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Ark Survival Evolved Update Adds Direbears and Manta Rays

Ark Survival Evolved is one those few games which keeps on giving free content thorough updates and patches. The latest Ark Survival Evolved update introduces new creatures Direbears and Manta Rays to the game which players can tame for themselves  and ride.

A trailer was also released detailing how players can ride these creatures and race with one another.

The description of these new creatures according to developers:

The Direbear is both enormous in size and territorial by nature. It is found primarily among the Island’s mountain and tundra regions. It’s an imposing creature, ignoring most non-hostile creatures while going about its daily routine of scavenging for meat and edible plant life. That is until intruders enter the territory it considers its own at which point it viciously attacks. Most often it is smartest to just run from an angry Direbear. Once tamed the Direbear is a strong and reliable mount.

Manta Ray
The Manta is a saltwater ray that has developed the ability to also swim into the Island’s rivers and shallows, as well as through the open ocean. Normally docile, it is a carnivore only in that it consumes plankton. While not the fastest swimmer around the island Manta Mobula is among the deadliest of small ocean mounts and can be ridden bare-back. Tribes who value striking power over speed often keep large schools of Manta to ride. Its capability to briefly leap out of water provides it a showy tactic for avoiding combat as well.

Along with Direbears and Manta Rays, patch 239 also adds its first ever boss Battle arena called “The Broodmother Arena.”

In this arena, players will face Broodmother, who is a giant spider looking creature. Broodmother spawns randomly between level 4 to 120 but her small spider allies will always be on level 360 and spawn frequently, so you have to take them out quickly otherwise there will be too much spiders to handle.

Ark Survival Evolved is survival action adventure game released for PC, Xbox one, PlayStation 4, Linux and Mac OS.