|This article is about the first DLC map. For the floating island of the same name, see The Center (Floating Island).|
|This article is about the DLC: The Center.|
The Center originated as a custom map by modder Ben “EvilMrFrank” Burkart. It was added to ARK: Survival Evolved as free DLC in PC patch 241.0 and Xbox One update 734.0. It underwent a "mega-update" that added the Redwood Forests in PC patch 245.0 and has recently been released on Xbox One and PS4.
The Center consists of multiple climatic and geological regions, including several that are not featured on The Island map. The map's most notable feature, a colossal floating island, can be found to the West of the map surrounded by treacherous swamps. To the far North, an active volcanic island can be found covered in basalt, lava, and dangerous predators. Numerous islands covered in jungles, tropical shorelines, mountains, and ancient ruins dot the varied archipelago. A unique set of caves push survivors to their limits in search of the Artifacts and their hidden rewards. Descend into Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth where survivors will find themselves in a self-sufficient underground ecosystem far beneath the lush jungles. Similarly, survivors can dive down to either of two underwater domes to build their own naval bases of Atlantean proportions!
The Center DLC has a default difficulty level of 5.0 which means wild dinos up to level 150 and better loot quality from supply drops. Giganotosaurus has an extremely rare chance to spawn anywhere on the map (excluding caves, of course), so even survivors on tropical islands must never let their guard down.
Regions[edit | edit source]
Notice: The below region information is incomplete (as regions do not yet have official names) and will be added to/changed in the near future.
North / Northeast[edit | edit source]
East[edit | edit source]
Central[edit | edit source]
West[edit | edit source]
South[edit | edit source]
Approximate Spawn Locations[edit | edit source]
Data Maps[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Although extremely rare, Giganotosaurus seems to be able to spawn anywhere in the overworld of The Center that another land-based creature could spawn. For instance, it is possible that an island no wider than a few meters could host a fresh Giga spawn.
- On PvP servers, any structures in Caves, the Underground World, Underwater Domes, and any of the Ancient Ruins will take 6x damage.
- There is a massive underground crystal cave that lies along the southern portion of the cliffs that form the Edge of the World. Similar to the Underground World but filled with cosmetic crystals all over as well as a small but detailed cosmetic ruin.
Web Resources[edit | edit source]
Spotlight[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
2. http://22.214.171.124/map.html - Admin coordinates