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Ark: Aberration Lets You Spawn Alien Allies…After Getting Yourself Impregnated

Congratulations! It’s A Boy!

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Ark: Survival Evolved’s second expansion, one that promises to bring some much needed depth and content to this crazy world. As if shooting down dinosaurs wasn’t enough, now we’re being introduced to strange, new alien species. One of the most notable ones being the Reapers, creatures that have apparently taken a page out of the Xenomorph’s book and choose to impregnate their enemies.

That includes the player, though apparently this can be a good thing. According to an article on Eurogamer, if you get your virtual cherry popped by the Reaper Queen, you get a handy new sidekick!

A second expansion pack for Ark: Survival Evolved has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s called Aberration and it is, as the title suggests, unusual.

Aberration is the name of a malfunctioning Ark with an underground biome. There’s radioactive sunlight, earthquakes, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear and weird creatures. There are spooky humanoids called Nameless, and Reapers who impregnate enemies to spawn offspring. Apparently if you let the Reaper Queen impregnate you, you spawn a Reaper you can tame and control.

It won’t be the only new beast you can tame. You can climb and fly on the back of a camouflaged Rock Drake chamaeleon thing; you can stamp around with a giant Cave Crustacean, which is probably an overgrown crab; and you can light the way with a Lantern Pet.

Ark: Aberration costs $20 standalone or comes free as part of the game’s £35 Season Pass.

Well…that’s certainly one way of making the most out of a bad situation. We’re guessing the comparison to Alien ends there since it’s very unlikely that you’ll be able to make use of your new ally if it just burst out of your chest.

Be sure to check out the trailer for Ark: Survival Evolved – Aberration below!