Corrupted Master Controller

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Corrupted Master Controller
Spawn Command
admincheat summon VRMainBoss_Character_C
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
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
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
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/VRMainBoss/VRMainBoss_Character_Hard.VRMainBoss_Character_Hard'" 500 0 0 35
Feces Size
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.

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.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]

X mark.svg

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

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Health ? ?
Stamina ? ?
Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food ? ?
Weight ? ?
Melee Damage ?2 ?
Movement Speed ? N/A3
Torpidity ? ?

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpidity increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.
5The Corrupted Master Controller is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting
Swimming ? 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.

Recommended Tames[edit | edit source]

Most of the recommended tames are similar towards fighting against The Island Bosses, using Yutyrannus and Rexes. However, a Daeodon is mostly recommended in this fight as the Corrupted Avatars and Dinotars will exhaust the Rex's health without a break. The Daeodon rider can also help with clearing enemies via their own weapons.

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, just bring extra though!!

Do note that losses during this fight are highly likely. Make sure you have the ability to rebreed lost dinos so you can recreate your army to take in. Remember that a maximum of 20 tames can enter the arena.

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.

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.
  • Interesting this is the second time Rockwell is fought as a completely immobile boss.
  • When all players die in the fight, all friendly creatures in the instance are also killed, just like other arena bosses.
  • Upon defeating the master controller his helmet falls apart to reveal a mans face, with a very 19th century facial hair design.
  • Their is a restriction of 10 survivors and 20 tamed creatures allowed in the fight, Meks and oversized dinos are restricted from entering using normal methods
  • The Tek suit restrictions that are in effect throughout the genesis simulation are also in effect in The Arrival Protocol.

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References[edit | edit source]