ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:01pm
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Better Beacons 2.0

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Description
THIS MOD IS BACK!
ALL mod items and a level 80 crate added!
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.
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.

!!!!!ATTENTION!!!!!
THIS MOD CAN NOT BE USED WITH BETTER BEACONS LITE! THEY BOTH REMAP THE SAME FILES SO WHICHEVER ONE IS CALLED FIRST IN YOUR .INI IS THE ONE THE GAME WILL USE.
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..

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.

All crates have the chance to "transform" into a "mod" crate on landing. IE: They can contain items from any and all mods you have installed.

Level 80 crate added. Contains all items available after level 80


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 some day! (maybe)

CURRENT VERSION 4.3


Files remapped & spawn codes:

cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Level03 to SupplyCrate_Level03_BetterBeacons" 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Level15 to SupplyCrate_Level15_BetterBeacons" 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Level25 to SupplyCrate_Level25_BetterBeacons" 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Level35 to SupplyCrate_Level35_BetterBeacons" 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Level55 to SupplyCrate_Level45_BetterBeacons" 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Level60 to SupplyCrate_Level60_BetterBeacons" 1 0 0

cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Level03_Double to SupplyCrate_Level03_Double_BetterBeacons" 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Level15_Double to SupplyCrate_Level15_Double_BetterBeacons " 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Level25_Double to SupplyCrate_Level25_Double_BetterBeacons" 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Level35_Double to SupplyCrate_Level35_Double_BetterBeacons" 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Level55_Double to SupplyCrate_Level45_Double_BetterBeacons " 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Level60_Double to SupplyCrate_Level60_Double_BetterBeacons" 1 0 0

cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier1 to SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier1_Child" 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier2 to SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier2_Child" 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier3 to SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier3_Child" 1 0 0
cheat spawnactor "SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier4 to SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier4_Child" 1 0 0

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:
GameUserSettings.ini
[ServerSettings]
ActiveMods=506506101

Special Thanks:
Direct contributors:
FancyFlannel
- 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!
Enjoy!


TL:DR?
Reworks supply drops and cave loot boxes so they no longer suck.

Wanna try before you buy?
[arkservers.net]

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 ass 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 (52)
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Sep 14, 2020 @ 1:18pm
Server running this Mod
LogiKobee
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Jun 21, 2020 @ 7:56pm
!Help! LVL 80 and Mod Crates and where to find them?
JonesKey3001
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Dec 13, 2019 @ 9:15am
whats a mod crate?
Nemi
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573 Comments
Lucifer1990 Feb 16 @ 1:16am 
what is the spawn code for the mod crate ?
LuizDePadaria Feb 14 @ 7:16am 
Is there any .INI configuration for this mod?
Th3DocCroc Feb 12 @ 6:27am 
I've been able to grind every item I've received from the drops/crates. It could be some other mod conflicting
arnulfo_torres Jan 31 @ 12:05am 
anybody know if this mods is making items ungrindable? Not sure if its the game by default or this mod. I'll get armor or weapons that say not grindable for some reason.
THC Skittles Jan 29 @ 6:31pm 
hey could we get OSD drops added into this
sneakyamr(Anthony) Jan 21 @ 3:40am 
Spawn codes that work?
partisan61 Dec 16, 2020 @ 12:15pm 
hi
was ist
MadDragon Dec 2, 2020 @ 10:49am 
Subscribed on single player. Nothing happened or changed. Maybe I need to do something else to make it work right? I know Ark doesn't really play nice with single player sometimes.
Rieka9411 Oct 2, 2020 @ 10:49am 
@raptorguy576 i wanna know too
MadCap Aug 29, 2020 @ 8:25am 
@Obey the Fist! : I've never had a problem with this mod 'breaking' the transition from a full visual beacon plume to the half plume you see when the beacon drops. Maybe the mod author patched this issue, or maybe it was only occurring for you. I just wanted to leave this reply in case anyone decided not to use this mod because of your comment. I've used this mod for a long time and it's only ever worked exactly as it described in the mod description - without any errors. It's a great mod.