Spoilage

From ARK: Survival Evolved Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
A Stegosaurus egg in a refrigerator. This "Spoils in ..." text is the largest possible value, due to the fractions of a second required (even on the lowest cheat timescale) to place into the container.

Many items in-game spoil over time, that is decay while in an inventory or container. Spoil times can vary based on where the item is located.

Modifying Inventories/Containers[edit | edit source]

Each item that spoils has a base spoil time, which is the amount of time it takes for one of the items to decay while in the player's inventory. However, certain containers apply a multiplier to this value, making them last longer.

Location Spoil Multiplier
Tamed Dinos
Feeding Trough.png Feeding Trough
Preserving Bin.png Preserving Bin 10×
Refrigerator.png Refrigerator 100×
Tek Trough.png Tek Trough 100×
Medium Crop Plot.png Crop Plot* 200×
Compost Bin.png Compost Bin 200×

*Only applies to Produce while Fertilised. 1x if not.

Preserving Salt[edit | edit source]

In the DLC: Scorched Earth, Preserving Salt (Scorched Earth).png Preserving Salt was introduced. When placed into any inventory or container, Preserving Salt will double the spoil timers of all perishables in that container.

Spoiling Times[edit | edit source]

Keep in mind that full stacks of the same good (20, 30 or 100) will take proportionally longer to spoil. For example, stacking up to 100 makes berry stacks last way longer than the per unit spoil time indicates.

Foods[edit | edit source]

Item Player Inventory Tamed Dino or
Feeding Trough.png Feeding Trough
Preserving Bin.png Preserving Bin Refrigerator.png Refrigerator Medium Crop Plot.png Crop Plot
Berries.png Berries 10m 40m 1h 40m 16h 40m 1d 9h 20m
Citronal.png Citronal, Longrass.png Longrass,
Rockarrot.png Rockarrot and Savoroot.png Savoroot
5m 20m 50m 8h 20m 16h 40m
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat* 10m 40m 1h 40m 16h 40m
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 20m 1h 20m 3h 20m 1d 9h 20m
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 20m 1h 20m 3h 20m 1d 9h 20m
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 30m 2h 5h 2d 2h
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2m 20s 9m 20s 23m 20s 3h 53m 20s
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 46m 3h 4m 7h 40m 3d 4h 40m
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 10m 40m 1h 40m 16h 40m
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 1h 7m 30s 4h 30m 11h 15m 4d 16h 30m
Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky
or Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky
2d 8d 20d 200d
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 1h 4h 10h 4d 4h
Dishes** 5h 20h 2d 2h 20d 20h
Custom Consumable.png Custom Consumable 2d 8d 20d 200d
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake 1h 20m 5h 20m 13h 20m 5d 13h 20m
Dodo Egg.png Eggs 8d 32d 80d 800d
Kibble.png Kibble 3d 12d 30d 300d
Giant Bee Honey.png Giant Bee Honey 20m 1h 20m 3h 20m 1d 9h 20m

* All forms of Meat spoil and become Spoiled Meat. All others spoil and vanish.

** This includes Battle Tartare, Broth of Enlightenment, Calien Soup, Enduro Stew, Focal Chili, Fria Curry, Lazarus Chowder, Mindwipe Tonic and Shadow Steak Saute

Medical[edit | edit source]

Item Player Inventory Tamed Dino or
Feeding Trough.png Feeding Trough
Preserving Bin.png Preserving Bin Refrigerator.png Refrigerator
Blood Pack.png Blood Pack 30m 2h 5h 2d 2h
Medical Brew.png Medical Brew 2h 8h 20h 8d 8h
Energy Brew.png Energy Brew 2h 8h 20h 8d 8h

Utility[edit | edit source]

Item Player Inventory Tamed Dino or
Feeding Trough.png Feeding Trough
Preserving Bin.png Preserving Bin Refrigerator.png Refrigerator
Bug Repellant.png Bug Repellant 5h 20h 2d 2h 20d 20h
Bio Toxin.png Bio Toxin 45m 3h 6h 40m 2d 18h 40m
Item Everywhere Achatina
Organic Polymer.png Organic Polymer 30m 1h 30m
Lesser Antidote.png Lesser Antidote 3h 20m

Feces have different spoiling times.

Item Player Inventory or
Tamed Dino
Dung Beetle.png Dung Beetle Medium Crop Plot.png Crop Plot or
Compost Bin.png Compost Bin
Human Feces.png Human Feces 41m 40s 2d 21h 26m 40s 5d 18h 53m 20s
Small Animal Feces.png Small Animal Feces 50m 3d 11h 20m 6d 22h 40m
Medium Animal Feces.png Medium Animal Feces 1h 23m 20s 5d 18h 53m 20s 11d 13h 46m 40s
Large Animal Feces.png Large Animal Feces 2h 46m 40s 11d 13h 46m 40s 23d 3h 33m 20s
Feces.png Massive Animal Feces 2h 46m 40s 11d 13h 46m 40s 23d 3h 33m 20s

Scorched Earth[edit | edit source]

Item Player Inventory Tamed Dino or
Feeding Trough.png Feeding Trough
Preserving Bin.png Preserving Bin Refrigerator.png Refrigerator
Cactus Broth (Scorched Earth).png Cactus Broth 1h 30m 6h 15h 6d 6h
Wyvern Milk (Scorched Earth).png Wyvern Milk 9m 36m 1h 30m ---*

* Wyvern Milk can not be stored in a Refrigerator.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Spoil timers can be adjusted by adding the following line to Game.ini -

GlobalSpoilingTimeMultiplier=