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 Name Released Diet Temperament Tameable Rideable Saddle Level Feces Size Entity ID
Alpha Basilisk.png Alpha Basilisk Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Carnivore Aggressive No No N/A Unknown MegaBasilisk_Character_BP
Alpha Carnotaurus.png Alpha Carnotaurus Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Carnivore Aggressive No No N/A None MegaCarno_Character_BP_C
Alpha Deathworm.png Alpha Deathworm Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Carnivore Extremely Territorial No No N/A None MegaDeathworm_Character_BP_C
Alpha Fire Wyvern.png Alpha Fire Wyvern Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Carnivore Aggressive No No N/A Medium MegaWyvern_Character_BP_Fire_C
Alpha Karkinos.png Alpha Karkinos Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Carnivore Aggressive No No N/A Unknown MegaCrab_Character_BP
Alpha Leedsichthys.png Alpha Leedsichthys Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Piscivore Defensive No No N/A None Alpha_Leedsichthys_Character_BP_C
Alpha Megalodon.png Alpha Megalodon Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Carnivore Aggressive No No N/A None MegaMegalodon_Character_BP_C
Alpha Mosasaur.png Alpha Mosasaur Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Carnivore Aggressive No No N/A None Mosa_Character_BP_Mega_C
Alpha Raptor.png Alpha Raptor Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Carnivore Aggressive No No N/A None MegaRaptor_Character_BP_C
Alpha Rex.png Alpha Rex Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Carnivore Aggressive No No N/A None MegaRex_Character_BP_C
Alpha Surface Reaper King.png Alpha Surface Reaper King Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Carnivore Aggressive No No N/A None MegaXenomorph_Character_BP_Male_Surface
Alpha Tusoteuthis.png Alpha Tusoteuthis Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Carnivore Aggressive No No N/A None Mega_Tusoteuthis_Character_BP_C
Yeti.png Yeti Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg Herbivore Aggressive No No N/A Small Yeti_Character_BP_C

There are 13 Alpha Predators.


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.