Ark Admin Commands (Full List Of Ark Survival Evolved Cheats)

July 4, 2023
Ark Admin Commands

Embark on an epic adventure in the world of ARK: Survival Evolved with our comprehensive guide to using ark admin commands. This guide will not only introduce you to the mystical powers that lie within the game, but also teach you how to summon them at your fingertips. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, these commands will enhance your gameplay and immerse you in endless possibilities.

What Are Ark Admin Commands?

In ARK: Survival Evolved, admin commands are special cheat codes that players can use to manipulate different aspects of the game. These commands can be entered into the console, which is a special debugging window accessible in both single-player and multiplayer games. The ark console can be opened by pressing the 'Tab' key on PC. Note that commands are not case-sensitive.

Accessing the Console

To use ark admin commands, you must first enable access to the console. For PC players, the console can be opened by pressing the 'Tab' key. For Xbox, it’s a combination of LB, RB, X, and Y, while on PlayStation, it’s L1, R1, Square, and Triangle. You will need to enter the server admin password to use commands connected to the server.

Using Commands

To use a command, simply type it into the console. For example, typing "god" will enable god mode, making you invincible. Some commands require additional parameters, such as player ID or item ID. For instance, the command "giveitemnum" requires you to specify an item ID and quantity. Use this command to give items to yourself.

Whitelisting an Admin

Whitelisting an admin is an essential step for server owners who want to delegate administrative powers to other players without sharing the admin password. This process allows specified players to use commands without needing to log in as Admin, providing them with the ability to manage the server efficiently.

How to Whitelist an Admin

  1. Create a File: First, you need to create a file in the directory \ShooterGame\Saved\ called AllowedCheaterSteamIDs.txt. The path should look like this: \ShooterGame\Saved\AllowedCheaterSteamIDs.txt. If you are using a control panel, this file is usually located in the 'Configuration Files' section.
  2. List Steam64 IDs: In the AllowedCheaterSteamIDs.txt file, list the Steam64 IDs of the players you wish to authorize for cheat commands. Ensure that each Steam64 ID is on a new line. Players with their Steam64 IDs in this file will be able to use cheat commands without logging in as Admin.
  3. Convert to Steam64 ID: If you do not know your Steam64 ID, you can convert your regular Steam ID to Steam64 ID using a conversion tool. One such tool is available at Simply enter your regular Steam ID, and the tool will provide you with your Steam64 ID.
  4. Save and Restart: After adding all the Steam64 IDs to the AllowedCheaterSteamIDs.txt file, save the file and restart your ARK server for the changes to take effect.

Common Essential Ark Admin Commands

Here is a full list of essential commands that you can use in your game. Each command adds an item or modifies some aspect of the game.

God Mode

Use the command "god" to enable god mode. In god mode, you are invincible and will not take any damage. This is especially useful when exploring dangerous areas with wild dinos. If you are already in god mode, use the command again to disable it.

Taming Dinosaurs

To tame a dino, use the command "forcetame". This forces the dino you are looking at to become tamed. Dinosaurs tamed with this command can be ridden without a saddle. The "dotame" command will tame a creature that is conscious and eligible to be tamed.

Spawning Items

The "giveitemnum" command allows you to spawn items in your inventory. For example, "giveitemnum 1 1 0 0" will give you a simple pistol. The numbers represent the item ID, quantity, quality, and blueprint. The "gfi" command is similar but allows you to spawn items based on a part of the blueprint name.


Use the command "teleport" to move instantly to any location. You can also use "setplayerpos" with coordinates to teleport to a specific location.

Changing the Game Mode

Switch between survival, creative, and spectator modes using the "gamemode" command. For instance, typing "gamemode creative" will switch you to creative mode, where you have unlimited resources.

Summoning Creatures

Use the "summon" command to spawn a creature at your location. For example, "summon Rex_Character_BP_C" will spawn a T-Rex.

Sending Messages

The "broadcast" command will send a message to all players connected to the server. This is useful for server announcements or rules.

Common Advanced Ark Admin Commands

For experienced players, here are some advanced commands that can significantly alter the gameplay.

Infinite Stats

Use the command "infinitestats" to give your character infinite health, stamina, oxygen, food, water, and weight. This is similar to god mode but also affects your stats.

Spectator Mode

Enter spectator mode by using the command "enablespectator". This mode allows you to fly through the map and observe without interacting. Use the command "disablespectator" to exit spectator mode.

Spawning a Set of Dinos

The "spawndino" command allows you to spawn a set of dinos. For example, "spawndino Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Raptor/Raptor_Character_BP.Raptor_Character_BP'" will spawn a Raptor.

Giving Engrams

The "giveengrams" command will unlock all crafting recipes for your character. This is useful if you want to craft items without having to unlock them first.


Use the "playercommand Ascend2" command to instantly complete all ascensions for the player, unlocking new levels and content.

