Megapithecus

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Disambig.png This article is about Megapithecus.png Megapithecus, not to be confused with Mesopithecus.png Mesopithecus, or Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus






































Common Name
Megapithecus
Groups
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP.Gorilla_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Gamma
admincheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Easy_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP_Easy.Gorilla_Character_BP_Easy'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Beta
admincheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Medium_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP_Medium.Gorilla_Character_BP_Medium'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Alpha
admincheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Hard_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP_Hard.Gorilla_Character_BP_Hard'" 500 0 0 35
Variant TheCenter Gamma
admincheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter.Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter'" 500 0 0 35
Variant TheCenter Beta
admincheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_Medium_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_Medium.Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_Medium'" 500 0 0 35
Variant TheCenter Alpha
admincheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_Hard_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_Hard.Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_Hard'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
6,000 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Habitat
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Megapithecus is a Boss in ARK: Survival Evolved with its lair in the freezing north. It can only be reached by generating a portal to it at a Beacon or Obelisk.

In Survival of the Fittest, it can be tamed and ridden, along with the Broodmother and the Dragon. One of its attacks allows the Megapithecus to pick up large rocks and throw them, easily breaking structures and damaging large groups of dinosaurs.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Megapithecus highly resembles an incredibly oversized modern-day gorilla with dark silver skin and very long and thick white fur. Scars that reveal flesh and straps of tissue appear on the upper-right portion of the chest-piece, the front-facing section of the right shoulder, and most of the right side of its face. The origin of those scars remain a mystery. Its left eye is red while its right eye is blind and white.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




X mark.svg

The Megapithecus always spawns with the same color scheme and has no color regions.

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

Colors[edit | edit source]

The Megapithecus has different types of color due to its difficulty level:

Difficulty Level Color
Gamma Green
Beta Yellow
Alpha Red

Megapithecus - The Center Arena (Variant)[edit | edit source]

The following are variants of the Megapithecus that are found in The Center Arena. The variant summoned is dependent on the difficulty of the Arena. These Megapithecus have lower Health.png Health.

Basic Information[edit | edit source]

Location[edit | edit source]

The Megapithecus can only be found in the Megapithecus Arena or in The Center Arena. To reach this location, players must go to either a Beacon or Obelisk and place the required tribute items inside, then click on the Megapithecus Portal.png Generate Megapithecus Portal or Center Portal item. At this point a portal will be opened to teleport nearby players and dinos into the arena.

If playing in Single Player mode, the portal can only be generated from the blue obelisk.

Tribute Requirements[edit | edit source]

The following items are needed to summon the Megapithecus:

Item Quantity
Gamma Beta Alpha
Player Level 45 65 85
Artifact of the Brute.png Artifact Of The Brute 1 1 1
Artifact of the Devourer.png Artifact Of The Devourer 1 1 1
Artifact of the Pack.png Artifact Of The Pack 1 1 1
Megalania Toxin.png Megalania Toxin - 5 10
Megalodon Tooth.png Megalodon Tooth - 5 10
Spinosaurus Sail.png Spinosaurus Sail - 5 10
Therizino Claws.png Therizino Claws - 5 10
Thylacoleo Hook-Claw.png Thylacoleo Hook-Claw - 5 10

Tribute Spawn Commands[edit | edit source]

Uses these commands to give yourself all the items needed for tribute:

Gamma
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_12.PrimalItemArtifact_12'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_07.PrimalItemArtifact_07'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_02.PrimalItemArtifact_02'" 1 0 0
Beta
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_12.PrimalItemArtifact_12'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_07.PrimalItemArtifact_07'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_02.PrimalItemArtifact_02'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_apexdrop_theriz.primalitemresource_apexdrop_theriz'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_apexdrop_thylaco.primalitemresource_apexdrop_thylaco'" 5 0 0
Alpha
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_12.PrimalItemArtifact_12'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_07.PrimalItemArtifact_07'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_02.PrimalItemArtifact_02'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_apexdrop_theriz.primalitemresource_apexdrop_theriz'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_apexdrop_thylaco.primalitemresource_apexdrop_thylaco'" 10 0 0

Drops[edit | edit source]

Inventory
Item Difficulty
Gamma Beta Alpha
Element.png Element 20 55 110

Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Tekgrams

Completing the harder difficulties will unlock all of the lower difficulty Tekgrams as well.

Achievements

Achievement Expert Survivor.jpg
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Expert Survivor

You defeated ARK's second Ultimate Life Form!

Achievement Survivor of The Center.jpg
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Survivor of the Center

You defeated the guardians of The Center!

