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[Release Notes] Jurassic World Alive | Update 2.8

The Scorpius Update is Here!

Scorpius rex stalks its way into Jurassic World Alive! This update also brings a stampede of new creatures, abilities, features and bosses!

What’s New:

  • Introducing Scorpius rex
  • New Creatures
  • New Abilities
  • New Feature: Drone High Score
  • New Feature: Recruit Your Friends
  • New Feature: The New News Center
  • New Raid Bosses
  • New Achievements

What’s Improved:

  • Onboarding Improvements
  • Ability Updates
  • Matchmaking Changes

What’s Fixed:

  • Bug Fixes & Known Issues

INTRODUCING SCORPIUS REX

Jurassic World’s newest genetic experiment, the Scorpius Rex, is stalking its way into Jurassic World Alive! Featured on Season 3 of Camp Cretaceous, the Scorpius Rex is a deadly new hybrid sporting venomous quills on her tail. You can fuse 3 different Scorpius Rex variants in Jurassic World Alive, each with their own ingredients and abilities!

Watch out for the Epic Scorpius Rex GEN 2, the Legendary Scorpius Rex, and the Unique Scorpius Rex GEN 3!

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NEW CREATURES

Update 2.8 didn’t stop at the Scorpius Rex and her genetic variants. This update also brings a stampede of Rare, Epic, Legendary, Unique and Apex creatures!

Albertosaurus - Rare

Though this tyrannosaurid is a top predator in its own ecosystems, the Albertosaurus is much smaller than its relative the Tyrannosaurus rex. Paleontologists believe this may have led the Albertosaurus to work together in packs like wolves. More observation by the DPG is required.

  • Albertosaurus is a Fierce, Anti-tank creature.
  • Use Albertosaurus’ expertise in breaking shields and bypassing armor to deal heavy damage to creatures with strong defenses.

Fierce Strike
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Killer Instinct
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Fierce Impact
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Argentavis - Rare

This soaring Cenozoic creature is among the largest birds to ever fly! With a wingspan of 6 meters or more, it covers hundreds of kilometers per day in search of carrion. DPG members have even observed Argentavis using its aerial advantage to chase powerful predators like Smilodon from their kills!

  • Argentavis is Cunning Dodger.
  • Use Argentavis’ aerial advantage to Dodge heavy hitters, deal Group damage reductions or swoop in for a Targeted Impact!

Distraction
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Fearless Flap
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Evasive Impact
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Deinotherium - Rare

This gentle giant is one of the largest mammals to ever walk the earth. Standing 4-5 meters tall, the Deinotherium has a shorter, stockier trunk than modern elephants. Its inverted tusks may seem strange to some DPG members, but this orientation helps the Deinotherium strip bark and break branches from trees during feeding!

  • Deinotherium is a Wildcard Supporter.
  • Use Deinotherium’s speed reduction abilities to slow your opponents, then take them out with an Impact or by swapping to a high-damage creature!

Superiority Strike
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Ferocious Impact
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Instant Rumble
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Andrewtherium - Epic
Ingredients: Andrewsarchus + Deinotherium

Many believe Andrewtherium’s hybrid parent Andrewsarchus is a genetic relative of the modern day hippopotamus. The unique behaviour of the Andrewtherium may support this theory. When wading or crossing waters, this hybrid naturally uses its short trunk like a snorkel, keeping it above water even when the rest of its head is submerged!

  • Andrewtherium is a Wildcard Rending Attacker.
  • Use Andrewtherium’s Swap Prevention to pin opponents as they try to escape. After that, deal heavy damage with Andrewtherium’s damage increases and armor piercing ability!

No Escape (Passive)
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Group Cleansing Strike
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Ferocious Strike
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Group Warning Squeal
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Rending Attack
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Scorpius Rex GEN 2 - Epic
Ingredients: Monolophosaurus GEN 2 + Carnotaurus

Little is known about the full capabilities of the Scorpius Rex GEN 2 or the powers of its venom. Records on the hybrid’s creation have been bizarrely erased… Whatever it was, the genetic variations seem to have also given this creature its eerie grey hue…

  • Scorpius Rex GEN 2 is a Fierce and Cunning Ambusher.
  • Swap to Scorpius rex GEN 2 to trigger a high chance to dodge, then deal heavy damage with multiple Impact abilities. Remember, those quills also have a high chance to stun your opponent!

