How To Use Admin Commands In ARK Survival (2022)

As long as you have access, admin commands can completely transform your game. They give you control over almost everything on each ARK map, granting everything from teleporting to character progression, from instantly-tame dinosaurs to endless building resources.

The hardest part of using admin commands is learning them and ensuring they’re input correctly – sometimes, even a tiny adjustment can cause your command not to work.

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Who Can Use ARK Console Commands?

Console commands – another name for admin commands – can only be used by those who have administrative powers on the server.

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Multiple players can have admin powers on the server; it isn’t locked to a single person. However, there will be a person or a few who can add new admin accounts. If you don’t have one and want to use console commands, speak to someone with the power to upgrade you to admin permissions.

If you’re playing a single-player server on your computer, you automatically have access to admin commands. If they aren’t working, type “enablecheats” without a server password and then enter your commands.

Do I Need a Server Password?

If your server is hosted and not a single-player server, you need a password. This is set on the hosting website in the admin control panel. If you don’t know it, talk to the person who admins the server files.

If you are on a single-player server on your computer and didn’t set up an external host, you shouldn’t have to use a server password to use admin commands. In instructions that include the server password, you can skip that entry.

How to Enable Console Commands

Sometimes you have to check to see whether the console is enabled. If you can’t access the console, you can’t use admin commands.

on PC

  1. Navigate to your ShooterGame folder where ARK is.
  2. Open the Config folder.
  3. Open DefaultInput.ini.
  4. Search for the line that says “ConsoleKeys=Tab” and delete the semicolon near the beginning of the line.
  5. Save the file.

on PlayStation

  1. Open the game.
  2. Press the Options button on your controller.
  3. Hold down R1+L1+Triangle+Square.
  4. Type the commands as needed.
  5. Press the Admin Command button to input the entered commands.

on Xbox

  1. Open the game.
  2. Press the Pause button.
  3. Hold down Left Bumper, Right Bumper, X, and Y simultaneously.
  4. Type the commands you want to enter.
  5. Press the Admin Command button.

You can use any controller to choose each letter for the command. If you have a compatible keyboard, it might be easier to use that, especially if you’re doing a lot of commands.

How to Use Admin Commands in ARK

One of the essential steps to using admin commands in ARK is getting your game set up for them. You want to open your console in the game itself, enable cheats, and enter your server password.

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  1. Log in to ARK and the world you want to perform commands in.
  2. Press the Tab key.
  3. Type “enablecheats serverpassword” without quotes. Replace the term serverpassword with your actual admin password. Don’t include a server password if there is none.
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  4. Press Enter.
  5. Type in the admin command you want to use.
  6. Press Enter.

Now you’re able to enter admin commands for the length of the session. If you log off or the server restarts, you will have to perform these steps again to access commands.

How to Check if You Need a Server Password

If you aren’t sure whether you need a server password, try performing a simple command to see whether it works.

  1. Press the Tab key to open the console.
  2. Type “gfi wood 10 0 0” without quotes.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Check your character’s inventory to see whether ten pieces of wood have been added to it.
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If the wood appears, you don’t have to enable cheats to use admin commands. If it doesn’t, try performing the steps from the previous section and then doing these steps to make sure commands are enabled.

The benefit of using a simple command to see whether admin commands are working is that you aren’t trying to troubleshoot longer command strings. It won’t go haywire and accidentally unlock every engram in the game before you’re ready. It’s simple and has a minimal impact that you can immediately check to see whether it works.

Variables

There are many variables you might have to use when doing console commands in ARK. Understanding them is valuable.

  • True or False are variables that determine whether a setting is turned on or off. For example, you can type “cheat setgodmode false” to turn off god mode that you enabled with “cheat setgodmode true” or “cheat leavemealone”.
  • Character IDs are the specific names of dinosaurs or other creatures. You have to include these to spawn dinosaurs.
  • Blueprint path IDs are a long way to identify a character or item. If you’re using a Blueprint ID, leave the quotes around the Blueprint ID you copy in place. You should also follow the source capitalization. For example, the Blueprint ID of oil is “Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Oil.PrimalItemResource_Oil'".
  • Item IDs are like character IDs but for inanimate objects. For example, the item IDs of Oil are Oil or 159 if you’re using an itemnum command. If you wanted to spawn in Oil, you could use “cheat gfi oil 1 0 0” or “cheat giveitemnum 159 1 0 0”.
  • The three numbers at the end of many commands used to spawn things are quantity, quality, and whether you want the blueprint. The last number should be 0 if you don’t want the blueprint and one if you do. Quality varies depending on the item, and you can only spawn in a stack of items at once.

