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ARK: Survival Evolved - The most useful single-player cheat codes

Originally designed as a multiplayer game, Ark: Survival Evolved by Studio Wildcard has gained a large following in the single-player and modding comm...

Duncan Robertson Sept 19, 2023
ARK: Survival Evolved - The most useful single-player cheat codes

Originally designed as a multiplayer game, Ark: Survival Evolved by Studio Wildcard has gained a large following in the single-player and modding community when it comes to cheat codes. This game allows you to explore expansive maps and tame dinosaurs and other creatures to fulfill all of your desires.

Although the base game can provide a lot of fun, sometimes you just want to experiment with cheat codes. Here, we take a look at the best cheat codes you can use in a single-player game of Ark: Survival Evolved. Cheats can be used on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, but note that the mobile version does not have this feature.

Updated on September 19, 2023 by Jacqueline Zalace: We have added even more cheat codes that work excellently in a single-player game of Ark: Survival Evolved. Now you will find cheats for practically every situation.

How To Enter Cheat Codes

ARK Survival Evolved The Most Useful Single-Player Cheat Codes

To enter a cheat code, you need to do the following depending on the system you are playing on.


What To Do


Press Tab


Simultaneously press LB, RB, X, and Y


While in the pause menu, simultaneously press L1, R1, Square, and Triangle

Once you have done this, a window will appear on your screen, and you will need to enter the command 'enablecheats' for the entered codes to work.

To check if cheats can be used, enter "setcheatplayer true" into the pop-up window. If cheats are enabled, a lot of information will appear on your screen.

By changing this command to "false," the information will disappear, but cheats can still be used.


ARK Survival Evolved The Most Useful Single-Player Cheat

  • GiveDinoSet

GiveDinoSet is a cheat that automatically gives you a riding companion for your next destination. It spawns a group of dinosaurs with saddles, and you can select which dinosaur and how many of them should be spawned.

The level refers to the desired dinosaur; below, you can check each available level.




















Rex with Tek Saddle







Tapejara with Tek Saddle



Snow Owl







Three Meks














Next, you simply need to enter the desired quantity. For example, if you want to have five flyers, you would enter the following code.

  • GiveDinoSet Flyers 5

GiveItem & GiveResources

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  • GiveItem
  • GiveResources

If you don't feel like searching for a specific item or resource, you can use these cheats to assist you. When using the GiveResources cheat, you will receive 50 units of every resource available in the game.

Those who use the GiveItem cheat will receive the specified item on the command line. This means you can equip yourself with weapons or give yourself specific building components as needed.

Below is an example of how you can fill in this cheat if you want to have a low-quality Tek Shield.

  • cheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Shields/PrimalItemArmor_ShieldTek.PrimalItemArmor_ShieldTek'" 1 1 0

If you enter '0' at the end, you will simply receive the object, but if you enter '1', you will receive the blueprint for it. There are many objects with complex object IDs, so we recommend visiting the Wiki where each object ID is listed.

GiveEngrams & GiveEngramsTekOnly

ARK Survival Evolved The Most Useful

  • GiveEngrams
  • GiveEngramsTekOnly

It can take some time to unlock all the engrams in the game, so there are these two cheat codes. The GiveEngrams cheat unlocks all engrams, so you no longer have to choose which ones to give yourself. This is also great for those who want a more creative single-player experience.

The GiveEngramsTekOnly cheat unlocks all Tek engrams, so you don't have to fight the bosses to obtain them.

InfiniteStats & God

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  • Infinite Stats
  • GiveInfiniteStatsToTarget
  • God

InfiniteStats (and GiveInfiniteStatsToTarget), when applied, provides you with unlimited health, oxygen, stamina, food, and water. This is useful when you are in a cold location without a fur coat or when you are far from safe water sources and unable to drink.

The danger of using this is that you can still die, but you don't have to worry about upgrading your character's stats. Fortunately, the God cheat is useful in this case. It nullifies any form of damage except for drowning, allowing you to fall from great heights without worrying about eating.

Fly & Walk

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  • Fly
  • Walk

Like in most games, there will be times in Ark: Survival Evolved where things go wrong. There are areas where you can get stuck in the environment or slide between two rocks without finding a grip to jump or pull yourself up and get out.

Here is where the flying cheat becomes very helpful. Simply enter it and soar freely through the skies to glorious freedom. It is also very useful when unexpectedly surrounded by piranhas.

To disable the flying mode, you can enter the command "Walk." However, if you haven't taken any measures to alter your values, make sure you are not floating too high above the ground when executing the command, as it may result in an unpleasant ending.


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  • EnemyInvisible

There are moments in Ark when your life flashes before your eyes, and no matter how fast or how long you run, the end seems out of sight. Sometimes you notice a pair of Alphas on the horizon and realize there is no way back home except through them. If you don't feel like losing everything, look for EnemyInvisible.

EnemyInvisible doesn't make the things with big, scary teeth invisible, fortunately. It makes you invisible to them, even if you provoke them. This cheat is also useful for those who want to peacefully search for a good location for their base.


