Achievements

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There are currently 31 Achievements to be earned on Steam and 18 for Xbox One with many more planned for the game's final release.

Some achievements will award you a skin. Once you earn a skin this way it will reappear in your inventory every time you respawn, on every character you make with that account. Hairstyles and emotes unlocked this way are also usable on every character under that account.

The obtainable achievements are alphabetized as follows:

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Alpha Ascension

You ascended off the ARK, at Alpha level!


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Apex Predator

Unlock All Achievements.


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Artifact Archaeologist

Personally retrieved all the Artifacts.

  • Awards Bunny Ears Skin.png Bunny Ears Skin
  • Unlocks Hairstyles: Ponytail, Mutton Chops
  • To obtain this achievement, you must defeat every Cave and collect their Artifact Of The Clever.png Artifacts. You must personally loot the artifacts from each loot crate and place them within your inventory.


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Beta Ascension

You ascended off the ARK, at Beta Level!


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Cure-All

Cure yourself of Swamp Fever.


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Expert Survivor

You defeated ARK's second Ultimate Life Form!

  • Awards Santa Hat Skin.png Santa Hat Skin
  • Unlocks Emote: Snowball
  • To obtain this achievement, you must be near Megapithecus Icon.png Megapithecus within its Boss Arena when it is killed. You do not necessarily have to personally kill it, however you can NOT be mounted on any Creature upon its death, or else you will not receive the achievement. You will still receive the Megapithecus Trophy.png Megapithecus Trophy and Gorilla Flag.png Gorilla Flag regardless of whether or not you are mounted.


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Fear Evolved: DodoRex Hunter

You hunted down and slayed the elusive DodoRex, and claimed its army of Zombie Dodos!


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Gamma Ascension

You ascended off the ARK, at Gamma level!


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Giga Rider

Ride a Giganotosaurus.


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Highest Peak

Reach the highest mountain peak of the ARK.


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Lowest Depth

Reach the bottom of the ARK's oceans.


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Map Maker

Uncover more than 80% of the Mini-Map.


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Master Survivor

You defeated ARK's third Ultimate Life Form!

  • Awards Chieftan Hat Skin.png Chieftan Hat Skin
  • Unlocks Emote: Turkey
  • To obtain this achievement, you must be near Dragon.png The Dragon within its Boss Arena when it is killed. You do not necessarily have to personally kill it, however you can NOT be mounted on any Creature upon its death, or else you will not receive the achievement. You will still receive the Dragon Trophy.png Dragon Trophy and Dragon Flag.png Dragon Flag regardless of whether or not you are mounted.


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Master Zoologist

You tamed all of the domesticable creatures on the ARK!


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Maximum Dinosaur

Level one of your dinosaurs to the maximum level.

  • Awards Dino Glasses Skin.png Dino Glasses Skin
  • "Maximum level" means that you only have to get the creature to its maximum experience. It does not mean you have to get the maximum possible level (i.e. finding a max level wild creature, taming it with max efficiency, and leveling it up all the way)


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Maximum Survivor

Reach the maximum survivor level.


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Rex Rider

Ride a T-Rex.


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Survivor Evolved

You've defeated ARK's first three Ultimate Life Forms! And yet...


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Veteran Paleontologist

Unlock all the Explorer Notes on ARK Prime.


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Veteran Survivor

You defeated ARK's first Ultimate Life Form!

  • Awards Witch Hat Skin.png Witch Hat Skin
  • To obtain this achievement, you must be near Broodmother Icon.png Broodmother Lysrix within its Boss Arena when it is killed. You do not necessarily have to personally kill it, however you can NOT be mounted on any Creature upon its death, or else you will not receive the achievement. You will still receive the Broodmother Trophy.png Broodmother Trophy and Spider Flag.png Spider Flag regardless of whether or not you are mounted.


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Your First Day...

Survive a full length day and night on the ARK.


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Your First Dino...

Tame a dinosaur.


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Your First Ride...

Ride a dinosaur.

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Beginner Explorer

You discovered 10% of the Explorer Notes on the ARK!


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Experienced Explorer

You discovered 20% of the Explorer Notes on the ARK!


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Adventurous Explorer

You discovered 30% of the Explorer Notes on the ARK!


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Studious Explorer

You discovered 40% of the Explorer Notes on the ARK!


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Veteran Explorer

You discovered 50% of the Explorer Notes on the ARK!


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Adept Explorer

You discovered 60% of the Explorer Notes on the ARK!


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Professional Explorer

You discovered 70% of the Explorer Notes on the ARK!


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Expert Explorer

You discovered 80% of the Explorer Notes on the ARK!


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Master Explorer

You discovered 90% of the Explorer Notes on the ARK!


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Perfect Explorer

You discovered 100% of the Explorer Notes on the ARK!