Explorers! Welcome to the Patch 2.0 coverage articles! With Ludia releasing Update 2.0(!) there’s a lot to cover. This article will focus on Creature Exclusivity! It seems Ludia has heard our calls of changing up the creatures that are exclusive and have answered with a pretty big shakeup! Let’s see what changes they have made!
Event Exclusive Changes
Creatures that become Event Exclusive
- Dilophosaurus (Currently L3 Day/Dawn/Dusk)
- Dracorex (Currently L2 Anytime)
- Kelenken (Currently Dawn/Dusk Global)
- Quetzalcoatlus (Currently L2 Day/Dawn/Dusk)
- Tenontosaurus (Currently Park Day/Dawn/Dusk)
- Wuerhosaurus (Currently Park Day/Dawn/Dusk)
- Brachiosaurus (Currently L1 Anytime)
- Woolly Rhinoceros (Currently L4 Anytime)
These creatures are going to be Special Event only, meaning that they will only be dartable during the Featured Event weeks, otherwise you have to use Sanctuaries to obtain their DNA! There are some pretty good creatures in there that make amazing hybrids, such as Brachiosaurus, Woolly Rhino and Quetzalcoatlus! Be sure to dart as much as you can of these eight creatures before the Update hits, because you will be seeing a lot less of these!
Creatures that will now spawn on the map
To compensate for these eight creatures going into Sanctuary and Event Exclusivity, Ludia decided to release four current Sanctuary Exclusives into the wild. These are:
- Woolly Mammoth
Woolly Mammoth being released into the wild is amazing. This will make its hybrids much more accessible! We feel like they could have chosen some better creatures to release than Brontotherium, Scolosaurus and Megaloceros such as Dsungaripterus and Titanoboa, but we’re happy that they chose to release some creatures from Sanctuary Exclusivity. We will give you the Spawn Guide as quickly as possible on GamePress so you can see where these creatures will spawn!
Creatures remaining Event Exclusives
These creatures will remain available through special events.
- Allosaurus GEN2
It’s unfortunate to see these highly desired creatures still being Sanctuary Exclusive, but with Ludia showing that they are prepared to make changes to the Exclusive creatures’ and their placement we can definitely hope that in the future these amazing creatures become dartable in the Arena!
Arena Exclusive Creatures
Creatures that become Arena Exclusive
- Brontotherium (Currently Sanctuary Exclusive)
- Dimorphodon (Currently Global Dawn/Dusk)
- Sarcosuchus (Currently Park Anytime)
- Suchomimus (Currently Global Night)
- Charlie (Currently L2 Night/Dawn/Dusk)
- Marsupial Lion (Currently Thursday Daily Creature)
- Ornithomimus (Currently Global Day/Dawn/Dusk)
- Scaphognathus (Currently L4 Night/Dawn/Dusk)
- Baryonyx (Currently Global Anytime)
- Maiasaura (Currently L3 Anytime)
- Scutosaurus (Currently Global Anytime)
These creatures all become Arena Exclusive after this Update. With most of them you might already have a ton of DNA for it, so I wouldn’t worry too much about darting them. However, if you do decide to dart some creatures from this list, make sure that you dart Marsupial Lion and the Epics on this list! They will be the most useful out of the list!
Creatures that will now spawn on the map
- Stygimoloch GEN2
- Baryonyx GEN2
Almost every single Arena Exclusive Creature got released into the wild, and we’re very excited about that! The four biggest ones are Arambourgiania, Irritator, Proceratosaurus and Pachycephalosaurus being released, as those will be the most coveted and useful of the bunch! Poor Alanqa though, it has been an Arena Exclusive ever since its debut in the game. A shame this pterosaur wasn’t released from its Arena confinement, but perhaps this will happen in a future Update.
What to dart now?
So with all these creature changes out now it will make sense to dart all of them before they get locked up behind some form of Exclusivity. And you are 100% correct! However, we feel like there are some creatures that you should go after more than others. Your main priority should be the creatures that become Sanctuary/Event Exclusive, but there are some really valuable creatures in the Arena Exclusive category as well. We will list some creatures by Local you will really need to go after right below.
Brachiosaurus – L1 Day/Dawn/Dusk
Brachiosaurus has always been very coveted ever since the introduction of Ardentismaxima. Seeing as this will be the sauropod with the most Health now, you will definitely need to go after this creature before it gets locked up behind Event Exclusivity! Dart as much as you can!
Quetzalcoatlus – L2 Day/Dawn/Dusk
Quetzalcoatlus is a coveted Rare needed to create Quetzorion. Seeing as you need quite a lot of Quetzalcoatlus DNA in order to create it, you might want to consider going to L2 in order to get your Quetzorion on good levels!
Dracorex – L2 Anytime
While you are in Local 2 for your Quetzalcoatlus, be sure to grab as many Dracorex as you can! Its hybrid Utarinex is getting some love this update, so be sure to get as much Dracorex as possible!
Maiasaura – L3 Anytime
With Phorusaura being as strong as it is, Maiasaura was already quite high on everyones list. Now that it becomes Arena Exclusives, be sure to plan a trip to your Local 3 and pop an Epic Scent there in order to stock up on some DNA for it before it goes into Arena Exclusivity!
Woolly Rhinoceros – L4 Anytime
While Keratoporcus and Monolorhino aren’t as great now, the Creature changes show that both are getting some reworks and/or buffs! Be sure to grab some Woolly Rhino from L4, as you will need lots of it to create its two hybrids!
Tenontosaurus and Wuerhosaurus – Park Day/Dawn/Dusk
Both of these Park creatures are used for great creatures in Tenontorex and Carnotarkus respectively. Be sure to grab any of then you see, but focus on Wuerhosaurus if you haven’t already depleted your Tenontosaurus reserve from the Tenontorex Championship.
So. Many. Changes. Don’t get me wrong, I love it that we can dart Irritator now, but it will take some time to get used to this big change, as Ludia never really has done anything like it except releasing Iritator G2 into the wild. What do you think of these changes? Let us know in our Discord server! Be sure to read our other content on the Update 2.0 as well, and we will see you next time!