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! ^_^



Other Mods

Links to some of our other mods:

Our Sponsors

This mod is sponsored by our friends at G-Portal. Use the links below to get a 5% discount on your game server!

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Popular Discussions View All (109)
Oct 29 @ 4:25am
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Oct 24 @ 8:20am
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Spirit3057 Oct 26 @ 1:06pm 
One has cheaper or easier to get resources and a bit less inventory space.
Ober Oct 26 @ 7:44am 
What is the difference between the 2 Upgrade Stations?
OdinSon Oct 24 @ 5:17pm 
PC Server: Tonald Drump. Fresh build! Crystal Isles Direct IP:
Discord Server with Same Name
Great for people that cant spend hours on the game each time.

Plans for the future on this server are gonna be big, yuge, bigger than ever before. We are gonna have the support to rise to the top of the food chain, and make this country great again, better than CHI-na, thanks to 2 active admins and boosted stats. They’re smart people tremendous people. Ask people they’ll tell you. Without the cost of millions and billions of dollars we became the first to meld the perfect group of mods. It took work, a lot of hard work. Before we got here it was a disaster total disaster. People said we couldn’t do it but we did. Now forget about the fake news they’re just a bunch of haters and losers and come help us drain the swamp.
van Grunz Oct 19 @ 9:40pm 
Normally, these settings do not exist and you have to add them. How to do this on GPortal I don't know, but if there's no documentation just ask the staff.
SirWojtek Oct 19 @ 3:45pm 
Hey, love the mod but I am having a little trouble with finding mod settings on gportal server.
I follow instruction for link here:
"The following settings go in GameUserSettings.ini under a section called [UpgradeStation]."
but when i go to configuration files -> gameusersettings I see nothing mod-related.
Any idea how do I edit mod settings on Gportal ?
thanks in advance :)
eundaen Oct 17 @ 12:34am 
설치안돼 시발
Sylvoute Oct 15 @ 4:30am 
If i remember right, to full upgrade (from T1 white to T6 red), you need less than 50 tyimes the T1 crafting cost.for a torch, you will need for example less than 50 of each ressource.
Asen Oct 13 @ 10:30am 
best mod
van Grunz Oct 13 @ 8:34am 
Read the documentation. What you need is here:
Keyword: Multipliers
If you need to mass-produce a single saddle, then make a blueprint of an existing one and craft additionals in a fabricator.
Asen Oct 13 @ 7:53am 
Even without materials, hahaha.