ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile

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Disambig.png This article is about the game on iOS and Android. For the game on PC, Xbox One, and PS4, see ARK: Survival Evolved. For other apps related to ARK, see Apps.

ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile
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Open-world dinosaur survival game for iOS and Android
Game Information
Developer War Drum Studios
Publisher Studio Wildcard
Closed Beta for iOS IOS Logo.png March 15, 2018
Release date IOS Logo.pngAndroid Logo.png June 14, 2018
Current Version 2.0.12
Links Download on iOS
Download on AndroidDownload App Store.svgDownload Google Play.svg
Logo Mobile.png This article is about content exclusively available in the version on Mobile.

ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile is a free-to-play mobile version of ARK: Survival Evolved released on June 14, 2018 for iOS and Android.

Official description

Dive into the ultimate mobile dino-adventure with ARK: Survival Evolved! A massive game world combines with 80+ unique dinosaurs and primal creatures for you to capture and tame - making for a survival experience bar-none. Meet up with other players and friends in this Jurassic-era world, to form tribes and work together to build colonies of survivors.

Based on the genre-defining adventure from PC and consoles, ARK: Survival Evolved challenges you to survive and thrive on a mysterious island, where you start out alone and unarmed. Gather resources and craft tools to build shelter and hunt. Expand your domain while capturing and taming dinosaurs to do your bidding. Make new friends online, form tribes, and build mighty structures to defend against man and mega-predators alike!

Features of ARK: Survival Evolved include:

  • 80+ Dinosaurs: Use cunning strategy and tactics to tame, train, ride and breed the many dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the dynamic, persistent ecosystems across land, sea, air, and even underground.
  • Discover: Explore a massive living and breathing prehistoric landscape as you find the means to survive, thrive, and escape on the Ark.
  • Craft and Build: Using any means necessary to survive, craft weapons, clothes, and items, and build shelters, villages, or even large cities.
  • Survive Alone or With Others: Group up with, or prey on, hundreds of other players in a large-scale online world or choose to go it alone in single-player mode.
  • Join a Tribe: The 'Tribe' system encourages cooperation, by supporting dynamic parties to share resources, XP, and re-spawn points.

Ancient Amber

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Ancient Amber is a premium currency that can be used to purchase instant-crafting structures, character buffs, other special consumables and to resurrect dead creatures (tamed or wild).

Primal Pass

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Primal Pass is a subscription available for $3.99 USD a month or $34.99 USD a year. It provides a permanent double XP buff, 20 additional tame slots, a monthly loot promo code, the removal of all ads (including those on Free Gifts), reserved slots on all servers, early access to news & upcoming special events, one additional Ancient Amber per ad watched and access to Primal Pass-exclusive servers that have Crafting Stations disabled (but not buffs and items).


Eerie Creatures

Eerie Creatures are a special variant of Creatures that appear in Dungeons. Eerie Creatures have a special glow and provide a challenge for survivors who wander into Dungeons.


Bosses can be found in Dungeons and must be defeated to claim the rewards obtained in the Dungeons.


Resources and Consumables

ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile adds the following Resources and Consumables:

Weapons, Armor, and Tools

ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile adds the following Weapons, Armor, and Tools:


ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile adds the following Structures:


ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile adds the following Cosmetics:


ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile adds the following Items:


Developer Updates

Developer Updates are a regular feature where the Community Manager at War Drum Studios, Jordan Kleeman, goes over some of the upcoming features coming to the game.

Differences from standard ARK


To play the game, a device needs to have:

  • Roughly 2GB available space
  • 2GB of RAM on iOS devices
  • 3GB of RAM on Android
  • Vulkan Support
  • Android 7.0 Nougat[1]

For more information on Android requirements, see this video:

Furthermore, it has been announced that the developers will not be making the game compatible for older devices, however, they will continue to make the game compatible for newer models as well as adding more stability for certain devices.


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