Cretaceous Predator Pack and Update 8 coming 30 November 2023
Cretaceous Predator Pack and Update 8 coming 30 November 2023

Cretaceous Predator Pack and Update 8 coming 30 November 2023

Hello again, Park Managers!

We are incredibly excited to announce the latest dinosaur pack coming to Jurassic World Evolution 2 on 30 November, the Cretaceous Predator Pack.

Give your park guests the experience of a lifetime with four new unique Cretaceous species, all of them powerful prehistoric reptiles in their own rights. They will undoubtedly be fantastic additions to your parks.

Let's take a closer look at what's coming in the Jurassic World Evolution 2: Cretaceous Predator Pack.


The Gigantoraptor is the largest known Oviraptorosaur and was first discovered in Inner Mongolia in 2005. Its large stature can be quite intimidating, and a fully grown Gigantoraptor could weigh as much as two metric tons in body mass. The elongation of its legs meant it was adapted to run or maintain speed for an extensive amount of time, making it a dinosaur that could be difficult to flee from.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 - Gigantoraptor


This carnivore is the epitome of feathered ferocity. Undeniably stunning, but also incredibly lethal, this ruthless predator had scythe-like claws that could stop almost any victim dead in its tracks. One of the largest known raptors, the Utahraptor could grow up to 18 feet long and 4 feet tall. Now its beautiful plumage is coming to Jurassic World Evolution 2!

Jurassic World Evolution 2 - Utahraptor


This dinosaur lived approximately 130 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous period, and was originally discovered in Spain. Its name means "Cuenca hunter with a hump", stemming from the tall narrow hump on the dinosaur's back, as well as a city close to where it was first discovered. The Concavenator has a unique and instantly recognisable profile, but try not to get taken in by its unique look. It's still a highly dangerous hunter!

Jurassic World Evolution 2 - Concavenator


Inspired by the Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation Netflix Show, Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Hidden Adventure, and straight to your parks, it's Tarbosaurus, the Alarming Lizard! This Asian counterpart to the T. rex is a highly efficient hunter, measuring at approximately 10 metres long, 3 metres tall at the hips, and weighing up to 5 metric tons! You can rest assured that your guests will be absolutely awed by its awesome power.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 - Tarbosaurus

Free Update 8

We've also got a free update coming your way on 30 November! We have some incredibly exciting features coming in Update 8, which will be available to all players on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. Let's take a look at some of the highlights below.

Prebuilt layouts

We know many of you love to build intricate Sandbox parks, jumping into a fresh map and treating it like a blank canvas ready to be filled with your beautiful designs. For those of you who want to start off with a little help, we have created prebuilt layouts that you can jump into when playing Sandbox Mode. These prebuilds will be available as options in Sandbox and Custom Challenge Mode. All are inspired by Campaign, Challenge and Chaos Theory levels, with existing paths, buildings, and enclosures.

You'll be able to use preset starting layouts on the following maps:

  • Isla Nublar 1993
  • San Diego
  • Isla Sorna
  • Isla Nublar 2015
  • Arizona
  • Washington State
  • Oregon
  • California
  • United Kingdom
  • Sierra Nevada (Dominion Biosyn Expansion)
  • San Albertus (Dominion Malta Expansion)
  • San Marie (Dominion Malta Expansion)
  • Santaegidius (Dominion Malta Expansion)

New Decorations

Jurassic World Evolution 2 - New decorations in Free Update 8

You can never have too many decorations in your Dinosaur Park! Customise your park using new bins, benches, plant pots and fountains, to name a few of the new additions. All building styles and eras will be able to use these new decorations to add that little extra to your parks.

Capture Mode Changes

We love seeing your gorgeous Jurassic World Evolution 2 screenshots and soon we're kicking Capture Mode up another notch with a cool new addition. Soon you'll be able to change the time of day and weather while in Capture Mode. This won't affect gameplay, so when you leave Capture Mode the weather and time of day will be immediately reverted back. We're looking forward to seeing how you use this new feature in your screenshots!

New Dinosaur Variants

Jurassic World Evolution 2 - Allosaurus variant

Yes, you read that right- there are some incredible new species Variants coming in Update 8.

  • Allosaurus 2022
  • Dimorphodon 2022
  • Pteranodon 2001
  • Brachiosaurus 2001
  • Stegosaurus 1997

Let us know which one is your favourite from the list above!

Additional Features

There are lots more features and changes coming in Free Update 8, including Species Unlock Shuffling, to partially randomise the order in which species can be unlocked on the tech tree for both Custom Challenge and Sandbox mode; Pack Chase Behaviour, which allows selected carnivorous dinosaurs to chase alongside a same species hunter as they go after their prey; and Automated Hatcheries, which will allow you to set a target population number for chosen species, which the hatchery will aim to maintain.

For everything included in Free Update 8, be sure to read through the full changelog once the Cretaceous Predator Pack and Free Update 8 launch on 30 November. You'll also be able to see some of the updates and the new pack in action in our Cretaceous Predator Pack & Free Update 8 Preview Livestream on 29 November at 4pm GMT on our Twitch and YouTube channels.

In the meantime, don't forget to wishlist the Jurassic World Evolution 2: Cretaceous Predator Pack here!

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