Console Commands / Cheat Commands

Information: this is a legacy list for the cheat commands from the early alpha. For an update list, click on the link below




There are a few situations, in which an adminstrator is forced to cheat on his own server. Some examples: repairing something destroyed by a bug, recover items, track down misbehaving users or just testing the server. This is a list of commands, which can be used to cheat in the game. These commands also work in multiplayer, if you just swap the “cheat” to the “admincheat” command.

Admin Commands

Command Effect
ShowMyAdminManager Enables the Admin UI
enablecheats <password> Logs you in as the administrator
requestspectator <password> Allows anyone with the password to login as a Spectator
cheat enablespectator Destroys your character and puts you into Spectator mode (Used for Whitelisted Admins)
stopspectating Cancels spectating
setcheatplayer true/false enables/disables the cheat menu
cheat AllowPlayerToJoinNoCheck <Steam64ID> Whitelists the persons Steam ID
cheat DisallowPlayerToJoinNoCheck <Steam64ID> Removes the persons whitelist
cheat SetMessageOfTheDay <message> Sets a message of the day that appears when people join the server
cheat broadcast <message> Broadcasts a message to everyone on the server, and forces their chat window to open
cheat ServerChatToPlayer <“PlayerName”> Sends a private message to the player associated with that name
cheat ServerChatTo <“Steam64ID”> Sends a private message to the player associated with that ID
cheat god Enables godmode, you can not die except you can still drown
cheat fly Allows you to fly
cheat walk Deactivates flying and allows you to walk again
cheat teleport Teleports you to coords 0 0 0 (X Y Z)
cheat teleporttoplayer <id> Teleports to the specificed player, use showmyadminmanager to get the 9 digit number to fill in the field
cheat slomo 5 Changes the speed on the server such as player movement, use slomo 1 to revert to normal speed
cheat playersonly Freezes absolutely everything except players, this even includes crafting
cheat ghost Turns on noclip, you are able to walk through walls and objects
cheat forcetame Instantly tames a dinosaur, you can even ride it without a saddle
cheat forceplayertojointargettribe <id> Forces the player to join the targeted tribe, get the 9 digit id of the player by looking at the connected players in the showmyadminmanager list.
cheat forceplayertojointribe <id> <tribeid> Forces the player to join the tribe, use showmyadminmanager for the required information
cheat giveexptoplayer <id> <how much> <tribeshared> <preventsharing> Gives experience to another player, use showmyadminmanager for the required information. Unable to test currently.
cheat addexperience 1000 0 0 Gives you 1000xp, you can change the value and if you change the second 0 to a 1 it will share the xp among your tribe
cheat giveresources Gives you 50 of all resources
cheat infinitestats Gives you infinite hunger, stamina and infinite ammo
cheat listplayers Shows a list of all players on the server with their SteamID
cheat kickplayer <Steam64ID> Kicks the person from the server
banplayer <Steam64ID> Bans the user from the server
unbanplayer <Steam64ID> Unbans the user from the server
cheat destroyallenemies Destroys all enemies, they respawn eventually
cheat hurtme <amount> Deals x amount of damage to yourself
togglegun Toggles the visibility of your currently equipped weapon/tool
cheat settimeofday <timestring> Changes the time of day, for example cheat settimeofday 12:00
cheat setplayerpos 0 0 0 Allows you to teleport to coords coord map[]
cheat saveworld Saves the current worldstate
cheat quit Exits the current world, use after saving for a safe shutdown
cheat execsetsleeping true/false Puts your character to sleep/wakes them up
cheat enemyinvisible true/false Makes all creatures ignore you even if you attack them
cheat DestroyWildDinos instantly destroys all Wild Dinos. Useful if you want to force repopulation of the ARK
cheat destroyall <classname> destroys all objects/dinosaurs of a classname, refer to the dinosaur or item lists for specific classnames, also works with structures dino list
cheat killplayer <id> Immediately kills the player, get the id for the player by opening showmyadminmanager and looking at the 9 digit number next to their name in the connected players list
cheat summon <classname> Summons a dinosaur at your location. A list of all dinosaurs can be found dino list here. This command can also be used to summon structures, structures will be rotated depending on the players viewing directio
cheat GiveAllStructure gives every structure that’s connected to the current chain to you
cheat SetTargetPlayerBodyVal int (0-30), float (0-1) changes a character’s body scaling for that region
cheat SetTargetPlayerColorVal int (0-2), float (0-1) changes a character’s body color for that region
cheat giveitemnum <ID> <QTY> <Quality> <True/False> Gives you an item, the list of items with their ID’s can be found here example giveitemnum 1 1 1 false gives you a simple pistol and giveitemnum 1 1 100 false gives you an ascendant simple pistol
cheat MakeTribeAdmin Allows you to force yourself as an Admin within a tribe
cheat MakeTribeFounder Allows you to force yourself to be the tribe founder
cheat RemoveTribeAdmin Allows you to remove admin from the tribe
cheat givetome Makes any structure/dino you are currently looking at yours
stat fps Shows your fps, usable by anyone. commands do not need to be enabled for this
stat unit Shows your GPU and CPU stats, usable by anyone. commands do not need to be enabled for this
pause Pauses the server (LOCAL ONLY)
GiveColors <QTY> Gives all avaiable colors


