ARK: Survival Evolved

Since ARK: Survival Evolved was released on PS4, it has been quite a controversial game. The port was available for PS4 users to get on 6th December 2016 and it had gathered a number of complaints regarding server issues. A certain number of steps can be taken to negate these problems. Below you will also find the commands for the admin console that can be used on PS4.

Creating your own ARK: Survival Evolved server on PS4

A majority of issues regarding poor performance and crowded servers can be fixed by creating your own server. There are two ways to host a server on the PS4. The first being to run the server from a second console (PS4, obviously) and the second being a little more complicated. The host can act as a server in which you or someone else can join a server that you host. The only limitation being is that the other player cannot be more than 200m away from the host due to performance limitations on the PS4. Below you will find a video explaining both the methods:


You can open the Admin Console on PS4 by pressing the START button. All of the commands listed below can be entered in to the console.

Commands Effects and examples
EnableCheats <Password> Enables the server administration commands for the current player. The specified password should match the serveradminpassword option of the server. Example: Unlock pass123
SetCheatPlayer true | False Enables cheat commands that affect the current player, dinosaur, and the game world. Setcheatplayer true
ShowMyAdminManager Enables the Admin UI
AddExperience <HowMuch> Adds the specified number of experience points to the player. Admincheat addexperience 1000 0 1
cheat AllowPlayerToJoinNoCheck <PSNID> Whitelists the persons PSN ID
cheat DisallowPlayerToJoinNoCheck <PSNID> Removes the persons whitelist
banplayer <PSNID> Bans the user from the server
unbanplayer <PSNID> Unbans the user from the server
Broadcast <MessageText> Sends a message to all players on the server. Admincheat Broadcast Hello everyone!
ChangeSize <SizeMult> Changes the size of the current player. The speed does not change. To return to normal size, reset it to 1.
ClearPlayerInventory<PlayerID> <ClearInventory>



