Are you a fan of ARK: Survival Evolved, the epic survival game where you can tame dinosaurs and explore a vast open world? If so, you might be interested in the upcoming ARK: Survival Ascended, a next-generation version of the game that will launch in August 2023 with a ton of new features and content.
ARK: Survival Ascended will launch as a standalone package that will include all the official expansions and maps, as well as some community-created ones, all remastered and optimized for the latest hardware. You can expect to see improved graphics, performance, gameplay, and more.
We will be posting a follow-up article letting you know everything we know about ASA very soon.
ASA Comes to WickedNinjaGames
But where can you play this amazing game with a friendly and helpful community? Look no further than WickedNinjaGames, the best place to play ARK online. WickedNinjaGames is a gaming network that offers high-quality servers for various games, including ARK. We have been hosting ARK servers since 2019 and have a loyal fan base of players who enjoy fair and fun servers.
WickedNinjaGames is planning to launch ARK: Survival Ascended servers as soon as the game is released in August 2023 alongside our existing ARK: Survival Evolved cluster. The new servers will be PvE servers, meaning you can cooperate with other players without worrying about being raided or griefed. You can also enjoy all the features and content that ARK: Survival Ascended has to offer, from The Island to Genesis Part 2.
What Will ASA be Running on?
The hardware we are purchasing to run The Island and Scorched Earth at release will be:
- AMD Ryzen 7 7700 CPU
- 128 GB DDR5 RAM
- 2x 1TB NVMe SSDs (Gen4)
- Windows Server 2022 Standard Edition
- DDoS protection
- 24/7 on site service at the datacentre
- 24.8 Terabytes of bandwidth a month
- 99.9% Network availability
These are some of the best specs you can find for a gaming server. They will ensure a smooth and lag-free experience for all players.
How Will We Pay For The New Servers?
However, hosting these servers is not cheap. Roughly £170 a month per physical server including hardware, licences and hosting (bandwidth and electricity).
At least 3 servers, maybe more will be required to host all the maps once they are released. We will need your support to fund the new servers and their upkeep.
To support us, you can buy a supporter pack from our website. A supporter pack will give you some perks and benefits on the servers and Discord, such as reserved slots, priority access. More will come as ASA evolves.
Alternatively you can make a donation to us on PayPal here.
So what are you waiting for? If you love ARK and want to play it on the next level, join WickedNinjaGames today and get ready for ARK: Survival Ascended.
Many thanks to all those that have supported us in building a great community.
Last Updated: April 19, 2023