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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Time Period
Logo Steam.png 237.0
March 25, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 733.0
April 7, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
Logo Nintendo Switch.png 599.0
November 30, 2018
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Yeti_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Bigfoot/Yeti_Character_BP.Yeti_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
40 XP

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Yeti The Island.svg

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Yeti Extinction.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Yeti The Center.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Yeti is an Alpha-tier creature in ARK: Survival Evolved, and to-date the only Alpha Herbivore.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

With the introduction of the Snow Cave, an Alpha variant of Gigantopithecus was added. These Yetis have significantly higher base stats and are untameable. Due to spawning within a Hard Difficulty cave, they are also guaranteed to spawn at exceptionally high levels - anywhere up to 350!

Behavior[edit | edit source]

These apes are vicious, terrifying creatures that will decimate any adventurers hoping to step foot inside the cave. Stay clear from them, or use extremely powerful guns and weaponry to slaughter them before they get their powerful hands on you! They are very dangerous!

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Yeti always spawns with all its color regions white.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]

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

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

Drops[edit | edit source]

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
Health 2000 +200
Stamina 300 +30
Oxygen 150 +15
Food 1500 +150
Weight 220 +4.4
Melee Damage 50 / 602 +2 / +2.4
Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity 1100 +66

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.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Walking 195 682.5 ?
Swimming 300 N/A

Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Yeti will either back-hand or crush the target with both fists. This attack deals knockback that will shove players or smaller creatures a fair distance, sometimes over cliffs.
0 300 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
Melee 50
Throw Player Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation While this attack is coded, it is not used by the AI in-game.
Using the Right  Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS4), LT Button (Xbox One), the Yeti throws a mounted survivor overhead. Any creature directly in front of the Yeti will take damage.
0 200 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
Melee 60

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Yeti.

General[edit | edit source]

Yetis are heavy hitters with a large pool of health. You have to be a glass cannon or a harasser to take them down. Hitting hard with shotguns or Rocket Launchers is highly advised. Mowing down the Yeti is also a great idea ( for larger tribes ). C4, even though its expensive, can take down even a high level Yeti. Of course, you can always use Grappling hooks to stay above it and slowly kill him by shooting Arrows from a Bow, a Crossbow or a Compound Bow.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Using guns is highly advised. Melee is a bad idea, but a tribemate with a shield can be invaluable as a decoy while the rest of the tribe shoots the Yeti. A large tribe can use multiple Fabricated Pistols to mow down a Yeti, multiple Yetis are invulnerable to this strategy. Hanging above him with a grappling hook and shooting him down with arrows is a "cheap" alternative.

It is highly advised to bring big mounts such as Rex to defeat them on The Center. The caves containing Yetis on The Center have very big entrances to allow them to enter.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Firearms ( Fabricated or not ) will do the trick, as long as they are Apprentice level, or higher. Melee will get you killed in a matter of seconds. Compound Bows do damage to him, but the ammo is a bit expensive.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

It has a very powerful attack capable of taking down high level mounts. Fur armor is necessary to survive, but it doesn't absorb much damage, making you an easy, sometimes one-hit, kill.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Headshots will be most effective.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Released in patch 237.0.
  • Within the upcoming TLC Phase 1 patch, Gigantopithecus will recieve armor-degrading attack. However, Yeti do not possess such buff effect.

References[edit | edit source]