Ever since ARK: Survival Evolved has hit Steam Early Access, it's been a wildly glitchy game, much to the disappointment of players everywhere. While some of these are to be inevitably expected from a majority of games as complex as ARK: SE, others are just plain frustrating and probably need a fix from the devs.
Here are five of the most common bugs the ARK: SE community is tired of complaining about.
1. Start-up screen crashes
Possibly the most common complaint out there at the moment, it appears that ARK is continuously crashing for a majority of players upon start-up. They heat up their PCs for some good dino-lovin' fun, only to have it freeze up and go down before it can begin. Some have hypothesized the relation between Windows 10 system being incompatible with the game for some reason.
2. In-game screen crashes
As if start-up crashes were not terrible enough, the game also appears to crash for many people running it at high resolution. Now, the solution to this might be fairly simple for some. Oftentimes, running a game at high resolution can fry your system if it's not tough enough to withstand it, especially for those playing Davinci diamonds on laptops. If an over-heating system is not the case, it's most likely one of the game's perpetual curses.
3. Glitching through walls and objects
An endless array of gamers have complained that vicious dinos and tames have been drifting through walls in the game. And this isn't just annoying, it disrupts the playability of the game and is extremely frustrating for most as it compromises their tames. Players also report falling through worlds and glitching through other objects in the game. There has been a minimal response to fix this mainly graphical issue and it appears to be embossed in the game itself.
4. Frustrating building system
Less of a bug than a runny part of the infrastructure of the game, the building system in ARK is less than perfect. Building anything at all in this game seems to be a major hassle for gamers who are used to a smoother crafting system. Individually plotting and constructing with very little sense of insight is both time-consuming and annoying. While there has been high demand from the Steam community to implement improvements on the building menu and make it more potent, the devs have yet to make an update in that department.
5. Inventory lag
With repeated overuse of the inventory in the game, a large number of players experience a lag when opening and using the inventory throughout. Some claim this is due to the processing of the CPU and GPU of your respectable rig, while most say it's due to server congestion at times. Apart from that, the inventory can be managed with patience.
With developers juggling a variety of bugs and complaints from players all across the world, some of these are probably inevitable for the complexity of the game.