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Ark: Survival Evolved cheats and console commands

Ark cheats

Living your best dino taming life can always be enhanced with Ark cheats. After all, what good is a sandbox if you can't play around? Ark cheats let you enter all sorts of console commands to enable god mode, level up, teleport, spawn items, instantly tame dinosaurs, unlock all engrams, and more. 

These Ark cheats are for singleplayer mode, or for multiplayer mode if you're the server admin (or if you've been given the server admin password). Otherwise you can't use them online. And if you're looking to further tweak your experience, check out our guide to the best Ark mods.

There are cheats for Ark: Genesis below as well that will work with the new dinosaurs and items added in Ark's most recent expansion pack.

How to use Ark cheats

You can access the console in Ark by pressing the Tab key—you'll see a narrow box open at the very bottom of your screen. That's where you'll be typing in the cheats. To close the console, press Tab again.

In singleplayer mode, just type the cheats to enable them. In multiplayer, if you have the admin password, you'll need to type 'EnableCheats <password>' before you can use cheats. Some cheats (while playing on a server) will require the prefix 'admincheat'. In singleplayer, you don't need to worry about a prefix. Just type them and press Enter.

The cheats are written in bold below (and they're not case-sensitive).

Ark cheats: Player commands

God - Toggles godmode, protects you from all damage (except drowning)
InfiniteStats - Refills health, stamina, oxygen, food, and water
GMBuff - Godmode plus infinitestats and additional experience points
EnemyInvisible - All creatures ignore you, even when attacked
LeaveMeAlone - Combines the cheats God, InfiniteStats and EnemyInvisible

ChangeSize <value> - Changes your size by this multiplier, the default value is 1
Fly - Lets you fly. Use 'Walk' to disable
Ghost - Activates noclip mode. Use 'Walk' to disable

GiveEngrams - Unlocks all crafting recipes
GiveEngramsTekOnly - Gives you all Tek engrams
GiveColors - Gives you a quantity of each dye

DoTame - Tames targeted dinosaur (if it's tamable)
ForceTame - Tames targeted dino, and dino is rideable even without saddle
ForceTameAOE <Radius> - Tames dinos in specified radius (default is 2000)

Ark cheats: Armor and Weapons

Ark: Survival Evolved - wielding a pistol

(Image credit: Studio Wildcard)

GiveArmorSet <Tier> <Quality>  - Gives you full armor set for the specified tier and equips it

Armor tiers options can be entered as a number or word, as follows:
0 (or Cloth)
1 (or Chitin)
2 (or Metal or Flak)
3 (or Tek)
And also Hide, Fur, Desert, Ghillie, Riot, Scuba, Hazard

Armor quality options are: Primitive, Ramshackle, Apprentice, Journeyman, Mastercraft, Ascendant, Alpha

GiveWeaponSet <Tier> <Quality>  - Gives you all weapons in specified tier

Weapon tier options can be entered as a number or word, and are as follows: 

0 (or Primitive): Bow, Pike, Spear, Bola
1 (or Basic) Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Longneck Rifle, Sword, Grenade
2 (or Advanced) Compound Bow,  Fabricated Sniper Rifle, Rocket Launcher, C4 Charge
3 (or Tek) Tek Grenade, Tek Rifle, Tek Railgun, Tek Sword

Weapon quality options are same as the options for armor, as listed above.

GiveItemSet <Tier> - Gives you all items in specified tier

Item tiers are can be a number or word, and are as follows:

0: 90 Cooked Meat, 200 Stimberry, 2 Waterskin
1: 2 Water Jar, 200  Stimberry, 90 Cooked Meat, 100 Medical Brew
2: 100 Medical Brew, 100 Energy Brew, 100 Cactus Broth, 60 Cooked Meat Jerky, 2 Canteen
3: 5 Shadow Steak Saute, 5 Enduro Stew, 5 Focal Chili, 5 Lazarus Chowder, 100 Medical Brew, 100 Energy Brew, 100 Cactus Broth, 90 Cooked Meat Jerky
Food: 30 Cooked Meat Jerky, 30 Prime Meat Jerky
Water: Canteen Refill
Brews: 100 Medical Brew, 100 Energy Brew

Ark Cheats: Spawn items

These commands allow you to give a specific item to yourself or another player. 

For a full list of Ark item ID numbers, see this list

GiveItem <BlueprintPath> <Quantity> <Quality> <ForceBlueprint>
GiveItemNum <ItemNum> <Quantity> <Quality> <ForceBlueprint>

GiveItemToPlayer <PlayerID> <BlueprintPath> <Quantity> <Quality> <ForceBlueprint>
GiveItemNumToPlayer <PlayerID> <ItemNum> <Quantity> <Quality> <ForceBlueprint>

Setting ForceBlueprint to 'true' or '1' will give the blueprint, while setting it to 'false' or '0' will add the item itself.

GiveResources - Add 50 units of each resource to you inventory.

Ark cheats: Dinosaurs

Ark: Survival Evolved - attacking a dinosaur

(Image credit: Studio Wildcard)

For Ark creature ID numbers, see this list.

