Ark: Survival Evolved can be a very gratifying game. Once you figure out how to craft and tame your dinos then you’re in for a treat. Sometimes though, you just want to romp around and in those cases cheats help a lot – so with that being said here are the commands so that you can have everything at your disposal.

Enabling Ark Commands

Firstly, the console will need to be opened (not the console you’re playing on). To do this simply press the corresponding button for your format:

  • PS4 – L1, R1, Square, and Triangle
  • Xbox One – LB, RB, X, and Y
  • PC – Tab key (if you are only using a keyboard and mouse)

After pressing these you will see a bar appear at the bottom of the screen, letting you know you have done it correctly. This will also be where you input the commands.


If you are wanting to use cheats in multiplayer mode then you will have to type EnableCheats [Password]. The password is the one held by the Admin. If you are playing within a server then you will also need to put admincheat in front before inputting the command.

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Player Console Commands

  • God – Makes you impervious to damage (drowning is an exception here).
  • InfiniteStats – Replenish your health, oxygen, stamina, water and food.
  • GMBuff – Combines the two commands above to gain extra experience points.
  • EnemyInvisible – Creatures won’t attack you, even if you attack them.
  • LeaveMeAlone – Combines the effects of God, InfiniteStats and EnemyInvisible.
  • ChangeSize [value] – Change your character size by the value multiplier; default = 1.
  • Fly – Can make your character fly.
  • Ghost – You can walk through walls and objects.
  • Walk – Cancels the effects of the two commands above.
  • Teleport – Lets you move forward until you hit an object/structure.
  • TeleportPlayerIDToMe [PlayerID] – Moves the player you want to your location.
  • TeleportPlayerNameToMe [PlayerName] – Moves the player you want to your location.
  • TeleportToPlayer [PlayerID] – Moves you to the player you want’s location.
  • TeleportToPlayerName [PlayerName] – Moves you to the player you want’s location.
  • TPCoords [Lat] [Lon] [Altitude] – Moves your character to the GPS location that you specify.
  • GiveCreativeMode – Lets you enter Creative Mode.
  • GiveCreativeModeToTarget – Lets the player attached to the target enter Creative Mode.
  • GiveCreativeModeToPlayer [PlayerID] – Lets the player you specify enter Creative Mode.

Creative Mode allows you to have all crafting equipment, no inventory or weight limits and also makes you invincible as well as repellent to enemies.

Related: How to Make Medical Brew in Ark: Survival Evolved

Spawn and Tame Dinosaurs

  • DoTame – If it can be tamed, you can tame a targeted dinosaur.
  • ForceTame – Tames a targeted dinosaur and doesn’t require a saddle to ride.
  • ForceTameAOE [Radius] – Tames all dinosaurs in radius specified by you, default = 2000
  • Summon [Type] – Spawn the creature you specify to where you are.
  • SummonTamed [Type] – Spawn the tamed creature you specify to where you are.
  • GMSummon [“Type”] [Level] – Spawns a tamed creature of a particular level
  • GiveDinoSet [Tier] [Quantity] – Spawns a set of dinos with saddles equipped.

[Type] options, are entries specified in Ark Creature IDs, and [Tier] settings are from one of the following options:

  • 0 – Raptor, Dilo, Trike
  • – Raptor, Carnotaurus, Thylacoleo
  • – Rex, Spino, Paracer, Therizinosaur
  • 3 – Normal Rex, Rex with Tek Saddle, Daeodon, Yutyrannus, Therizinosaur
  • Flyers – Pteranodon, Tapejara with Tek Saddle, Argentavis, Quetzal
  • Mek – Mek with M.S.C.M., Mek with M.R.L.M., Mek with M.D.S.M., Element for each
  • SiegeMek – Mek with M.S.C.M., Element, Cannon Shell
  • MissleMek – Mek with M.R.L.M., Element, Rocket Pod
  • ShieldMek – Mek with M.D.S.M., Element
  • Argent – Argentavis
  • Extinction – Enforcer, Gasbags, Snow Owl, Gacha, Managarmr, Velonasaur

ForcePoop – Makes the dinosaur you are targeting or riding to poop

Related: How to Tame a Tropeognathus in Ark: Survival Evolved

Spawn Items, Armor & Weapons

GiveWeaponSet [Tier] [Quality] – Provides you with all the weapons specified in the tier you select.

You must include one of the follow Tiers in the command for it to work:

  • 0 – Bow, Pike, Spear, Bola (Primitive)
  • 1 – Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Longneck Rifle, Sword, Grenade (Basic)
  • 2 – Compound Bow, Fabricated Sniper Rifle, Rocket Launcher, C4 Charge (Advanced)
  • 3 – Tek Grenade, Tek Rifle, Tek Railgun, Tek Sword (Tek)

[Quality] is optional and can be a number ranging from 0 to 20; or you can use one of the following phrases instead:
Primitive, Ramshackle, Apprentice, Journeyman, Mastercraft, Ascendant, Alpha

  • GiveArmorSet [Tier] [Quality] – Equips you in armor within the tier you specify as well as the quality rating.

[Tier] for armor is a setting that is required and mandatory, you can pick from the following options:
0 (or Cloth), 1 (or Chitin), 2 (or Metal or Flak), 3 (or Tek), Hide, Fur, Desert, Ghillie, Riot, Scuba, Hazard

[Quality] for armor is required/mandatory and can be a number ranging from 0 to 20; or you can use one of the following phrases instead:
Primitive, Ramshackle, Apprentice, Journeyman, Mastercraft, Ascendant, Alpha

GiveItemSet [Tier] – Gives you all the items in the tier you specify.

[Tier] for items is a required and mandatory setting, choose from one of the following options:

  • – 90 Cooked Meat, 200 Stimberry, 2 Waterskin
  • – 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
  • – 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 – 1 Canteen refill
  • Brews – 100 Medical Brew, 100 Energy Brew
  • GiveResources – Provides you with a quantity of 50 for all resources and puts them in your inventory.

The following items can be used to spawn items to either yourself or another specified player:

GiveItem [BlueprintPath] [Quantity] [Quality] [ForceBlueprint]
GiveItemNum [ItemNum] [Quantity] [Quality] [ForceBlueprint]

GiveItemToPlayer [PlayerID] [BlueprintPath] [Quantity] [Quality] [ForceBlueprint]
GiveItemNumToPlayer [PlayerID] [ItemNum] [Quantity] [Quality] [ForceBlueprint]

[Quantity] and [Quality] work the same as for the lists above. [ForceBlueprint] is either or True to include the blueprint, or or False to just add the item itself.

  • GiveEngrams – Unlock all crafting recipes.
  • GiveEngramsTekOnly – Unlock all Tek engrams.
  • GiveColors [Quantity] – Gives you the quantity of dye you request.

Ark cheats – Weather effects

  • CE [Type] – Start or stop the chosen weather effect from the following options:
  • The Island:
    starttime, stoptime, heatwave, coldfront, makeitrain, fogitup
  • Scorched Earth:
    start_superheat, stop_superheat, start_sandstorm, stop_sandstorm, start_electricalstorm, stop_electricalstorm, start_rain, stop_rain
  • Ragnarok:
    “start rain”, “stop rain”, “start electricalstorm”, “stop electricalstorm”, “start sandstorm”, “stop sandstorm”, “start superheat”, “stop superheat”, Start_Volcano
  • Aberration:
    startquake, stopquake
  • Extinction:
    “start meteors”
  • Valguero:
    SpawnRainbow, TestNorthernLights1

Need some more help? Check out how to make dye in Ark: Survival Evolved.

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