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Zero to Hero [DEPRECATED]
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Sep 27, 2017 @ 7:58pm
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Zero to Hero [DEPRECATED]

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Mod ID: 1149484227


MOD CAN NO LONGER BE UPDATED. USAGE NOT RECOMMENDED. See [/url]here[/url] for future plans.


Zero to Hero is a sweeping PVE focused rebalancer and overhaul mod for ARK in the style of Balance Evolved & ARK Remastered, breathing new life into the vanilla roster of pets and making them viable with and against each other, and more uniquely reworking and rethinking the most tedious aspects of the game (breeding and taming) to ensure a more balanced and approachable experience.

In many cases, creatures have been dramatically overhauled in an effort to give them a valid place in the ARK, and generally improved in someway. Press every attack keybind, your pet might do something new!

Some of these changes include (but are by no means limited to);

- Flyers being allowed to level speed once again, in the style of classic fliers.
- Diplodocus being capable of damaging targets with proper attacks.
- Raptors are true pack creatures, and among the swiftest hunters of the ARK.
- Wild creatures do not waste levelups on oxygen or food.
- Wild creatures can level speed in the wild! +0.5% per level for mounts, +0.75% for non-rideable creatures. Breed for speed!



- Despite appearances, Zero to hero is NOT a total conversion.

- Due to rebalances made to the player character, and due to many of the creature changes NOT being retroactive to affect existing creatures and player characters, a new save game is highly recommended.

- It is recommended (but not required) to have Zero to Hero first in load order. Not having Zero to Hero be first will mean that normal player stats are used, rather than rebalanced properties (humans have been graced with improved stats, most especially by being able to use 100% of their torpor.) Pet level cap may be the traditional +71 rather than Zero to Hero's default of +75, and imprinting items will likely be the traditional set of kibbles rather than the new treat & milk unique to Zero to Hero.

- Typically, updates that are delivered to steam will be delivered on Sundays. Hotfix updates may come sooner if needed, which will likely have balance changes included.


Detailed information

Click for more information on servers running Zero to Hero!

Click for more information on detailed creature changes

Click for more information on new creatures and items.

Click for more information on player rebalancing.
Popular Discussions View All (17)
Feb 2 @ 9:50pm
PINNED: Suggestions & feedback
Feb 12 @ 11:22am
PINNED: Bug Reports
Feb 19 @ 12:48pm
PINNED: The Fate of Zero to Hero (TL;DR expect ZtH 2.0)
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Lycanshifter Feb 16 @ 1:33am 
sorry if i misread but does that mean the abberation creatures will still be a fair while off?
Jelly  [author] Feb 15 @ 7:17am 
That said, see more information in the linked thread for more info on what's happening to Zero to Hero (TL;DR this mod is receiving its final updates over the course of the TLC pass and a successor mod will be setup that's cleaner and inherently keeps up with the game's updates)
Jelly  [author] Feb 15 @ 6:55am 
@BloxerTheBlob - Every elder & ancient should have information in the New Creatures & Items thread.

@Gamerguy 2187 - Honey is what they like for taming, will add that to the Titanomyrma Breeder description.
Jelly  [author] Feb 15 @ 6:55am 
@Ulta - Yeah, griffins were included in that. The only exception to the rule of breedability were the bees since they don't have real pressure to perform in combat, and elders/ancients, due to the highly elevated base level range.

@CrimsonFlame3s - It's a known bug that I'm getting together a solution for (once my dev kit cooperates with me, having an issue with reinstalling)
gamerguy2187 Feb 15 @ 6:07am 
Titanomyrma Breeder - What is the ideal food to use for taming these? Its not listed.
Ulta Feb 14 @ 11:30am 
I noticed in the specific dino changes thing that it said it allows unbreedable dinos to breed now. Does that mean Griffins can breed with this mod then? Thanks in advance =)
Crimson Flam3s Feb 13 @ 11:51am 
The only birds walking in the air are the ones that I tamed after getting this mod, the vanilla ones are fine.
fillidill Feb 13 @ 6:24am 
I am so happy this mod exists. It fits perfectly on my server so thanks for your hard work <3
ST34K4S4URUSR3KT Feb 13 @ 4:48am 
so what are you doing with the new tlc
Bloxer The Blob Feb 12 @ 8:00am 
How you tame ancients?