North West Cave

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Disambig.png North West Cave is referred to as "Northwest Hollow" in ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile

North West Cave
Cave in the North-Western Snow-Area of the Island.
Interior Map

North West Cave Cavemap.jpg

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
19.3° Lat, 19.0° Lon
Artifact of the Skylord.png
Artifact of the Skylord
19.6° Lat, 18.4° Lon
Artifact Level
Loot Quality
Yellow Crate.png Yellow
Red Crate.png Red

This cave is the smallest cave by far and you will have to crouch occasionally to explore. Watch your feet and take it very slow, as there are drop offs that deals 5000 instant damage even if you descend with a grappling hook. Therefor, if you fall in, your gear is not retrievable and is lost.

After the update, this cave contains very little loot, excluding the artifact.

Creatures in the cave spawn as normal levels and are not that difficult to beat.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • Dangerous Jumps
  • Very little space
  • Extreme Cold
  • Easily lost

Recommended Equipment[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Hug the right wall to reach the Artifact of the Skylord.
  • Melee weapons do not work when prone. Bring plenty of ammo. There are some areas in which you can stand so check constantly with the prone key (default X)
  • Several of the high-quality loot crates within this cave are restricted to the use of grappling hooks to cross pitfalls. It is recommended to bring a few to maximize your rewards from the cave. Grappling hooks can also allow you to escape the artifact chamber if you fall in.

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.
Compy.png Compy Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole pack.
Daeodon.png Daeodon Limited Yes
Dimorphodon.png Dimorphodon Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole flock.
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.
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.
Mesopithecus.png Mesopithecus Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Thylacoleo.png Thylacoleo Not Recommended Yes
  •  Unable to leave cave.
Vulture.png Vulture Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The North-West-Cave is all about your jumping skills. It is a very narrow cave, you will be crouching mostly. You won't encounter many enemies.
  • Watch your feet. When you first enter the cave and go left, there is a pitfall that will kill you instantly if you fall in. There are likely other pitfalls and recovering your body won't be possible if you fall in, so bringing high value gear is not advised. It may be possible to build over such pitfalls on PvP servers.
  • It is possible to get the artifact without building or jumping. However this requires precise positioning and the chances of falling are very high. If you fall in it is currently impossible to escape the artifact room alive without a Grappling Hook. Tundra Biome graphics are covering up the only escape path from the room, preventing escape.
  • Users of Grappling Hooks will find that the pits will kill you far before you actually reach the spikes. Be cautious when using a Grappling Hook to swing over pits.
  • To recover your body in SinglePlayer you must use the cheat God and Infinitestats at the same time as well as ghost or fly to retrieve your body.
  • If you die in any of the spike pits, it is possible to use a grappling hook to retrieve your body from the death spikes, bring a few, it is kind of like fishing.
  • There is a chance that the skylord artifact will not spawn in this cave or the world. This is a very common glitch that has been in the game for a little over a year now."
  • Dropping items in this cave will cause them to spawn above the cave's roof.

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