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Warner Bros. and Traveller’s Tales have announced the newest DLC for sandbox game LEGO Worlds. LEGO Worlds’ second DLC pack, The Monsters Pack, will add spooky themed content in time for Halloween. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for $3.99.
The Monsters Pack will add a new location – Monster Town. It’s always Halloween in Monster Town, with haunted houses, spooky vehicles, scary new creatures, and some new quests.
LEGO Worlds is also coming to Nintendo Switch on September 5. The physical disc version will include the Classic Space and Monsters DLC packs. The digital version will be cheaper but only include the base game, with DLC sold separately.
The Classic Space DLC was released earlier this summer. It included the Moon biome as well as new quests, characters, and vehicles from classic LEGO space playsets. Excitable retro astronaut Benny from The LEGO Movie is very pleased.
LEGO Worlds launched earlier this year after a two-year stint in Steam Early Access. It’s a Minecraft-like sandbox title using LEGO pieces and figures. Since launch LEGO Worlds has received two significant patches. The first added a Sandbox Mode with most building features unlocked. Patch 1.2 added the NEXO Knights and their related toys and playsets in LEGO Worlds.
LEGO Worlds has been rated E for Everyone with some minor Cartoon Violence. It’s available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam). The Monsters Pack arrives in October. LEGO Worlds comes to Nintendo Switch September 5.
With their upcoming launch date of August 8 looming close, Studio Wildcard has announced some details for what to expect with the transition to ARK: Survival Evolved 1.0.
ARK: Survival Evolved will launch with support for private, rentable servers hosted by Nitrado. Rentable servers are already available for PC, but now PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners can benefit from them.
Private servers help alleviate the need for a second server-dedicated console. They give you full control over config settings, let you set custom rules, backup save files, and improve game optimization.
Pricing wasn’t announced but PC servers typically ran about $10-$20 a month, with player slots up to 100.
The third official mod for ARK, Ragnarok, will also roll out to PS4 and XBO owners on launch day for free. Ragnarok is a 144 sq km map that features new biomes, dungeons, and creatures. Ragnarok features snowy mountain peaks and an active volcano, with appropriately themed ice and lava creatures. Ragnarok released last month on PC.
Previously released official mods were The Center, another giant new map with new features, and Primitive+, a total conversion mod that introduces more historical-based crafting. Both mods released last year.
Finally Studio Wildcard confirmed their commitment to no server wipes – meaning you won’t lose progress when the game ticks over to 1.0. Old servers will continue to be supported while new servers will be brought online to support the new influx of players on launch day. These new servers will feature new coding to prevent some rampant hacking and cheating that have been plaguing ARK.
Multiple versions of ARK: Survival Evolved are available to purchase, including a $99 Explorer’s Addition and $159.99 Limited Edition. ARK: Survival Evolved has constantly been a best-selling title since it first launched via Steam Early Access in Summer 2015. It launches August 8 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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