How to Spawn Dinos in ARK Survival Evolved
There are tons of different dinos available in the world of ARK Survival Evolved. This world is packed with an ecosystem of dinos that vary in behavior from aggressive carnivores that won’t think twice about having you as a snack to more docile and passive herbivores who could soon become the best dino friend you ever had. If you’re in need of some company but can’t figure out how to spawn dinos, you’ve come to the right place.
The first option is a quick and easy way to spawn dinos if you don’t care what level you’re going to get. You’ll want to start by hitting TAB to bring up the console. Then you’ll use the following command:
cheat summon <entity ID>
So let’s say you wanted to spawn a random Alpha Rex. You’ll hit TAB and type in:
cheat summon MegaRex_Character_BP_C
This will give you a random Alpha Rex but you’ll have no say so in what level or colors the dino will be. If you want to be able to have far more control when you spawn dinos and determine what level they are as well as where they will appear, you’ll need to use a command that’s a bit more complicated:
cheat SpawnDino <blueprintPath> <spawnDistance> <spawn-Y-offset> <Z-offset> <dinolevel>
So if you really want a level 120 Beelzebufo and you want it to appear directly in front of you, you’ll need to enter the following command:
cheat SpawnDino “Blueprint’/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Toad/Toad_Character.BP.Toad_Character_BP’ ” 1 1 1 120
Keep in mind that the double quotation marks versus the single are very important so you’ll want to double check those if you’re having any troubles and can’t figure out why your dino won’t spawn.
Also, if you need to find all the blueprint paths and entity IDs for all the dinos, you can find a complete chart here.
One more final tip for for when you need to spawn dinos in ARK Survival Evolved, you may want to cheat a bit by automatically having them tamed. You might not be in the mood to have a rowdy dino on your hands. To do that, you’ll use the command:
That’s all there is to it.