Defensive Swap In (Passive)

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Cunning Strike
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Strike and Run
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Fierce Impact
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Quill Impact
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Megistocurus - Legendary
Ingredients: Megistotherium + Doedicurus

The hybrid Megistocurus is more playful and nurturing than its hybrid parent Megistotherium. This creature has even been observed by DPG members rolling around in playful ‘somersault’ behaviour with other pack members!

  • Megistocurus is a Fierce and Resilient Anti-Tank creature.
  • Swap to Megistocurus to pin your opponent and deal shield-breaking damage. After that, use Megistocurus’ nullifying abilities and targeted attacks to break your opponent down!

No Escape (Passive)
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Swap In Shattering Strike (Swap-In)

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Fierce Strike
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Group Shield
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Resilient Impact
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Defensive Rending Attack
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Scutophicyon - Legendary
Ingredients: Amphicyon + Scutosaurus

The powerful forelegs of this hybrid make it a swift runner with a very unique set of tracks! These forelegs also make Scutophicyon a great digger, a skill that comes in handy when burrowing after evasive prey or fashioning dens for overnight lodging.

  • Scutophicyon is a Fierce and Resilient Vengeful Attacker.
  • Use Scutophicyon’s No Escape to pin your opponent or wear them down with its shield and speed reducing abilities, then take them out with an Impact or Rampage!

No Escape (Passive)
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Cleansing Strike
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Revenge Fierce Impact

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Revenge Protection

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Decelerating Rampage
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Tsintamoth - Legendary
Ingredients: Woolly Mammoth + Tsintaosaurus

The Tsintamoth inherited its large cranial crest from its hybrid parent Tsintaosaurus. This crest gives the Tsintamoth’s trumpeting calls a unique range of pitches that confuse other pachiderms. Members of the same Tsintamoth herd, however, can recognize these calls from miles away!

  • Tsintamoth is a Wildcard Supporter.
  • Use the protective Tsintamoth to Cleanse and Heal your team, or turn this creature’s Group abilities on your opponents with its Group Decelerating Impact!

Persistent Ferocious Strike
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Group Cleansing Impact
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Group Heal
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Group Decelerating Impact
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Scorpius Rex - Legendary
Ingredients: Purutaurus + Monolophosaurus

This vicious hybrid takes the name ‘Scorpius’ from the venomous quills she sports on her tail. The Scorpius Rex can eject these quills at will, spraying them in all directions when she goes in for the attack!

  • Scorpius Rex is a Cunning and Fierce Ambusher.
  • Swap to Scorpius Rex to trigger her Ambush, then use her multiple dodging abilities to evade damage while dishing out Impacts!

Critical Ambush (Swap-In)

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Fierce Strike
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Cunning Impact
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Camouflage
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Lethal Quill Shot
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Scorpius Rex GEN 3 - Unique
Ingredients: Scorpius rex GEN 2 + Gorgosaurus

Almost nothing is known of the mysterious Scorpius Rex GEN 3 or the initial genetic processes used to create her. It is said that, like the original Scorpius Rex, this unique hybrid is drawn to bright light and heat… sometimes skulking in the shadows just beyond the light’s limits.

  • Scorpius Rex GEN 3 is a Cunning and Fierce Ambusher.
  • Swap to Scorpius rex GEN 3 to trigger her Ambush, then use her targeted Rampage and Quill attacks to deal terrible damage!

Critical Ambush (Swap-In)

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Fierce Strike
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Instant Ambush
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Cunning Rampage
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Toxic Quills
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Haast Maximus - Apex

This Apex eagle is a terrific sight to see soaring through the skies! Fear the precise powers of the Haast Maximus, acme of the birds of prey!

  • Haast Maximus is a Cunning, Critical Sniper.
  • Use Haast Maximus’ Speed and high Critical chance to mount your aerial offence, and combine it with Damage Reduction and Dodge to dominate the arena!

Obstruction to Flight (Passive)
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Predatory Peck
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Fearless Flap
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Piercing Screech
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Ravenous Rampage
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Hydraboa - Apex

This gargantuan boa is named after the many-headed serpent slain by Heracles in Greek myth. The name was chosen by InGen scientists due to a special characteristic of the massive snake’s scales. Unlike those of other species, the scales of the Hydra Boa’s head and neck grow thicker and brighter each time the snake molts, as if the creature were growing a new head each time!

