Harpoon Launcher

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Harpoon Launcher
Harpoon Launcher.png
Has tremendous power and speed underwater, but ineffective range out of water. Uses Spear Bolts for ammunition.
Type Gun
Ammo used Spear Bolt (100)
Tranq Spear Bolt (100)
Ranged damage 140 (Spear Bolt.png)
36 (Tranq Spear Bolt.png)
Rate of fire 0.5 RPS
Magazine size 1
Reload time 2.0 seconds
DPS 70 (Spear Bolt.png)
18 (Tranq Spear Bolt.png)
Weight 10.0
Stack Size 1
Durability 100
Single use No
Added in v258.0
Spawn Command
cheat GFI Harpoon 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponHarpoon.PrimalItem_WeaponHarpoon'" 1 0 0
Required level Level 43
Engram Points 38 EP
Crafting XP 18 XP
Crafted in Smithy
Argentavis Saddle
Castoroides Saddle
Thorny Dragon Saddle Scorched Earth Icon.png
Tek Replicator
Required Stations Refining Forge.png Refining Forge

The Harpoon Launcher is one of the weapons in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is used to fire Spear Bolts and Tranq Spear Bolts.

It is a very effective weapon for underwater combat and for knocking out sea creatures. However, its not a viable weapon on land, as the projectiles will not travel very far.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • After firing bolts, it is possible to pick them back up (if they don't break).
  • The Harpoon Launcher has a much higher range when fired underwater.
  • This item doesn't appear to be part of any supply beacons. This means that they can only be primitive and end up being outperformed by high-quality crossbows, which are cheaper and more efficient.