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Welcome to the Official ARK: Survival Evolved Wiki
The ARK: Survival Evolved reference manual written and maintained by the players.
We currently have 112 active editors maintaining 29,047 pages (4,726 articles).

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What is ARK: Survival Evolved?

As a man or woman stranded, naked, freezing, and starving on the unforgiving shores of a mysterious island called ARK, use your skill and cunning to kill or tame and ride the plethora of leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land. Hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements and store valuables, all while teaming up with (or preying upon) hundreds of other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

The game was released on August 29th, 2017 after being over two years in 'Early Access' and is available on Steam, the Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation 4, mobile devices, and the Nintendo Switch with continually new updates in the open-world dinosaur survival game.
ARK Game Features

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Extinction is a DLC Expansion Pack available for $20 on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4.

Aberration DLC.jpg
Aberration is a DLC Expansion Pack available for $20 on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4.

Ragnarok DLC.jpg
Ragnarok is a free DLC Expansion Map available on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4.

Scorched Earth DLC.jpg
Scorched Earth is a DLC Expansion Pack available for $20 on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4.

Primitive Plus DLC.jpg
Primitive Plus is a free DLC Expansion available on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4.

The Center DLC.jpg
The Center is a free DLC Expansion Map available on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4.

ARK Park
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ARK Park is an immersive VR experience that brings to life a world where living, breathing dinosaurs are still roaming the earth. Players embark on an exciting tour of this ancient time, interacting and witnessing hundreds of dinosaurs up-close and personal.
Official Website:
Developed by: Snail Games's Peacock Studio

Recently Revealed Dossiers

355 creatures are announced, 348 of them released and 7 yet to be released.

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Current Events

The following Events are currently active or have been announced.

ARK: Eggcellent Adventure 4 ends in: days, hours, minutes, seconds.

ARK: Evolution Event starts in: days, hours, minutes, seconds.

This Evolution Event includes:

2x Harvesting Rates

2x Taming Rates

2x EXP Rates

NOTE: This Event only affects official servers that don't have already boosted rates.

Current Patch Notes

PC and Linux

Version: 295.102


Released - 16 April, 2019

Eggcellent Adventure 4 (2019)!
  • Auto Activates 4/16-4/30
  • Not supported in Primitive Plus mode
  • Wild Bunny Oviraptors
    • 50% of wild Oviraptors (33% of wild Aberrant Dodos on Aberration) are Bunny Oviraptors
    • Cannot be tamed
    • NEW! Drop Easter Candy as they spread Easter joy!
    • Feed your candy to your tame for a fun festive effect!
  • Wild Bunny Dodos
    • 50% of wild Dodos (33% of wild Aberrant Dodos on Aberration) are Bunny Dodos
    • Cannot be tamed
    • Drop Easter Eggs as they spread Easter joy!
  • Easter Eggs
    • Can be placed in the world and painted
  • Easter Skins
    • Craftable in the Cooking Pot from Easter Eggs
    • Bunny Ears Skin
    • Procoptodon Bunny Costume
    • NEW! Marshmallow Dodo Hat
    • NEW! Chocolate Bunny Club
  • Egg Shell Hat
    • Chick Hat
  • Wild creatures have a chance to spawn with additional colors: Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue
  • Drastically reduce frost breath range
    • Freezing stops at approximately turret range
    • Damage stops at approximately half turret range
  • Fixed inability to craft Primitive+ specific resources in the forge
  • Fixed inability to harvest coal from obsidian
  • Fixed inability to harvest beeswax
  • Fixed problems with beehive functionality
  • Cauldron/Industrial Cooker can now craft new kibble
  • New kibble is now functional on dinos
  • Hole fixes across Aberration, Extinction, Island, Ragnarok, Scorched Earth, and The Center
  • Iteration on metrics
  • Desert Titan now requires line-of-sight to do melee or lightning damage
  • Added bottom cap to mushroom trees on Aberration
  • Fixed Aberration Surface Damage gaps
  • Fixed issue with blue mushrooms not allowing Ankylo to harvest properly on Aberration
  • Moved 4 spawn points to be out of potential geo on The Island
  • Fixed location where player could become stuck on Extinction
  • Fixed exploit related to stacking physics impulses
  • Fixed exploit related to Rockwell Tentacles
  • Fixed exploit related to Tek Swords
  • Fixed exploit related to Fish Baskets
  • Prevented cryoing Karkinos while they are carrying something
Platform Saddle
  • Enable platform build limits saddles PlatformSaddleBuildAreaBoundsMultiplier, can be used to increase this radius on unofficials
  • Prevent platform Saddles counting towards the max turret limit
  • Now properly supports Weapons on Humans!
  • Adjusted Desert Titan's dermis offset
  • Icon Iteration
  • Fixed LODs for Tek Triangle Roof
  • Setup colorization for Fence Foundation
  • Setup colorization for Wood Railing
  • Added a hard clamp to damage reflection
  • Fix preferred kibble
GPS Transponders
  • Fixed transponders disappearing
  • Placed Transponder Node no longer scales up after restart
Mind Wipe
  • Updated description of Mind Wipe to reflect 24-hour cooldown
  • Cryosick dinos are no longer able to attack
  • Now use players in-game name in the tribe log
Industrial Cooker
  • Now supports pulling water from any connected source
  • Never auto-activates when connected to water
  • Removed GlobalCuddleFoodList Override array
  • Use FastTurretTargeting system automatically for anything moving faster than 300 cm/s
Sloped Wooden Wall
  • Adjusted Left Sloped Wooden Wall to fit better with attaching to a normal wall
  • Can now place C4 near ORP protected structures, except near foundations
Dino Leash
  • Dino leashes no longer can be placed near enemy foundations
LOD iteration for
  • Basilisk
  • Flak Armor
  • Ghillie Armor

Xbox One

Version: 785.14


Released - April 5th, 2019 - Server only

  • Fixed server crash related to Tek Bridges and Vaults
  • Added givetekengramsto admin command

Playstation 4

Version: 534.18


Released - April 5th, 2019 - Server only

  • Fixed server crash related to Tek Bridges and Vaults
  • Added givetekengramsto admin command


Version: 1.1.20


Released - March 25th, 2019

  • Ascendant Creature Unlock available in single player store for unlimited tame stats!
  • Equus statue, Direwolf Rug & Manticore Helmet skin available in store
  • Direwolves, Procoptodons & Chalicotheriums can wear helmets
  • Tidy Save added to reduce save size for players with cloud storage limitations
  • Griffin leveling & creature recolor available via God Console
  • Revived creatures maintain spayed/neutered status
  • Increased Griffin base weight 25%
  • C4 decays after 15 minutes in PvX & PvXc game modes
  • Removed Griffin level up prevention in God Console
  • Unclaimed creatures can no longer mate
  • Photo Mode Reporting disabled on Unofficial Servers
  • Wild Raptors can no longer be carried in PvE & PvX game modes
  • Unofficial Server Transfers now have a 7 day cooldown before being able to transfer back to the server you left
  • Infinite weight exploit fixed with chairs, benches and turrets
  • Dodo Skin Rug now re-sizes based on the size of the Dodo Implant
  • Creature Implants no longer grant Potent Dust when ground. Ancient Amber now grants additional Potent Dust when ground.


Version: 600.0


Released - December 18th, 2018

  • Fix for two client lock up issues

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