  • Hydraboa is a Cunning, Critical Accuracy Attacker.
  • Use Hydraboa’s Precise attacks to deal heavy damage and wound your opponent, then trigger Alert abilities to boost damage and chance to dodge even higher when this creature is low in HP!

Constricting Rampage (Passive)
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Alert Deception

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Instant Nullifying Strike
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Slippery Alert

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Precise Impact

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Fabled Fangs

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NEW ABILITIES

OBSTRUCTION TO FLIGHT
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When opponent attempts to leave, it is Swap Prevented 1 turn.
Self: Cleanse. Gain 10% speed lasting 1 turn. Gain 25% critical chance for 1 attack lasting 2 turns.


PIERCING SCREECH
Attack_Debuff_Speed_Critical_BuffIcon_Act_First

Priority.
All allies and self: Cleanse. Gain 10% speed for 1 turn, gain 20% critical chance lasting 2 turns.
All opponents: reduce targets’ damage -50% for 4 attacks, lasting 2 turns.
Cooldown: 3


PREDATORY PECK
Dodge_Speed

Lowest hp opponent: Attack 1x.
Self: 75% chance to Doge 66.7% of damage for 2 attacks, lasting 1 turn. Gain 10% Speed for 2 Turns.


RAVENOUS RAMPAGE
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Priority.
Highest Damage Opponent: Remove Dodge and Cloak. Attack 2x.
Delay: 1 Cooldown: 2


TOXIC QUILLS
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Highest Damage Opponent: Attack 1.5x. 75% chance to Stun for 1 turn. When surviving direct damage, target receives 0.33x Damage Over Time for 3 turns.
Cooldown: 3


LETHAL QUILL SHOT
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Highest Damage Opponent: Attack 1.5x. Reduce damage by 50% for 4 attacks lasting 2 turns. When surviving direct damage, target receives 0.25x Damage Over Time for 2 turns.
Delay: 1 Cooldown: 2


INSTANT AMBUSH
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Priority.
Self: Gain 30% Speed for 2 Turns. Gain 50% Critical for 2 Attacks Lasting 2 Turns. 75% chance to Dodge 66.7% of damage for 2 attacks lasting 1 turn.
Highest Damage Opponent: Reduce Damage by 50% for 2 Attacks lasting 1 Turn.
Cooldown: 2


GROUP CLEANSING IMPACT
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All Allies & Self: Cleanse.
Lowest HP Opponent: Attack 1.5x
Cooldown: 2


GROUP WARNING SQUEAL
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Priority.
All Allies & Self: Gain Shield 50% for 4 attacks for this turn. Gain 20% Critical Chance for 2 turns. Gain 25% Damage increase for 2 turns.
Highest Speed Opponent: Reduce Speed 50% for 2 turns.
Cooldown: 3.


FABLED FANGS
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Priority. Precise.
Highest Damage Opponent: Attack 1.5x. When surviving direct damage, target receives 0.4x Damage Over Time for 2 turns.
Delay: 1 Cooldown: 3


KILLER INSTINCT
Icon_Bypass_Shield_2Icon_Act_First

Priority.
Lowest HP Opponent: Remove Shields and Taunt. Attack 1.5x, bypassing armor.
Delay: 1 Cooldown: 1


INSTANT NULLIFYING STRIKE
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Priority.
Lowest HP Opponent: Remove all positive effects on target. Attack 1x.


CONSTRICTING RAMPAGE

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Contextual Swap Prevent: When opponent attempts to leave, Attack 2x.
Self: Heal 1x HP.


REVENGE FIERCE IMPACT
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Self: Cleanse Vulnerable
Lowest HP Opponent: remove Taunt. Destroy all shields, bypass armor and attack 1.5x.
Cooldown: 1

Revenge:
Self: Cleanse Vulnerable
Lowest HP Opponent: remove Taunt. Destroy all shields, bypass armor and attack 2x.
Cooldown: 1


DEFENSIVE RENDING ATTACK

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Highest HP Opponent: Destroy Shields. Deal 40% of target’s max HP as Armor Piercing damage.
Self: Gain Shields 50% for 1 turn.
Delay: 1 Cooldown: 2


DEFENSIVE SWAP IN
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Self: Gain 30% Speed for 2 Turns. 75% chance to Dodge 66.7% of damage for 2 attacks lasting 2 turns after swapping in. Unable to swap for 2 turns.
Highest Damage Opponent: Reduce Damage by 50% for 2 Attacks lasting 1Turn.


