These are the settings for the existing/known ARK Survival Evolved version!

BASIC SETTINGS (H3, XP1.5, W4, B24, T4)

  • 2-3x Harvest, 1.5x XP, 4x Weight (for players 4.2; animals 2x [Wild+LevelPoints]), 24x Breeding, 4x Taming
  • Meat & Co spoil about 2x slower, and Gasoline lasts 2x longer in the generator. Additionally, the stacking (quantity) of resources has also been increased by 3-5x.
  • Engram points have been distributed a bit more generously, so that all engrams can be learned later in the game.

PVP, Weapons & Armor

  • Turret damage to dinos at 1.25 (+25%) for now (adjustments are still being reviewed, background because there is no ORP and it's a long-term cluster)
  • The maximum armor is 496% (892 durability), weapons 496% and saddles 223%.
  • Offline protection is disabled on all maps.


  • Imprint at 0.0625 (30min), but with a 2x imprint quantity (Giga thus needs about 10 imprints and a Direwolf 2 imprints)
  • Slightly simplified breeding (animals ready for mating again after 1-3h, max. 150 animals)
  • Hatching duration at x24 and raising of animals also at x24 (but 4x food requirement)
  • Bred dinosaurs up to max. 450 levels total
  • Wild dinos are slightly stronger on the maps (except for the home map) (e.g. Damage/Resistance +25%), which is why the loot from the drops is also a bit higher (+25-50%)

Decay and Auto-Destruction

  • Decay is set at 8x on the regular maps (32-160 days). This means in detail:
    - Straw = 32 days
    - Wood = 64 days
    - Clay = 64 days
    - Stone = 96 days
    - Metal = 128 days
    - Greenhouse = 128 days
    - TEK = 160 days
    - Miscellaneous = 32 days (except for the oil wells, which are due after 16 days)
  • Auto-destruction is at 8.5x, which means that 1-10 days after the "decay" of the structures, they will be permanently removed.
  • Currently, on the regular (non-DLC maps), only the basic structures are automatically removed
  • Unconnected structures (like a sleeping bag in the wilderness) decay after just one day
  • Abandoned/Unattended dinosaurs are automatically killed after 32 days.
  • On the DLC maps which are changed daily (Rotation-Maps), the decay is set to 4x instead of 8x, but since these maps are not online daily, this corresponds to similar decay times as on the regular maps.

ARK Smart Breeding

With the tool (ARK Smart Breeding Download), you can easily manage your dinos and get information about their food requirements and growth times. The settings are available here as an image:

ARK Smart Breeding Configuration

Download: ASBMultipliers.ini


Current settings and server tools are available on GitHub .