Anyone who plays ARK: Survival Evolved knows just how laggy it has become recently, especially as the servers are getting more and more crowded. With the introduction of new dinos, new updates, special events and more, some servers are becoming increasingly difficult to play on. I for one know the pain of these performance issues, playing on an official server that generally sits around the 50 people mark on a quiet day, with a record total of 94 players and a wonderful 200 ping when the Valentines event began.
Take a look at the forums and it’s plain to see people are becoming disheartened by this issue. Finally some good news from the devs on this issue, it seems they are aware of the recent performance issues and are working hard on a fix for it:
We are aware of perf. issues on some PS4 and Xbox servers related to heavily populated servers. Engineers will be looking into this.
— Adam (@thelilpanda) March 11, 2017