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How to Use Console Commands in ARK: Survival Ascended

Want to fly all over the map? Here's how to open the admin console and use console commands in ARK: Survival Ascended.

While ARK: Survival Ascended is a survival game with a bunch of dinosaurs roaming around, that doesn’t mean we can’t have any fun. When I’m not doing a serious playthrough, I love to open the admin console and type in commands to get the game’s best items and rarest creatures.

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Just like in Ark: Survival Evolved, the admin console can let you do wild things in the game, from instantly leveling up to randomly spawning a majestic creature in front of you. Sure, experiencing the game as intended is as fun as it has always been. Exploring the enhanced features of ARK: Survival Ascended is an absolute blast. In this guide, I’ll go over how to open the admin console and all the console commands that work in ASA.

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How to Open the Admin Console in ARK: Survival Ascended

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On your keyboard, press the Tilde key (~ above tab) to open the admin console in ARK: Survival Ascended. If it doesn’t open, there might be a setting that needs adjustment. Follow these steps to enable the admin console in ASA:

  1. Press Escape to access the main menu.
  2. Then, go to Settings.
  3.  Under the Advanced section, find an option for Console Access
  4. Toggle it on and click Save.

With the console open, you can start entering commands. For example, typing “GCM” enables Creative Mode. This allows you to fly around and make gameplay adjustments.

When you’re done with a command, press Enter to execute it. The console will also keep a history of your recent commands for easy access. This is awesome because it’s so easy to lose track of what’s enabled and disabled by the time you’ve used several commands.

All Console Commands in ARK: Survival Ascended

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addexperience (Number)This command adds the desired amount of experience points.
Changesize (Number)This command changes your character’s base size.
DotameThis command allows you to tame any of your dinosaurs.
EnemyinvisibleThis command makes enemies unable to attack or see you.
FlyThis command allows you to fly around the map.
GhostThis command allows you to clip through both meshes and models.
giveengramsThis command unlocks every crafting recipe in the game.
Givearmorset (tier) (quality)This command provides an armor set with the designated tier and quality.
GivecreativemodeThis command grants access to creative mode.
GivecreativemodetotargetThis command gives another player creative mode.
Givecreativemodetoplayer (player ID)This command gives creative mode to the designated player.
GivecolorsThis command allows you to receive every dye color in the game.
Givedinoset (tier) (quantity)This command spawns a dinosaur with a full saddle of the type and quality you input.
GivengramstekonlyThis command lets you receive every Tek engram in the game.
Giveitem (blueprintpath) (quantity) (forceblueprint)This command provides the item based on your inputs.
Giveitemnumtoplayer (itemnum) (quantity) (quality) (forceblueprint)This command provides the indicated player with a specified item.
Giveitemset (tier)This command allows you to receive the full item set of the specified tier.
Giveitemtoplayer (player ID) (blueprintpath) (quantity) (quality) (forceblueprint)This command provides the specified player with the item based on your inputs.
Giveweaponset (tier) (quality)This command lets you receive a weapon based on the tier and quality inputs you select.
Giveitemset (tier)This command allows you to receive items from a specific group based on the tier you select.
Gmsummon (type) (level)This command spawns a tamed animal based on the type and level you input.
InfinitestatsThis command removes the need for food, water, oxygen, and sleep.
leavemealoneThis command enables God mode.
setcheatplayer falseThis command disables the cheat menu.
setcheatplayer trueThis command enables the cheat menu.
settimeofday xx:xxThis command sets the server time to your choosing.
Summon (type)This command summons the specified type of creature.
Summontamed (type)This command summons a tamed creature type of your choosing.
TeleportThis command allows you to teleport to where you’re facing until you hit a surface.
TeleportplayerIDtome (player ID)This command teleports the selected player to your location.
Teleportplayernametome (player name)This command teleports the selected player to your location.
ToggleInfiniteAmmoThis command provides you with unlimited ammunition.
Tpcoords (lat) (long) (altitude)This command allows you to teleport to very specific map coordinates.
WalkThis command turns off the ability to fly.

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Cande Maldonado
Though Cande started her journey in the video game industry as a localization specialist six years ago, she soon realized that her true calling was to annoy NPCS, smash virtual pottery, and complete every side quest available in RPGs. Throwing that useless degree out of the window, she has been writing professionally for the past three years ever since. Her passion for games dates to 2006, when she mounted a Chocobo for the first time. Under Nintendo and Square Enix's chokehold, she will willingly pour hours upon hours into reaching 100% completion in the longest roleplaying games ever made. But hey, who needs fresh air and sunlight when you can just live in Ivalice?