ARK: Survival Evolved Cheats on Playstation 4 (PS4)

Last Updated: February 13, 2023
ARK: Survival Evolved
  • First Released: Aug 28, 2017
  • Genres: Shooter, Role-playing (RPG), Adventure, Indie
  • Platforms: Mac,PC,Xbox One,PlayStation 4,Linux
  • Developer: Studio Wildcard,Virtual Basement LLC
  • Publisher: Studio Wildcard,Reverb Communications Inc.
  • Ratings: PEGI 16, ESRB T

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Hints and TIps


At the start of the game, focus on killing Dodos. They’re easy enough for you to handle early on, and they’ll supply you with meat, hides, and experience. 

When one of your tools breaks, you can craft another one (which is faster) or repair the broken one to use fewer resources.

Beams of light indicate special Beacons where you can find supplies. Their color indicates the level at which you can open them.

White Beacon – You must be at least level 3.

Green Beacon – You must be at least level 15.

Blue Beacon – You must be at least level 25.

Purple Beacon – You must be at least level 35.

Yellow Beacon – You must be at least level 45.

Red Beacon – You must be at least level 60.


If you destroy a storage box, it will drop its contents. You’ll be able to take whatever was inside as a bundle.


Different tools let you harvest different materials:

Hatchet – You’ll get more stone from rocks, more wood from wood, and more hide, chitin, and keratin from corpses.

Pick – You’ll get more flint from rocks, more thatch from wood, and more meat from corpses.


Some of the most important Engrams to put your points into are the Campfire, the Waterskin, Narcotics, the Dinosaur Gateway, the Fence Foundation, and buildings.

Metal buildings are the safest, especially for while you’re offline. Continually upgrade your structures and increase your defense. It is also good to have a Vault, which you can use to protect valuable items.


Taming dinosaurs is important, and you should continue to do it as you progress through the game. Make sure you feed them. While some people recommend letting the dinosaur become hungry so that it will have a greater appreciation for you when you bring it food, the time you spend not feeding the dinosaur usually balances out the decreased taming time. Make sure they have a supply of food for when you’re offline, although they will go through it more slowly.

To tame a carnivore:

Their preferred type of Kibble speeds up the taming process by 5 times.

Raw Meat Prime speeds up the taming process by 3 times.

Cooked Prime Meat and Prime Meat Jerky both speed up the taming process by 1.5 times.

All other foods help tame the carnivore at a steady rate, except for a type of Kibble that is not their preferred type, which has a slower effect at taming the carnivore.

To tame an herbivore:

Kibble works the same as with carnivores for most herbivores. The one exception is the Brontosaurus, which is tamed 8 times faster with its preferred Kibble instead of only 5 times faster.

There is no other food that has an effect on the speed of taming herbivores. However, their preferred type of Berries and Advanced Crops will be more effective at taming them.

Do not feed them Stimberries, because that will decrease their torpidity and make them wake up sooner.

To tame other creatures:

Kibble works the same as with carnivores and herbivores.

The scorpion, spider, dung beetle, arthropluera, and vulture will be tamed faster if you feed them Spoiled Meat.




Taming Tips from Joebon


If you want an easier and safer way to tame some dinosaurs you can get some breeds of birds to pick up the dinosaur and fly him into a container.

How to Build the Container

Find a flat piece of land, put 5x5 foundations and on the bottom layer include windows and 2 more layers of normal walls, above that you need a dinosaur gateway and a normal door for entraces, leave the roof open so you can drop the dinosaur of your choice inside.

Some birds can carry bigger dinosaurs than others but hte ones that can carry better things are usually harder to tame and in a hard area the easiest bird to take is the Ptranadon bu it can't carry much, but is efficient and can help you tame an Argentias which is a lot better and can carry a lot more dinosaurs.

To knock out a dinosaur they have a torpor bar that you have to lower to knock out and tame the dinosaur, but some are a poassive tame which you just hand feed them to get the torpor lower, you either hit it with a blunt weapon or shoot it with a tranquilizer of some sort. Most ranges weapons have ammnuition such as a tranq dark and a tranq arrow, some have higher torpor effects which means the dinosaur will get knocked out easier.

