Game Preview This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game. Full details on the latest status of the game, how you can give feedback and report issues can be found at Stranded naked, dehydrated & starving in a vast desert, even the most seasoned ARK survivors must quickly find water, hunt for food, harvest, craft items, and build shelter to have any chance for survival. Use skills honed on ARK's faraway Island to kill, tame, breed, and ride the mysterious new creatures that have evolved to survive the Desert's ultra harsh conditions, including... DRAGONS! Travel back and forth between the Island and the Desert to team up with hundreds of players across both worlds or play locally! EXPLORE A NEW WORLD Scorched Earth takes ARK players to an entirely new map, composed of six unique, desert themed biomes – dunes, high desert, mountains, canyons, badlands and oasis – each with their own aesthetic and ecosystem. Littered with ruins, caves, and geysers, survivors will find a whole new frontier to explore and master. TAME NEW CREATURES The new biomes in Scorched Earth are filled with dangerous new creatures to match them, and the intrepid survivor will find that many of them can be tamed. Lead a caravan of the camel-like Morellatops or rain fire down upon your enemies from the back of a Wyvern. Just mind your step, or you might attract a Death Worm! CRAFT OVER 50 NEW ITEMS Using what resources they can scrounge together, survivors can craft new outfits and structures to protect them from the heat, and new tools to help them survive in this desolate environment. Players can use whips, boomerangs, and flamethrowers to defend themselves, or wells, wind turbines, and oil refineries to provide their bases with resources. When used creatively, these items can open up whole new strategies for survival, self defense or tribal warfare. CONQUER NEW CHALLENGES Like the island before it, the desert of Scorched Earth is home to several mysterious obelisks of unknown origin. Unleashing their power will bring survivors face-to-face with the ARK’s deadliest boss creature to date – the ferocious Manticore! Does it protect a powerful weapon, a precious relic or the mysteries of the ARK itself? Only survivors who posses the courage to confront this fearsome beast will learn the truth. TRAVEL BETWEEN ARKS Survivors can take their character, favorite creatures and items between the Island and the new Desert ARKs, making their Island-dwelling friends jealous with all of the amazing new items, structures, creatures and secrets they find in the Desert.

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Platform: Xbox

Good But Not Quite Carling

very fun and challenging, i find it so hard though still a very good add on

18 out of 35 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Scorched it always better!

I loved ARK: Survival Evolved but I started to lose interest a bit. If you feel the same way then I am proud to be the first to buy! Happy ARKing! P.S. Watch out for giant burrowing death worms : )

25 out of 28 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Awesome update! :D

this expansion is the best so far! but it does crash alot in non dedicated servers, single player & player dedicated servers. please fix this asap.. other than that keep up the amazing work Wildcard! :D

15 out of 21 people found this helpful.



YT WarboyReece

Platform: Xbox


I LOVE u can get dragons also a bunch of new dinos and items it so good but i wish the price was a 8.99 i prefer that more but thx for a great dlc also plz stop everyone giving others swamp fever in scrotched earth its annoying :( but thx for reading bye :)

27 out of 36 people found this helpful.



EpIc Snipez 999

Platform: Xbox

Good DLC, But Could Be Better

The Whole DLC Is Very Good, Completely Different World To The Original ARK. The Only Issue Is The Price, And I Would Recommend That This DLC Is Either Cheaper, But Eitherway, It's A Good DLC.

17 out of 27 people found this helpful.




Heres how its done

Heads up triple a titles this is how its done... decent game changing actual add on dlc.. not the rest of a game.... cant wait to earn some cheevies on it thou



Black Marble

Platform: Xbox

great game

I have had a great time playing this game So Anyone else would like to. Play this kind of game I do recommend it it's lots of fun.

13 out of 14 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Needs improving

i have never played a dlc that cost £15 and crashes most of the time please fix the bugs apart from all that its a good game

6 out of 7 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


the new dino's are fab and the new map makes you feel like you are actually in the game. one of the greatest games

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Platform: Xbox

Ark not pulling any punches.

To release a expansion before the game is even out is pretty unheard of, new weapons, new dinos and DRAGONS! if you are a fan of ark then its a must buy, however if you dislike arks original game then this wont really change too much. The ability to use an exsisting character through the gateway is brill and allows for dinos and items to be transfered from scorched earth to the main game.

32 out of 41 people found this helpful.



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