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ARK: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved is an action-adventure survival video game developed by Studio Wildcard. The game is played from either a first or third-person perspective where it’s open world is navigated on foot or by riding a tamed creature. Players can use firearms and improvised weapons to defend against hostile humans and creatures, with the ability to build bases as defense on the ground and on some creatures. The game has both single-player and multiplayer options. While playing in multiplayer, you can team up with others to form a tribe, pool resources, and share creatures to ensure survival.


There are currently 48,000 ARK servers that you can choose to join. However, we promise you there are none like ours! We have features that you won’t find anywhere else, such as ARK Atlas. Ark Atlas allows you to view information about your character, your tribe, and creatures (wild and tamed). Ever have a creature run free while you weren’t paying attention? With our tracker, they can run, but they can’t hide! Never fret over that missing Dodo again!

Tame Speed: x10
Hatch Speed: x10
Maturation: x10
XP: x2

Resource Drop Rate: x2
Max Level Dino: 150
Tribe Size: 2-3 Players
2 Tribes

Above is a screenshot from ARK Atlas – Our very own creature and tribe tracker. On this screen, you can view a listing for all creatures of your choosing currently living on our server. In our screenshot, we have selected the majestic Doedicurus. Currently, the creature tracker will display every creatures stats as well as their location. Once logged into the website with your Steam profile, you can view your personally tamed creatures as well as tribe tames.

The purple dots in the image above indicate where the creatures are located physically on the map. In this case it is showing where all Doedicurus’s are located on our Valguero server.

Written by DEFCON 1 Gaming’s DumpsterDave, this mod is an enhancement to the games built-in crates. The mod drops crates that are loot-accurate to your level. Be careful though! Some of the crates may contain a surprise!

Replaces the built-in overland crates with re-balanced dynamic loot tables and 4 new additional crates that have a chance to spawn any level at any location.

They do not have a minimum level required to access and drop weapons or element, however, they have a 50% chance to explode and instantly kill you and possibly a nearby tame. Be careful where you leave your mount, and it might be a good idea to bring a sleeping bag and/or friend along just in case 😉

Egg Crates look like a giant egg. They drop eggs and/or kibble and also have a chance to spawn a max level dino. They do not have a minimum level (configurable) to access, however, accessing the crate will aggro all nearby dinos, so beware your surroundings.

We hope you will choose our server to start your next (or first) ARK: Survival Evolved adventure! As with all DEFCON 1 Gaming hosted servers, we would be nothing without or community. If you have suggestions for changes or would like to propose new mods, please let us know on Discord!

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