Artifacts are special items in ARK: Survival Evolved that can be found in Caves around the ARK. They can be found in a loot-crate at the end of the cave, and obtaining them can be fairly dangerous. Currently, their only use is to summon Broodmother Lysrix, Megapithecus, Dragon and the Manticore. They can also be placed on Trophy Bases for decoration purposes.
Obtainable Artifacts[edit | edit source]
Artifacts of Scorched Earth (DLC)[edit | edit source]
Artifacts of The Center & Ragnarok (Map)[edit | edit source]
Removed Artifacts[edit | edit source]
These Artifacts used to be in the game but were removed from the game files.
Personally retrieved all the Artifacts.
- Personally retrieving all of the obtainable artifacts will award the "Artifact Archaeologist" achievement.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Artifacts are used to summon boss monsters at the Obelisks or placed on a Trophy Base for decoration.
- Only humans can carry artifacts. (since v254.0)
- In Singleplayer, artifacts are set to respawn after 30 minutes. (since v260.0)