Primitive Plus

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Primitive Plus
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DLC for ARK with new items + structures and without modern equipment
DLC
Content Type Total Conversion
PC Release Date Logo Steam.png July 28th, 2016
Xbox Release Date Logo Xbox One.svg September 1st, 2016
PS4 Release Date Logo PS4.svg December 6th, 2016
Switch Release Date Logo Nintendo Switch.png Unreleased
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Primitive Plus DLC.jpg This article is about the DLC: Primitive Plus
Logo Steam.png Logo Xbox One.svg Logo PS4.svg This article is about content exclusively available in the version on Steam, Xbox One, PS4.
This creature, item, or feature is not yet released in the version on Nintendo Switch.
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Primitive Plus (or Primitive+) is a free, official DLC total conversion for ARK: Survival Evolved. The mod was originally submitted to the Steam Workshop by Steam user complexminded before it was officially released on July 28, 2016 for the PC version of ARK.

Primitive Plus is available for the Xbox version and the PlayStation 4 version. Must have PS+/Xbox Live Gold Membership to enjoy the online features.

Features[edit | edit source]

Primitive Plus enhances the gameplay of primitive servers by adding new game mechanics and over 100 custom primitive items and their Engrams. Players are challenged to use primarily wood and stone without the benefit of advanced metals. The items and mechanics focus the players on 'primitive' survival.

Among the new items are three new building material types (lumber, glass, and brick) as well as new resources, food items, weapons, traps, crafting stations and decorative structures.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Primitive Plus currently has several minor bugs and a few major bugs that can be considered 'game breaking', in that they really impact the way you can play the game. Usually after new DLC releases or major updates P+ players have to deal with even more bugs and it takes weeks or months until they get fixed – if they even get fixed at all. (Source)

  • The new Kibble system does not work for most dinosaurs.
    • With exception to Karkinos, Giant Bee, and Rock Elemental, the new kibble will destroy taming effectiveness and not reduce time.
    • Players still in possession of the old kibble can still use it, but old kibble can not be created anymore.
    • This prevents players from taming especially herbivores with high taming effectiveness. The best way is to use Lettuce (Primitive Plus) and Fresh Spinach (Primitive Plus), but not every herbivore eats this food and taming effectiveness drops quite low.
    • Although the new kibble can be crafted and used for breeding, kibble and eggs do not have any other use. Gathering even rare eggs does not bring any meaningful reward.
  • Long loading time.
    • Players experience a very long loading time when logging in to a server. It seems like the game first loads the data of the base game and afterwards overwrites it by loading the P+ data additionally.
  • Some Engrams do not work.
    • Notably the Climbing Pick (Aberration) can not be crafted, which has major impact to the gameplay design of Aberration. You may still use blueprints to craft them or find them as drops on Nameless.
    • Canteen cannot be crafted. This bug is caused by the prerequisites of the canteen which are not available in Primitive Plus. The Canteen engram does not show any prerequisites but cannot be unlocked. Removing prerequisites through custom server settings fixed this bug.
  • (Unofficial server) Non-Primitive+ items disappear after server restart:
    • It is possible to add engrams or items that are normally not available in P+ by implementing it in the Game.ini (if one has access to it, e.g. when hosting a dedicated Nitrado server). However, all these items disappear from any inventory after a server restart.
  • Beeswax (Primitive Plus) is unobtainable on many servers, at least on PS4 and Xbox.
  • Different high for different types of structures
  • Lumber Texture/Mesh bug
    • Structure changes mesh/textures after leaving render distance
    • Especially the Lumber Ceiling (Primitive Plus) texture flickers and hurts in the eye so it should not be used.
  • (FIXED) Supply Drops did not spawn (including caves and artifacts)
    • Wildcard had having difficulties tracking this one down. Appears to apply to all official servers over all platforms
    • It took a long time but Wildcard fixed this after the Genesis release in March, 2020.

Items[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Weapons, Armor, and Tools[edit | edit source]

Primitive Plus adds the following Weapons, Armor, and Tools

Structures[edit | edit source]

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Primitive Plus is free to download.
  • Metal Structures are disabled in Singleplayer-mode. However, most Tek Structures can be spawned and placed.
  • Primitive + is one of the few mods to come to console with the others being S+, The Center, Ragnarok and Valguero (as of October 5th 2019)

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Patch Changes
307.59
  • Fixed a bug which prevent players from seeing Primitive+ servers.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]