Admin Commands for Characters

Specific commands affect your character. Consider using these commands if you want to change the engrams you have, your level, your stats, or how the world reacts to you.

To enter creative mode, which removes any weight restrictions and enables you to craft anything without having the items in your inventory, type “gcm” or “getcreativemode” after your cheats are enabled. This also gives you god mode, unlocks all the engrams, and gives you instant crafting.

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If you want to give creative mode to another player that you have selected, type “gcmt” or “givecreativemodetotarget” and they will have the same effects. It will last until they log off and then log back in.

To give creative mode to someone by using their player ID, type “gcmp” or “givecreativemodetoplayer playerid” and replace the playerid variable with the player’s ID.

If you want to prevent your character from clipping, type in “ghost” without quotes and press Enter. When you want your regular world interaction turned back on, type “walk” without quotes and press Enter.

You can use the admin command “fly” to make your character fly. When you’re ready to walk again, just type “walk” to end it. You can ghost and fly at the same time to disable clipping.

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To avoid attacks by creatures, you can use the “LeaveMeAlone” command. It’s a combination of the “god”, “infinitestats”, and “enemyinvisible” commands. You can’t be injured, creatures ignore you, and you always have the max possible for each stat.

Here’s what you would enter after logging on to give an example of how to use these commands. Press Enter after each command line. This would turn on infinitestats, god mode, and enemy invisible. But then it would turn off godmode with the last command, leaving the others active.

  • admincheats serverpassword
  • cheat leavemealone
  • cheat god false

Admin Commands for Items

There are a few ways to add items to your game.

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  • GFI code: This uses the item’s name – which isn’t always identical to the name in-game – to spawn items. To get 10 Rare Flowers, type “cheat gfi RareFlower 10 0 0”.
  • Itemnum: This uses a specific number that identifies the item to bring it into your inventory. The command for 10 Rare Flowers would be “cheat giveitemnum 246 10 0 0”.
  • Blueprint ID: Remember, internal quotations and capitalization are important when using the Blueprint idea. To spawn 10 Rare Flowers with Blueprint, this is the command: “cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_RareFlower.PrimalItemResource_RareFlower'" 10 0 0”.

Sometimes I have trouble getting one to work. Swapping to another often fixes the problem.

Admin Commands for Creatures

Spawning dinosaurs in ARK Survival is a complex procedure with several different methods.

  • SpawnSetupDino is a command that gives you the most flexibility to determine the stats of the creature you get. It appears tamed and can be wearing a saddle when it spawns if you choose.
  • SpawnDino puts a dinosaur at a level you choose at your chosen position. It won’t be tame.
  • Summon or SummonTamed puts a creature you choose at a random level on your location. It will not be tamed if you use the first command.

You have to use the Character IDs or Blueprint IDs of the creature you want to spawn them in. If you’re using SpawnSetupDino, you can input statistics for it, like what you want its health, speed multiplier, and damage multiplier to be.

To use SpawnSetupDino to summon a raptor at level 200 with 500 carry weight, 200 health, 50 food, and a saddle with quality of four do the following command:

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cheat SpawnSetupDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Raptor/BionicRaptor_Character_BP.BionicRaptor_Character_BP'"
"Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Saddles/PrimalItemArmor_RaptorSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_RaptorSaddle'" 4 200 "Health=200,Food=50,Weight=500" 100 100 0

It should appear just a bit in front of you and to the side. 100 100 and 0 are location indicators for ahead of you, left or right, and up or down, respectively.

Useful Admin Commands in ARK Survival

Here are a few admin commands to try that can significantly impact your world.

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  • cheat enemyinvisible true will make it so dinosaurs ignore you everywhere on the map.
  • cheat forcetame will immediately tame the dinosaur you have targeted on your screen.
  • cheat settimeofday 9:00 will change the time in your game to nine in the morning.
  • cheat giveresources puts 50 of each resource in your inventory.
  • cheat givearmorset type quality adds a complete set of armor to your inventory. Change type to the armor’s name you’re using and quality to a numerical value.
  • cheat playersonly stops everything except actual players from moving. You also won’t be able to craft while this is active. Use the same command again to turn things back to normal.
  • cheat ce start_weather and cheat ce stop_weather change the weather on your server.

