As part of the latest patch for Ark: Survival Evolved and the Genesis Part 2 DLC, the Ark update today was pushed out a little early for Xbox. Players have since had trouble accessing the game on Xbox platforms, so why are the Ark servers down? Is this issue affecting the Ark patch for PC, PS4, and PS5? When will the Ark servers be back up and the patch be available? Let’s take a look.
Why are the Ark servers down on Xbox?
The Ark servers are down on Xbox consoles thanks to today’s update being pushed out too early but developer Studio Wildcard, so as a result the game was updated but the servers weren’t ready for the new version of Ark: Survival Evolved. This is why players are still getting the report on the screen that servers are healthy, but are only at version 928.16 — which is a previous Xbox patch number from earlier this month, not today’s update.
A patch went live a little earlier than intended, so we're now prepping our official servers to be updated to the latest version so that you can reconnect again. We'll have this resolved as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
— ARK: Survival Evolved (@survivetheark) June 14, 2021
As a result, the official server Session List in Ark: Survival Evolved on Xbox will appear completely empty and players on Microsoft consoles will not be able to access the game online. As of right now, Studio Wildcard has offered no approximate time when the Xbox servers will be back up and running, other than “as soon as possible.” Seeing as the update was already scheduled for today, it’s likely everything will get sorted out today too and players will be able to get online again.
Other than the Genesis Part 2 update, the biggest Ark news semi-recently was the reveal of Ark 2 with Vin Diesel at the Game Awards, which is still pretty nuts. E3’s the big deal right now, however, and Ark fans may want to check out the Shroom and Doom update for Obsidian’s Grounded if they want to take on more giant creepy-crawlies. Alternatively, if dinosaurs are the thing for you, Jurassic World Evolution 2 was revealed with a direct connection to the upcoming Dominion movie.