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
Wild
Health.png Health 180000 +0
Stamina.png Stamina 650 +0
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food.png Food 2600 +0
Weight.png Weight 4000 +80
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 4002 +0
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 350 +21

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 Megapithecus is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking 960 ? ?
Swimming 360 N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Megapithecus swings at the target for considerable damage and knock-back.
30 1500 0 2400
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 400
Throw Rock Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Megapithecus throws a boulder at the target for considerable impact damage.
100 5600 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Projectile Impact 2000 4 500000
Summon Minions Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 10000 0 10000

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

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health 396000 +0
Stamina.png Stamina 650 +0
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food.png Food 2600 +0
Weight.png Weight 4000 +80
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 8002 +0
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 350 +21

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 Megapithecus is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking 960 ? ?
Swimming 360 N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Megapithecus swings at the target for considerable damage and knock-back.
30 1500 0 2400
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 400
Throw Rock Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Megapithecus throws a boulder at the target for considerable impact damage.
100 5600 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Projectile Impact 2000 4 500000
Summon Minions Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 10000 0 10000

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

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health 540000 +0
Stamina.png Stamina 650 +0
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food.png Food 2600 +0
Weight.png Weight 4000 +80
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 12002 +0
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 350 +21

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 Megapithecus is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking 960 ? ?
Swimming 360 N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Megapithecus swings at the target for considerable damage and knock-back.
30 1500 0 2400
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 400
Throw Rock Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Megapithecus throws a boulder at the target for considerable impact damage.
100 5600 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Projectile Impact 2000 4 500000
Summon Minions Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 10000 0 10000

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

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health 352000 +0
Stamina.png Stamina 650 +0
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food.png Food 2600 +0
Weight.png Weight 4000 +80
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 4002 +0
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 350 +21

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 Megapithecus is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking 960 ? ?
Swimming 360 N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Megapithecus swings at the target for considerable damage and knock-back.
30 1500 0 2400
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 400
Throw Rock Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Megapithecus throws a boulder at the target for considerable impact damage.
100 5600 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Projectile Impact 2000 4 500000
Summon Minions Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 10000 0 10000

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

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health 400000 +0
Stamina.png Stamina 650 +0
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food.png Food 2600 +0
Weight.png Weight 4000 +80
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 6002 +0
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 350 +21

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 Megapithecus is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking 960 ? ?
Swimming 360 N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Megapithecus swings at the target for considerable damage and knock-back.
30 1500 0 2400
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 400
Throw Rock Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Megapithecus throws a boulder at the target for considerable impact damage.
100 5600 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Projectile Impact 2000 4 500000
Summon Minions Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 10000 0 10000

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

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health 464000 +0
Stamina.png Stamina 650 +0
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A
Food.png Food 2600 +0
Weight.png Weight 4000 +80
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 8002 +0
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 350 +21

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 Megapithecus is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking 960 ? ?
Swimming 360 N/A


Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Megapithecus swings at the target for considerable damage and knock-back.
30 1500 0 2400
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 400
Throw Rock Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Megapithecus throws a boulder at the target for considerable impact damage.
100 5600 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Projectile Impact 2000 4 500000
Summon Minions Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 10000 0 10000

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]

Megapithecus (Easy)

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.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Megapithecus.

General[edit | edit source]

Like Broodmother Lysrix, defeating Megapithecus can be done quickly as long as the correct tames are brought to the battle. Megapithecus has the lowest health of the three main island bosses, so killing it isn't very hard and can be done even quicker than killing Broodmother. It can spawn minions in the form of Mesopithecus and Gigantopithecus. The arena Megapithecus lives in is a snow covered mountain temple, so bringing equipment to prevent hypothermia is necessary.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Not much strategy is required to defeat Megapithecus other than whistling and attacking, however, precautions must be made to ensure tames don't fall into the large instakill hole to the right of the starting area. To avoid this, most tribes do not leave the starting teleport pad and instead lure Megapithecus over to it, which is much safer and prevents anything from being knocked into the hole. As for tames and equipment, 19 Rex and 1 Yutyrannus both imprinted to 100% and equipped with high armor saddles is the easiest and most efficient way to kill Megapithecus. Fur Armor, Fria Curry, or high amounts of Fortitude on your character prevent freezing to death as the arena itself is quite cold.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Weapons are a waste of time and ammo for this boss; tames will always be more efficient.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The large hole to the right side of the starting area in the arena can instantly kill ANYTHING. Leaving the starting area is always very risky and dangerous.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

It has the lowest health of any boss on all difficulties; even only having 180,000 on Gamma! This leads to much quicker kill times than other bosses.

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Its name was originally ??? but was then renamed by the user BlackFish to Megapithecus. (The creator of the Survivors Wildlife Appendix on the steam forums.) Later Wildcard Studios adopted the name and made it official.[2][citation needed]
  • Dossier revealed on 07/24/15
  • Its name is similar to that of the Gigantopithecus, this may indicate a relation to this territorial ape.
  • The rings surrounding the Megapithecus in its dossier are written in Daedric from The Elder Scrolls series.
  • if Megapithecus is tamed using the forcetame command, it cannot sprint, jump, or use its chest-pound animation.
  • Although the Megapithecus on both Alpha and Beta difficulty (but not Gamma) on The Center can damage all building materials all other Megapithecus variants can only damage Thatch, Wood, and Greenhouse.
  • Megapithecus has the lowest health out of any boss in the game, only having a very meager 180,000 on Gamma difficulty. On Alpha, it has 540,000 health, which is even surpassed by some bosses on Beta difficulty.
  • In the past, the Megapithecus's rock throw was capable of damaging players on mounts and commonly killing weaker players in one hit. This capability was removed (probably due to community frustration) but it received no buff to counterbalance this. Therefore, the Megapithecus is now regarded as one of the easiest bosses in the game due to its fragility compared to other bosses.
  • The Megapithecus is the easiest boss to kill, but rewards the player with more Element than the Broodmother Lysrix.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]