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ARK: Survival Evolved – All Console Cheats

Back in 2015, we detailed all of the cheats that you can utilize on the PC version of ARK: Survival Evolved. Initially released in early access on PC, ARK eventually came to Xbox One and PS4 as well. More than two years since its first launch, it is now being officially released as a full and complete title on all platforms. This full game launch will bring in many new gamers that haven’t played the popular dinosaur survival sim before.

ARK contains so many systems, including loads of craftable items and countless engrams or skills to unlock. There’s dinosaurs to tame, creations to build, and conditions to survive. These all cause ARK to be insanely difficult, with a harsh learning curve. Thankfully, most PC players will know about console commands that allow you to alter skills or spawn items.

Console commands are very common on the PC to allow for unlimited cheats to assist in your survival endeavors, and surprisingly, they are available to use on the PS4 and Xbox One versions of ARK. To take advantage of these cheats, you must first be the admin in charge of the server. As the admin, you can open up the admin console by going to the menu and pressing RB+LB+X+Y on Xbox One or R1+L1+Triangle+Square on PS4.

With that admin console opened up, you can begin to type in any cheat that you desire. Here is the full list of cheats you can currently use on console for ARK:

Full Cheat List

  • addexperience <X> 0 0 – Gives you X amount of XP
  • DestroyAllEnemies – Destroys all non-player creatures on the map, including tamed creatures
  • DestroyMyTarget – Destroys the creature or structure that is currently in your crosshairs instantly, without leaving a corpse
  • DestroyStructures – Destroys all structures owned by all players on the map
  • DisableSpectator – Disables spectator mode. Character is killed and respawn menu is displayed
  • DoExit – Shuts down the server
  • DoTame – Tames the targeted creature
  • EnableCheats <password>- Enable server admin commands for current player
  • EnableSpectator – Enables spectator mode
  • EnemyInvisible true – All creatures will ignore the current player even when attacked
  • EnemyInvisible False – Disables the creature
  • fly – Allows you to fly
  • forcetame – Instantly tames a dinosaur, can ride without saddle
  • gamma X – Changes the ingame brightness
  • giveengrams – Unlocks all crafting recipes for your character
  • giveresources – Gives you 50 of all resources
  • GiveToMe – Changes the owner of the target (creature or structure) to the current player
  • ghost – Noclip, ability to walk through walls/objects
  • god – Enables god mode, you are not able to be killed
  • HurtMe <amount> – Damages the player character
  • infinitestats – Gives you infinite hunger, stamina, and other stats
  • kill – Instantly kills the targeted structure or creature
  • leavemealone – Combination of, god, infinitestats, and EnemyInvisible True
  • PlayersOnly – Stops all creature movement and crafting in the game. Players can still move around normally. Repeat this command to disable
  • r.bloomquality X – Sets the bloom level
  • r.lightshafts X – Sets the light shafts coming from light sources
  • SaveWorld – Force saves the server
  • setcheatplayer true – Enables the cheat menu
  • setcheatplayer false – Disables the cheat menu
  • settimeofday <timestring> – Changes the time of day
  • ShowMyAdminManager – Brings up the Admin UI
  • Stat fps – FPS stats for anyone
  • Stat unit – Anyone (not just admin) can see stats
  • teleport – Teleported in your current direction
  • toggleInfiniteAmmo – Infinite weapon ammo
  • walk – Deactivates flying