Ark Survival Ascended price and cost
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How Much Does ARK: Survival Ascended Cost? – Answered

Watch out for price changes!

Price and overall game quality are key factors when determining whether to purchase a new or upcoming game, especially if a few dollars is the difference between picking one up or waiting for a sale. Let’s talk about the price of ARK: Survival Ascended.

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ARK: Survival Ascended Price Guide – How Much Does it Cost?

Currently, ARK: Survival Ascended is priced at $44.99, €44.99, and £37.99, a reduced cost after initially being announced as a $60 game. The exact cost will differ depending on your region, future expansion prices, and whether there is an ongoing sale.

Over time, ARK: Survival Ascended will release free DLC that was also available with Survival Evolved, meaning these will not influence its price. However, like Evolved, new story content will launch over time with its own prices not included in Ascended’s base game cost.

To put this into perspective, below are free DLCs planned for release in Survival Ascended:

  • The Center
  • Ragnarok
  • Valguero
  • Crystal Isles
  • Lost Island
  • Fjordur

Furthermore, during ARK: Survival Ascended’s early access period, the price may fluctuate as more features are added and we approach its official launch date. Throughout its early access period, Studio Wildcard plans to “re-evaluate its price point based on all the available content/gameplay.”

In short, while it’s not guaranteed to change, it isn’t outside the realm of possibility, and the price may increase or decrease once the game launches. For now, ARK: Survival Ascended is priced at $44.99, with introductory launch sales reducing it to $40.49 or your regional equivalent.

ARK: Survival Ascended is available on PC starting October 25, 2023, and will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in November 2023. Check out all ARK: Survival Ascended and Survival Evolved differences explained to learn more about both games, or click the tag below to explore our growing article collection.


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Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.