new ark dinos

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Fresh meat.

With a grand total of over 140 dinos and creatures already roaming the vast landscapes of ARK: Survival Evolved, the arrival of ARK: Survival Ascended marks the introduction of five new creatures, each with distinctive mechanics that promise to infuse this enduring classic with fresh experiences. Let’s go over all the new dinos in the game.

Meet the New Dinos in ARK Survival Ascended

If you’ve played ARK before then you’ll know that dinos aren’t just enemies. They can also serve as your companions, laborers, and sources of vital resources. From providing you with essential materials like meat, hide, and eggs to serving as reliable mounts for easier exploration and resource gathering, these prehistoric and fantastical beings are indispensable for your survival. The arrival of all-new ones is a big deal for ARK.

ARK: Survival Ascended introduces five new creatures, each endowed with innovative game mechanics and unique features. Additionally, one new creature is integrated into the base game. Furthermore, ARK: Survival Ascended engages the community by inviting them to choose the new creature for each DLC. Here’s a glimpse of the newcomers:

Dreadnoughtus (Extinction DLC)

  • Availability: Extinction
  • Tameability: Unknown
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Temperament: Unknown

Fasolasuchus (Scorched Earth DLC)

  • Availability: Scorched Earth
  • Tameability: Yes
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Temperament: Aggressive (Ambusher)

Gigantoraptor (Ragnarok DLC)

new ark dinos
  • Availability: Ragnarok
  • Tameability: No
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Temperament: Territorial

Shastasaurus (The Center DLC)

  • Availability: The Center
  • Tameability: Yes
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Temperament: Curious

Yi Ling (Aberration DLC)

All new dinos in Ark Survival Ascended
  • Availability: Aberration
  • Tameability: NA
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Temperament: Aloof


  • Tameability: Yes
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Temperament: Aggressive

Clearly, many of these new dinos only draw inspiration from the paleontological record, and most are made up entirely. Still, there’s no denying they look pretty damn cool, and veteran ARK players won’t argue with new content being added to the experience. In our experience so far, each creature brings a new dimension to the game.