Find out all the ways you can unlock more dinosaurs in Jurassic World Evolution 2.
Jurassic World Evolution 2 is the successor to Frontier Development’s 2018 building sim, Jurassic World Evolution. Just like in the first game, players are able to construct the Jurassic World theme park, which inhibits dinosaurs, pterosaurs (flying reptiles), and marine reptiles. In this guide, we will be going into details on how to unlock more dinosaurs for your theme park.
Unlock Dinosaurs In Jurassic World Evolution 2
Deluxe Edition and Story Progression
If you have purchased the Deluxe version of the game, you will get 5 exclusive dinos such as the Megalosaur, Attenborosaurus, Huangosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, and Geosternbergia for free. Apart from that, completing missions, contracts, and story progression will also eventually unlock plenty of dinosaurs for you.
However, unlike its predecessor, Jurassic World Evolution has introduced new methods of unlocking dinosaurs for your Jurassic theme park, such as Research. To unlock more dinosaurs, you will need to build an Expedition Center in the game’s Sandbox mode and Science Center in Chaos Theory or Challenge mode. The idea is to send your scientists on expeditions to Dig sites and bring back Fossils, from which they can conduct research on the dinosaurs’ genome and synthesize them.
Once you have collected 50% genome of a specific species of Dino, you can recreate them in the Hatchery. However, it is important to note that not having 100% of a dinosaur’s genome could cause them to have some characteristic abnormalities.
With that being said, research costs money. So you need to complete challenges and get your park to 5-stars so that it generates good revenue. Once you have gotten to that stage, you can begin to focus on research. As a quick tip, aside from making sure you have sufficient money, you can also pick researchers with the “Cheaper Research” trait to reduce your cost by 30%.
From your Control Room, head over to the Research segment and select Species. You’ll find that the dinos are divided into different sub-classes such as Armored Herbivores, Small Herbivores, Medium, and Large Herbivores, Flying Reptiles, Marine Reptiles, and the Exclusive dinosaurs from the Deluxe edition.
By researching a specific specimen of Dinosaurs, they will unlock Dig Sites where you can send your team of scientists to extract the fossils for collecting their DNA, which will then allow you to synthesize them as mentioned earlier. But to do so, you must have researched the Aviary and Lagoon hatchery first from the Welfare segment.
Once you have successfully researched the specimen, revealed the dig sites, excavated their fossils, and extracted their DNA, the hard part is over. You will need to head over to your hatchery and synthesize a Dino. Select a Dino with 50% or more genome progression (preferably 100%), select “Start Task” and wait. Once complete, release the Dino into your enclosure – and there you have it.
With that being said, it is important to note that some Dinos are exclusive to the main story campaign and chaos theory mode, so not every one of them can be researched ahead of time. Jurassic World Evolution 2 is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S.