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Admin Spectator

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General Info[edit | edit source]

The admin spectator mode was first introduced In V191 of ARK. It has added the ability for admins to freely roam around the map and teleport and follow players. This is an extremely useful tool for preventing greifing and maintaining servers. Additionally it could also be used as a content creation tool in order to achieve those hard to get shots of your in game creations. Admins can also make a password for other players to go into spectator mode.

Commands[edit | edit source]

  • To enable spectator [For any admin]:
cheat enablespectator
  • To Disable spectatormode:
stopspectating

To use non-admin spectator, the server must specify a spectator password like so in the GameUserSettings.ini:

[ServerSettings]
SpectatorPassword=mypassword
or via commandline
?SpectatorPassword=mypassword

Then any client can use this console command:

requestspectator mypassword

Once you have entered the spectator state if you leave the game and rejoin it will carry on where you left off. It will also erase your inventory, so be very careful while doing this, using the command "stopspectating" is highly recommended.

Spectator Controls[edit | edit source]

Action Key(s)
Move forward/backward, left/right (like underwater) W, A, S, D
Ascend / Descend space / C
Player-list Ctrl + N
Attach to player in front Left Mousebutton
Cycle through attached players Left Mousebutton / Right Mousebutton
Detach from player space
Move fast Shift
Move Slow Ctrl
Adjust Speed Mousewheel
Save Camera positions Shift + F1 - F10
Jump to saved Camera positions F1 - F10

Video[edit | edit source]

Walkthrough of spectator mode