ARK: Survival Evolved is a fairly popular survival game that was several years in development. It can be enjoyed both alone and in the company, but one of the best aspects is using commands and cheats. With that, you will be able to summon dinosaurs, get specific items, or switch players from tribes. And if someone bothers you a lot, you can expel him!
In this article, we have compiled all kinds of commands to do tricks in any aspect that you could imagine. There are over a hundred commands, which can be overwhelming. Do not worry! Here we have all the ARK commands divided into different sections, to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for.
These are the sections of the article:
Get items in the game
Server administration commands
Tribe Administration Commands
Commands for creative mode
Tints and colors commands
How to activate commands on PC, XBOX One and PS4
This is the list of basic ARK commands. You'll be able to enable cheats, activate spectator mode, or add items to your inventory, among other features.
It allows you to use admin commands, i.e. does cheat! If you play multiplayer, you must type your server password. Solo, no need.
You can stop time (stop time), activate fog (fogitup), make it rain (make it rain). There are many variations, you will have to experiment!
It is used to activate commands specific to a game mode. The most common is "gamecommand startgame".
SetTargetPlayerColorVal [Index of color value] [Color value]
Change the color of your character between 0 and 1. The indices are: 0 for body, 1 for hair and 2 for eyes.
Shows the in-game menu screen.
ShowTutorial [Tutorial Index] [True / False]
Shows the tutorial based on its ID.
Infinite ammo for all your weapons.
You walk. It is a way to disable the Fly command, for example.
Turns the visibility of the equipped item (or hands) on or off.
Max out all attributes once.
GiveArmorSet [Type] [Quality]
Gives you the full set of armor of a specific type. The quality can range from 0 to 20.
GiveWeaponSet [Type] [Quality]
Same as above but for weapons. The types are: 0 for Primitive, 1 for Basic, 2 for Advanced, and 3 for Tek.
Same as GiveArmorSet but for items. Supported values are 0, 1, 2, 3, Food, Water, and Brews.
Deactivate all your improvements. It doesn't work with all.
Knock out the target dino or player.
MaxAscend [Player ID]
Unlocks the Overseer and Rockwell ascensions for target player.
DefeatBoss [Player ID] [Boss Name] [Difficulty]
Unlock the Boss corresponding to the specified player. The difficulties are: 0 for Gamma, 1 for Beta, and 2 for Alpha.
DefeatAllBosses [Player ID]
Unlock all Bosses for the specified player.
Unlock all exploration notes.
Get items in the game
ARK has hundreds of items that you can use on a daily basis as a survivor. There are many and the process of obtaining them through commands is somewhat complicated, but not impossible. In general, the codes used to obtain items are the following two:
GiveItemNum [Item Number] [Quantity] [Quality] [True or 1 / False or 0]
GiveItem [Object Directory] [Quantity] [Quality] [True or 1 / False or 0]
Let's say you want to get a parachute. You must write the two commands as follows if you want to get the item directly (not the recipe):
As you can see, the second method is more confusing because the command is very long. As for typing "True / False" or "1 / 0", to get the recipe or the item respectively, it's a matter of testing. Usually, with GiveItemNum you have to type the number, while with GiveItem you have to type the word.
Please note that updates change some ID numbers and directories. Therefore, it is difficult to find a place where absolutely all the items are 100% updated.
Here you will find all kinds of commands related to dinosaurs, whether to improve their attributes, tame them immediately or summon a group of dinos, among other things.
Destroy all creatures of the specified type.
Eliminate all creatures on the map. New creatures will continue to appear.
Tames the targeted creature, whenever possible. If you are already mounted, the server will crash.
It shows you the attributes of the dino on your console.
Immediately tame the dino you are targeting. If you are already mounted, the server will crash.
Tame the dinos that are within the specified radius. 2000 is the standard number.
RainCritters [Number] [Spread] [ZOffset]
Summons a mix of sheep and dodos on top of the player. ZOffset is the height.
RainDinos [Number of dinos] [Propagation] [ZOffset]
Same as above, but with two races of dinos.
RainDanger [Number of dinos] [Propagation] [ZOffset]
Same as above, but with two other different races.
SDF [Name Part] [True / False]
Summons a specific creature that can be tamed (True) or wild (False).
Gives a baby dino an age.
Gives an Imprint quality value of 0 to 1 to the target baby dino.
SetImprintedPlayer [New Name] [Player ID]
Transfers the Imprint attribute values of the target dino to the specified player.
TransferImprints [Old Player ID] [New Player ID] [New Name]
Transfers all Imprint attribute values from one player to another.
SetTargetDinoColor [Color Region] [Color ID]
Changes the color of the dino to the specified one.
It removes the cryo-sickness state and wakes him up.
To summon dinosaurs in ARK you will need to know the IDs for the corresponding dinosaur type, either for the Summon, SummonTamed, or GMSummon cheat. Here are the IDs for some types, using Summon as an example:
The commands can be used both on PC and on XBOX One and PS4, although we warn you that, in some cases, the cheats may not work on consoles. The commands are not case-sensitive. In this article, we have simply mixed to improve the visibility of the words.
To activate the commands on these three platforms, you must:
On PC: press the TAB or Tabulator button.
On XBOX One: press the LB, RB, X, and Y buttons at the same time.
On PS4: press the L1, R1, Square, and Triangle buttons at the same time.
Note: If you want to use the commands in multiplayer, in many cases you will need to add "AdminCheat" or "Cheat" just before typing the corresponding command. Example: AdminCheat gamecommand startgame. It is not necessary to do this when playing solo.