Hey Ark Hunters,

We?re bringing the Defiance 2050 servers down soon for a hot fix regarding Standard Caches. Expected down time is 60-90 minutes for all platforms, thanks for understanding.

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Hi all,

The team is currently investigating issues preventing players from logging in and playing. We currently do not have an ETA and it seems to be affecting multiple games.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Hey everyone,

We're investigating a recent issue with PS4 players not able to connect to Defiance 2050. No ETA yet, but we hope to get it resolved soon.

Thanks for understanding.

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Hi all,

We're taking a look and restarting NA platforms for Defiance 2050 to help with recent login issues, thanks for your patience.

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Hi Ark Hunters,

We have an incoming server maintenance downtime for Defiance and Defiance 2050 on all platforms at the following days and times:

August 21 at 6:30 AM PDT / 3:30 PM CEST for about 1-2 hours.

Changes to this downtime will be posted here on our forums, thanks!

Update: Date updated to Wednesday Aug 21 now from Aug 20.

Update: Maintenance has been delayed. Starting at 6:30 AM PDT / 3:30 PM CEST

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Spikes are deployable items that give bonuses to players near them. Equip them in your loadout and use 2 to deploy one. They last a limited time only.

Spike Types

There are only three types of Spikes available and in only two rarities.

Name Description Uncommon Rare

Ammo Spike

Spike that replenishes the ammo pool of all allies within its radius.

3% per second

6% per second

Damage Spike

Spike that increases the damage dealt by all allies within its radius.



Protection Spike

Spike that adds plates of ablative armor to all allies within its radius and heals every second for 30 seconds.

2 plates and 2% heal

3 plates and 4% heal


  • Uncommon versions of Spikes can be found on Supplies Vendors for a small Scrip cost.
  • Rare versions of Spikes can be found from lockboxes or vendor specials.

Spike Images

Ammo Damage Protection


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