FAQs

How do you use admin commands in Ark? ›

How to Use Admin Commands in ARK
  1. Log in to ARK and the world you want to perform commands in.
  2. Press the Tab key.
  3. Type “ enablecheats serverpassword ” without quotes. Replace the term serverpassword with your actual admin password. ...
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Type in the admin command you want to use.
  6. Press Enter.
31 Mar 2022

Why won't my admin commands work in Ark? ›

And then once you're in game if you press your left bumper right bumper X & Y all at the same time

How do you get infinite stats in Ark admin command? ›

To use the infinite stats command on PC, you need to be on single player or the admin of a server.. In single player hit the tab key, and type infinitestats and hit the enter key, and your done.

How do you unlock everything in Ark? ›

Line. And if you've never done this before you may have to type in enable cheats which is just one

How do I enable God Mode in Ark? ›

God Mode - Console Cheat Ark Survival Evolved - YouTube

What is the God Mode command in Ark? ›

God mode makes you invincible to most forms of damage. You can still die via drowning when in god mode, so if you do not wish to drown, you will need to use the InfiniteStats command.

How do you enable cheats on a non dedicated server in ARK? ›

Once your game has begun and your friend has had the ability to FULLY enter within it, simply have that friend type "EnableCheats <password>" where <password> should be replaced with what you entered to be your non-dedicated server's password. And, well, there you go.

How do you enable admin commands in ARK Xbox? ›

Ark how to enable admin commands PS4 & XBOX 2022 - YouTube

How do you spawn items in ARK? ›

ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED - HOW TO SPAWN IN ANY ITEM! - YouTube

What does infinite stats do Ark? ›

Infinite Stats

Provides the player with infinite food, water, stamina, and carrying capacity, Torpor is kept at zero.

Is there a stat cap in Ark? ›

ARK's creature levels are determined by the amount of points in one stat. Every stat has a maximum of 255 points you can accumulate into it.

How do you give Dino infinite stats in Ark? ›

This command will give infinite stats to the player, or dino, that is under your crosshair.

What is max level in Ark survival evolved? ›

Max Levels

104 levels can be gained normally, 60 gained by defeating end-game bosses, 10 gained from collecting all Explorer Notes on every map, and 5 acquired by levelling up a Chibi, a cosmetic event pet.

What is the command for all engrams? ›

Thursday, February 17, 2022

This console command will unlock all the engrams in Ark Survival Evolved, no matter what level you are, and not cost you any engram points, not that that matters anymore. The command is giveengrams.

What bosses give Tek engrams? ›

So, to achieve all Tekgrams you need to defeat the bosses of Aberration and Ragnarok, and either The Island or The Center.

What does God mode do? ›

God mode, a general purpose term for a cheat code in video games that makes a player invincible.

How do you fly in God mode Ark? ›

Ark Flying Cheat for PC - Fly Console Command - YouTube

How do I find a lost tamed dino in Ark? ›

The first thing you're going to want to do is to open up your console and type in DestroyWildDinos , this will get rid of all of the wild/non-tamed dinos in your world so that you can later pinpoint your tamed dino with the other commands. This will make the game only show you your tamed dinos.

How do you spawn max level dinosaurs in Ark? ›

In single player it is easy (often server settings are similar). Under the General settings tab adjust the slider all the way to the right set it to 1. That will get you max level dinos of 120 on the Island Map (and maybe Scorched Earth) and 150 on the dlc other maps.

How do I give myself XP in Ark? ›

Add XP to Your Character with Console Command Ark ... - YouTube

How does Ark Creative mode work? ›

Creative Mode gives a bunch of different abilities to the user:
  1. Removes weight restrictions (sets weight stat to 99999.9).
  2. Removes Crafting Requirements.
  3. Instant crafting of items.
  4. Flying (without the use of additional commands, check the section below for details).
  5. Unlocks all engrams.

What is admin password ark? ›

Setting a Server Admin Password on your ARK Server allows you to become an admin on your server and use cheat commands. By default, there is no password set. You can set a Server Admin Password with the following steps: On the server control panel, navigate to Files > Config Files.

How do I enable administrator command logging? ›

Activating the Administration Log Manually
  1. Stop the server.
  2. Go to "Expert Mode" in your Web Interface.
  3. Select the Game.ini.
  4. Set the following argument to "true": AdminLogging=true.
  5. Save the changes.
  6. Start the server.
17 Aug 2021

How do I give another player admin in Ark Non dedicated PC? ›

Ark: Survival Evolved Give All Players Admin Commands (Non Dedicated ...

