Jurassic World Evolution 2 Update 2 Has Big Sandbox Changes


Several major changes and features are coming.

If you’re a Jurassic World fan, you’re in luck: Jurassic World Evolution 2 Update 2 is releasing on March 8th, along with the Camp Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack. There are a lot of big changes coming with Jurassic World Evolution 2 Update 2, with several major changes and new features coming to the Sandbox mode, such as all dinosaurs, skins, and patterns will now be available by default when starting a new Sandbox level. That’s big news because now it doesn’t matter if they have already been unlocked.

That’s only part of the update, but before we dive deeper into that it’s worth talking about the Camp Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack, which will add Dr. Henry Wu’s hybrids: Scorious rex. There are also the two variants of the herbivore Ouranosaurus, and lots of new skins. These are: Baryonyx trio Grim, Limbo and Chaos, Toro, Big Eatie the T. rex, Bumpy with anew Ankylosaurus skin, and the fluorescent Parasaurolophus Lux.

What else is in Jurassic World Evolution 2 Update 2?

Along with the Sandbox changes I initially talked about, there’s also a new feature coming to the mode where players can play with Research and Expeditions mechanics, meaning that you can start from scratch and work your way up in all Sandbox maps. These mechanics can be turned on and off at any time, so you don’t have to start a new park if you realize that hey, maybe playing from scratch isn’t really your thing.

As for building your parks, there are also forty new placeable decorations, which are split in Facility Pieces and Decoration Pieces. Facility Pieces mainly work with the DFW building sets while Decoration Pieces will help parks stand out with new signs, planters, and fountains. Velociraptor Paddock and a Spinosaurus skeleton can also be added to your parks, because skeletons are cool.

While you’re placing things, you’ll also be able to place individual trees in your parks and facilities. They come in Large, Medium, Small, and Bushy, and while the trees themselves are unique to their environments, you can mix and match the different sizes as you see fit.

Once you’re done placing all your stuff, you’ll now be able to view it in first-person mode, which is pretty neat. You’ll be able to move around open areas of your park, change your movement speed, and alternate your viewing height. If it gets dark, you’ll also be able to turn on a light. Buildings and vehicles can be interacted with, and you’ll be able to get up-close and to your dinosaurs for the first time.

While you’ll be able to look at your dinos in-game, there’s also a new Species Viewer that will allow players to view the game’s dinosaurs and reptiles and more detail. Something to note is that while all species are available by default, Challenge Mode skins will be unavailable to stare at until they’re unlocked. Still, you’ll be able to play some looped animations to see how the dinos run, walk, fly, or swim. Clever girl.

As with any patch, there are some Quality of Life (QoL) improvements. Unearthed minerals will now be able to be instantly sold during expeditions, you’ll be able to assign MVUs to patrol Ranger Posts, and Certain Operations Buildings will receive new upgrades to cut down on task time and cost. Oh, and there’s also Nvidia DLAA support coming for GeForce RTX 20 Series and GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards, which should make this game a lot more accessible for those who don’t have super-powerful rigs.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Jurassic World Evolution 2 Update 2 is releasing on March 8th along with the Camp Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack.

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