Customizing Your Character

Changing Player Attributes

You can use commands to change various attributes of your character. For example, the command "SetPlayerHealth" followed by a number will set your health to that number.

Giving Items to Another Player

Use the command "giveitemtoplayer" followed by the player ID and item details to give a specified item to another player with the specified player ID.

Changing Ownership

The "GiveAllStructure" command will set all structures and dinos that belong to a player’s tribe to be personally owned by the player.

Admin Icons and Messages

You can set an admin icon to appear above your character’s head, indicating to other players that you are an admin. Use the command "setshowadminicon" followed by true or false.

You can also set a message of the day that all players will see upon joining the server. Use the command "setmessage" followed by your message and the time interval.

All Ark Commands

Here is a full list of all commands you can use in Ark.

enablecheatsEnable server administrator commands for the current player (only needed for multiplayer).
ceStarts and stops weather of type specified.
gamecommandRuns a game-mode specific command.
gfiAdds the specified item or blueprint to the player's inventory.
playersonlyToggle on/off all creature movement and crafting. Player movement unaffected.
printcolorsPrints all Color IDs in the console for reference.
startnearesthordeSpawns an Orbital Supply Drop or Element Node at the nearest location to you.
listactivehordeeventsLists all active Orbital Supply Drops and Element Nodes.
scriptcommandRuns a game-mode specific command/script.
slomoSets the game speed multiplier (default 1).
enablespectatorSet game mode to spectator.
requestspectatorRequests spectator mode on servers where there is a spectator password.
setshowallplayersShow/hide player names in spectator mode.
disablespectatorExits spectator mode.
stopspectatingLeaves spectator mode which was enabled with "enablespectator".
toggledamagenumbersToggles on/off floating damage numbers.
hatcheggSets incubating progress of target egg to 0%.
allowplayertojoinnocheckAdds specified player to the server whitelist.
banplayerBans the specified player.
broadcastBroadcast a message to all players on the server.
tribemessageAdds a message to the specified tribe's Tribelog.
disallowplayertojoinnocheckRemoves specified player from the server whitelist.
doexitShuts down the server.
getchatReturns the latest chat buffer.
getgamelogPrint 100 entries at a time. Also outputs dated file in "\Logs".
gettribeidplayerlistPrints a list of every player of a specified tribe.
tribestructureauditPrints types and counts of specified tribe's structures.
tribedinoauditPrints types and counts of specified tribe's dinos.
serverchatSends a chat message to all currently connected players.
serverchattoSends a direct chat message to the specified player.
serverchattoplayerSends a direct chat message to the specified player.
saveworldForces the server to save.
setglobalpausePauses/Unpauses the game.
settimeofdaySets the time of day.
showmessageofthedayDisplays the message of the day.
unbanplayerUnbans the specified player.
setcheatplayerEnable cheat commands that affect the current player.
clearplayerinventoryClears inventory of the specified player.
getallstatePrints all entities of the specified type to console.
giveexptotargetGives specified amount of XP to target.
giveinfinitestatstotargetGives infinite stats to target.
kickplayerKicks the specified player from the server.
killInstantly kills the target structure or dino.
killaoeInstantly kills all targets of specified type within specified radius.
killplayerKills the specified player.
renameplayerRenames the specified player.
renametribeRenames the specified tribe.
takealldinoChanges ownership of all dinos from target tribe to player's tribe.
takeallstructureChanges ownership of all structures from target tribe to player's tribe.
levelupLevels up target stat for your character.
levelupaoeLevels up target stat for all targets within radius.
leveluptargetLevels up target stat for target.
teleportMoves player character forward in the direction they are facing.
teleportplayeridtomeTeleports the specified player to the current player.
teleportplayernametomeTeleports the specified player to the current player.
teleporttoplayerTeleports current player to the specified player.
teleporttoplayernameTeleports current player to the specified player.
teleporttoactorlocationTeleports current player to the specified target.
tpTeleport to the specified defined location.
tpcoordsTeleports to the specified coordinates.
spiTeleports to the specified coordinates. Allows you to also set yaw and pitch.
setplayerposTeleports player to specified coordinates.
movetargettoTeleports target to specified coordinates.
teleporttoactivehordeTeleports player to the specified horde event.
destroyallDestroys all creatures of specified type.
destroyallenemiesDestroys all non-player creatures.
destroymytargetDestroys target creature.
destroystructuresDestroys all structures.
destroytribedinosDestroys all dinos owned by target tribe.
destroytribeidDestroys specified tribe.
destroytribeiddinosDestroys all dinos owned by specified tribe.
