ARK update 1.44 for PS4 adds Tek Sword, Tek Shield and More

Check out what's new in ARK update 1.44 (version 516)

ARK update 1.44 for the PS4 is now available for download. According to the official ARK 1.44 patch notes, the update has added new Tek Sword, Tek Shield, and Tek Structure to the game.

The new Tek Sword is capable of a dash-charge attack and has armor piercing capability, while the Tek Shield can reflect incoming projectiles and bullets, and can completely stop splash damage. The new Structure: Tek Light can Attaches to any surface and can be either independently powered by Element Shards in its Inventory, or traditionally powered via generators.

In addition, the new ARK PS4 update 1.44 has fixed a bug with the Phoenix where you could set dinos alight from a far distance. ARK 1.44 has also fixed a bug with the Phoenix where it wouldn’t do damage to wild targets in PVE Read full ARK Changelog below.

ARK update 1.44 Version (v516) PS4 adds the Tek Shield and Tek Sword
ARK update 1.44 Version (v516) PS4 adds the Tek Shield and Tek Sword

ARK update 1.44 for PS4 Patch Notes

  • ARK 1.44 has added a new Weapon: Tek Sword (Charge-Attack and damages Metal & significantly pierces Armor when powered by Element).
  • New Armor: Tek Shield (Reflects incoming projectiles/bullets when powered by Element).
  • ARK update 1.44 has added a new Structure: Tek Light (Attaches to any surface and can be either independently powered by Element Shards in its Inventory, or traditionally powered via generators).
  • Fixed issue where clients would sometimes become disconnected after demolishing/destroying structures.
  • ARK 1.44 has fixed a spawn issue with Ragnarok Lava Golem Boss.
  • Fixed the bear trap to avoid turret exploit. Bear traps only damageable by explosion now (or demolishing).
  • ARK update 1.44 has reduced Flamethrower Damage from base 100 per second to 30 per second.
  • Flamethrower Direct Damage is now affected by Armour.
  • According to the official ARK patch notes, Flamethrower expensive foliage particle effects now eliminated for everyone except the local player using the weapon.
  • Chainsaw not able to attack whilst running.
  • Tripled the effective “ammo” of TEK armours, so they last 3x as long per element.
  • Shield blocks should block whip stuns/item drops (and trigger the cooldown), and whip stun on players reduced to 1 second.
  • ARK 1.44 has implemented a new value to reduce indirect torpor (Gas grenades, tranq).
  • Chitin, Metal, Riot, and TEK Armours now reduce incoming torpor.
    • Chitin:
      Direct Torpor Armor Mult: 0.07 (Was 0)
      Indirect Torpor Armor Mult: 0.035 (Was 0)
    • Metal:
      Direct Torpor Armor Mult: 0.15 (Was 0)
      Indirect Torpor Armor Mult: 0.06 (Was 0)
    • Riot:
      Direct Torpor Armor Mult: 0.25 (Was 0.25)
      Indirect Torpor Armor Mult: 0.12 (Was 0)
    • Tek (remember there are no Tek qualities):
      Direct Torpor Armor Mult: 0.7 (Was 0)
      Indirect Torpor Armor Mult: 0.7 (Was 0)
  • ARK update 1.44 has fixed an issue where explosives would have an impact on server performance.
  • According to the official ARK changelog, the new major update has fixed a bug with the Phoenix where you could set dinos alight from a far distance.
  • Fixed a bug with the Phoenix where it wouldn’t do damage to wild targets in PVE
  • ARK 1.44 has fixed a bug where you could unlock super speed with the TEK Jet Pack.
  • Fixed a bug where setting the server fps to 2.5 would launch you across the map.
  • ARK update 1.44 has fixed a bug preventing players riding a Therizino from getting shot when Turrets were set to Player Only.
  • Fixed an issue where you weren’t able to name your character preset in character creation.
  • ARK 1.44 has fixed an issue where Ankylosaurus would get stuck in the air.
  • According to the official ARK patch notes, the update has fixed a bug where u could tame and damage Phoenix when not in Superheat.

Previously, the game developers released update 515. Checking your game update and download latest ARK update 1.44 for PS4.

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