Unstable Commands

Command Effect
destroytarget Destroys the object / dinosaur you are looking at, it can however destroy the entire floor of your world. Do not risk using this command *Broken*
cheat damagetarget <amount> Deals damage to the creature you are aiming at *Broken*
debugstructures Shows debug information of a structure if you look at it, information has no use at the moment
switchlevel testing
giveengrams gives you all crafting recipes but can and probably will crash your client/game server

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  1. Hi,

    i used the Forcetame on single player to tame a Rex; however, after i tamed it, it keeps walking away. I tried to set it to neutral and enable/disable follow but it doesn’t seem to stay put. It walked toward forest or water.

    Any chance you can ehlp?

    1. Have you tried equipping a saddle? I believe the Force-Tame mechanic is a bit different to the normal taming: You should be able to ride any dinosaur without a saddle, but they’re not behaving like tamed animals. If you want that, you’ll propably have to actually tame it.

      1. yeah i equipped the saddle. I also tried to knock it unconscious with Tranq arrow and wake it up again with stimberries. It would follow me but it never stop walking. Once i disabled the follow, it would walk randomly somewhere else.

          1. yeah i tried a couple: Strike, Raptor, Sabertooth. They behaved the same way.

          2. I tried the ForceTame on a bronto and it worked fine. I also did it on a Megladonand it was still fine.

            All the cheats worked fine with me but I didn’t use the setplayer cheat. That may may be the problem

          3. Yes I have tired out my Rex trying to find these eggs and unicorns but I’ve also had a 10 other Rexis with me so it was sort of easy but the other exes mostly just killed everything that got in my way so it was sort of really easy to find a unicorn and a lot of districts we got 2000 Easter eggs so far

        1. This is because of a bug at the moment.
          Any tamed dinosaur will have half-the-same AI as a wild dinosaur.
          As far as I know you cannot stop it, however to get a dino that doesn’t act high just tame a non-spawned one.

          1. Jake, i have found the solution for the problem. the reason that the dinosaurs wont stop moving is because that they are tilted a little bit forward or backwards. this is because that when you spawn the entity make sure you look straight forward, and now you might think, how can i do that just precisely. Well, when you unmount any mount, the direction you are looking is pointed straight forward. Then you simply don’t move your mouse as long as you are spawning. i have noticed something else of another subject though, whenever you summon and forcetame an entity that usually is untameable it seems to disappear when you relog. i have not tested if this counts for non-spawned entitys, though. i will be updating this comment when i find a solution or this has been fixed.

        2. Did not happen to me, did you check wandering and if this doesn’t help just kill it and put sdf rex 1 in your admin command box

      2. There are two exits from this problem

        nr.1 use forcetame when dine NOT walking/flying/swiming

        nr.1 in game settings set “taming time” (I don’t know I write it well) to np 100.00 then use playersonly command knock out dino turn off playersonly command and give dino 1-5 food

    2. This is what I’ve found in my experience.

      This only happens when you spawn a dino in. Even if you use forcetame or tame it normally, all spawned in dinos will not behave normally if you attempt to tame them.

    3. Found a solution for this. Upload the dino into an obelisk, then download it again and problem solved. If you are having problems getting your dino to the obelisk, mount it and use the setplayerloc cheat to teleport to an obelisk.

      Better solution then the forcetame command is punching or tranc them till they are unconcius. Then give yourself super test meat, by using the command “giveitemnum 183 10 1 false”. it will instantly tame any dino, including berry eating dino’s. Now just spawn yourself the saddle you need and you can ride it, no more dino’s that won’t stop moving. Also, it will get bonus levels (while forcetame doesn’t) and gives you the dossier

        1. Do you even read bro? They specifically say that its taming without using the forcetame command

    5. You’ll have to get close to it again and hit E to ride, if you want it to follow you you’ll have to hold E and click enable following. I know this through personal use of the cheat

      1. Your aware that this site is talking about the admin cheats of the Xbox One not the cpu (‘E’) doesn’t exist, not to mention local multiplayer cheat interface is different than single player