Summon <type> - Spawns a specified creature at your location.
SummonTamed <type> - Spawns a tamed creature at your location.
GMSummon <"type"> <level> - Spawns a tamed creature of a set level
GiveDinoSet <tier> <quantity> - Spawns set of dinos with saddles.

Tier options can be entered as a number or word, as follows:

0: Raptor, Dilo, Trike
1: Raptor, Carnotaurus, Thylacoleo
2: Rex, Spino, Paracer, Therizinosaur
3: Rex, Rex with Tek Saddle, Daeodon, Yutyrannus, Therizinosaur
Flyers: Pteranodon, Tapejara with Tek Saddle, Argentavis, Quetzal
Mek: 3 Meks, one with each module
SiegeMek: Mek, M.S.C.M., Element, Cannon Shell (Extinction)
MissleMek: Mek, M.R.L.M., Element, Rocketpod
ShieldMek: Mek, M.D.S.M., Element
Argent: Argentavis
Extinction: Enforcer, Gasbags, Snow Owl, Gacha, Managarmr, Velonasaur

Ark cheats: Teleport

TPCoords <Lat> <Lon> <Altitude> - Moves you to a specified place instantly. You can find a list of Ark's coordinates here. There's also a map you can mouseover for coordinates here.
Teleport - Moves you forward until you collide with something
TeleportPlayerIDToMe <PlayerID> - Moves a specified player to you
TeleportPlayerNameToMe <PlayerName>  - Moves a specified player to you
TeleportToPlayer <PlayerID> - Moves you to a specified player

Ark cheats: Creative mode

Creative Mode removes weight restrictions and crafting requirements, unlocks all engrams, and grants godmore and infinitestats. Also lets you toggle flight by double-tapping your jump key.

GiveCreativeMode - Sets you in creative mode
GiveCreativeModeToTarget - Toggles creative mode for players you are targeting
GiveCreativeModeToPlayer <PlayerID>
- Toggles creative mode for a player using their ID

Ark cheats: Weather and time

These are pretty self-explanatory, and different expansions may have different cheats for weather.

The Island expansion:

starttime
stoptime
heatwave
coldfront
makeitrain
fogitup

Scorched Earth expansion: 

start_superheat
stop_superheat
start_sandstorm
stop_sandstorm
start_electricalstorm
stop_electricalstorm
start_rain
stop_rain 

Ragnarok expansion: 

start rain
stop rain
start electricalstorm
stop electricalstorm
start sandstorm
stop sandstorm
start superheat
stop superheat
start_volcano 

Aberration expansion: 

startquake
stopquake
 

Extinction expansion: 

start meteors

Ark: Genesis dinosaur cheats

Ark Genesis Megachelon Giant Turtle

(Image credit: Studio Wildcard)

There are new dinosaurs and creatures in Ark: Genesis. To summon them, use the Summon <type> or SummonTamed <type> command, and the bolded creature ID below.

For example, to summon a small ferox, you'd type:
summon shapeshifter_small_character_bp_c

Astrocetus:  spacewhale_character_bp_c  
Bloodstalker:  bogspider_character_bp_c
Small Ferox:  shapeshifter_small_character_bp_c  
Large Ferox:  shapeshifter_large_character_bp_c  
Magmasaur: cherufe_character_bp_c
Megachelon: giantturtle_character_bp_c
Insect Swarm: insectswarmchar_bp_c

Ark: Genesis item cheats

To spawn the new items in Ark: Genesis, enter the entire cheat below (for example, to spawn a fishing net, enter:

cheat gfi fishingnet 1 0 0

Tek Claws: cheat gfi claw 1 0 0
Tek Cruise Missile: cheat gfi cruise 1 0 0
Tek Shoulder Cannon: cheat gfi ShoulderCannon 1 0 0
Tek Alarm System: cheat gfi TekAlarm 1 0 0
Tek Hiover-Skiff: cheat gfi HoverSkiff 1 0 0
Tek Jump Pad: cheat gfi JumpPad 1 0 0

Shell Fragment: cheat gfi TurtleShell 1 1 0
Moeder Fang: cheat gfi Flag_EelBoss 1 1 0
VR Boss Fang: cheat gfi Flag_VRBoss 1 1 0
Ambergris: cheat gfi Ambergris 1 1 0
Golden Nugget: cheat gfi GoldenNugget 1 1 0
High Quality Pollen: cheat gfi HighQualityPollen 1 1 0
Golden Striped Megalodon Tooth: cheat gfi RetrieveMegTooth 1 1 0
Alpha X-Trike Skull: cheat gfi TrikeSkullHelmet_Retrieve 1 1 0

