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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Kane Aug 20 @ 10:42am 
Hallo! habe den mod auf nem G-Portal Server installiert, aktiviert und in der GUI.ini auch drinnen stehen, allerdings scheint der Mod nicht aktiv zu sein und der Mod wird im Clienten auch nicht installiert wenn ich den server betrete!
Weis wer woran das liegen könnte??
G-Fiti Aug 19 @ 8:18am 
Game crashing when using this mod: Any idea what might cause this?
katana_eclipse Aug 16 @ 5:53pm 
this mod is so awesome!
Muki19 Aug 14 @ 10:40pm 
Weiter unten war jemand der das gleiche Problem hatte, da mußte Inder gus.ini wohl die ID der mod noch nachgetragen werden, wo find ich die Datei? Muss ich da in filezila schauen?
Muki19 Aug 14 @ 10:37pm 
Hallo wollte den Mod auf meinen Server bei g-portal verwenden. Habe die Mod in Steam abonniert und bei g-portal auch hinzugefügt, habe mit filezila nochmal auf den Server geschaut und der mod ist auch installiert. Ich habe aber im Spiel keine engrame die ich lernen kann. Mache ich da was falsch? Muss ich den noch aktivieren?
Soolid Aug 14 @ 8:24pm 
can u make compatibly to "MRRadTools.INC Content Pack" great fortress mod but weaker guns
Minister Oak Aug 10 @ 7:44pm 
@π, this mod has tons of configurations, just look at the discussions
there is an entire webpage dedicated to the configs and their explanations
π Aug 10 @ 2:36pm 
Not configurable at all, despite how it is advertised.
The Ring Finger Jul 30 @ 6:48pm 
Is there a way to increase the max weapon dmg in the the augment station?
For instance, an acsendant metal hatchet has default max 700% weapon dmg in augment station is it possible to make that 1400% or 2100%?
scope Jul 16 @ 11:40pm 
anyone know how to build the admin console i carnt see anywhere