Ark is one of the few games that offer a never-ending list of available commands and cheats to play with. If we were to mention every single one of them here, you’d have to keep on scrolling for a long time.
That’s why we only picked some of the most useful/fun Ark commands instead. Just remember that keeping backups is highly recommended – just in case you end up breaking the game.
Also, online cheats and commands can only be used on your own server. With that out of the way, let’s get right into it!
How to Enable Ark’s Console
Some games require you to enable the console first before being able to use it. But, Ark has it enabled by default.
All you need to do is bring it up and you’re ready to start typing. To do that on:
PC: Press the “Tab” button. Pressing it once more just makes the console bigger
Xbox One: Press “LB+RB+X+Y” at the same time
PS4: Press “R1+L1+TRIANGLE+SQUARE” at the same time
And that’s about it. Now we’re ready to start exploring commands.
Ark Cheats: God Mode
These commands are generally plain old cheats that you can use to make yourself overpowered or tame some beasts and things like that.
If you’re playing on single player, just type in the commands. However, if you’re running your own server, then you’ll have to type EnableCheats [Password] first or you won’t be able to use them.
God: Plain old god mode which makes you invisible (You can still drown, though)
InfiniteStats: Will keep on refilling stats like health, stamina, oxygen, food, and water
GMBuff: Buffed version of God Mode. Gives you god mode plus infinite stats and extra experience points
EnemyInvisible: All creatures/AI ignore you
LeaveMeAlone: Combines all the above commands in one
GhangeSize [Size]: Makes you bigger or smaller. The default size is 1
GiveEngramsTekOnly: Gives you all Tek engrams
GiveColors: Adds all color dyes (1 of each) on your inventory
DoTame: Tames the targeted dinosaur (Needs to be tamable)
ForceTame: Tames the targeted dinosaur and makes him rideable even without a saddle
ForceTameAOE [Radius]: Tames dinosaurs on the specified radius – default is 2000
TPCoords [Lat] [Lon] [Altitude]: Instantly teleports you to the specified location (Coordinates)
Teleport: Teleports you forward until you collide with something
TeleportPlayerIdToMe [Player ID]: Teleports the specified player to your location
TeleportToPlayer [Player ID]: Moves you to the specified player
GiveCreativeMode: Puts you into creative mode (No weight limit, ability to fly, unlocks all engrams, etc)
GiveCreativeModeToTarget: Gives creative mode to people that you’re targetting
GiveCreativeModeToPlayer [Player ID]: Gives creative mode to the specified player
World Control Ark Commands
As the title suggests, these commands allow you to control the world of Ark. That includes both time and weather controls.
Speaking of which, do keep in mind that the commands differ from expansion to expansion – which is precisely why we’re going to split things up in different categories.
The commands describe what they do by themselves. So, no need for descriptions here
Ark Console Commands: Creatures
Half the fun in Ark is playing around with creatures. Console commands allow you to freely spawn any creature of your choice; tamed or not.
For a “normal” summon, all you need to do is use the “Summon [ID]” command and insert the ID of the creature that you want to summon. A list of all the available IDs can be found over here.
Other than that, there’s also SpawnDino [Level] which spawns creatures of custom levels.
If you’re not going to specify a spawn location, then the creature will spawn on you. For carnivores, you either want to summon them tamed or a bit far away from your location.
To summon a tamed creature, simply use GMSummon [ID] [Level]. Otherwise, you can summon it at a different location by using SpawnDino [blueprintPath] [spawnDistance] [spawn-Y-offset] [Z-offset] [dinolevel].
It looks a bit complicated at first, but if you set the offsets to 0 and the distance to 500, you should generally be good to go. Just don’t look at the ground.
By the way, blueprint paths can also be found on this page. And that’s about all there is to know about summoning creatures.
All that remains is for you to find out the ID of the creature that you wish to summon, use the appropriate command, and that’s about it. Using CTRL + F while on the list with creature IDs is arguably the easiest way of finding what you’re after.
Weapons, Items, Eggs, Armor, and More
As far as all that stuff is concerned, there is the easy way to get them, and then there is the hard way as well. Both have their respective pros and cons.
The Easy Way
The easy way is getting everything in sets. That requires you to simply insert the command of your choice without a whole lot of research and the game will give you a set of items, armor, weapons, or whatever you have selected.
To do that with armor, you need the command GiveArmorSet [Tier] [Quality]. The available sets are:
- 0 (or Cloth)
- 1 (or Chitin)
- 2 (or Metal or Flak)
- 3 (or Tek)
- 4: Hide
- 5: Fur
- 6: Desert
- 7: Ghillie
- 8: Riot
- 9: Scuba
- 10: Hazard
And the quality options are:
And that’s about it for the armor sets.
Just like with armor, the command for getting armor sets is GiveWeaponSet [Tier] [Quality].
The tier options are:
- 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
And the quality options are:
For items, the command that you’re looking for is GiveItemSet [Tier] and the available tiers are:
- 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
The Hard Way
To get everything that you want the hard way, you’ll have to use the manual method which allows for receiving absolutely anything you want – but also requires you to look for the item ID.
The command that you’ll need for this is GiveItemNum [Item ID] [Quantity] [Quality] [Blueprint].
Everything is pretty much self-explanatory – except for the blueprint. Setting the blueprint to 0 will give you the item while setting it to 1 gives you the blueprint instead.
With that out of the way, if you feel comfortable using blueprint paths instead of IDs, there is also the GiveItem [Blueprint Path] [Quantity] [Quality] [Blueprint] command instead. And that’s about it.
It’s no doubt a more tedious way of getting what you want. But, in exchange, it delivers many more options to play with.
That’s all for now. We obviously can’t mention every single command on Ark due to how many IDs and commands are available to use. But, hopefully, we didn’t miss anything too important.
If we did, let us know about it in the comments.