Artifacts are special items in ARK: Survival Evolved that can be found in Caves around the ARK. They can be found in a loot-crate at the end of the cave, and obtaining them can be fairly dangerous. Currently, their only use is to summon Broodmother Lysrix, Megapithecus, Dragon and the Manticore. They can also be placed on Trophy Bases for decoration purposes.
Currently, 14 Artifacts exist in the game, however only 10 of them can be obtained without using cheats on The Island, 11 on The Center (As of 13 Mar 2017, this number is actually 10 for the Center. The Brute Artifact, if available, has not been located, so it seems it cannot be found), and 3 on Scorched Earth.
Obtainable Artifacts[edit | edit source]
Artifacts of Scorched Earth (DLC)[edit | edit source]
Artifacts of The Center (Map)[edit | edit source]
Removed Artifacts[edit | edit source]
These Artifacts used to be in the game but were removed from the game files.
Personally retrieved all the Artifacts.
- Personally retrieving all of the obtainable artifacts will award the "Artifact Archaeologist" achievement.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Artifacts are used to summon boss monsters at the Obelisks or placed on a Trophy Base for decoration.
- Only humans can carry artifacts. (since v254.0)
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