How to install and update ARK: Survival Evolved - Minimum requirements to play ARK

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Many new series of streaming e gameplay they are reoccupying the action-adventure game. Therefore, given the growing popularity, players don't want to be left out and want to know how to get this game. Next, we will tell you and explain how to install it once purchased so that you can start playing with it.

Minimum requirements to play on your PC

If you choose to play it on PC, for ARK you will need Windows 7/8.1 / 10 64-bit as an operating system. Your processor must be Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD FX-8320 or higher. NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870 or better graphics card. 8GB RAM memory and 60GB storage space available. Direct X version 10 and broadband connection.



These are the minimum requirements for the game to function properly on your PC. Primarily the game is intended at least to high-end or medium-high-end PCs. This is due to the high graphics and complex functions of the game that demand maximum performance. In this way, you can have a complete gaming experience and you would not have any problems.

The game is also available on Nintendo Switch, Ps4 and Android devices. However, the main version is the PC. That way, that version is the first to receive updates and improvements from time to time prior to its releases on those devices. The game can be easily purchased via the Steam gaming platform. The version for mobile phones or Android devices only requires 2GB of space to work effectively.

What steps do I need to take to install it?

The installation process is very simple. Once you get the game from Steam or other means, you will get the installation folder. Inside this folder they will be compressed in "rar". multiple files. However, the important file is the first in the list which is the installer. Run the installer as an administrator and it will immediately take you to the installer.



This program will take care of unzipping and installing the contents of the “rar” files by itself. Accept the terms and conditions and proceed to start the installation.

For the functioning of the game. Depending on the performance of your PC, installation will only take a few minutes. Remember that the game weighs 40GB in the folder and it will end to weigh 60GB once finished the installation. Once finished, the game interface will open automatically and is ready to boot.

How do I update the game for the new patches?

ARK Survival Evolved is a constantly updated game which requires you to constantly save games due to its difficulty, and every now and then new options and patches come out. These usually bring new game features. Mostly new creatures that you can tame, new weapons and even maps.


Updating the game isn't the most complicated process, as you just need to connect to the internet. The game will automatically update you if a new patch or feature is available. If not, try to verify that your connection is stable. If you don't see the update notice the first time, restart Steam until it appears.


In the case of maps, you can download them directly from the main page or, failing that, via Steam. The latest version of the game is currently 2.0.22. So if you get the game by other means, make sure it's or similar versions. If not, many of the current exclusive features may not appear in the version you are playing.


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