Ark adds giant bees and sharks that shoot lasers

Ark laser shark

Sharks are cool. Lasers are cool. What happens when you mash them together? You get the latest update to ARK: Survival Evolved [official site], in which sharks can shoot lasers from a saddle on their back and giant bees roam the redwood forests.

You can craft that saddle, called the the TEK Megalodon Saddle, from Element,  a new resource. You can also use it to create other sci-fi-themed items like sticky grenades and a cloning chamber if you fancy having five of your favourite dinosaur.

There’s four new creatures including the Apis Lithohermaea, or the Giant Bee, whose nests are found high in the island’s forests. The drones will move about in the open but to get to the Queen Apis and set up a honey farm you’ll have to actually crack the nest open. Sounds like a nasty job.

Ark giant bee

There’s also Daeodon Comedentis, a self-healing ‘Hell Pig’ that you can ride on; Liopleurodon Magicus, a sea beast; and Kentrosaurus Aethiopicus, a cousin of the Stegosaurus.

A number of other tweaks, including new hairstyles and facial hair, are detailed in the (bee pun-tastic) announcement.


  1. poliovaccine says:

    And the dogs with bees in their mouth and when they bark they shoot bees at you..?

    • The Bitcher III says:

      I was looking forward to replying to this reference with

      Smithers! Release the robotic Richard Simmons

      But is it really any more absurd than Smite’s Virtual Bob Ross?

  2. Seafoam says:

    Sharks that shoot lasers!? Continual onslaught of bees? They really meme’d it up this time.

  3. FredSaberhagen says:

    Are the sea bass ill-tempered?

  4. Captain Narol says:

    Ark jumped the shark !

  5. Slackar says:


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  6. rymm says:

    Are those frickin’ sharks with frickin’ lasers attached to their frickin’ heads!?

  7. aircool says:

    Yeah, yeah… just get the optimisation done and all the other stuff needed for a full release. I’m tired of playing a work in progress that’s just concentrating on new features and content rather than moving towards a proper release.

    • JarinArenos says:

      Especially when the new features are largely locked behind “tek” that 99% of players will never see.

  8. fish99 says:

    The final thing they’re going to add is optimization, when there’s no players left to care.

    • Unclepauly says:

      They are adding what makes money with the least amount of effort. Optimization sounds too much like “work”.

  9. Nightking says:

    Totally not stolen from Meet the Cores