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ARK: Survival Evolved developer rewards player $100 for reporting an exploit


ARK: Survival Evolved developer Studio Wildcard has pinned a bounty on the head of any exploit that players can find in the game. Discover something that can lead to cheating, report it rather than abuse it, and you could land yourself $100.

Sound too good a promise to be true? Well one player has just picked up their bounty and are now one hundred bucks richers. 

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Player ZeroDay(++) has been playing the Early Access game on Steam, and discovered an issue that would force the server to crash unexpectedly. After the development team confirmed the exploit by following instructions ZeroDay(++) provided to replicate it, they wired him $100 via PayPal.

“We offer $100 bounties for anyone who can provide us with hacks of any kind (which are NOT aimbots/esp/speedhacks) that can have an impact on gameplay or server stability on our official, online servers,” said TheRightHand, one of ARK’s development team, on the Steam Community forums.

The exploit itself has yet to be fixed, but an update will arrive soon to patch it out.

Will you be looking to score a little extra cash by being a bug bounty hunter?

Thanks, VG247.