Over the years, Studio Wildcard has become quite famous for developing the massively popular survival title Ark: Survival Evolved. And their latest release, Ark: Survival Ascended, is a remake of that game. Wildcard officially sunsetted the server for ASE in August, and ASA is now meant to fill that ASE void, although unofficial servers for ASE are still active. Studio Wildcard also happens to be famous for another thing. And that thing happens to be their sheer incompetence in optimizing their titles. ASA is full of bugs and errors, which seem to increase in number by the day. And this guide, in particular, will focus on one of them. The in-game camera locking bug is one of the many issues that players are currently dealing with.
As you might have already guessed, this bug makes it so that the in-game camera gets locked to a certain angle, resulting in the player experiencing a very uncomfortable play session. This mostly happens after a player interacts with a dinosaur. Or after looking into the crate, campfire, or dino inventory. There are also instances where this bug comes into effect after renaming a dino. All in all, it’s quite a random bug. So, is there a fix for this issue? Continue reading to find out!
Ark Survival Ascended (ASA) In-game Camera Locking Bug: Is there any fix yet
Follow the workarounds below and check out which one is of help to you. Although there is no outright mention that the bug is fixed, the official team did release the v25.62 update that fixed some cases where camera movement and input could be lost. So, the issue must be fixed by now. Prior to this update, the QA team mentioned that they were aware of this issue, and a fix is expected to arrive soon enough. So, it seems that the most recent update introduced the said fix. However, if the issue still persists, here’s what you can do:
The reason we suggest you start with the restart method is to know if this is just a one-time bug or something more serious. And so, if it’s the latter, switch to another workaround. Also, as per many reports, logging out and then logging back in is also something that players have used to fix this issue, so you can try this too.
Verify game files –
At times, a game can have some missing or corrupted files, which can cause issues such as this. So, you will have to verify the game files to get rid of such problems. To do this, start Steam and select Library. Next, right-click on ASA and choose Properties > Installed Files > Verify integrity of game files. After the verification process is complete, restart your PC and then launch the game.
Hold down your middle mouse button –
Right now, the most common fix for this issue seems to be holding down the middle mouse button for just a few seconds, after which the camera will be unlocked out of its position. We highly recommend you use this method if you haven’t tried it before.
Hold E on a dino –
Besides the middle mouse method, there’s also the method where you just need to hold or press E on a dino. If the previous fix didn’t work, then this will most likely fix your issue.
For some players, doing a fresh install of the game was what helped them fix this issue. So, if none of the aforementioned workarounds worked for you, then try this workaround. If even this doesn’t net any meaningful results, then the only other option is to contact support.
Well, we hope that one of these workarounds here has been of help to you. Unfortunately, there’s another issue that players have been complaining about a lot. And that one happens to be the mods not installing issue. So, if you have encountered the same, consider reading this guide for more details. Lastly, don’t forget to follow DigiStatement for more guides like this. Also read: Ark Survival Ascended (ASA) Inventory Bug troubling players: Is there any fix yet