The Island

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Disambig.png This article is about the ARK. For the region on Valguero, see The Island.

The Island
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The Island is the first known ARK.
Content Type Base Map
PC Release Date Logo Steam.png June 2, 2015
Xbox Release Date Logo Xbox One.svg December 16, 2015
PS4 Release Date Logo PS4.svg December 6, 2016
Mobile Release Date Logo Mobile.png May 24th, 2018
Switch Release Date Logo Nintendo Switch.png November 30th, 2018
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The Island is a map included with the base game of ARK: Survival Evolved. It is the first known ARK.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Island consists of multiple climatic and geological regions. There are five larger mountains in the north and plains in the south. Three large Obelisks form a triangle on the Island.

The Island Map[edit | edit source]

The Island is a large landmass with several smaller islands surrounding the central island. Resources become more common as one travels farther inland, but so do the dangers. Some areas are higher in temperature while others are lower which can be life threatening.

On The Island there are two types of Weather, Rain and Fog. When it rains, you will gain Water and be able to fill your Waterskin, Water Jar, or Canteen. When fog rolls in, it is hard to see very far.

Regions[edit | edit source]

Deep Ocean Underwater Eastern Plains Southeast Shores Western Plains Southeastern Shores Gulch of Lamentation Northeast Shores Northern Shore Western Coast Cragg's Island Southern Jungle Eastern Forest Footpaw Deep Island Dead Island Weathertop Far's Peak Frozen Tooth Grand Hills Red Peak Writhing Swamps Drayo's Cove Frozen Sea Whitesky Peak Underwater Cave The Frigid Plains Redwood Forests (The Island) Winter's Mouth Frozen Fang Volcanic Maw Ice Wyrm's Belly Lava Cave (The Island) Belly of the Beast Descent Frigid Deep Frozen Maw Shadow Road Throat of Borea Throat of Flame Caverns of Lost Faith Caverns of Lost Hope Cave Northern Shores Smuggler's Pass Southern Islets Hidden Lake The Maw Western Approach
Regions of the The Island

  • Dead Island.jpg
    Dead Island
  • Frozen Tooth.jpg
    Frozen Tooth
  • Hidden Valley.png
    Hidden Lake
  • Northern Plains.jpg
    Northern Plains
  • CaveNE.jpg
    North East Cave
  • Smuggler's Pass.jpg
    Smuggler's Pass
  • The Maw.jpg
    The Maw
  • Winter's Mouth.jpg
    Winter's Mouth

  • Eastern Plains.jpg
    Eastern Plains
  • Eastern Forest.jpg
    Eastern Forest
  • Far's Peak.jpg
    Far's Peak
  • The Caverns of Lost Faith.jpg
    Caverns of Lost Faith
  • The Caverns of Lost Hope.jpg
    Caverns of Lost Hope

  • Western Coast.jpg
    Western Coast
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    Western Coast/North
  • No image available.svg
    Western Coast/South

  • Drayo's Cove.jpg
    Drayo's Cove
  • Lava Cave.jpg
    Lava Cave
  • CaveLS.jpg
    Lower South Cave
  • Southern Islets.jpg
    Southern Islets
  • Herbivore Island.jpg
    South Haven
  • CaveUS3.jpg
    Upper South Cave

  • Craggs Island.jpg
    Cragg's Island
  • Footpaw.jpg
  • Southern Jungle.jpg
    Southern Jungle
  • Weathertop.jpg
  • Western Approach.jpg
    Western Approach

  • Grand Hills.jpg
    Grand Hills
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    Ice Wyrm's Belly
  • CaveNW.jpg
    North West Cave
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    Shadow Road
  • CaveSnow.jpg
    Snow Cave
  • Tek Cave Inside2.jpg
    Tek Cave
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    Throat of Borea
  • Volcano.jpg
    Throat of Flame
  • Volcano.jpg
  • Western Plains.jpg
    Western Plains
  • Whitesky Peak.jpg
    Whitesky Peak

  • CaveC.jpg
    Central Cave
  • Redwood Forests.jpg
    Redwood Forests
  • Red Peak.jpg
    Red Peak
  • CaveSwamp.jpg
    Swamp Cave
  • Writhing Swamps.jpg
    Writhing Swamps

  • ArenaBroodmother.jpg
    Broodmother Arena
  • Dragon Arena.jpg
    Dragon Arena
  • Megapithecus Arena.jpg
    Megapithecus Arena
  • ArenaOverseer.jpg
    Overseer Arena

Approximate Spawn Locations[edit | edit source]

Map created by Felski

Data Maps[edit | edit source]

  • Preview Resources Map (Scorched Earth).png
    Strategic Resources
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    Exploring the map
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    Loot Crates
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    Spawn Map

Creatures[edit | edit source]

The following creatures can spawn on The Island:

Event Creatures[edit | edit source]

Creatures that only spawned during an Event:

Explorer Notes[edit | edit source]


As The Island is part of the story of the ARKs, NoteHelena.png Explorer Notes can be found across the map. These Explorer Notes document the ARK lore. For more in-depth information, see Explorer Notes.


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In addition to the Explorer Notes, NoteHelena.png Dossiers can also be found on The Island, written by Helena Walker to document the research of The Island's creatures. For more in-depth information, see Dossiers.

Artifacts[edit | edit source]

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On Xbox since v757: If you would like to play The Center map without advancing through The Island, launch the Island and then open the command menu. Type in cheat playercommand Ascend2. Once finished you'll be able to load The Center as normal.
  • On PS4 since v510: If you would like to play The Center map without advancing through The Island ascension, launch the Island and then open the command menu. Type in cheat playercommand Ascend1. Once finished you'll be able to load The Center as normal.
  • every single story ark has their own themes with the island ark in particular being based around prehistoric animals mostly.

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