Some of the most common and rewarding events that players can participate in within Defiance are Arkfalls. These events are described as being remnants of alien ships that were destroyed in space in the past falling to Earth. They resemble meteors or giant crystals and require a lot of effort to crack open. At every Arkfall location players will have to come together to defeat a large group of enemies to obtain possession of the Arkfall to complete the event.
There are both major and minor versions of Arkfalls. Both reward players with tons of experience, Scrip, and Ark Salvage when completed but there are significant differences between them. Below we’ve outlined the key differences and the different types of events you’ll encounter for each one.
Minor Arkfalls typically require players to secure just 1 Arkfall and face off against a smaller group of enemies (such as Hellbugs, Raiders, or Scrappers). These are generally pretty simple, straightforward, and require just a few Ark Hunters to complete. They still give you a generous amount of XP and Scrip upon completion but not quite as much as major events provide you with.
Here are the various minor Arkfalls that are found throughout the game:
Major Arkfalls are much larger events consisting of several Arkfalls, multiple parts, and, usually, 50 or more Ark Hunters in play at the same time. These events are absolutely HUGE. They take time to complete but they are very rewarding. These events take a considerable time dedication and the key to rising the leaderboards is to deal the most damage out of all the other Ark Hunters active in the event.
Here are the different types of Major Arkfalls you’ll encounter in-game:
Developers will occasionally update the game and some updates may include new Arkfall types. We will update this page as new information is released via patches, DLC, and general updates to Defiance.
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