Fertilized X-Parasaur Egg: cheat gfi Egg_Para_Fertilized_Bog 1 1 0
Fertilized X-Raptor Egg: cheat gfi Egg_Raptor_Fertilized_Bog 1 1 0
Fertilized X-Spino Egg: cheat gfi Egg_Spino_Fertilized_Bog 1 1 0
Fertilized X-Tapejara Egg: cheat gfi Egg_Tapejara_Fertilized_Bog 1 1 0
Fertilized X-Argentavis Egg: cheat gfi Egg_Argent_Fertilized_Snow 1 1 0
Fertilized X-Yutyrannus Egg: cheat gfi Egg_Yuty_Fertilized_Snow 1 1 0
Fertilized X-Allosaurus Egg: cheat gfi Egg_Allo_Fertilized_Volcano 1 1 0
Fertilized X-Ankylosaurus Egg: cheat gfi Egg_Ankylo_Fertilized_Volcano 1 1 0
Fertilized X-Rex Egg: cheat gfi Egg_Rex_Fertilized_Volcano 1 1 0
Fertilized X-Trike Egg: cheat gfi Egg_Trike_Fertilized_Volcano 1 1 0
Bloodstalker Egg: cheat gfi PrimalItemConsumable_Egg_BogSpider 1 1 0
Fertilized Bloodstalker Egg: cheat gfi Egg_BogSpider_Fertilized 1 1 0
Megachelon Egg: cheat gfi PrimalItemConsumable_Egg_GiantTurtle 1 1 0
Fertilized Megachelon Egg: cheat gfi Egg_GiantTurtle_Fertilized 1 1 0
Magmasaur Egg: cheat gfi Egg_Cherufe_Retrieve 1 1 0

Astrocetus Tek Saddle: cheat gfi SpaceWhaleSaddle_Tek 1 1 0
Magmasaur Saddle: cheat gfi CherufeSaddle 1 1 0
Megachelon Platform Saddle: cheat gfi GiantTurtleSaddle 1 1 0

Corrupted Avatar Boots: cheat gfi Gen1AvatartBoots 1 0 0
Corrupted Avatar Gloves: cheat gfi Gen1AvatarGloves 1 0 0
Corrupted Avatar Helmet: cheat gfi Gen1AvatarHelmet 1 0 0
Corrupted Avatar Pants: cheat gfi Gen1AvatarPants 1 0 0
Corrupted Avatar Shirt: cheat gfi Gen1AvatarShirt 1 0 0

Metal Ocean Platform: cheat gfu OceanPlatform 1 0 0
Wooden Ocean Platform: cheat gfi Wood_OceanPlatform 1 1 0
Pressure Plate: cheat gfi PressurePlate 1 0 0
Moeder Trophy: cheat gfi PrimalItemTrophy_EelBoss 1 1 0
Alpha Moeder Trophy: cheat gfi EelBoss_Alpha 1 1 0
Beta Moeder Trophy: cheat gfi EelBoss_Beta 1 1 0
Gamma Moeder Trophy: cheat gfi EelBoss_Gamma 1 1 0
Master Controller Trophy: cheat gfi PrimalItemTrophy_MasterController 1 1 0

Tier 1 Lootcrate: cheat gfi Lootcrate_lvl1 1 1 0
Tier 2 Lootcrate: cheat gfi Lootcrate_lvl2 1 1 0
Tier 3 Lootcrate: cheat gfi Lootcrate_lvl3 1 1 0

Mini-HLNA: cheat GFI MiniHLNA 1 0 0
Master Controller Helmet: cheat gfi MasterControllerHelmet 1 1 0
Mining Drill: cheat GFI Drill 1 0 0

Gauntlet Bow: cheat gfi WeaponBow_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Chainsaw: cheat gfi ChainSaw_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Cluster Grenade: cheat gfi WeaponClusterGrenade_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Compound Bow: cheat gfi WeaponCompoundBow_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Fabricated Pistol: cheat gfi WeaponMachinedPistol_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Fabricated Sniper: cheat gfi WeaponMachinedSniper_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Flame Bow: cheat gfi WeaponBow_Flame_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Flame Crossbow: cheat gfi WeaponCrossbow_Flame_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Flame Spear: cheat gfi WeaponSpear_Flame_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Flamethrower: cheat gfi WeapFlamethrower_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Grenade: cheat gfi WeaponGrenade_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Longneck Rifle: cheat gfi WeaponOneShotRifle_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Metal Hatchet: cheat gfi WeaponMetalHatchet_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Metal Sword: cheat gfi WeaponSword_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Pike: cheat gfi WeaponPike_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Pump Shotgun: cheat gfi WeaponMachinedShotgun_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Rocket Launcher: cheat gfi WeaponRocketLauncher_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Sighted Fabricated Pistol:
cheat gfi WeaponMachinedPistol_Holosight_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Simple Pistol: cheat gfi WeaponGun_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Spear: cheat gfi WeaponSpear_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Tek Claws: cheat gfi WeaponTekClaws_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Tek Grenade Launcher:
cheat gfi WeaponTekGrenadeLauncher_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Tek Rifle: cheat gfi TekRifle_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Tek Sniper: cheat gfi TekSniper_Gauntlet 1 1 0
Gauntlet Tek Sword: cheat gfi WeaponTekSword_Gauntlet 1 1 0

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