ARK: Survival Evolved Admin Commands and Cheats

Ultimate List of Commands and cheats for ARK: Survival Evolved. ARK: Survival Evolved cheats are known to everyone who played this game long enough to learn how desperately challenging it can get. No matter how good you are at taming prehistoric animals, the looters can sneak in every minute you’re out of the game, and no matter how great you are in economy and building, some dinosaurs are always ready to eat you in one bite. ARK: Survival Evolved has so many admin commands that it could compete with such veterans as Grand Theft Auto and Counter-Strike.

We’ve made a list of all admin commands that can be used in the game. It is long, but all of them will work fine for you. Remember that you will need the administration permissions on the servers you’re playing to be able to enter your commands.

All the commands have to be entered into a special command bar. ARK: Survival Evolved admin commands PS4 bar activates with the help of combination L1 + R1 + Square + Triangle. To activate ARK: Survival Evolved admin commands for Xbox One bar, use the combination LB + RB + X + Y.

We divided all the commands into small groups to facilitate your search. Enjoy!

Admin Basics

  1. Enable cheats: enablecheats <passcode>

This is a cheat code you need the most because it lets you turn on the cheat mode. Just don’t forget your password!

  1. Show FPS: fps

Shows FPS to any player, no need for a cheat mode to do this.

  1. Show unit: unit

Shows your unit status, no need for a cheat mode to do this.

  1. Show colors: printcolors

Shows the colors available for use in changing colors commands, no need for a cheat mode to do this.

  1. Get colors: givecolors <amount>

Gives you all the colors in the indicated amount, no need for a cheat mode to do this.

  1. Set Cheat Player: setcheatplayer true/false

Another way to turn the cheats on or off. By setting the ‘false’ player you disable the cheats.

  1. Enable admin UI: ShowMyAdminManager

The cheat to open up the management panel.

  1. Hide or show the admin icon: SetAdminIcon <True/False>

Hides the admin icon next to the name in users chat.

  1. Spectator permission: requestspectator <passcode>

This cheat allows anyone with the password to enter your game as a spectator.

  1. Spectator mode: enablespectator

Switches you to Spectator mode by destroying your character.

  1. Request Spectator: RequestSpectator <Password>

By entering the password users enable request for a spectator mode.

  1. Cancel spectating: stopspectating

No more spectating for you or anyone else.

  1. Show all the players: SetShowAllPlayers

All the players names are shown in spectator mode.

  1. Whitelisting other players: AllowPlayerToJoinNoCheck <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <XBox ID>

Use your admin force!

  1. Removing other players from the white list: DisallowPlayerToJoinNoCheck <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <XBox ID>

Use your admin dark force!

  1. Banning other players: admincheat BanPlayer <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <Xbox ID>

Lets you ban other players, use it wisely.

  1. Broadcasting: Broadcast <Enter Message>

All the players in the game will read your message.

  1. Message of the day: SetMessageOfTheDay <message>

Every player will see message of the day when entering the game.

  1. Server chat message: ServerChat <Message>

Your message gets to all the players currently connected to the game.

  1. Private chat message (name): ServerChatToPlayer <PlayerName>

Your message gets to the player you choose by name.

  1. Private chat message (ID): ServerChatTo <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <Xbox ID>

Your message gets to the player you choose by ID.

  1. Full list of players: listofplayers

Shows the full list of players on the server with their Steam or PS or Xbox IDs.

  1. Save the world: saveworld

Saves the current state of the world.

  1. Quit the world: quit

Exits the world, it’s recommended to save it beforehand.

  1. Kick the players out: kickplayer <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <Xbox ID>

Kicks the chosen player from the server.

  1. Ban the players: banplayer <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <Xbox ID>

Bans the chosen player from the server.

  1. Unban the players: unbanplayer <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <Xbox ID>

Unbans the chosen player from the server.

  1. Set the time of day: settimeofday <timestring>

Change the time of day the way you want it.

  1. Set the positions of other players: setplayerpos 0 0 0

Lets you move the character to the coordinates you enter.

  1. Open the map of your choice: OpenMap <MapName>

Loads the map by the name indicated.

  1. Get all the states of certain objects on the map: GetAllState <Type>

Puts all the entities of a certain type in one log and lets you monitor the state of the game. For example: have the Camarasaurus spawned yet?

  1. Rename Players: RenamePlayer <PlayerID> or <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <Xbox ID>


If you want to have a little bit more fun.


  1. God Mode: god

In the God mode you cannot die in any way except by drowning.

  1. Flying: fly

Enables flying.

  1. Walking: walk

Used when you’re tired of flying.

  1. Teleport: teleport

You’re moved into the direction you’re facing until bumping into an object or structure.

  1. Teleport a friend: teleportplayer <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <Xbox ID> tome

Another player is moved to you.

  1. Teleport to a friend: teleporttoplayer <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <Xbox ID>

You’re moved to the player you have ID’d.

  1. Turn on slo-mo: slomo 5

Turns on slow motion mode, you can change the number to 1 to return to normal speed.

  1. Players only mode: playersonly

Nothing in the game is effective except for the players.

  1. Ghost mode: ghost

In this mode you can go through hard structures.

  1. Experience boost: addexperience <How much to add> <From tribe share>

With the help of it you can level up your player, tribe or tamed animal.

  1. Experience boost for other players: giveexptoplayer <PlayerID><how much> <tribeshared> <preventsharing>

Works just as well for others.

  1. 1000 experience boost: addexperience <how much> 0 0/1

Gives you xp of any value you name, changing last 0 to 1 lets you share it with your tribe.