Deletes the inventory, equipment and slots of the specified player.
ClearTutorials Resets all tutorials on the client.
DebugStructures Displays important information on structures that reflect the class name and the entity ID of the structure.
DestroyAll <type> Destroy all creatures of the given type. Admincheat DestroyAll Ankylo_Character_BP_C
DestroyAllEnemies Destroy all creatures on the card, including tame. This does not prevent new spawning. Admincheat destroyallsemies
DestroyMyTarget Instantly destroys the creature or structure in the player’s crosshair without leaving a corpse.
DestroyStructures Destroy all structures that all players on the map.
DestroyWildDinos Destroy all creatures on the card that are not tamed. This is useful for spawning new creatures. Admincheat destroywilddinos
cheat destroytribedinos Destroys all instances of the dinosaurs of the tribe you are currently looking at
cheat destroytribeplayers Destroys all instances of the players of the tribe you are currently looking at
cheat destroytribestructures Destroys all instances of the structures of the tribe you are currently looking at
DoExit Shuts down the server as quickly as possible.
DoRestartLevel Resolves an internal card reboot.
DoTame Tame the selected creature.
cheat enablespectator Destroys your character and puts you into Spectator mode (Used for Whitelisted Admins)
stopspectating Cancels spectating
EnemyInvisible true | False All creatures on the map will ignore you, even if you attack them. Admincheat EnemyInvisible true
ExecSetSleeping true | False Lets the player immediately fall asleep or wake up.Admincheat ExecSetSleeping true
Fly Let your character fly. Admincheat fly
ForceTame Tame the dino you target. Admincheat forcetame
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 GetAllState <Type> Prints all entities of given type to console (server console, not ingame) and to server log file ‘ShooterGame.log’ after a while (some minutes) if logging to file is enabled in server configs. Useful to check wheter specific dinos are spawned on map. EG cheat GetAllState Ankylo_Character_BP_C
GetChat Returns the last chat, which the other players also see.
Ghost Activates a “ghost mode” that lets you fly through objects and terrain. Admincheat ghost
GiveAllStructure Gives the player the ownership of all structures and associated with it.
GiveColors <Quantity> Gives you a certain amount of each dye in the game.
GiveEngrams Unlocks all engrams for the character in the game. Admincheat giveengrams
GiveExpToPlayer <PlayerID> <HowMuch> Gives the selected player the selected sum of experience points.
GiveItem <BlueprintPath> Adds the selected item or Blaupause to the player inventory.
GiveItemNum <ItemID> Adds the selected item to the player from the ID list. Adminiteat GiveItemNum 1 1 1 0
cheat giveitemnumtoplayer <PlayerID> <ItemID> <QTY> <Quality> <True/False> Gives <PlayerID> an item of specified <ItemID> <QTY> <Quality> <True/False>. Example:giveitemnumtoplayer 399414114 1 1 0 false gives <PlayerID> a primitive simple pistol. <PlayerIDs> can be found using ShowMyAdminManager.
GiveResources Add 50 units of each resource to the inventory. Admincheat giveresources
GiveToMe Changes the owner of the selected structure / dino.
cheat GMSummon <“Type”> <Level> Spawn a creature of the specified type at the place of the player character and tames it. The dino isn’t cheat-tamed, so still requires a saddle. The level is without taming bonus, so if you want to end with a level x you should divide that number by 1.5. E.g. you want level 150, that is 150 / 1.5 = 100. You type 100 and the result is 100 plus 50% taming bonus: 150
GMBuff Gives the player the Commands God, InfiniteStats, EnemyInvisible true, and a lot of experience.
God Makes the player immortal and he can not take any more damage.Admincheat god
HurtMe <Amount> Damages you around the specified value. Admincheat HurtMe 50
InfiniteStats Gives the player character infinite food, water, endurance, load bearing capacity and keeps Torpor to zero. To disable the command, repeat it. Admincheat infinitestats
cheat kickplayer <PSNID> Kicks the person from the server
Kill Kill or destroy the targeted creature / structure.
KillPlayer <PlayerID> Kill the selected player.
LeaveMeAlone Combine the selected Commands God, InfiniteStats, and EnemyInvisible true.
ListPlayers Lists all connected players.
MakeTribeAdmin Make yourself an admin in the trunk
MakeTribeFounder Make the founder of the tribe.
OpenMap <MapName> Loads the card specified by the name.OpenMap TheIsland
PlayersOnly Stops all movement and crafting. Players are not affected. To disable the command, simply repeat. Admincheat PlayersOnly
printcolors Shows the colours available to use with Set Color commands.
cheat quit Exits the current world, use after saving for a safe shutdown
cheat RemoveTribeAdmin Allows you to remove admin from the tribe
cheat RenamePlayer <PlayerName> <NewName> Renames the player specified by their in-game string name.
cheat RenameTribe <TribeName> <NewName> Renames the tribe specified by it’s string name
requestspectator <password> Allows anyone with the password to login as a Spectator
SaveWorld Lets keep the server and the game world up to date. Admincheat saveworld
ServerChat <MessageText> Sends a message to all connected players.
ServerChatToPlayer “<PlayerName>” <MessageText> Sends a direct message to the player indicated by the name of the player.
SetAdminIcon Hide the admin icon in the chat when a player has activated cheats.
SetBabyAge <AgeValue> Sets the age of baby-dinos (0.01 – 1)
cheat SetFacialHairPercent <Length> Sets value in the range from 0 to 1 (= 100%)
SetGodMode <Enable> Enables or disables the God Mode
cheat SetHeadHairPercent <Length> Sets value in the range from 0 to 1 (= 100%)
SetMessageOfTheDay <Message> Set the “Message of the Day” shown to the players when they connect. Admincheat SetMessageOfTheDay Beware the dodo.
cheat SetTargetPlayerBodyVal int (0-30), float (0-1) Changes a character’s body scaling for that region. Example: cheat SetTargetPlayerBodyVal 0 0
cheat SetTargetPlayerColorVal int (0-2), float (0-1) Changes a character’s body color for that region. Example: cheat SetTargetPlayerColorVal 0 0
SetPlayerPos <x> <y> <z> Teleport to the specified position immediately. Admincheat SetPlayerPos -71467 -52156 0
cheat SetShowAllPlayers Show player names in spectator mode
cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion[int32]> <ColorID[int32]> Sets the dino you target to specified color/s. Example: cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 0. Use printcolors command to see what colours there are
cheat SpawnDino <blueprintPath> <spawnDistance> <spawn-Y-offset> <Z-offset> <DinoLevel> Allows you to spawn a Dino at a certain coordinate and at a specified level
SetTimeOfDay <Hour> :<Minute> [: <Second> ] Sets the playing time of the world to the specified time. Admincheat settimeofday 06:30:00
ShowMessageOfTheDay Displays the message of the day.
cheat slomo 5 Changes the speed on the server such as player movement, use slo-mo 1 to revert to normal speed
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
cheat ServerChatTo <“PSNID”> Sends a private message to the player associated with that ID
Suicide Kill yourself in the game.
Summon <type> Spawnt the selected Dino with you. Admincheat summon Ankylo_Character_BP_C
cheat teleport Moves the player character forward in the direction the player is facing until the character collides with an object or the terrain. If the player wouldn’t hit the terrian or an object, they are teleported to 0,0 instead
TeleportPlayerNameToMe<PlayerName> Teleport a player to you, which you can set by the name.
TeleportToPlayer <PlayerID> Teleport to the player you can set by name.
ToggleInfiniteAmmo Gives the player unlimited ammo. Admincheat ToggleInfiniteAmmo
togglegun Toggles the visibility of your currently equipped weapon/tool
walk Disables “fly mode”. And lets you run normal again. Admincheat walk


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  1. These Ark commands are dead useful, I use them everyday and keep this page open so please dont delete this post :D


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