ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Better Beacons
Content Types: Rebalancing
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Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:01pm
Nov 10, 2015 @ 4:36pm
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This mod is no longer updated due to a loss of source files in a hard drive failure. Please use the updated version: Better Beacons Redux!
This is my first mod and it is pretty much complete so I figured I'd make it public to get some feedback. Please be gentle! It will never truly be complete as Ark is constantly evolving, so will this mod.
This mod is running on a hosted dedicated server along with FancyFlannels Epic Sickle mod if you'd like to try it before using on yours.
=SFU= PvP 24/7 Jurassic Bark Ark! -
Is stackable and Ark "version proof" - Will work after an update. May take several days for new items to be added after a release. New items can not be added til devkit is updated.

It can be used with Better Beacons Building Loot but not Lite!

What it Does:
Makes beacons worth going for again!
Remember the first time you opened a white/rainbow crate and were like cool! Stuff I don't have unlocked yet! Then by the time you looted the first Blue crate you were highly disappointed? Be disappointed NO MORE! Better Beacons is here!
Better loot! - Next tier items in almost every drop! IE: Level 35 items in a level 25 crate and so on. (No blueprints for next tier items).
Higher tier armor at higher level drops - Primitive Flak at Purple, Ramshackle yellow, etc..
Level 70+ items at red drops.
White/Rainbow & Green drops have not had much changed yet. X-bow replaces Bow at Green and Bow is in White/Rainbow with a couple arrows. Wood changed to stone, Thatch changed to wood.
Primitive to Ascendant saddles & Blueprints at all drops.
Better quality tools at higher level drops. IE: Level 1-2 Pick at Blue, 2-4 at Purple, 4-8 at Yellow & 8-10 at Red drop.
CAVE LOOT! Adjusted all 4 cave tiers to be considerably better items (Armor, real weapons, good saddles & more) as well as better quantities. You may still only get 1 item but they can drop multiples.

What it doesn't do:
(as far as I know, that's why comments are appreciated :)
Give you 2 blueprints for the same item
Give you 2 of the same item (except stackables like ammo)
Give you Level 25 items in a 35, 45 or level 60 crate. (or any item with lower level than crate unless it's better quality)
Give you medium crop plot, compass or water jar blueprints... EVER! Hallelujah!

What it doesn't do.. YET:
(Planned updates coming soon)
Give all items - Some left out intentionally, others just not added yet.
Give anything for building other than wood and stone mats + blueprints - Not sure if will change this. You need to unlock something!
Give any changed items in Dino drops - Coming soon!


Files remapped:

SupplyCrate_Level03 to SupplyCrate_Level03_Child
SupplyCrate_Level15 to SupplyCrate_Level15_Child
SupplyCrate_Level25 to SupplyCrate_Level25_Child
SupplyCrate_Level35 to SupplyCrate_Level35_Child
SupplyCrate_Level55 to SupplyCrate_Level45_Child
SupplyCrate_Level60 to SupplyCrate_Level60_Child

SupplyCrate_Level03_Double to SupplyCrate_Level03_Double_Child
SupplyCrate_Level15_Double to SupplyCrate_Level15_Double_Child
SupplyCrate_Level25_Double to SupplyCrate_Level25_Double_Child
SupplyCrate_Level35_Double to SupplyCrate_Level35_Double_Child
SupplyCrate_Level55_Double to SupplyCrate_Level45_Double_Child
SupplyCrate_Level60_Double to SupplyCrate_Level60_Double_Child

SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier1 to SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier1_Child
SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier2 to SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier2_Child
SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier3 to SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier3_Child
SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier4 to SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier4_Child

Installation for dedicated server:
Same as all mods, subscribe then copy this mod's folder (506506101) and the 506506101.mod file from your ARK\ShooterGame\Content\Mods to your servers Mods folder and add Mod ID - 506506101 to:

To spawn in a crate:
Click here for code[] Thanks karlulyanov!