  1. Infinite supply for keeping your character alive and healthy: infinitestats

Your character gets an infinite supply of water, food, stamina and unlimited carrying capacity. Entering this command for the second time will disable the supply.

  1. Change size: changesize <size multiplier value>

Your character will change in size how you want them. Bugs in graphics may occur! To return back to normal set multiplier value to 1.

  1. Invisibility: enemyinvisible true/false

Makes you unnoticeable for all the enemy tribesmen and creatures.

  1. Summonning: summon <classname>

You can summon animals, objects and even structures. The latter will be rotated in your direction.

  1. Ultimate boost: GMBuff

With this cheat you get god, infinite stats, invisibility and some experience.


  1. Taming: forcetame

Lets you tame a dinosaur or any other animal you face and ride it without a saddle.

  1. SDF: SDF <Dragon_Character_BP_C> <Tamed>

The dinosaur or any other creature of your choice will acquire a random level. In the <Tamed> bar enter 0 for a wild dinosaur and 1 for the tamed one.

  1. Destroy wild dinos: destroywilddinos

All the untamed dinosaurs will be destroyed from the map.

  1. Change dinosaur colors: SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>

Changes dinosaur colors for your region. You can find colors IDs in Printcolors command.

  1. Spawn dino: SpawnDino <blueprintPath> <spawnDistance> <spawn-Y-offset> <Z-offset> <DinoLevel>

Lets you spawn the dinosaur of your choice at specified coordinates with a level indicated. To do this find Dino Blueprint list.

  1. Spawn and tame any creature: GMSummon <Type> <Level>

Lets you spawn the creature to the place you’re in and tame it. You don’t get a taming bonus for this.

  1. Set the age of your dinosaur: SetBabyAge <AgeValue>

Sets the age of your baby dino.


  1. Make others join your tribe: forceplayertojointargettribe <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <Xbox ID>

Other players are forced to join your tribe.

  1. Make other players join the tribes you want: forceplayertojointribe <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <Xbox ID> <tribeid>

For this cheat you have to know the tribe ID as well.

  1. Tribe admin: maketribeadmin

Even if it wasn’t your tribe from the start, you can become its admin. Entering the tribe is required.

  1. Tribe founder: maketribefounder

Even if you haven’t found the tribe you belong to, it will make you its founder.

  1. Remove tribe admin: emovetribeadmin

Admin of your tribe will become only a member of it instead.

  1. Rename tribe: RenameTribe <TribeName> <NewName>

The name of your tribe or any other one will be changed the way you want.

  1. Destroying tribe dinosaurs: admincheat DestroyTribeDinos

All the dinos of a tribe or a tribe member you face will be destroyed.

  1. Destroying tribe members: admincheat destroytribeplayers

All the members of a tribe or a tribe member you face will be destroyed.

  1. Destroying tribe structures: admincheat DestroyTribeStructures

All the structures of a tribe or a tribe member you face will be destroyed.

  1. Creating a new tribe of two members: ForceTribe <PlayerName1> <PlayerName2> <NewTribeName>

You enter the names of desired members for a new tribe and create a name for it.

Power and Resources

  1. Getting resources for everyone: giveresources

Every player in the game gets 50 units of each resource.

  1. Getting engrams: giveengrams

You get access to all crafting technologies at once.

  1. Clear the inventory: ClearPlayerInventory <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <Xbox ID>  <ClearInventory> <ClearSlotItems> <ClearEquippedItems>

You can choose just one or two of the tags if you don’t need to clear all the slots.

  1. Clear someone else’s inventory: ClearPlayerInventory <PlayerID> <bClearInventory> <bClearSlotItems> <bClearEquippedItems>

You can choose just one or two of the tags if you don’t need to clear all the inventory of the user you’ve chosen.

  1. Get the animals and structures: givetome

Gets you the dino or the structure you’re currently looking at.

  1. Get the items: giveitemnum <ItemID> <QTY> <Quality> <True/False>

For this option you will need a special item ID list. It can be found in your admin manager.

  1. Get the items for other players: giveitemnumtoplayer <PlayerID> <ItemID> <QTY> <Quality> <True/False>

Lets you give an item of your choice to the other player.

  1. Get all the structures: GiveAllStructure

Lets you have all structures connected to the current chain.

  1. Debug the structures: DebugStructures

Structures information is displayed on them when you look at them.

  1. Destroy the structures: DestroyStructures

Destroys all the structures on the map.

Fighting and Health

  1. Destroying all enemies: destroyallenemies

Destroys all other players and animals that could harm you. Tamed animals will also be destroyed.

  1. Health damage: hurtme <amount>

Deals the indicated amount of damage to your character.

  1. Toggle the guns: togglegun

You can switch the visibility of your equipped weapon or any other tool.

  1. Sleep: execsetsleeping true/false

Enter the code to put your character to sleep or to wake them up.

  1. Kill the player: killplayer <SteamID> or <PSN ID> or <Xbox ID>

Kills the player you choose.

  1. Change the body scale: SetTargetPlayerBodyVal int (0-30), float (0-1)

Changes the body scale for the region you’re in.

  1. Change the body color: SetTargetPlayerColorVal int (0-2), float (0-1)

Changes the body color for the region you’re in.

  1. Destroy animals and objects: destroymytarget

Destroys animals or objects you’re looking at.

  1. Set facial hair: SetFacialHairPercent <Length>

Changes facial hair length in the range from 0 to 1.

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