ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Beacon Enhancer
Content Types: Mod, Rebalancing
File Size
2.258 MB
Jan 26, 2016 @ 8:40pm
Oct 31, 2020 @ 9:16pm
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Beacon Enhancer

Beacon Enhancer - This mod is stackable with other mods as long as they do not remap supply crates. This mod will work with all ark updates.
Works with any map that uses standard supply drops.
Works with Valguero.
Works with Scorched Earth (Level 70 drops are not currently altered but they will work as default level 70 Scorched Earth drops should).

This mod currently changes the drops that come from the sky as well as the tier 2, 3 & 4 cave drops. It currently only updates ths saddles in the swamp and Ice cave drops. The cave drops are similar to the ones from the sky but they offer a higher chance at a blueprint. Ocean drops aren\'t currently changed by this mod.

All saddles including platform saddles
Metal tier building materials
Weapons and tools
All armor types

Special drops item set in level 60 beacons only include ark seasonal skins and artifacts, industrial cooker and industrial forge. This specific item set is rare.

Server installation
Subscribe to mod, then copy this mod\'s folder (609425335) and the 609425335.mod file from your ARK\\ShooterGame\\Content\\Mods to your servers Mods folder and add Mod ID 609425335 to your ActiveMods line. If you don\'t have an ActiveMods line add one like shown below.
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Oct 14, 2020 @ 11:39pm
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KGM6911  [author] Jan 21 @ 3:19pm 
There may be some of them that are modified.. Maybe on surface.. Again, I will check soon and post info and most likely update soon.
KGM6911  [author] Jan 21 @ 3:17pm 
@E Man: Yea, that isn't a crate that's modified by the mod. I hadn't done much if anything at all with Aberration. I'll take a look at the mod and see.. I didn't know much about that map when I created the mod. I recently played that map for the first time so I'll see what I can do about it soon. It won't hurt to leave the mod in at this time because it just leaves the ones that aren't modified as default drops. Once I start updating then you will see the Beacon Enhancer title where you were looking when you took that screenshot.
E Man Jan 15 @ 3:35pm 
-shhfiftyfive Jan 14 @ 9:15pm 
it will show text on middle of your screen as you approach it, just like any storage box.
E Man Jan 14 @ 3:34pm 
[quote=KGM6911] The mod does not change what color drops spawn. All it does is alter what's in the drops. When you target the drop it should say Beacon Enhancer in the drop's name. If it does it's working. [/quote]

Anyone have a link to a screenshot showing "Beacon Enhancer" in the drop's name? I don't see it, but perhaps I'm not looking in the right place. Playing SP/Aberration and wondering whether the mod is actually working. If I get another beacon drop with glowsticks, my head is going to explode.
Taurus Dec 30, 2020 @ 12:37am 
I tested it out a bit today. It does re-roll what's in the crate. I had a tribe mate without the buff check what was in the crate and then I was able to change the contents with the buff. After the sparkle animation it no longer has the Beacon Enhancer name and it loses the other folders/boss spawn icons as well. It seems like it does revert it to a vanilla crate.

For cave drops the loot table from the Lio buff wasn't horrible, occasionally re-rolling to better loot but not very often. But for the supply beacons out in the world the re-rolled vanilla loot is always worse it seems.

Interestingly enough, if the mod-enhanced crate has 2 or more items in it, you can remove some of them and leave some inside before re-rolling it.

Hope this helps :)
KGM6911  [author] Dec 29, 2020 @ 9:17pm 
I've never looked into the Liopleurodon buff but from what I've read it makes the crate re-roll with it's original original loot table but with just better numbers. So that makes me think that it'll change the crate to a vanilla crate. Out of curiosity, did you notice that after the crate did it's sparkle when you approached does it still have the Beacon Enhancer name in it's targeted name?
Taurus Dec 29, 2020 @ 4:12pm 
This mod is great, really helps get blueprints and saddles at a better pace than vanilla and makes beacons actually useful. Only problem so far is that it doesn't interact well with the Liopleurodon buff. The buff seems to make drops revert back to vanilla loot tables resulting in worse loot instead of better.
Fat Bob the Slob Dec 28, 2020 @ 1:52am 
Anybody got a pre-mad config for stuff? I just want play around and don't fancy adding 10000000000000000000000000000 lines of stuff into the ini.
-shhfiftyfive Dec 18, 2020 @ 4:40pm 
yes, it works. i think the red beacon spawns mostly near red obelisk.

i grew kinda bored/impatient trying to find good stat max level dinos recently, so i added a mod to make all dinos max level to speed up that process.

so i was wondering if there was a way to make it so all drops were red, just out of curiosity. (i know they still have a loot table of random low level stuff like the other colors).

i saw another mod that did this, like 5 years ago... not gonna bother with it.