Ark Survival Ascended Update 1.045.005: New Additions, Enhancements, and Critical Fixes

A new update for Ark Survival Ascended, known as Update 1.045.005, has recently been released. This update is accessible across all gaming platforms, as well as on PC. Players can now download this update, which introduces bug fixes, improvement updates, and patch notes for the game. It is worth noting that the file size of this update may differ depending on the gaming platform being used.

New Content and Releases

The Center Map Release

  • The much-anticipated “The Center” map is now available. This expansive map offers diverse biomes, challenging terrains, and rich resources, providing fresh adventures for players to explore.

Shastasaurus Release

  • Enter the seas with the newly introduced Shastasaurus. This colossal marine dinosaur is set to enrich the aquatic life in Ark, providing new taming opportunities and challenges beneath the waves.

Pyromane Release

  • Meet the Pyromane, a fiery new creature that adds a unique dynamic to the game. With its fire-based abilities, taming and utilizing this creature can drastically change both combat and survival strategies.

Model and Structural Updates

Updated Tent Model

  • The model for the Tent has been revamped with improved visuals and textures, enhancing the overall aesthetic and immersion for players.

Added Thatch Triangle Roof

  • A new building structure, the Thatch Triangle Roof, has been added. This addition allows for more versatile and aesthetically pleasing thatch structures.

Added Thatch Roof Corner

  • Complementing the new Triangle Roof, the Thatch Roof Corner piece has been introduced, enabling players to create more complex and visually appealing roofing systems in their builds.

Gameplay Improvements

Reduced Cryofridge Activation Timer

  • The default activation timer for Cryofridges has been reduced from 300 seconds to 90 seconds.
  • Unofficial servers can customize this timer by modifying the `GameUserSettings.ini` file with the line `CryopodFridgeCooldownTime=90`.

Improved Creature Following Mechanics

  • Significant improvements have been made to creature following behavior, minimizing instances where creatures would walk into the player and cause them to get stuck, especially under server stress.

Bug Fixes

Dragon Boss Visibility Fix

  • A speculative fix has been implemented to address an issue where the Dragon would sometimes appear invisible during boss fights, ensuring a smoother and less frustrating combat experience.

Inventory Tab Switching Crash Fix

  • Resolved a client crash issue that occurred when switching between inventory tabs in an obelisk, ensuring a more stable and reliable inventory management experience.

Cosmetic Equipment Restriction Fix

  • Fixed an issue allowing players to equip offline players who do not own the Back To The Future (BTT) pack with its cosmetics, maintaining the integrity of cosmetic ownership.

Visual Hole in Vacuum Compartments


  • Corrected a visual glitch where connecting multiple Vacuum Compartments and hiding all the frames would result in a visible hole, ensuring seamless visual connectivity.

Manticore Trophy Texture Fix

  • Fixed incorrect textures for the Beta and Alpha Manticore trophies, restoring the intended visual representation for these prestigious rewards.

Multiuse Action Speed Exploit Fix

  • Adjusted the mechanics to prevent players from altering the speed of held multiuse actions, closing an exploit that allowed instant escape from bolas.

Oasisaur Desync Fix

  • Addressed a desync issue caused by the Oasisaur, enhancing overall server performance and reducing lag.

Server Stall Issue Fix

  • Fixed a server stall issue that occurred when destroying large connected structures, such as extensive connected foundation setups, to ensure smoother server operations.

Xiphactinus Swallow Ability Fix

  • Corrected an issue where Xiphactinus would sometimes fail to kill a creature when using its swallow ability, ensuring the ability works as intended.

Ceratosaurus Cloning Cost Correction

  • Fixed the cloning cost for Ceratosaurus, which was previously set too high, balancing it to reflect fair gameplay.

Multiple Server Crashes Fix

  • Fixed various underlying causes of server crashes, improving overall server stability and minimizing unexpected downtimes.

Multiple Client Crashes Fix

  • Addressed several client-side crash issues, ensuring a smoother and more reliable gaming experience for players.

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