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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
Variant Yeti (Gauntlet)
admincheat summon Bigfoot_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Arctic/Bigfoot_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Bigfoot_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
80 XP

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

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

Extinction Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Yeti Extinction.svg

Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Yeti Crystal Isles.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Yeti is an Alpha-tier creature in ARK: Survival Evolved, and one of three Alpha Herbivores, the other being the Alpha X-Triceratops and the Enraged Triceratops.

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 colors.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Health 2000 +200
Stamina 300 +30
Oxygen 150 +15
Food 1500 +150
Weight 220 +4.4
Melee Damage 50 / 60 +2 / +2.4
Movement Speed 100% N/A
Torpidity 1100 +66
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Walking 195 682.5
Swimming 300 ?
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, Spino or Therizinosaur 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 only spawns at freezing places, making Fur Armor a necessity to survive, but does not absorb much damage. The limited means of defence that players can utilize, plus its devastating melee damage and incredibly high Health, it is therefore a formidable opponent, making player an easy, sometimes one-hit, kill.

It's surrounding, usually filled with other snow biome predators such as Dire Wolves, Purlovias and Polar Bears, also pose major threats to survivors.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Headshots will be most effective.

As herbivores, they have shorter aggro range than other creatures you may engage in Snow Cave.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Released in patch 237.0.
  • Within the TLC Phase 1 patch the Gigantopithecus recieved a armor-degrading attack. However the Yeti does not possess such buff effect.
  • Despite being listed as an Alpha Creature, they do not provide XP for your Chibi-dino.

References[edit | edit source]