CRITICAL AMBUSH
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Self: Gain 30% Speed for 2 Turns. Gain 50% Critical for 2 Attacks Lasting 2 Turns. 75% chance to Dodge 66.7% of damage for 2 attacks lasting 2 turns after swapping in. Unable to swap for 2 turns. Highest Damage Opponent: Reduce Damage by 50% for 2 Attacks lasting 1 Turn.


SLIPPERY ALERT

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While Secure:
Self: Cleanse. Gain 50% chance to Dodge 66.7% of damage for 2 attacks lasting 2 turns. Gain 50% Critical Chance for 2 attacks lasting 2 turns.
Highest Damage Opponent: Reduce damage by 50% for 2 attacks lasting 2 turns.
Cooldown: 2
While Threatened:
Self: Cleanse. Gain 75% chance to Dodge 66.7% of damage for 2 attacks lasting 2 turns. Gain 50% Critical Chance for 2 attacks lasting 2 turns.
Highest Damage Opponent: Reduce damage by 50% for 2 attacks lasting 2 turns.
Cooldown: 2


ALERT DECEPTION

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While Secure:
Self: Gain 15% attack damage for 2 attacks lasting 2 turns.
While Threatened:
Self: Gain 20% attack damage for 2 attacks lasting 2 turns.


INSTANT RUMBLE
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Priority
Self: Gain Shield 50% for 4 attacks for this turn. Gain 20% Critical Chance for 2 turns. Gain 25% Damage increase for 2 turns.
Highest Speed Opponent: Reduce Speed 50% for 2 turns.
Cooldown: 3


DRONE HIGH SCORE

Ever wondered how much your darting game has improved since you joined the DPG?

Now all DPG drones come equipped with the new Drone High Score feature! Just Zoom in on a creature on the Map to see your current DNA high score on this creature.

If your score improves during the session, you’ll see how much you improved in the Drone rewards screen! You can also head to the Lab to check all of your high scores in one place.


RECRUIT YOUR FRIENDS

Have some friends you think would be right for the DPG? Now there’s a way to recruit them to Jurassic World Alive and collect rewards together!

Access the Recruit tab in the Social menu and tap the Recruit a Friend button to get a link to send to a friend outside Jurassic World Alive. You can recruit up to 3 friends who are either new to Jurassic World Alive or who are currently under player level 5 and inactive for 3 months.

When your friend joins, you will become their Mentor, and both of you will collect rewards when the Recruit reaches certain player-level milestones! You can track your progress as a Mentor or Recruit in the Recruit Tab.

If you are a recruited player, you can still also recruit other players and become a Mentor to them!

Jurassic World is expanding, and what better way to experience it than with your friends?


THE NEW NEWS CENTER

Want to stay more in the action in Jurassic World Alive? Get ready for a whole new communication experience coming to the game on July 5th!

Now in the News Tab you can access detailed articles explaining everything happening in Jurassic World Alive. Just enter the News Tab via the Mail button on the top left corner of the Map screen. Tap any news item header to view a detailed description of this News event! Remember to keep checking back to make sure you don’t miss any awesome events, offers, info, or opportunities to collect rewards!


NEW RAID BOSSES

This update brings 4 new Raid Bosses!

  • The venomous Scorpius Rex will enter Raids on June 17th, replacing Megalosuchus.
  • Jurassic World Alive’s newest Rare Raid Boss, the colossal Bajadasaurus will stomp into the fray on June 21st!
  • The screeching Haast Maximus will swoop into Raids on July 3rd!
  • The mythic Hydraboa will slither into Raids on August 1st!

NEW ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Learning to Aim - Have a Drone Darting High Score of 100 or more on 20 creatures.
  • Good Aim - Have a Drone Darting High Score of 100 or more on 80 creatures.
  • Advanced Aim - Have a Drone Darting High Score of 200 or more on 60 creatures.
  • Expert Aim - Have a Drone Darting High Score of 300 or more on 40 creatures.
  • Young Mentor - Have 1 Recruit complete relationship Milestone 1.
  • Evolving Mentor - Have 3 Recruits complete relationship Milestone 1.
  • Established Mentor - Have 1 Recruit complete relationship Milestone 5.
  • Veteran Mentor - Have 3 Recruits complete relationship Milestone 5.