    6. If you forcetame they won’t stay with. Forcetame has a catch Dino’s are yours but they can go where ever they want

    7. Unclaimed with cursors pointing at it then type in command box “tame” and it will not do that and then go “force tame” again of you want to ride it

    8. I believe it’s becuz u still have the enable wander set to enable if u don’t want them to wander off you should disable the wander

    9. The solution is that. Your question answered itself. Your disabling it from following you. Which it wasn’t in the first place. If you want it to stay put whistle all to stop

  2. I had the same thing, they keep running. You have to tame it trough the normal way then. also don’t spawn and then tame the dino’s.. they will do the same

  3. Thanks for the list! Makes single player much easier. A note about the infinitestats command, though – there is no infinite durability. Is there an infinite weight command?

    1. If you look at the dino and see its name, use the command. else it wont work, for some dino’s its easier to knock them out first (like raptor, because it will run around you). just make sure you see the name of the dino you want to tame, else it won’t work

    1. You can only use console commands if you are in single player or are an admin on the server. In other words if you do not own the server you play on the console commands won’t work for you.

      1. If u are hosting a non-dedicated server on multiplayer it also works, however the other tribe member will be unable to be given this type of ability

    1. Have you tried entering the command again? That should toggle it. (Use the Tab-Key twice to be able to read the console feedback).

  4. What is the right way to typing in the console command: admincheat giveitemnum. I tried listed below and did not work:
    admincheat giveitemnum172
    admincheat giveitemnum 172
    giveitemnum 172
    give num172 item
    give an item 172
    – I used and it worked the command: fly mode.

    1. If in single player u type: setcheatplayer true, it will allow you to access those cheats. Giveitemnum (#)’space'(quantity) ‘space'(0)’space'(0)

  5. I have some problems with my game i can’t tame animals so I tried to forcetame them it still doesn’t work how do I fix that

    1. Nope it usually works if u can figure out how to summon them to be at a certain level, but no leveled dinos can be summoned at this time

  6. I used the xp cheat and then I put engram points in metal walls and metal foundation. But I can’t craft these things?? And i can’t put engram points in them again 🙁 what to do?

  7. Really hate that you guys moved stuff over to dropbox. It’s really steam-overlay unfriendly. Your old item list with icons was the best around. Pity.

  8. ive used as many commands as i could get to work and it is pretty cool i now have a tamed and ride able alpha raptor and alpha rex meglodon and pretty much every other dino in the game. have a steel fortress in the woods with turrets all around and a stone castle by the ocean. was able to use the giveengrams with no issues having lots of fun on my private world… however i do have a lvl 72 character on multiplayer that i ply everyday my private world is so i can get ideas on what i can do in my multi player game…

  9. galera, criei um server no ARK Server Manager, tudo estaá rodando perfeitamente, a não ser pelo fato de nehuma pessoa q está jogando no server consiga falar pelo texto no bate-papo global do server. Somente eu tenho acesso a conversa dos jogadores e somente eu consigo flar com eles pelo bate-papo global. Como faz para desativar isso, para que todos possam ver a conversa e se comunicar pelo pate-papo global???? obs: (não é chatVoiceGlobal), é o chat de texto global, para ficar visivel para todos.

  10. if you’re mounted on your dino that won’t stop walking type in walk or in multiplayer cheat walk it will stop it from walking off, then you’ll need to upload it to the ark at an obelisk and re download it. It works “most” of the time.

  11. Any kind of /unstuck that could be used at the player level would be AWESOME. Rather than making certain otherwise tame mountain areas into deathtraps. Or at least a console command to die/respawn.

    1. Start menu while inside game, should be above the exit to title menu, unless you’re in a multiplayer session in which case u don’t have them

  12. The admin controls for everything other than summon random level Dino don’t work at all for me. I’ll type it in the command bar but after I hit enter to close the text menu it disappears without entering the cheat.

      1. Single player mostly, but I think it works for the host in multiplayer only if u put ‘cheat’ in front of all commands, u don’t have to do that in single player

  13. Cheat:

    Pick region of body part to change:
    0-5 (0,1,2,3,4,5) then color numbers , find color cheat sheet at below.

    From then just play around with the colors.

  14. On the Xbox one can you get the small dragons in does the command code for it are they in the world yet and the language is English if you want to answer back

  15. I’ve never had the problem with the half ai dinosaur force games even when the cheat system for the Xbox just came out I’ve never have any problems with this whatsoever.

  16. Can you get Ban for using the Admin Commands on my own Server? I see a message that I have been Globally Ban from all servers. I have no Idea why. I have never played on any other server than mine, not even once.

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