During your adventures throughout the landscape of ARK: Survival Evolved, you will discover hundreds of items and creatures spanning many different worlds from colony ships and scorched deserts to extinct and corrupted lands. While exploring and finding new objects, recipes, and structures, you and your ARK companions can try ARK admin commands that unlock new experiences and potential for your server!
When you begin using ARK admin commands on your ARK server, in just a few presses you’ll be able to fly, enable god mode, spawn in custom items and armor, tame dinosaurs in a glance, and much more to bring the ultimate fun to your server and players. Join us on a quest to learn about the many different ARK server commands and how you can use them on your ARK: Survival Evolved server.
HOW TO USE ARK ADMIN COMMANDS ON YOUR SERVER
- Begin by ensuring that you are an admin on your ARK: SE server. You can give yourself ARK admin access through this guide.
- Once you have admin access, start the ARK: Survival Evolved game on your preferred system and join your ARK game server. You can follow our comprehensive guide to joining an ARK server.
- When you’re on your server, open the in-game console and type the command “enablecheats ADMINPASSWORD” to give yourself admin privileges.
- PC - Tab key (if using keyboard and mouse on a console this will also work)
- PS4 - L1, R1, Square, and Triangle (while in the pause menu)
- Xbox One - LB, RB, X, and Y (while in the pause menu)
You are able to run commands and cheats through the cheat manager, along with various other important tools for managing your server!
CHEATS AND ARK ADMIN COMMANDS
BASE ADMIN COMMANDS
enablecheats <adminpassword> - This command is required if a player needs to use the ARK server admin password to gain administrator privileges.
showmyadminmanager - This command enables and disables an admin menu for viewing server information, connected players, banned players, white listed players, a cheat manager, and the ability to adjust the message of the day.
setcheatplayer - Opens and closes a simple cheat menu for that player.
cheat god - Enables and disables god mode, protecting players from most damage except for drowning.
cheat infinitestats - Fills up and stops health, stamina, oxygen, food, and water from lowering.
cheat gmbuff - Provides god mode as well as infinite stats and player experience.
cheat enemyinvisible - Makes all enemies ignore that player, even if attacked.
cheat leavemealone - Gives the player god mode, infinite stats, and makes enemies invisible.
cheat settimeofday <hour:minute> - Sets the time on your ARK server.
cheat addexperience <amount> <from tribe> <prevent sharing with tribe> - Gives your player experience for leveling up and unlocking engrams.
cheat givecreativemode - Sets your player to creative mode with access to all resources.
cheat fly - Enables and disables flying for your player.
cheat ghost - Sets a player to ghost mode, allowing for noclipping through objects and the map.
cheat walk - Useful to stop flying and to stop using ghost mode. Allows the player to walk as normal.
cheat changesize <value> - Sets the size of your player in-game. The default size is 1.
cheat destroyall <entity ID> - Removes all creatures of the specified creature/entity ID.
cheat destroywilddinos - Clears all creatures on the map that have not yet been tamed.
cheat destroyallenemies - Removes all non-player creatures off of the map. This includes tamed creatures.
cheat destroystructures - Clears all structures off of the map, including your own.
cheat destroytribestuctures - Deletes all tribe structures off of the map.
PLAYER MANAGEMENT COMMANDS
cheat banplayer <steam64 ID> - Bans the specified player off of your ARK server.
cheat allowplayertojoinnocheck <steam64 ID> - Adds the specific player to a whitelist on your server.
cheat disallowplayertojoinnocheck <steam64 ID> - Removes a player off of your ARK server whitelist.
cheat broadcast <message> - Broadcasts a message to all of your players on the server.
ARMOR AND WEAPON SPAWN COMMANDS
cheat givearmorset <tier> <quality> - Receive a specific tiered armor set with the quality specified.
cheat giveweaponset <tier> <quality> - Spawn in a weapon set of the quality set.
0 or Cloth
1 or Chitin
2 or Metal or Flak
3 or Tek
Hide, Fur, Desert, Ghillie, Riot, Scuba, Hazard
0 or Primitive | For Bow, Pike, Spear, and Bola.
1 or Basic | For Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Longneck Rifle, Sword, and Grenade.
