Corrupted Master Controller

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Corrupted Master Controller
Spawn Command
admincheat summon VRMainBoss_Character_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/VRMainBoss/VRMainBoss_Character.VRMainBoss_Character'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Gamma Corrupted Master Controller
admincheat summon VRMainBoss_Character_Easy_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/VRMainBoss/VRMainBoss_Character_Easy.VRMainBoss_Character_Easy'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Beta Corrupted Master Controller
admincheat summon VRMainBoss_Character_Medium_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/VRMainBoss/VRMainBoss_Character_Medium.VRMainBoss_Character_Medium'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Alpha Corrupted Master Controller
admincheat summon VRMainBoss_Character_Hard_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/VRMainBoss/VRMainBoss_Character_Hard.VRMainBoss_Character_Hard'" 500 0 0 35
Data
Feces Size
Habitat
The System Root during The Final Test, accessible through HLN-A after completing enough Missions.

The Corrupted Master Controller is a Creature in ARK: Survival Evolved's Expansion Pack Genesis: Part 1.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Behavior[edit | edit source]

At first he floats in the middle, doing nothing but hurl insults towards the survivors. In the last phase, he becomes more aggressive, firing lasers everywhere with his eyes that dismount the player on contact.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

This corrupted AI stands tall in the middle with a purplish hue and clad in purple armor which shatters on each phase.

Lore[edit | edit source]

The Corrupted Master Controller is in fact actually Rockwell who had hacked into the Genesis program and took the form of the Master Controller after escaping Aberration, this is evidenced in the dialogue during the boss battle, the ending of Genesis Part 1 which shows Rockwell and you can hear Rockwell's roar. How he accessed the Genesis Simulation is unknown.

Throughout the battle against him, he reveals his motives to the survivor: to use the Genesis Simulation as a garden to test, enslave, and gather survivors who show a sign of servility or being subservient to his will and vision of the new world he will make on Earth. He rigs the Genesis Simulation by deleting most of the master AIs and rigging the final test where he is the final obstacle. He uses and turns inactive survivors into Corrupted Avatars to help build his army. In the final test, he tests survivors inside the simulation to see if they are subservient. Outside the Genesis Simulation, he uses Element to infect both the survivors that have passed his test and the survivors that aren't active. If a survivor passed his test and they weren't showing servility, he simply kills them to ensure his vision isn't threatened.

Here are some of the reasons why many in the community conclude that the Corrupted Master Controller is Rockwell:

  • He knows who Helena Walker is.
  • He has a need for servants, people who are subservient to him and will allow him to do his testing on them.
  • The Corrupted Master Controller speaks of visions of the world he will make in its image and the foundations of human civilization being forever altered, something that Rockwell mentions in a vague way where Element will "help" propel humanity into the future all the way back in Scorched Earth.
  • In the end cutscene, a rockwell tentacle attacks the survivor.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




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The Corrupted Master Controller always spawns with the same color scheme and has no color regions.

This means it is currently impossible to make alterations to the Corrupted Master Controller's natural spawn colors.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
Health 25000 +5000
Stamina 100 +10
Oxygen 150 +15
Food 100 +10
Weight 100 +2
Melee Damage ? ?
Movement Speed 100% N/A
Torpidity 100 +6
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Swimming 300 N/A
Flying 600 N/A

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
Health 60000 +12000
Stamina 100 +10
Oxygen 150 +15
Food 100 +10
Weight 100 +2
Melee Damage ? ?
Movement Speed 100% N/A
Torpidity 100 +6
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Swimming 300 N/A
Flying 600 N/A

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
Health 150000 +30000
Stamina 100 +10
Oxygen 150 +15
Food 100 +10
Weight 100 +2
Melee Damage ? ?
Movement Speed 100% N/A
Torpidity 100 +6
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Swimming 300 N/A
Flying 600 N/A

Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.[1]

Corrupted Master Controller

The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.

Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Corrupted Master Controller.

General[edit | edit source]

Master Controller is not a boss like any of the current bosses. Unlike the other bosses, he stands impervious to any form of attack, until reaching "The Final Test" (Last phase of the arena fight). There is a restriction of 10 survivors and 20 tamed creatures allowed into The Arrival Protocol, which is typical of guardian boss fights on all other maps apart from extinction. there are limits on what tames and creatures are allowed into the arena, creatures in cryopods cannot be thrown out during the encounter but creatures can be podded which is an advantage as when a survivor dies, their body is transported out of the arena back to the location they were standing when the arrival protocol was initiated; using this strategy, a team could pod as many of their creatures as possible to avoid a catastrophic wipe, and spawn back in to collect their possessions

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This fight takes place in multiple phases that grow in difficulty. Since the Master Controller is immune in all phases except the final phase, focus on crowd control and gather the data keys in order to progress. The faster you complete the task the less overall damage you'll take. Try to have a few people dedicated to running the data keys to the codebreaker terminal since each player can only hold so many data keys. You don't have to press E to pick up a data key but you can't be sprinting, otherwise you just ignore it and run past it. Some players should dedicate to killing off the corrupted avatars and dinotars and keep the runners protected. Aerial attack drones are unexpectedly potent so make sure someone is clearing those with a sniper rifle, shotgun, or pistol. These drones will also drop element for players using Tek weapons such as the Tek Rifle.

