ARK: Survival Evolved – Early Game Tips

Some hints from my side.

Starting Tips for Newcomers

  • Learn to know which dinos are dangerous and which are not.
  • Some people like to play it safe (stay at initial spot until lvl 50 – level your run speed first) – there are many different play styles possible. I only did put 10 points into speed – none into crafting, food, water (playing on “the island”). My idea was: kill stuff, that likes to kill you (currently 500 HP, 300% melee). Just recently killed my first alpha raptor solo with melee weapons.
  • After getting some basic tools and a first shelter, start taming. recommended first tames: Dilophosaur (get a few) – maybe a Parasaur / Iguanadon / Triceratops as your first rideable mount.
  • Get a first flyer – usually a Pteranodon – can easily be tamed once you have a bola.
  • Get some tames to harvest resources quickly: Stegosaurus is good for wood/thatch, Doedicurus for stone, Ankylosaurus for metal.
  • Maybe get an Argy – after that you have the “swiss army knife” in Ark – good aerial transport, with good stats a respectable fighter, that can take down any alpha.
  • Finally explore the oceans / caves in Ark and kill the bosses.
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips and writer on Game Cheat Codes. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game series was and still is the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. And the third part of HOMM is his favorite! He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games / indie games. When not immersed in games, Egor plays guitar, enjoys cooking and fishing.

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