2 or Advanced | For Compound Bow, Fabricated Sniper Rifle, Rocket Launcher, and C4 Charge.
3 or Tek | For Tek Grenade, Tek Rifle, Tek Railgun, and Tek Sword.
ARMOR AND WEAPON QUALITIES
Primitive, Ramshackle, Apprentice, Journeyman, Mastercraft, Ascendant, Alpha
ENGRAMS AND ITEM SPAWN COMMANDS
cheat giveengrams - Unlocks all crafting recipes for that player.
cheat giveengramstekonly - Provides a player with all Tek engrams.
There are hundreds of different ARK items you can spawn in and use! You can find all IDs for ARK items including resources, tools, structures, farming, and more at this link.
cheat giveitem <blueprintpath> <quantity> <quality> <forceblueprint>
cheat giveitemnum <itemNum> <Quantity> <Quality> <ForceBlueprint>
cheat giveitemtoplayer <playerid> <blueprintpath> <quantity> <quality> <forceblueprint>
cheat giveitemnumtoplayer <playerid> <itemnum> <quantity> <quality> <forceblueprint>
cheat giveresources - Adds 50 of each resource to your inventory.
cheat givecolors - Gives the player a quantity of each type of dye.
cheat giveitemset <tier> - Provides the player with a tiered set of supplies for food, water, and health.
ITEM SET TIERS
0: 90 Cooked Meat, 200 Stimberry, and 2 Waterskin
1: 2 Water Jar, 200 Stimberry, 90 Cooked Meat, and 100 Medical Brew
2: 100 Medical Brew, 100 Energy Brew, 100 Cactus Broth, 60 Cooked Meat Jerky, and 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, and 90 Cooked Meat Jerky
Food: 30 Cooked Meat Jerky and 30 Prime Meat Jerky
Water: Canteen Refill
Brews: 100 Medical Brew and 100 Energy Brew
DINOSAUR SPAWN AND TAME COMMANDS
There are many different types of creatures and each ARK map can host different types. Here is a list of all of the ARK creature IDs you can use for the commands below!
cheat summon <type> - Summons that particular creature in your world.
cheat summontamed <type> - Summons that specified creature, already tamed, to your world. (only if tamable)
cheat gmsummon <”type”> <level> - Spawns in a tamed creature at a specific level.
cheat givedinoset <tier> <quantity> - Spawns a set of dinosaurs based on the tier.
DINOSAUR SET TIERS
0: Raptor, Dilo, and Trike
1: Raptor, Carnotaurus, and Therizinosaur
2: Rex, Spino, Paracer, Therizinosaur
3: Rex, Rex with Tek Saddle, Daeodon, Yutyrannus, and Therizinosaur
Flyers: Pteranodon, Tapejara with Tek Saddle, Argentavis, Quetzal, and 3 Meks of each different module
SiegeMek: Mek, M.S.C.M., Element, and Cannon Shell
MissleMek: Mek, M.R.L.M., Element, and Rocketpod
ShieldMek: Mek, M.D.S.M., and Element
Extinction: Enforcer, Gasbags, Snow Owl, Gacha, Managarmr, and Velonasaur
cheat dotame - Tames the dinosaur you are targeting. (only if tamable)
cheat forcetame - Forces the dinosaur you are targeting to become tamed and rideable even without using a saddle.
cheat forcetameaoe <radius> - Tames all dinosaurs within the specified radius. If no radius is included, the default radius is 2000.
cheat teleport - Teleports you forward until you collide with an object or the map.
cheat tpcoords <lat> <lon> <altitude> - Sends you to a specific location on the map.
cheat teleportplayeridtome <steam64 ID> - Teleport a player to you using their Steam ID.
cheat teleportplayernametome <playername> - Teleport a player to you using their player name.
cheat teleporttoplayer <steam64 ID> - Move to a specific player using their Steam ID.
ARK admin commands are an important part of managing your ARK server, defending your server players, and bringing more excitement to the worlds of dinosaurs! In only a few short steps, you can run ARK commands and cheats on your own server to instantly tame your favorite creatures, make you and your fellow ARK gamers invincible, or just fly through the map as a ghost! Anything is possible when you use ARK admin commands on your own ARK: Survival Evolved server!
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