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 @ 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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Popular Discussions View All (78)
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Ziteseve 3 hours ago 
dannnnnng i loved this mod when a server i was on was running it... seeing how much you can configure it is amazing...
Minister Oak Jun 20 @ 9:36am 
@YFlyHighY, thank you for pinging so many comment threads, but like most mods this mod has a discussion thread for server advertisements, partly to help others find your server since it will be burried in the comments, but also to avoid all the comment subscribers from being pinged
YFlyHighY Jun 20 @ 4:15am 
Our Speed PvP Server is online. WIPE 6/17 SpeedPvP/ORP/AberrDinos/KITS/SHOP

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-> Higher Stats (XPx50-Harvestx70-Breedx25)
-> Tame is instant after 1x feeding
-> Offline Raid Protection
-> Ingame Shop / + Starter Kit
-> Player Kills give u Points
-> Rewards for Ingame Time
-> Events
-> S+ and other important Mods
-> Custom Airdrops
-> All Engrams
-> and much more!


1 - WIBU
2 - Classic Flyer
3 - Aberration Dinos
4 - Structure Plus
5 - Offline Protection Shield
6 - Reusable Grapling Hook
7 - SelfVision
8 - Egg n Poop Collector
9 - 2.0 Automatic Fabricators
10 - Ultra Stack Mod

All important data can be seen on the following pages, Steam Group or Server itself.

Have fun and see u soon! :)
Kampfdackel Jun 13 @ 8:30am 
@Oak, thank you. I didn't know that I need to insert the mod id. After adding the mod id it worked, thanks.
Minister Oak Jun 10 @ 4:13pm 
@Dark, the required resources to upgrade appear as notifications at the top of the screen when you attempt an upgrade, if you have enough resources in the station it will instead consume them for the upgrade.

@Kampfdackel, did you make sure the mod id is in the "activemods=" line of the servers gus.ini?
Kampfdackel Jun 10 @ 7:25am 
I had this mod on my first server and had no issues. Now I want to use it on my second server. The mod is shown as active but doesn't work ingame. The engrams don't appear. The first server was on Nitrado the second is on G Portal and now I can't use the mod. Btw this is a very good mod.
Wôras Jun 10 @ 5:12am 
@Dark did you properly slect the item you want to upgrade in the Upgrade Station ?
Dark Jun 10 @ 2:35am 
wondering how to use the upgrade system. doesnt tell me i need resources for upgrades, so other than breaking down lowgrade/unused items from becons it's kinda useless arm.
Minister Oak Jun 4 @ 6:15am 
How are you even comparing it to S+?
Jor Jun 3 @ 12:29am 
Does not work on Single Player. How to reproduce: Remove all mods excxept this one, start single player Ark The Center map, spawn station, primitive sword, 200 metal ingots, 200 hide, 200 wood, put all in the crafting station, upgrade button stays greyed out, no tooltip showing requirements etc.