How do you enter commands in Ark PS4? ›

PS4 players will need to press the following buttons in this sequence: L1, R1, Square, and Triangle. You should see a bar appear at the bottom of your screen. Here you can enter whichever cheats you want to use. Enter the same sequence of buttons to close the console.

How do I open the Admin menu in Ark PC? ›

ARK: Survival Evolved | How to Use Admin Commands ( PC ) - YouTube

How do I find my Ark ID? ›

With the setcheatplayer HUD turned on, just look at any structure that belongs to that tribe, you will see a "Team" number towards the bottom middle of the screen. The screen shot below was taken at night so you could see the information on the HUD better. The "Team" number is the UE4 ID number in ark for that tribe.

What is the command to spawn metal in Ark? ›

The command cheat gfi MetalIngot 1 1 0 will give you 10 Metal Ingots.

How do you spawn Narcoberries? ›

To spawn Narcoberry, use the GFI code. The GFI code for Narcoberry is Berry_Narcoberry. Click the 'copy' button to copy the GFI code to your clipboard.

What do Magmasaurs eat Ark? ›

Adult Magmasaurs are able to eat either Stone or Metal, which is very easy to obtain with the Magmasaur. Simply hitting any resource rock with the dino will give you an abundance, and leaving some in their inventory will ensure they are well fed.

How do you max your weight in Ark? ›

Ark Infinite Weight Cheat - Ark Survival Evolved PC Console Command

How do you give yourself Max Health in Ark? ›

admincheat infinitestats - Admin Console Command - Ark - Xbox One

Can you get more than 20 mutations ark? ›

As long as one parent has less than 20 mutations, you can continue to get mutations and with this process, they will keep stacking to the male's side. Note: once you reach 20/20 on the Patrilineal side, your chances of getting a mutation reduces to 3.7%, so you will continue to get mutations, but it will be slower.

Does breeding level matter ark? ›

Those do count. for breeding, the base is the wild level plus the imprinted bonus if any. so extremely lopsided stats from high level mom and dad will eventually yield best results..

How many mutations can a dino have ark? ›

Yes, up to three mutations can happen for an offspring, with +2 wild levels on a stat one color change for each mutation. Multiple mutations can target the same stat, so you could see +4 or +6 wild levels on a single stat.

What is the command for infinite ammo in Ark? ›

ARK Survival Evolved Admin Cheats: Infinite Ammo Oxygen ... - YouTube

How do I get out of God mode in Ark? ›

Argument Information. Specify 'true' to enable godmode, or 'false' to disable godmode.

What is the command to level up in Ark? ›

levelup

How do I open Ark admin console? ›

How to Use the Admin Console on Your Ark: Survival Evolved Server
  1. Set an Admin password on your ARK: Survival Evolved server.
  2. Open the "Console" in-game.
  3. Enable admin "cheat" permissions on your character, so you're allowed to use Admin/Cheat commands.
7 Nov 2019

Can you use admin commands on single player ark? ›

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.

How do I get admin command? ›

Press Windows+R to open the “Run” box. Type “cmd” into the box and then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run the command as an administrator.

What is admin password ark? ›

Setting a Server Admin Password on your ARK Server allows you to become an admin on your server and use cheat commands. By default, there is no password set. You can set a Server Admin Password with the following steps: On the server control panel, navigate to Files > Config Files.

How do I open the Admin menu? ›

ARK - HOW TO ACCESS THE ADMIN COMMAND BAR - USE ... - YouTube

What is the command to give XP in Ark? ›

This command adds experience points to the experience amount of the player who executes it.

How do you fly in Ark commands? ›

Ark Flying Cheat for PC - Fly Console Command - YouTube

How do you enable cheats on a non dedicated server in Ark? ›

Once your game has begun and your friend has had the ability to FULLY enter within it, simply have that friend type "EnableCheats <password>" where <password> should be replaced with what you entered to be your non-dedicated server's password. And, well, there you go.

How do I find a lost tamed Dino in Ark? ›

The first thing you're going to want to do is to open up your console and type in DestroyWildDinos , this will get rid of all of the wild/non-tamed dinos in your world so that you can later pinpoint your tamed dino with the other commands. This will make the game only show you your tamed dinos.

How do you type commands in Ark Xbox? ›

Ark how to enable admin commands PS4 & XBOX 2022 - YouTube

How do I Run a command? ›

The quickest way to access the Run command window is to use this keyboard shortcut: Windows + R. Simply hold down the Windows key and press R on your keyboard.

How do I enable Admin mode in Ark PC? ›

ARK: Survival Evolved | How to Use Admin Commands ( PC ) - YouTube

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