Ark Caves

There are two sorts of caves that may be present in ARK: Progression Caves and Resources Caves, the latter being solely discovered underwater on The Island. Some are simple to discover, whereas others are extraordinarily tough to discover. If you survive the risks of the caves, nevertheless, they every include quite a lot of rewards.

Resource Caves

There are at present 12 Resource Caves on The Island, and are all discovered underwater. These caves can usually be tough to search out, however usually include a dense assortment of Silica Pearls and Oil, though the latter of which give much less oil than nodes discovered elsewhere within the sport. The solely indication of the place from the floor is a small circulation of bubbles, showing as a skinny white line. On decrease graphics settings, a gray field might be seen on the ocean flooring from the floor across the cave’s entrance.

The entrances to the useful resource caves additionally seems to be a spawn location for pairs of Plesiosaurs, who are likely to linger within the space, in addition to singular a Mosasaurus, which in flip are likely to linger close to to the Plesiosaurs.

Surface Caves

These are basic cave suggestions. For recommendations on particular caves, please go to their particular person pages.

  • Take Stimberries and Water Jars
  • Hide or Fur armor is useful for a lot of, however not all caves.
  • Grappling hooks are helpful for avoiding creatures, getting an excellent vantage level, and to not must deliver foundations and ceilings to bridge gaps.

Underwater Caves

  • Lazarus Chowder will lower the wanted Oxygen whereas underwater and can help you dive for longer instances, making it simpler to search out the doorway.
  • Riding a Megalodon will help towards different Sharks and permits you a really fast motion within the Water. They are additionally a great way to identify the bubbles from the floor. In an earlier model, there gave the impression to be an issue with taking your Shark into the Cave. However, Megalodons can now enter the underwater caves with out situation .
  • Alternatively utilizing a Plesiosaur or Ichthyosaur will can help you journey a lot quicker than a Megalodon. A tamed Plesiosaur can pretty simply tackle a wild Megalodon and an Ichthyosaur can simply outrun any wild animals.
  • If you’ve gotten a Tribemate with a Pteranodon or Argentavis, she or he can transport you on to the placement of the cave and drop you down, avoiding many of the swim, and with that, many of the Megalodons on the way in which to the cave. Once completed the Pteranodon or Argentavis can choose you up once more from the water floor. This can be a really useful resource pleasant methodology, because it means that you can go down with minimal armor and weapons, as combating might be diminished to a minimal. That manner, the lack of dying is much less of a setback. This methodology does, nevertheless, require you to have discovered the doorway beforehand.
  • Riding a Sarco means that you can use a single mount as he can transfer fast in each water and floor. Moreover, it is quicker than a Megalodon, doesn’t require stamina in water and might slot in most underwater caves, making it safer whereas gathering assets.
  • As of patch 246, Eurypterids can spawn in teams (Three-5 directly) in even small underwater caves. Be ready to cope with their stings!


  • There is a big flat confronted rock that appears prefer it may very well be a cave entrance on the South haven island cliff face. Could be one other cave sooner or later.
  • Building a base in an underwater cave will cease resource spawning in that cave.
  • In the North Ice Cave on The Center, one of many two components (the half with the Artifact of the Devourer) of the cave’s crystal nodes are invisible (can nonetheless be farmed usually with a choose).
    • This is particularly detrimental when making an attempt to get to one of many locations that spawns a loot crate, which is alongside an extended, skinny hall that’s plagued by spiders, wolves, sabertooths, and Yetis (probably one of the concentrated areas of aggressive creatures within the sport).
    • These nodes can block motion, bullets, arrows, and so forth. however might be useful because it blocks some creatures towards partitions, whereas different nodes can act as partitions, permitting you to be unseen so long as it’s between you and a creature.