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ARK: Survival Evolved Bringing 16 Foot Rideable T-Rex To PAX East

by Scott Grill

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Those heading to PAX East in Boston this weekend will get a Jurassic close-up. Studio Wildcard unveiled its ARK: Survival Evolved plans for the convention, which includes a 16-foot tall rideable T-Rex.

The 16-foot tall T-Rex is taking shape, per a Twitter post from the developer, and will be featured at the Studio Wildcard booth this weekend. The studio will be showcasing ARK: Survival of the Fittest, the free-to-play Hunger Games-styled spin-off from Survival Evolved that features monthly prizes for top players in each of the game’s brackets. The second month of the competitions just got underway.

Prizes and other goodies will be handed out for those that compete in the 20-player ARK: Survival of the Fittest tournaments at PAX East, which will also be streamed on Twitch. Plus, there’s the opportunity to straddle a T-Rex. Sure, it doesn’t have laser beams mounted to its head, but Jurassic Park didn’t offer T-Rex rides either.

Here’s the details of what to expect from ARK: Survival Evolved and Survival of the Fittest at PAX East.

  • Test your skills in the first live battles of the new Hunger Games-style M.O.S.A. (Multiplayer Online Survival Arena); Limited spots, 20 players can compete each hour. Winners receive limited edition Dino Statue Prizes!
  • Watch all of the live broadcasted tournament action at our ARK main stage, co-hosted by Studio Wildcard developers
  • Take a picture riding on our 16-foot tall T-Rex!
  • Grab a collectible dino pin — six pins in all!
  • Say hi to the Studio Wildcard community team
  • Watch out for ‘Special Announcements’during the show!

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