Ark: Survival Ascended – Scorched Earth is Now Available

Six biomes, new creatures to tame, over 50 new items to craft, a challenging new boss, sandstorms and much more await on the new map.

After months of delays, Scorched Earth has finally come to ARK: Survival Ascended. Dubbed Scorched Earth Ascended, it sees players venturing into the desert and facing new challenges, dinosaurs and more. Check out the launch trailer below.

The desert realm has six biomes to explore, from extensive dunes and oases to ruins and ancient caves. Perhaps the biggest shift from The Island is the scarcity of water required for survival and new phenomena like sandstorms and heat stroke. There are new creatures to tame, including the Fasolasuchus, but you’ll also have to contend with the Death Worm.

Over 50 new items are available to craft, from heat-resistant gear and buildings to whips, boomerangs, chainsaws and more. Wind turbines and oil refineries further enhance one’s base, and a new apex boss – the Manticore – awaits. Studio Wildcard notes that only characters can be transferred in the first 60 days of release – no dinosaurs or items. Once that period ends, it’s open season.

Ark: Survival Ascended is available for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.