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ARK Valentines Event 2024: Start Time, Love Ascended Rewards and More

Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Love Evolved event, celebrating Valentine's Day in ARK Survival Ascended.
ARK Valentines Event 2024: Start Time, Love Ascended Rewards and More
Studio Wildcard

Update 2 - The ARK Love Ascended event has been extended until Monday, Feb 26th
Update 1 - The ARK Love Ascended event is now live, and will continue to spread joy and affection until Tuesday February 20, on Official Servers.

As the month of love approaches the survivors of ARK Survival Ascended, expectations rise for the return of last year's Valentine's event. This event featured abundant new content, items, and cosmetics for players to obtain and enjoy. But what can we anticipate in 2024? Read on if you're curious about what Valentine's Day will bring to the Island of ASA. Below, we'll discuss everything we know so far, including start times, content details, and much more.

ARK Love Ascended Event - Start Times and End Dates

Studio Wildcard has confirmed that the Love Ascended event for 2024 will start on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, and will "continue to spread joy and affection" until Tuesday, February 20, 2024, on Official Servers.

Just below is a reminder of the official start and end times:

  • Love Evolved Starts on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 10:00am PST
  • Love Evolved Ends on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 10:00am PST
ARK Survival Evolved Love Evolved 2024 Start Time Countdown
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What Content To Expect During The ARK Love Evolved Event?

To begin with, in terms of content, players can expect to see cosmetics. These are typically made available in the HLNA Shop, and while last year introduced numerous new skins, this year may bring an entirely new set of skins/cosmetics. 

Last year's event featured unique mechanics, such as receiving chocolates when dinos mated, which could be used to tame or heal other dinos. Additionally, some sweets could temporarily change a dino's color, making the event both entertaining and romantic.

The ARK 396 Community Crunch blog post has now confirmed everything coming to Love Evolved in 2024. Here's everything available on Official Servers:

Event Creatures

  • Love Bugs *new*
  • Vday Coel 

Event Items

  • Valentine’s Fishing Rod *new*
  • Love Bug Hearts *new*
  • Festive Dino Candy
  • Box o' Chocolates (Now also reduce mating cooldown by 20% of current time remaining)

Event Skins

  • Bear Hug Swimsuit
  • Odd Couple Swimsuit
  • Sauropod Heart Swimsuit
  • Cupid Couture Bottom Skin
  • Cupid Couture Top Skin
  • Halo Headband Skin
  • Heart-shaped Sunglasses Skin
  • Heart Spring Hat
  • Cuddle Rex Sweater
  • Bow & Eros Skin
  • Heart-shaped Shield Skin
  • Teddy Bear Grenade Skin
  • Love Shackles Skin
  • Heart Spring Hat *new*
  • Cuddle Rex Sweater *new*
  • Love-Bed new
ARK Survival Ascended Valentines Love EVO Event 2024 Start Date
Can you feel the love in the air?

Event Emotes

  • Flirty Emote
  • Heart Emote
  • Self Hug Emote

Wild Event Creature Colors

  • Jade
  • PineGreen
  • SpruceGreen
  • LeafGreen
  • Dino Light Blue
  • WyvernBlue0
  • PowderBlue
  • Glacial
  • DarkViolet
  • DarkLavender
  • MediumLavender
  • Lavender
  • Dino Light Red
  • Dino Light Purple
  • LightPink
  • Magenta
  • DeepPink
  • Red
  • Dark Red
  • DragonFire
  • Dark Magenta
  • Dino Albino
  • NearWhite
  • Cream
ARK Survival Ascended Valentines Love EVO Event 2024 Details Skins
New skins will likely be added in this year's Valentine's EVO event. (Picture: Studio Wildcard)

It's noteworthy that last year's skins were not accessible for Nintendo Switch players; however, with the game now optimized on Unreal Engine 5, this circumstance might change, though we'll have to wait and see.

Another expectation is for higher rates to facilitate faster progression in the game during the 2024 Valentine's EVO event. While not all details are known, we anticipate the rates to be similar to last year's, which were broken down as follows:

  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval

Special creature colors were also introduced during the event, allowing players to tame uniquely colored dinos that embodied Valentine's mood on the Island. These colors included Dark Lavender, Dark Magenta, Magenta, Dino Dark Purple, Dino Light Red, Deep Pink, Dark Red, Lemon Lime, Red, and Actual Black.

ARK Survival Ascended Valentines Love EVO Event 2024 Details Mechanics
New mechanics will likely also be added for the event, but for now, we'll have to wait and see. (Picture: Studio Wildcard)