By: Dave Comment

Wall Walkers


Players and mobs have been known to phase through walls and player-made structures, which compromises the integrity of the game, as this can affect player-owned mobs and structures. It can ruin the game for some players as their defenses which they have taken time and resources to build can effectively be useless. However, this can come as a double-edged sword, as players have reported that they, on occasion, fall through the map or get stuck in places around the world.



It has been reported that on startup, Ark: Survival Evolved can sometimes freeze and then crash. This has been theorized that Windows 10 sometimes does not play nicely with Ark, however, this has not been proven. Having the hype crash and burn because of startup freezing can be very disheartening for players, so be cautious.

What are you doing in my swamp!?

Easter Eggs

If you were to play on Ragnarok, head to the coordinates 42.5, 18.3. Keep your eyes peeled because the swamp biome is very dense. If you clear away some shrubbery and look around, you will find a hut that closely resembles the hut of the donkey's best friend, Shreks, house.

OnFire944 shows a couple of Easter eggs.

Clever Girl

Easter Eggs

Once again, on Ragnarok, head over to coordinates 63.8, 44.1. Along a cliff face, you will come across a ruin of a building. Head into the ruin and you will notice many statues in different rooms. These statues have many people accompanied by dinosaurs. This can be a very subtle nod to the Jurassic Park movies.

OnFire944 shows a couple of Easter eggs.


Easter Eggs

If you were to play on Extinction, make your way over to the coordinates 54.2, 33.4. You will find a very large sword with the name “Santiago” carved into the stone at the base. This is a reference to the ark storyline. It is believed that Santiago was defending all in a brave fight from his mech, however, he was killed and his mech destroyed. All that remained was this sword and the legend.

OnFire944 shows a couple of Easter eggs.

Sign your name

Easter Eggs

On Ragnarok, make the trek over to the coordinates 79.8, 63.2. On the floor, hidden below lots of rocks and shrubbery, a developer has left his likeness in the texture of the ground. It can be worth taking the time to clear away all the obstacles just to see this testament to one of the developers.

OnFire944 shows a couple of Easter eggs.


Easter Eggs

On the map “Lost Island” which is part of a free DLC, head on over to the coordinates 19.5, 09.5. You will come across a small island, upon this island, you will find a small ball that has the uncanny likeness of Wilson the ball from the famous movie Castaway.

OnFire944 shows a couple of Easter eggs.

Arrow to the Knee

Easter Eggs

Taking a look at the map layout for “Lost Island” can spark something in the brains of certain players, but they can’t seem to put a finger on it. This is here to find that pesky spot. If you were to look at the map layout, it is very similar to the map of Tamriel of the Elder Scrolls franchise. There are certain spots on the map that can remind players of their favorite spots from the Elder Scrolls franchise.

OnFire944 Showing a few Easter eggs.

Lost, but found

Easter Eggs

Head on over to the coordinates 64, 47.3 on the map Lost Island, there you will find a hull that cannot be opened. This hull is thought to be a nod to the popular series of Lost.

Raasclark shows easter eggs in Lost Island.

Suffering from success


There have been known to be some in-game crashes when players have been playing on high resolution. So players that have beefier systems can sometimes suffer a bit more than players who own older systems. So watch out for those pesky system overheating symptoms.

Supply of frustration


Throughout the game, the server will drop supplies for players. This is a source of resources for new players and can help players throughout their grinding experience. This can be a source of great relief….or frustration. There have been some bugs known to occur where the supply drop lands a few inches into the ground. This bug has the unfortunate outcome of not being able to loot these supply drops.

Talking Backpack


So survival games such as this one always have a weight limit for characters so that they cannot carry the world around with them. This is a clever way to limit the versatility of players. This can be skirted though, in quite an ingenious way. If you were to knock a player out who has a full inventory, you can drag said player to wherever you would like. So clan up with a few friends, go gather resources, and stark bonking!

Queen Bee


There is a small bug to be reported, well, two technically. If a player wants to move their beehives, it should drop a queen bee for the player to rebuild and effectively farm. It has been referenced that if a player decides to move their beehive, the queen bee does not drop. This can cause a lot of annoyance with players as a lot of hard work has been lost for no reason at all. 

Show me how it’s done


Games such as Ark: Survival Evolved have a very steep learning curve, players new to the game can often struggle to find the most important things to do to improve their standing in the game. Watching videos of players that have small walkthroughs and hints helps newer players catch on to the game a lot faster. 

Phlinger Phoo Showing his viewers the ropes.

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