Special Thanks:
Direct contributors:
- Author of Epic Sickle & Hardcore Clan/Tribemate. For: Helping me get the devkit setup, pointing me in the general direction and much inspiration. Thanks bud!
Stewsafreak & Constrictor AKA "The Badman"
- Long time Clan/Tribemates. Input and inspiration

Everyone above
- For Loving Ark and hating the stock crates as much as I do! Without your constant whining I would have never decided to make a mod! LOL JK! Love you guys!

Indirect contributors:
Brick Whut
- For awesome tutorial videos!
Studio Wildcard
- For making such an awesome game and tools that even a nub like me can use!

More updates/additions coming soon. Please feel free to leave a complaint, suggestion or just critique it!

Reworks supply drops and cave loot boxes so they no longer suck.

Wanna try before you buy?

Want crates that just adds the missing items & removes the duplicates?
Check out the "Lite" version of this mod Better Beacons Lite!

Want to add a big ♥♥♥ crate full of building supplies?
Check out my newest addition Better Beacons Building Loot. Works with all versions of Better Beacons. Click the link for details.
Popular Discussions View All (38)
Mar 17 @ 3:50pm
Server running this Mod
May 20, 2016 @ 4:00pm
Valhalla server running this MOD + others
Feb 14 @ 10:26am
Cave Render Issue?
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☢The Plug☢ Mar 25 @ 1:23am 
~Map: The Volcano. ~Server rates: 5xGathering 5xXP 10xTame 20xBreeding 12xEggHatch.
~Installed Mods:
HG Stacking Mod 5000-90 V2.2
Structures Plus (S+)
ORP2 - Offline Raid Protection
Reusable Plus (Grappling Hooks, Bolas, Parachutes)
Better Beacons
AllSkins - Chest
Death Helper
Pet Finder
GDGrinder - Industrial Grinder
Behemoth Wall Mod Balanced
Mini Vault
ECTC Katana
ECTC Scythe
~~~~ -Connect through here.
~~Server Rules~~
No blocking major resource spawns/no blocking Artifact caves. No building on Sheep Island. 3 Bases per tribe. If you raid a tribe you must let them rebuild for a week before raiding them again.

~Server Events~
Every Saturday starts @ 6 to 7PM CST. We have about 5 rounds of PvP then a Dodo fight to wrap it all up. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Prizes are posted on the billboards @ the Event.
Hitman Mar 24 @ 8:38am 
is it working on SE or all (Official) Maps ?
mRo#. Feb 19 @ 7:09am 
We are using that MOD on our server with some other mods its nice!
Come and join us. 'Fresh wiped 10x All PVP
(YT) Press Tensão Brasil Jan 14 @ 9:07am 
Atlas Dec 21, 2016 @ 6:03am 
@P0k3r Are you still working on this mod?
Poisonblade20 Dec 10, 2016 @ 5:12am 
Does it work on scorch?
RAGIRILLA Dec 9, 2016 @ 3:48pm 
Our server has that mod installed!
Come play for fun and competetive.
We have a great staff of admins!
HotsJokz. DH . Nov 23, 2016 @ 5:09am 
Top SERVER No Lag Try this
![EU] Abigail 40XP,H15,T20 Wipe 10/11 | - (
Necrozis Nov 9, 2016 @ 4:40am 
is the sea drops broken on this mod? the server i am on uses one of these and i have it so... anyone else know about this. Some chuckle head spammed foundations all over and idk if that was the case or what now that the admin deleted all of them. The drops are there but they cannot be looted only destroyed by the admin
INSENEЯGY [] Nov 3, 2016 @ 2:28am 
Our Ark Survival Evolved Server is finally ready to play on!
The most important information:
Servername: [GERENG] Rainguin PVE 2xXP 4xH 8xT
Map: TheIsland
Gamemode: PvE
Mods: Pillars Plus
Structures Plus
Platforms Plus
Roofing Plus
Stackable Foundations
Pet Finder
Taming: x8
Harvest: x4
XP: x2
Slots: 25
Server IP: steam://connect/