ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Better Beacons 2.0
 
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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 ♥♥♥ 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 (45)
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Jul 15 @ 3:13pm
Server running this Mod
LogiKobee
4
Feb 4 @ 2:36pm
whats a mod crate?
Nemi
4
Nov 19, 2017 @ 11:53am
lvl 80 crates??? where??
spartan_722
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513 Comments
Maldragan Jul 6 @ 11:26am 
lvl 80 crate cheat command ? thx
TachyonGMZ Jul 5 @ 2:54pm 
Is there a way to increase the chance of mod crates?
123 Jun 23 @ 6:37am 
installed the mod and been looking into the loot, getting like 10 electronics or 10 polymer and then ofc guns and stuff. is there any way to increase the quantity of the items in the drop?
Jurel Jun 23 @ 6:11am 
This mod works fine on my server, people have been looting crates without disconnecting
-AKEVA-BANSHEE- Jun 10 @ 6:04pm 
The really bad part is there is no error code or crash code shown I can send you.
-AKEVA-BANSHEE- Jun 10 @ 6:04pm 
I can now say for sure this mod is causing player time outs when mod crates spawn. Definitly gonna just programe beacons myself so not worth the annoyance and stupid crashes.
partisan61 Jun 3 @ 11:08am 
KOMM
richardarcher54 Jun 3 @ 6:34am 
this has started to crash my server every time i go to open a beacon i get booted. not 100% sure its this mod but its the only one ive got on my sever to do with beacons.
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specops13 May 26 @ 7:09pm 
can I only have mod crates spawn?