that calls all of them back to ground, but another prerequisite, Element toxicity rating, has caused the ARKs to become increasingly dangerous with the fantasy and sci-fi creatures.
    • Note #11: The One Who Waits explains that everything the ARK does such as leveling entire cities, and adding creatures based on fantasy, is for the greater good in achieving its goal. However, a mysterious force is constantly moving its goal out of its reach, causing it to make more erratic actions, and more errors that makes the ARK poisonous to life.
      • In Extinction lore, Element has constantly grown to a point the ARKs aren't able to remove all of it and as a result, the ARKs are in prolonged orbit.
    • Note #12: The One Who Waits says that the player is the only one capable of fixing the ARKs. She explains more of her living conditions as she isn't a carbon-based life form who lives in a different reality where she can't directly affect the physical world. She tells the player she has a gift in the form of a powerful weapon if they head down and enter the map of Extinction.
      • Helena, as The One Who Waits in the Extinction lore, says that she is living in a different reality and that she uses the survivors as her active force as she can't directly affect the physical world. The gift she mentions is the Mek, a creation made by Santiago.
  • Extinction Chronicles 5
    • Note #13: The One Who Waits advises the players to take shelter in the city of Sanctuary, and the Proto-ARKs that surround it as anywhere beyond their area is filled with death and dangers. She tells the player that the obelisks in the new area are proto-types of the ARK's obelisks.
      • Sanctuary, in-game and in-lore, is a relatively safe location for both the players and the survivors that will soon make Camp Omega while the Wasteland is a highly dangerous and hazardous area.
    • Note #14: The One Who Waits explains that the entire universe is just cause and effect where something had a beginning as the Proto-ARKs are a firm foundation of every ARK that is up in orbit.
    • Note #15: The One Who Waits notices that everything that happened on the mysterious planet (Earth) will either end where it began or sprout a new beginning, but she says that the outcome is still up to the player. She gives a fact that survival of a species requires the expense of another and remarks that where Homo Sapiens pushed the Neanderthals to extinction, a mysterious force is using powerful forces to push humanity to the same fate.
      • In The One Who Waits lore in Extinction, Element is the force that is pushing humanity to the same fate and is the enemy that the survivors will face.

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