Alpha Predators

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Alpha Predators are bigger and stronger versions of creatures in Ark Survival Evolved and they are not tameable.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Alpha Predators were released in v193.0 as an additional level of difficulty due to community requests that the existing Dinosaurs were too easy to kill. Alpha predators are the strongest Dinos on the island, but they don't stand a chance against the Giganotosaurus. Known to be more than 4x as powerful as their non-alpha counterparts, they also have the ability to destroy stone buildings. They are more aggressive and can be identified by a distinct color scheme (usually a red glow). If you encounter an alpha as a new player, or as a low-level character, it is strongly suggested that you evade the Alpha.

There is still a debate about the Alphas and how they should be balanced throughout the game. From v196.0, server admins have the ability to disable Alphas on their servers. Additionally, Alpha damage to buildings was reduced by 80% and Alpha Spawning was limited to more inland or mountainous regions of the island, though this does not stop them from wandering towards the beach.

Known Alpha Species[edit | edit source]

Common / In Game NameName Released Diet Temperament TameableTame RideableRide BreedableBreed Saddle LevelSaddle Feces SizeFeces Entity ID
Alpha Basilisk.png Alpha Basilisk December 12, 2017 December 12, 2017 December 12, 2017
Carnivore Aggressive No No No N/A None MegaBasilisk_Character_BP_C
Alpha Carnotaurus.png Alpha Carnotaurus August 7, 2015 December 16, 2015 December 6, 2016 May 24, 2018 November 30, 2018 Carnivore Aggressive No No No N/A None MegaCarno_Character_BP_C
Alpha Deathworm.png Alpha Deathworm September 1, 2016 September 1, 2016 December 6, 2016
Carnivore Extremely Territorial No No No N/A None MegaDeathworm_Character_BP_C
Alpha Fire Wyvern.png Alpha Fire Wyvern September 1, 2016 September 1, 2016 December 6, 2016
Carnivore Aggressive No No No N/A None MegaWyvern_Character_BP_Fire_C
Alpha Karkinos.png Alpha Karkinos December 12, 2017 December 12, 2017 December 12, 2017
Carnivore Aggressive No No No N/A None MegaCrab_Character_BP_C
Alpha Leedsichthys.png Alpha Leedsichthys March 31, 2017 April 26, 2017 April 26, 2017
November 30, 2018
Piscivore Defensive No No No N/A None Alpha_Leedsichthys_Character_BP_C
Alpha Megalodon.png Alpha Megalodon May 5, 2017 May 17, 2017 May 17, 2017
November 30, 2018
Carnivore Aggressive No No No N/A None MegaMegalodon_Character_BP_C
Alpha Mosasaur.png Alpha Mosasaur June 2, 2016 June 15, 2016 December 6, 2016 May 24, 2018 November 30, 2018 Carnivore Aggressive No No No N/A None Mosa_Character_BP_Mega_C
Alpha Mosasaur.png Alpha Mosasaur - Caverns December 23, 2016 January 17, 2017 January 18, 2017
November 30, 2018
Carnivore Aggressive No No No N/A None Mosa_Character_BP_Mega_Cave_C
Alpha Raptor.png Alpha Raptor August 7, 2015 December 16, 2015 December 6, 2016 May 24, 2018 November 30, 2018 Carnivore Aggressive No No No N/A None MegaRaptor_Character_BP_C
Alpha Reaper King.png Alpha Surface Reaper King December 12, 2017 December 12, 2017 December 12, 2017
Carnivore Aggressive No No No N/A None MegaXenomorph_Character_BP_Male_Surface_C
Alpha T-Rex.png Alpha T-Rex August 5, 2015 December 16, 2015 December 6, 2016 May 24, 2018 November 30, 2018 Carnivore Aggressive No No No N/A None MegaRex_Character_BP_C
Alpha Tusoteuthis.png Alpha Tusoteuthis December 23, 2016 January 17, 2017 January 18, 2017
November 30, 2018
Carnivore Aggressive No No No N/A None Mega_Tusoteuthis_Character_BP_C
Iceworm Queen.png Iceworm Queen June 12, 2017 August 29, 2017 August 29, 2017
Carnivore Extremely Territorial No No No N/A None Iceworm_Queen_Character_BP_C
Yeti.png Yeti March 25, 2016 April 7, 2016 December 6, 2016 May 24, 2018 November 30, 2018 Herbivore Aggressive No No No N/A Small Yeti_Character_BP_C

There are 15 Alpha Predators (including variants).

Change Log[edit | edit source]

v257.0
  • Alphas now drop special trophies
  • Added Alpha Megalodon
v250.0
  • Alpha Mosasaurs now drop quality fishing rods
  • Alpha Wyvern and Alpha Deathworm Trophy heads
v242.0
  • Added Alpha Mosasaurus
  • Alpha predators now give 45% reduced xp
v218.3
  • Alpha predators can no longer be picked up
v196.0
  • Alpha predators damage vs Stone structures reduced by 80%.
  • Alpha predators now tend to only appear inland or in mountainous regions.
  • Alpha predators natural targeting range reduced by 40%, making it easier to deliberately avoid or escape.
  • Alpha predators now ALWAYS drop survivor inventories when killed (similar to Carno and Rex).
  • Added an option to disable specific Alpha predators ("NPC Replacements") on custom servers.
v195.2
  • You can no longer upload or download forcetamed creatures via ARK Tribute (Obelisks) that are not actually tamable (i.e. Alpha predators).
  • Admin forcetamed creatures that are not actually tamable are automatically destroyed upon map reloading (i.e. Alpha predators).
v195.1
  • Alpha predators no longer damage metal structures, only stone structures as intended.
  • Can no longer pick up Alpha Raptors using flyers.
  • Alpha predators now consume corpses properly.
  • Alpha predator's attacks no longer damage riders directly (consistent with regular dino attacks).
v194.0
  • Alpha predators now give 4x the regular amount of resources and nothing but prime meat!
  • Added Alpha versions of Carnotaurus and Utahraptor—they buff less than the Alpha Rex, however.
  • Alpha Dinos now damage stone structures.
v193.0
  • New rare "Alpha" T-Rex can be found that is bigger and meaner than the regular T-Rex with distinct color schema, and gives a unique cosmetic (and a ton of XP and resources) if you defeat it. It also buffs the resistance and damage of nearby carnos around it due to its Alpha-pack dominating status. You can't tame it... yet... but we'd like feedback on whether the community would be interested in more of this direction.