ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Upgrade Station v1.8i
Content Types: Mod, Structures, Rebalancing
File Size
234.395 MB
Dec 19, 2016 @ 9:07am
Feb 4, 2018 @ 3:40pm
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Upgrade Station v1.8i

In 1 collection by Ghazlawl
Ghazlawl & Friends Server
32 items
Mod ID: 821530042

Allows you to upgrade the quality of weapons, armor, tools, and saddles from primitive all the way to ascendant. Even works with items from other mods! Can also salvage items for resources.

This mod doesn't change any core files and is stackable with other mods (see below).

... Yes, it works with TEK armor!


Rocket Launchers & Tek Rifles

Vanilla rocket launchers and TEK rifles can't be upgraded. However, I have created a small companion mod that allows you to replace your vanilla rocket launcher with an upgradeable one.

Feel free to sub to the "Classic Rocket Launchers" mod if you'd like to be able to upgrade your rocket launchers!

We may do the same for Tek rifles in the future.


Weapons, armor, tools, and saddles from other mods can be upgraded and/or salvaged as long as the mod author has used the appropriate item as a starting point for their items (Hatchet for "Super Hatchet", Boots for "Tek Boots", etc).

While I can try my best to ensure items from other mods can be upgraded and salvaged I can't control what other mod authors do in their mods. When in doubt, put this mod last in the load order. :)

The Upgrade Station can upgrade all items from any mod as long as the item has an upgrade path. Items that don't have an upgrade path (C4, Tripwire, Wooden Spear, etc) cannot be upgraded because they don't have a quality index. Some items, like the Builder's Helmet, will identify as being valid to upgrade but won't actually upgrade in a meaningful way.


Version 1.8i has been released! This update should fix the crashes that result from multiple players attempting to upgrade/salvage/blueprint/augment the same item. For more information, please see the Version 1.8i Release Notes.

Highly Configurable

If you're finding upgrade requirements to be too low for your liking please note that the upgrade formula is completely configurable via INI settings. Please read this discussion for more info as well as a link to the formula to give you an idea how it works:

Latest Updates
  • Fixed armor stat bug. (Was using hypo-/hyper-thermal multiplier.)
  • Fixed "Classic Rocket Launcher" not being upgradeable.
  • Added future compatibility with "Upgradeable Tek Rifle". (Working on it.)
  • Removed unused files.
  • Re-cooked with the latest dev kit to fix minor UI issues that WildCard's update(s) introduced.
  • Upgrade Station no longer removes colors when upgrading items. (Yay!)
  • Updated quality colors to match WildCard's latest changes.
  • Fixed freezing issue some players were experiencing when placing an Upgrade Station in the world.
  • Fixed item skin duplication bug.
  • Fixed various item skin bugs. Edge cases may still happen; please report in Bug Reports.
  • Fixed ammo duplication bug.
  • Fixed quality index colors not updating for some players when upgrading items.
  • Fixed Rocket Launcher upgrade/augment bug. (Vanilla rocket launchers can't be upgraded.)
  • Fixed Tek Rifle upgrade/augment bug. (Vanilla TEK rifles can't be upgraded.)
  • Fixed generic resource fishing rod upgrade/augment bug for some players.


Have a suggestion for this mod? Let us know! The current list of suggestions can be found here:

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions? We have answers! Check out the list of frequently asked questions, or ask your own question, here:

Admin Commands

For a full list of admin commands please view the Wiki:

Primitive Tier

cheat giveitem "/Game/Mods/UpgradeStation/UpgradeStation/PrimalItemStructure_UpgradeStation.PrimalItemStructure_UpgradeStation" 1 0 0

cheat giveitem "/Game/Mods/UpgradeStation/BlueprintStation/PrimalItemStructure_BlueprintStation.PrimalItemStructure_BlueprintStation" 1 0 0

cheat giveitem "/Game/Mods/UpgradeStation/AugmentStation/PrimalItemStructure_AugmentStation.PrimalItemStructure_AugmentStation" 1 0 0

Metal Tier

cheat giveitem "/Game/Mods/UpgradeStation/UpgradeStation/PrimalItemStructure_UpgradeStation_Metal.PrimalItemStructure_UpgradeStation_Metal" 1 0 0

cheat giveitem "/Game/Mods/UpgradeStation/BlueprintStation/PrimalItemStructure_BlueprintStation_Metal.PrimalItemStructure_BlueprintStation_Metal" 1 0 0

cheat giveitem "/Game/Mods/UpgradeStation/AugmentStation/PrimalItemStructure_AugmentStation_Metal.PrimalItemStructure_AugmentStation_Metal" 1 0 0


This mod took a lot of time and resources to create. Also, hosting costs ain't cheap! :) Like all of our mods, this one will be always free. All of your comments, ratings, favorites, sharing, and subscriptions help a lot! However, if you would still like to contribute even more, please feel free to donate.

Thank you for your support! ^_^



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Tutuff Jun 2 @ 12:12pm 
how do i actually download the mod...i subscribe, but nothing happens
Shoxes Jun 2 @ 7:56am 
Heyho, I really love this mod and its super nice to use if configurated well.

Thats where i have a question.

I want to disable all other engrams and just have the Upgrade Station unlocked at high level. That all works.

But somehow the nomrla upgrade station is still availible and not adjustable, even when disabling ALL engrams its still there. Anyone Experience in that?

Xloser94X May 30 @ 5:18am 
i enjoyed it something new lol would recommend
Sylvoute May 29 @ 4:39am 
yo, it's an ARK's feature, since years. same as fishing rods.
IEATFETI May 28 @ 8:17am 
is there a new thing with the tek blueprints? ive seen recently that the tek BP get used when crafting eveny now and then few crafts then they are gone, is that a bug or a feature? if its a feature i have no problem with it, but if its a bug figured id say something. thanks for any replys from anyone
rah.hee.lah May 23 @ 10:26pm 
If the mod creator see's this I would just like you to know that this is the 11/10 quality of life improvement that I've been desperately searching for. It is clean, the upgrade bench is clean, the addon snapping is clean, and most of all the actual crafting and upgrading is clean. This is one of my must have mods to have installed on my ark play-through's because of how nice it is to have blueprint crafting.
Now as for everyone else, I highly recommend this mod if you're sick and tired of getting amazing items, but not the blueprints to craft them for your friends or back ups. This mod is amazing, I have experienced 0 issues, and it is completely perfect for either making the game more fun.

Thank you Ghazlawl for the amazing mod!
HecticWolf97 May 22 @ 12:13pm 
is there any way to make this compatible with some of the items from Ark Eternal? specifically the armor stones? they already have quality index and varying armor values but they can't be upgraded/augmented for some reason.
CallMeJackson May 18 @ 6:56am 
I ended up removing this mod. I like it, don't get me wrong, but imo is too OP even for a sp run.
Sylvoute May 17 @ 9:53am 
Extremely careful, not sure xD Simply careful at where I'm clicking is enough, at least in my own case. Same as other buttons existing like dropping items, disconnecting instead of options, chat global instead of tribe, eating narco... etc x)
Alektorophobian May 16 @ 8:58pm 
Use at your own risk. The "salvage items" button is RIGHT below the "attempt upgrade" button, with no confirmaiton click, so it's extremely easy to accidentally break down an item like, say, the saddle I just spent a literal hour righting against a boss for in the Omega mod, only to accidentally break it down. So yeah, unless you're extremely careful at all times, this mod will only bring you pain.