destroytribeidplayersDestroys all players in specified tribe.
destroytribeidstructuresDestroys all structures in specified tribe.
destroytribeplayersDestroys all players in target tribe.
destroytribestructuresDestroys all structures in target tribe.
destroytribestructureslessthanDestroys all structures in specified tribe that have less than the specified connections (snapped structures).
destroywilddinosDestroys all untamed dinos.
forceplayertojointargettribeForces specified player to join target tribe.
forceplayertojointribeForces specified player to join specified tribe.
forcejointribeLets you join target tribe.
forcetribesCreates a new tribe and forces specified players to join it.
giveallstructureGives current player ownership of target structure and all connected structures.
maketribeadminMakes you admin of your current tribe.
maketribefounderMakes you founder of your current tribe.
removetribeadminRemoves your admin status for current tribe.
taketribeGives you all of the specified tribe's dinos and structures.
givecreativemodeSets game mode to creative.
givecreativemodetotargetSets game mode of target player to creative.
givecreativemodetoplayerSets game mode of specified player to creative.
addexperienceAdds specified amount of XP.
unlockengramUnlocks Tek Engram.
hideridersToggle on/off rider invisibility.
changesizeChanges player size (default 1).
cleartutorialsResets all tutorials.
enemyinvisibleToggle on/off hostility. When enabled, all creatures will ignore you.
execsetsleepingPuts current player to sleep or wakes them up.
flyActivates fly mode.
ghostActivates ghost mode, allowing you to pass through objects/terrain.
givecolorsGives the specified quantity of each dye.
giveengramsUnlocks all crafting recipes for player.
giveengramstekonlyGives all tek engrams to player.
givetekengramstoGives all tek engrams to specified player.
giveexptoplayerGives specified player the specified amount of XP.
giveitemAdds the specified item to the player's inventory.
giveitemnumAdds the specified item to the player's inventory.
giveitemtoplayerAdds the specified item to the specified player's inventory.
giveitemnumtoplayerAdds the specified item to the specified player's inventory.
giveresourcesAdds 50 of each resource to player's inventory.
giveslotitemAdds specified item to specified item slot.
giveslotitemnumAdds specified item to specified item slot.
givetomeChanges ownership of target dino or structure to current player.
gmbuffExecutes the "god", "infinitestats", and "enemyinvisible" commands, and provides XP.
envqaExecutes the "gmbuff", "givearmorset tek 0", "stat fps", and "stat unit" commands.
godToggles invulnerability.
hidetutorialHides specified tutorial.
hurtmeDeals specified amount of damage to player.
infinitestatsSets all stats to maximum until command is repeated.
leavemealoneExecutes the "god", "infinitestats", and "enemyinvisible" commands.
ontoggleingamemenuEnables/disables opening of in-game menu when you hit ESC.
openmapLoads the specified map.
playercommandGives the player the specified ascension effect.
setadminiconShows/hides your admin icon.
setfacialhairpercentSets length of facial hair.
setfacialhairstyleSets style of facial hair.
setheadhairpercentSets length of head hair.
setheadhairstyleSets style of head hair.
setgodmodeEnables/disables god mode.
settargetplayerbodyvalSets index of specified body region.
settargetplayercolorvalSets color of specified body region.
showingamemenuDisplays the in-game menu.
showtutorialDisplays the specified tutorial.
suicideKill yourself (won't work with God mode enabled).
toggleinfiniteammoToggles on/off infinite ammo.
walkDeactivates fly mode.
togglegunDisables/enables display of character's equipped item or hands.
refillstatsSets all stats to maximum (one-off, unlike infinitestats).
givearmorsetGives you a full armor set of the specified tier and quality.
giveweaponsetGives you a full weapon set of the specified tier and quality.
giveitemsetGives you a full item set of the specified tier.
clearmybuffsClears all currently active buffs from player.
setmytargetsleepingKnocks out target dino or player.
maxascendUnlocks all ascensions for specified player.
defeatbossUnlocks specified boss for specified player.
defeatallbossesUnlocks all bosses for specified player.
giveallexplorernotesUnlocks all explorer notes for player.
giveexplorernoteUnkocks specified explorer note for player.
addhexagonsAdds specified number of hexagons.
destroyallDestroys all of a specified type of creature.
destroyallenemiesDestroys all non-player creatures.
dotameTames the target creature, if possible.
dumpdinostatsDumps the stats for the target dino into the console.
forcetameTames the target dino.
forcetameaoeTames all dinos within specified radius (default 2000).
raincrittersSpawns mix of sheep and dodos above player.
raindinosSpawns mix of trikes and paranaurs above player.
raindangerSpawns mix of rexes and allos above player.
sdfSpawn creature of specified type with random level.
setbabyageSets age of target baby dino.
setimprintqualitySets imprint quality of target dino.
setimprintedplayerChanges imprinted player of target dino to specified player.
transferimprintsTransfers all dinos imprinted on old playerid to new playerid.
settargetdinocolorSets the target dino to specified colors.
