Central Cave

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Central Cave
CaveC.jpg
Cave near the Volcano in the middle of the Island.
Interior Map

Central Cave Map.png

Location
The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Entrance(s)
41.5° Lat, 46.9° Lon
Loot
Artifact Of The Clever.png
Artifact Of The Clever
39.6° Lat, 45.9° Lon
Artifact Level
10
Loot Quality
Green Crate.png Green
Blue Crate.png Blue

The Central Cave is considered one of the easier caves in the game, along with the Lower South Cave.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • Tight Corridors which can make fights requiring range a huge problem. Especially dangerous with Megalosaurus around the corner when using splash damage weapons.
  • Multiple paths that loop back together may cause some players to get lost
  • Large amount of piranha in the water section which are difficult to see before being in the water, do not enter water without a strong mount.
  • Cold
  • Arthropluera acid attack will break Primitive Flak Armor in 1 - 2 hits.
  • Megalosaurus become active here at night and are fierce opponents with devastating attacks. During the day they are slower and weaker than they are at night, but running into one is still an unpleasant experience.

Recommended Equipment[edit | edit source]

Creatures[edit | edit source]


Compatible Tamed Creatures[edit | edit source]

This table is incomplete.
You can help us by adding the tamed creatures you know can enter the cave. If the creature can't enter, please exclude it.

Accessibility Ratings:

  • Excellent: Full-Cave Access (Entrance-to-Artifact)
  • Limited: Can Access Portions of the Cave Safely
  • Not Recommended: Can Get Stuck/Unable to Leave Cave
Creature Accessibility Rideable Notes
Archaeopteryx.png Archaeopteryx Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Argentavis.png Argentavis Not Recommended Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Likely to glitch and remain permanently trapped in walls. 
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave. 
  •  Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Arthropluera.png Arthropluera Excellent Yes
Baryonyx.png Baryonyx Excellent Yes
Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo Excellent Yes
Carnotaurus.png Carno Excellent Yes
Chalicotherium.png Chalico Excellent Yes
Compy.png Compy Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole pack.
Dilophosaur.png Dilophosaur Excellent No
Dimorphodon.png Dimorphodon Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole flock.
Direbear.png Direbear Excellent Yes
Direwolf.png Direwolf Excellent Yes
Dodo.png Dodo Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Dung Beetle.png Dung Beetle Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus Excellent Yes
Jerboa.png Jerboa Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Kairuku.png Kairuku Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Lystrosaurus.png Lystrosaurus Excellent No
Mesopithecus.png Mesopithecus Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Onyc.png Onyc Excellent No
Oviraptor.png Oviraptor Excellent No
Pachy.png Pachy Excellent Yes
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon Excellent Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave. 
  •  Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Raptor.png Raptor Excellent Yes
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth Excellent Yes
Scorpion.png Scorpion Not Recommended Yes
  •  Will be unable to leave cave.
Spider.png Spider Excellent Yes
Terror Bird.png Terror Bird Excellent Yes
Thylacoleo.png Thylacoleo Not Recommended Yes
  •  Will be unable to leave cave.
Troodon.png Troodon Excellent No
Vulture.png Vulture Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Probably the easiest cave on The Island. Many Creatures can fit inside effortlessly.
  • There is an underwater segment in the artifact room that is NOT necessary to obtain the artifact.
  • There is a secret exit that will take you from the Artifact to the surface: if you swim to the very bottom of the pool of water surrounding the artifact itself, you and any dinos will be teleported out of the cave. Be prepared for the possibility of being teleported on top of hostile dinos, however.
  • Central Cave is also referred to as "Chitin Cave" because of how easy it is to obtain chitin while riding on a Sabertooth, Direwolf or Raptor.
  • This cave also contains two dossier Explorer notes: The Megalodon and Araneo.
  • This cave is a common place for Megalosaurus spawns, making it a prime destination if you wish to tame these animals.
  • Due to tight spaces, fighting on foot is very troublesome. Using Grenades, Shotguns or other similar weapons to fight around corners is a good idea. But if you disturb a Megalosaurus in the process, you and your mounts may be in grave danger.

Gallery[edit | edit source]