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Ark: Survival Evolved cheats and console commands

Ark cheats

Tired of the goody two-shoes dino life? There's a solution: Ark cheats. Dinosaur sim Ark: Survival Evolved lets 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.

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: Spawn armor and weapons

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

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

Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring stories in RPGs so he can make up his own.