Has ARK piqued your curiosity now that it has become popular thanks to streamers? You may have thought that without a very powerful computer it is a game that you will not be able to enjoy. Nothing is further from reality, you should know that there is a mobile version that is very good and that you can download for free from Google Play . It is not an alternative game, it is the same game that can be downloaded to the computer, although with some limitations. It is developed by the same company that published the computer game : Wildcard.
That’s how easy it is to play ARK: Survival Evolved for free on mobile
It is a game with millions of downloads behind it, but due to its graphic content you may have thought that it would not be available for mobile . The good news is that it is available for Android smartphones; the bad news is that you won’t be able to download it on any device. It is a very heavy game that requires a minimum of power to function properly. The game warns that it is compatible with mobiles that have more than 3 GB of RAM.
You should also bear in mind that it occupies about 2.5 GB and that you will need a good amount of space to be able to install it on your Android mobile . If you meet these two requirements, it is as easy as going to Google Play, searching for ARK and downloading the first option. If you want to make it even easier you can visit this link that takes you directly to the game.
Downloading may take a long time if your Internet connection is not very good. Our recommendation is that you download it overnight so that there is no problem. Once you have it installed on your device, you just have to open it and you can start browsing its interface, create games or configure the graphics so that your mobile better supports the graphic load.
How to configure ARK graphics for better performance
Have you downloaded the game and it doesn’t work quite right for you on your mobile? It is possible that the graphics default requiring higher performance to play proficiently. It is a game with a fairly high graphical load, although it has some options to make it more playable on less powerful devices.
In the following list you will find some of the options that allow you to change the game and that can slightly improve the experience. If you activate or deactivate all the workload of your device will be less and you may get a good experience. All these changes can be found in the ‘Options’ tab of the main screen.
- Disable global chat: enabled
- Disable Shake Effects: On
- Disable Haptic Feedback: Enabled
- Graphics quality: Low
- Resolution: adjust until the game looks fluid
- Conserve Battery Mode: On
How to create a game with friends in ARK: Survival Evolved
To play ARK with friends on your mobile you need a stable Internet connection and a decent device: playing alone is not the same as playing on a server. When playing on a server the game will require extra performance .
Playing with friends is as simple as clicking on ‘ Play ARK ‘ and then entering the ‘Unofficial Servers’ option. In this section you will find a list of public games that you can enter and in which there are players from all over the world. You can create your own server, but this will cost you money.
The best thing you can do if you want to play with friends is to find an active server where there are several seats available. It will be as simple as everyone finding that room on the list and joining . It is the way to do it for free, because if you want to have your own server you must click on the option ‘Rent servers’.
With these steps you can now play ARK on your mobile , completely free and with friends on a public server. It is a game that requires quite high knowledge and in which the experience improves a lot if you have a gamepad.