WHAT'S IMPROVED

Onboarding Improvements

We’ve made some changes to the early game experience to make things clearer for new players!

  • After the first drone session, Claire now gives players an encouraging message that handling your drone can be difficult at first, but gets easier with practice.
  • The opponent Tarbosaurus has been removed from the first Campaign mission to provide a more exciting battle.
  • The Campaign now tells players exactly how far they must go in order to unlock PVP Battle.
  • The red button in the Player Profile image selection screen has been replaced with a green confirmation button to let players know exiting this screen will confirm their choice!

Ability Updates

To avoid Confusion, Cunning Group Strike has been renamed Cleansing Group Cunning Strike.

Matchmaking Changes

Matchmaking in PvP Seasonals is now solely determined by your and your opponent’s currentTrophy Balance and Team Power Score is no longer weighted in the equation. Leaderboards and Profiles will still continue to show players’ Trophy Highscores.


WHAT'S FIXED

Bug Fixes & Known Issues

About 221 of those pesky bugs have been squashed in this Update! Here are a few of the most notable fixes that you are likely to enjoy:

  • Compsocaulus aura VFX is no longer the wrong colour for its rarity
  • In AR, Snake creatures can now be interacted with and no longer appears above the camera.
  • In Raids, Erlikogamma Boss Creature is now set to “Cunning” instead of “Fierce”
  • Flock dinos are no longer missing holograms after max attempts on ESD

We’re currently working on solutions for the following issues:

  • Raid Boss hit boxes are too large.
  • Apple device players may receive offline / push notifications while online.
  • Raid invite push notifications are only in English.
  • Icons and buttons are all displayed on screen after a drone session or opening incubators on a 1 gig Apple device.
  • Bottom of the page will display a copyright string 2021 Google on Apple ipad Pro
  • Expired DNA Donation Requests Remain in Alliance Chat
  • Tooltip stats information are not updated as soon as their associated buff/debuff has ended in Raids

A note on data collecting
We’d like to take a moment and thank everyone who has been participating in our numerous surveys and providing us with constructive feedback on our forums and social channels. We believe in player feedback and although changes rarely occur immediately, the very tangible data we collect, especially from our surveys, help guide us on our roadmaps and future optimizations.

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The update came!

Love the new creatures and abilities, great features and Scopicos Rex is in the game! :star_struck:

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Oh my goodness it actually came lol

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i can make Scopus Rex gen 2 start away

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Did not expect components for scorpius

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Gen3 is actually a thing now.

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That apex snake is going to be so good vs the swop in meta that passive is amazing :clap:

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3 scorpius rexes, and now we officially have gen 3’s interesting

And they all have different components, and it appears that they will all be similar in basic design but have slight variations, like how the unique appears to have gorgo’s head crests

Interesting how we don’t have any creatures from the poll, but now we’re seeing that tsintaomamoth thing discovered a while back

And the rodan birb and SNAKE APEX!!! Yay!!! Really hope it has a nice shimmering glow like real life snakes do

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The first Gen 3

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I kinda wish they gave Scorpius Rex Gen 3 a different name, since Scorpius Gen 2 is an ingredient for it, but everything looks good! Excited to see more elephants, even though they gave Mammoth a THIRD hybrid AFTER they removed it as a boss… couldn’t they have just moved it to Fridays?

Edit: while the creatures are cool, the move naming/icons/descriptions are super inconsistent, and that feels quite sloppy to me.

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Hooray, bonuses for multi accounters! :grinning:

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Snake apex!!! Maybe I’ll finally replace my crappy lvl 26 Spinoconstrictor :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: I still wish Spinoconstrictor was better though ._.

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I know all the end game players are gonna instantly get all 3 scorpius

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Does Ravenous Rampage have a critical element? Because the icon suggests that it does, but it doesn’t seem to have one in the description.

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:thinking: Now what exactly is going on here? Why is this change being made? And why can we still not see opponents CURRENT trophy score?

May want to move this from the “What’s Improved” section to a new “What’s Downgraded” section.

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i can make gen 2 strait away

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Interesting choice for new raids, I don’t know what to think of baja being a new rare, its not that great imo. And what a wait for hydroboa lol

Does this mean you only fixed the AR snake bug of a single snake that’s not even in game yet?

and hey a little weird mistake

Good luck to everyone on getting these new creatures!

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