A much needed patch for Ark: Survival Evolved is headed to the Xbox One and it will bring some important tweaks and fixes to the game. So far the entire patch notes for the new Xbox One update have not been revealed but the official Ark twitter posted a small teaser of the patch notes.
In the teaser, the following information was shared.
+ Includes all PC content up thru to PC version .233
+ Split screen multiplayer supported for online and local play
+ Frame rate improvements
+ Maximum number of players in non-dedicated servers increased to 8
+ Fixed a memory leak that would eventually cause the client to crash after some time
+ Fixed multi-colored Dimorphodon
Including split screen to Ark was a surprise, especially considering singleplayer frame rate is already struggling to perform well. However, the new update does improve the overall frame rate so maybe the new Xbox One patch will allow players to play Ark: Survival Evolved on the Xbox One without lag, even when playing split screen mode.
Adding all of the PC content up to the .233 version is also exciting. This means Xbox One players will get access to new gameplay content, including new dinosaurs and wildlife, such as the Dimetrodon and the Gallimimus. Riot Armor has also been added, alongside lots of other content.
The anticipated release date for the new Xbox One patch is set for February 10. Whilst this date may change, the release is likely to be on or around this date.