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  • Summon
  • SummonTamed

Sometimes, with the explicit intention of taming a particular creature, it mysteriously disappears from the world. When that happens, you can use "Summon" with the creature's ID to make one appear in front of you. Below is the code to summon a wild dung beetle.

  • Summon DungBeetle_Character_BP_Aberrant_C

Keep your bolas or tranquilizer arrows (or both) handy because if the creature you summoned would otherwise eat you, that won't change. If you want to remove the threat and the hassle from the endeavor, you can use "SummonTamed" and avoid risking your life.

DoTame & ForceTame


  • DoTame
  • ForceTame

If you have an overwhelming desire to tame your own effective Dodo army and don't want to go through the process of hunting, knocking out, and feeding them all, then DoTame and ForceTame are your best friends. These two cheats work slightly differently, and which one you choose largely depends on what you want to use the creature for.

DoTame instantly tames any creature you are looking at, as long as it is normally tamable. ForceTame will do the same, regardless of whether it is tamable or not, and also immediately allow you to ride it as if it already had a saddle.

If these codes are not working for you, make sure you are truly aiming at the center of the creature.


  • SetTargetDinoColor

SetTargetDinoColor is a cheat that requires some research and doesn't have a real strategic use. But if you're someone who enjoys having color-coordinated tamed creatures and the most beautiful Argentavis (no judgment), it is definitely worth mentioning.

Every creature in the game has up to six color regions, and each of them can be assigned one of a hundred color IDs. This cheat allows you to apply colors that would not occur naturally or through breeding in a specific species.

To manipulate colors, aim at a creature, enter the cheat, and follow it with the region number and then the color ID. You can see an example below.

  • SetTargetDinoColor 4 13


  • GiveColors

In addition to targeting a creature and instantly applying colors, it is also possible to summon dyes to use them yourself. With GiveColors, you can summon any type of dye.

With this cheat, you also have the option to specify the quantity. For example, if you input GiveColors '12', you will receive 12 pieces of each dye type. This dye can be used to customize your wardrobe or simply complete your inventory collection.

GiveArmorSet & GiveWeaponSet

  • GiveArmorSet
  • GiveWeaponSet

If you are more interested in taming and exploring rather than the survival aspects of Ark, a helpful cheat is GiveArmorSet and GiveWeaponSet. With these commands, you will receive a complete set of armor of one of the following types.

  • Cloth
  • Chitin
  • Metal
  • Riot
  • Hazard
  • Tek

The quality ranges from 0 to 20, with 20 being the highest possible quality. Below you will find the code to obtain high-quality Chitin armor.

  • GiveArmorSet chitin 20


  • TPCoords

Have you lost your equipment many miles away from your spawn point, in a very inconvenient location full of jellyfish or raptors? Do you not have a good flyer to quickly return there? If you are a casual player, consider teleporting.

To use TPCoords, you need to record the coordinates of some important locations on the map. It's not particularly useful if you don't know the latitude and longitude of the place you want to go to.

Typing the attitude is optional.


  • GiveCreativeMode

Similar to Minecraft, there are times when you load up Ark and simply feel like building undisturbed. This is where the Creative Mode comes into play.

The Creative Mode eliminates weight restrictions, unlocks all engrams for use, enables instant crafting, removes material requirements, and activates the cheats 'Fly', 'InfiniteStats', and 'GodMode'. Additionally, you will receive the Blink Rifle, which allows you to teleport from point A to point B as long as you can see where you are aiming.


  • Kill

This is a simple code that instantly kills anything your crosshair is pointing at, except for non-boss entities.

In total, this command deals 10,000,000 damage, which means you may need to use it multiple times if you are facing an enemy with extremely high hit points.

Set Difficulty

  • setDifficultyValue

Is the game still a bit too easy for you? Luckily, there's a cheat for that. By changing the difficulty of the game, you can add or remove some unnecessary stress. This cheat consists of two steps; simply enter it into the game.

Once you have done this, you need to use "DestroyWildDinos," which, as the name suggests, destroys all wild dinos. This allows new dinos to spawn with the appropriate difficulty. These new creatures are stronger and can drop better loot.


  • InfiniteWeight

If you constantly find yourself hitting your carrying capacity limit, you can take solace in this cheat. By simply entering this, you can free yourself from a carrying capacity limit. This is especially helpful when transporting heavy materials.

Even if you're not starting a project, it can be helpful if you're someone who enjoys hoarding materials. Instead of limiting your exploration, you can collect to your heart's content!


  • SetTimeOfDay

The night can be scary, especially if you don't have a good base yet. If you don't want to wait, you can simply play as a god and skip it. To do this, enter this cheat code along with the desired time of day you want to jump to.

The entered time must be specified in the format shown below and utilize the 24-hour time format.

  • 13:35:30

This is 1:30 PM and 30 seconds, but you don't have to include the seconds if you don't want to; the hour and minute are sufficient.


  • Slomo

Lastly, we have the Slomo cheat. This feature accelerates or decelerates the game, depending on the multiplier you input. '1' represents the standard speed. If you increase this value, the game will run faster. Conversely, using a smaller number will slow down the game.

With increased speed, you can travel faster and gather more resources. However, be cautious not to set the game speed too high, as when a dinosaur attacks, you can quickly perish within seconds.