At the final phase the Master Controller will initially be immune to damage and will fire beams that will stun creatures, dismount players, and can also stunlock players. Gather the data keys as normal by killing off Corrupted Avatars and Dinotars. Send the data keys over to the codebreaker terminal to disable the shield protecting the Master Controller to harm him. Be warned that this is only temporary, and the boss will render himself immune after a while, which requires the whole process be repeated. It seems that there are hard damage thresholds that can't be exceeded so you are guaranteed to be doing this cycle multiple times. As the fight progresses more dangerous dinotars such as Reaper and Giga variants join the fray which can deal immense damage. Attack drones will start to spawn out of control and need to be checked by AoE of sorts, possibly rockets.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Offensively you would be advised to bring powerful quality fabricated weapons such as the Pump-Action Shotgun, Assault Rifle, and Fabricated Sniper Rifle. If you are able to wield it, bringing a quality Tek Rifle is also advised since the corrupted attack drones drop element to refuel your element supply. If you have a high-quality Simple Pistol, they are effective at disposing of the attack drones that spawn. Having a close range weapon such as a high-quality Pike or Sword can help in a pinch if you boost your melee damage.

Defensively, bring a few sets of quality flak armor, even for Gamma. Players must be on foot to collect the Code Keys so they are susceptible to damage. Medical Brews and soups such as Lazarus Chowder and Enduro Stew can help out with stamina and health regen. A Riot Shield on the last phase is recommended to help reduce the damage of the hard-hitting corrupted dinotars that spawn in this phase.

Throughout the fight, it is helpful for one tribe mate on foot to have a tek grenade launcher with tek gravity grenades and normal tek grenades to get rid of the dinotars. The gravity grenades pulls everyone nearby, compressing all the Corrupted avatars and dinotars into a single spot, making it easier for the tek grenades to kill droves of them at once, giving time to collect the numerous keys on the floor. Be sure to fire the tek gravity grenade from a distance or else you will get sucked in and instantly die from the numerous Corrupted avatars and dinotars.

At Phase 3 of the battle onwards, Corrupted Dinotar Giganotosaurus will periodically spawn, with even greater chance in the final phase, and as it can inflict the Gnashed effect, it is well advised to bring Lesser Antidote in the mounted dino to counteract the effect as it can easily end the dino up dead if not dealt with.

Recommended Tames[edit | edit source]

  • Having a X-Yutyrannus as always is good due to their courage roar ability and generally good stats.
  • X-Rex rushing is always a good tactic due to their high stats and they can use tek saddles as well
  • a Daeodon is mostly recommended in this fight as the Corrupted Avatars and Dinotars will exhaust your other tames health without a break. The Daeodon rider can also help with clearing enemies via their own weapons.
  • X-Wooly Rhinos are potentially great during the final phase as a single charge can do an abnormally high amount of damage and can mow through entire hordes while it is charging but it is most vulnerable once its charging momentum is at zero and it is out of stamina While most tribe members are riding the rhinos, the remaining survivors on foot are quickly picking up the code keys.
  • Meks are useful due to their powerful stats but due to recent patches, meks are unable to enter the arena.
  • A ridden Ferox may be quite useful due to their high damage output, strong knockback, and boulder throw to deal with both grounded and aerial enemies. Since element is dropped by attack drones you can keep replenishing the Ferox's longevity. They can also be given armor via helmets to increase durability, but have extras as the helmet will eventually break mostly from the Avatar's hits.
  • If you are trying a solo attempt, have a bunch of tames inside cryo pods in case the mount you are currently riding is being overwhelmed by the corrupted avatars. Some tames should include health oriented tames like stegos, and mammoths that can tank the full damage of the corrupted avatars and give you enough time to widen the distance and gap. Those health tames can be used as a decoy and survivors with explosive weapons can all shoot in the specific area to clean up all of the corrupted at once.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Master Controller himself is not much of a danger, even in his last phase, but his lasers can hinder even the toughest survivor and tamed dinos due to its stun and dismount effect. The bigger issues are the Corrupted that spawn endlessly around the arena, constantly overwhelming survivors without a single break. Moreover, as the Code Keys are only gatherable on foot, this makes gathering more risky. On top of that, only a limited number of keys can be on the floor at once, draining time away if a majority of the keys are on the other side of the arena.

To mitigate the laser stunning, it is recommended to take cover among the shelter as the laser can't hit anything under it.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Despite the arena's danger, Master Controller can only attack with his lasers and is unable to move anywhere. This makes him a huge bullseye mark for killing when his shields are down. He also does not have too much health when vulnerable.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike the other bosses and like the Titan, Master Controller shows no sign of changes in different difficulty.
    • Unlike the titans though, the background of the arena tells the difficulty.
  • If a player dies in this fight their body and items can be found at the location where they teleported in. However creatures that die can not have their items recovered.
  • This is the second time Edmund Rockwell was shown as a major antagonist/boss in a ARK Expansion Pack, the first being Rockwell from Aberration
    • This is also the second time he is completely immobile when fought.
  • Upon shattering the master controller's helmet down to its jaw, it reveal a mans face that resembles an almost twisted variant of Edmund Rockwell, with a very 19th century facial hair design.
  • Edmund Rockwell's head uses the same model as the standard male survivor head, but with an older look and unique hair and facial hair.
  • While Tek Armor can be brought into the fight, if enabled, the tek armor usage restriction still applies within the arena.

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