spawnactorSpawns the specified entity at a random level.
spawnactorspreadSpawns the specified number of entities in the specified area.
spawndinoSpawns the specified dino at the specified level.
summonSpawns the specified entity. Can be used to spawn beacons.
summontamedSpawn a force-tamed creature of the specified type.
gmsummonSpawns creature of specified type and tames it (but still requires saddle).
givedinosetSpawns a set of dinos in specified tier, fully set up with stats and saddles.
spawnsetupdinoSpawns a dino set up to specifications.
forcepoopForces target dino to poop.
clearcryosicknessRemoves cryo-sickness status from target.
dino resetResets all blink cooldowns for target dino.
dino infiniteblinkDon't use blink cooldown slots, just always allow blinking for target dino.
dinoset cooldownsSet number of blink cooldown slots for target dino.
dino donthideriderduringblinkPrevents enforcer from touching rider visibility during blink for target dino.
dinoset blinkSets the blink vfx (forwards) to the specified percentage for target dino.
dinoset blinkbackSets the blink vfx (forwards) to the specified percentage for target dino.
dino inflateSets current inflation to maximum for target dino.
dinoset inflateIncreases/decreases inflation of target dino by specified amount.
dino infinitegasConstantly refills inflation for target dino. Keeps at maximum until command is repeated.
dino resetResets Mek fuel to maximum and heat level to zero for target dino.
dino infinitefuelKeeps fuel at 100% for target dino.
dinoset fuelAdds/subtracts specified amount of fuel for target dino.
dino noheatKeeps heat at 0% for target dino.
dino toggleupkeepDisables/enables Mek upkeep for target dino.
dinoset upkeepintervalSets the Mek's upkeep interval in seconds for target dino.
dino replayintroMakes the MegaMek invisible, then replays the intro effect VFX.
dinoset blinkSets the blink/intro effect to specified level for target dino.
dinoset eattimeSets time in seconds between sitting down to digest for target dino.
dino destroyrightnodeDismembers right arm and destroys node for target dino.
dino destroyleftnodeDismembers left arm and destroys node for target dino.
dino destroycenternodeDestroys center node for target dino.
copycoordstoclipboardCopies current coordinates and rotation to clipboard (x y z yaw pitch).
debugstructuresToggles debug info display when looking at structures.
statEnables on-screen debug display.
showdebugEnables on-screen debug display.
setgraphicsqualitySets client graphics quality.
autocycleProvides unlimited health for specified duration for player.
dorestartlevelRestart the map.
getplayeridforsteamidReturns playerid for player with specified steamid.
getsteamidforplayeridReturns steamid for player with specified playerid.
teleporttoactorlocationTeleports you to the location of the specified actor.
addequipmentdurabilityAdds durability/water/energy to hotbar and equipped items.
dcmsetSets a property on the Day Cycle Manager.
debugallowvrmissionteleportTeleport to the final boss of Genesis: Part 1.
destroyfoliageDestroys all foliage and auto-harvests all resource nodes in specified radius.
destroywilddinoclassesDestroys all wild dinos of the specified type.
dino titanmodeMultiplies inflation x10.
findmutagendropsConsole displays locations of nearby Mutagen Bulbs.
forcegivebuffForces a status effect on your character or dino mount.
forcemutagenspawnForces a Mutagen Bulb to spawn nearby.
forceupdatedynamicconfigForces an update of the dynamic config.
geteggSpawns fertilised egg from targeted dino.
infiniteweightRemoves weight restrictions from player inventory.
listmybuffsLists all buff IDs in the console.
openJoin specified server.
previewmodeChanges appearance of game graphics.
r.shadowqualitySets quality of shadow appearance.
removeallworldbuffsRemoves all map buffs (only in Genesis: Part 2).
setdaySets the current day number.
setdifficultyvalueSets the max level for wild dino spawns.
setstatontargetSets the value of the specified stat.
spawnexactdinoSpawns a dino with the specified characteristics. (Warning: can cause game to crash!)

Tips and Tricks for Using Ark Admin Commands

  • Always double-check the command before pressing enter, especially if using powerful commands that can affect the entire server.
  • Use the "saveworld"command frequently to save your current game state. This is crucial in case something goes wrong and you need to revert to a previous state.
  • For a complete list of item IDs, refer to the ARK: Survival Evolved wiki. This will help you in using commands that require an item ID.
  • Use the "showmyadminmanager" command to open the admin GUI, where you can easily execute commands without typing them.


Ark admin commands are a powerful tool that can enhance your gaming experience in ARK: Survival Evolved. Whether you want to go on a creative spree, explore without limitations, or manage your server efficiently, these commands have got you covered.

Remember to use these commands responsibly, especially on multiplayer servers where other players’ experiences can be affected. Now that you are equipped with the knowledge of ark commands and cheats, go forth and conquer the ancient land of ARK!

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