ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

205 ratings
Difficulty 8+
File Size
0.141 MB
Sep 9, 2015 @ 11:51am
Dec 6, 2015 @ 5:02am
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Difficulty 8+

What does this mod do?
  • Sets the difficulty max to 8...
    - Which enables dinosaurs to spawn from level 1 and up to 240 in the wild
  • Enables you to set your very own player and dino cap level (Up to 4201)
    - Added 4119 new entries for both players, dinos and engrams in this
  • Enables you to learn all engrams / everything and then some*
    *Unlike the "normal" Difficulty 8 this comes with engram points... 50 for each new player level above 80
    - So depending on what level you set you'll be able to learn everything and then some

What exactly has been edited?
5 values in total across 2 files have been edited
  • Difficulty Value Max - Changed to 8 (Double then the default highest)
  • Experience Points for Level - 4119 new entries all with XP added (4201 in total)
    - Which enables you to select own level cap from 1 and up to 4201... for both players and tamed dinos

Known issues?
  • You (might) need to load this as first priority for it to work
  • You'll need you're difficulty at 1.0 for dinosaurs to spawn up to 240
  • You'll need to edit your Game.ini to be able to reach a higher level (Example: here)
    - Use: OverrideMaxExperiencePointsPlayer= to set a higer player level[]
    - Use: OverrideMaxExperiencePointsDino= to set higher dino level[]
  • You're stats might be "reset" after dying and/or a server restart...
    - Apparently there is some kind of cap on both players and dinos stats
Note: No engrams added to this version... but you'll still get 50 for level 81 and 1 engram point for each level above that

What's the ID number for this mod?
515417171 - Installing mods on server (Guide)
What Game.ini should I edit for higher player and dino cap?
Single player @ ShooterGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\Game.ini
Windows Server @ ShooterGame\Saved\Config\WindowsServer\Game.ini
Linux Server @ ShooterGame\Saved\Config\LinuxServer\Game.ini
Game.ini - Example added right here

Will it work with other mods?
Yeah... this does however (might) require to be loaded as first priority to work
but the mod will stack with all functional mods that doesn't tamper with and/or messes up core system files...
You sure this is working? I can't find any dinos that are that high level
It's confirmed working both locally (/in single player) and on server...
Keep in mind this doesn't change you're already tamed dinos and/or the wild dinos that where there before added... only fresh spawns... so it might take some time to find them... but they should be there if it's loaded
You can always try to spawn a Dodo with; cheat summon Dodo_Character_BP_C
You should be able to spawn higher level the normally within the first few tries

Does this require server wipe?
No... doesn't require a wipe...

Will there be any issues if I decide to remove this at a later point
No... you dinos and levels will still be there after this is removed...
Note: Remember to do backup just in case

What servers are running this mod?
See and/or add your server here

I'm running this mod, could I please be added to the list above?
Yeah... feel free to post your information here

  • Other Versions:
Difficulty 6 (Level 180 Dinosaurs)
Difficulty 8 (Level 240 Dinosaurs)
Difficulty 34 (Level 1080 Dinosaurs)
Difficulty 50 (Level 1500 Dinosaurs)
- You'll be able to select own level / player and dino cap on all versions (Up to 4201)

When will this be updated?
Still no eta. need new setup before I can do any editing
Planning on upgrading when the new threadripper CPU from AMD is out but not before...

So might still be a while... sorry...
Popular Discussions View All (11)
Dec 28, 2018 @ 1:47am
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Domml May 18, 2020 @ 3:53am 
Just for the notice of everyone:
This mod is abandoned. It was updated literally a little more than 4 years ago and Wildcard made changes to the difficulty settings, effectively making this mod obsolete.
You can read about how to set up the new difficulty settings here:
Mijster. Acanthosaurus May 2, 2020 @ 10:35am 
Its broken or wut ? i cant have more than 105... yes i did the overrides
kasaderis Mar 7, 2020 @ 1:57pm 
Is there something broken with new updates. I downloaded the mod but my max level is 105, i am not able to get more levels or exp.
this are my value in the game.ini
mahmoud Gaming Feb 25, 2019 @ 1:16pm 
can you upload dropbox because I can't find it please and thank you
MashhitDK  [author] Dec 28, 2018 @ 1:41am 
I need help with getting read/write from .ini working... for easier setup... and more customization so that one mod can do what all the different ones did with simple settings.

If you're able to help please post here
ImperialPrime Jan 6, 2018 @ 7:36am 
Can anybody help me out ? Im actually doing nothing wrong :
Spartan Dec 20, 2017 @ 7:13am 
this mod still works ?
🅱an Oct 13, 2017 @ 4:53pm 
does this mod work with primal fear ?
crighton Sep 6, 2017 @ 7:22pm 
Hi MashhitDK, Since Ark has been released, and Threadripper is out are you planning on updating the Mods for the latest content ? Thanks
bbnokock Aug 9, 2017 @ 12:13pm 
do you not see that it was last updated 6th december 2015!