ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Jul 8, 2017 @ 1:33pm
Mar 30 @ 4:13pm
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Mod Id: 970855993

Map Name: Olympus

Olympus News and Updates March-April 2020

With the launch of update 4.5, Genesis dinos have been added to Olympus! Because they are not officially in the dev kit yet, some work arounds were used to make them spawn. Additional genesis resources as well as things like magmasaur nests are much more complicated to set up in this manner and will be added as soon as they are available in a future dev kit release.

For full list of past patches, please see the Change Notes tab.

Update 4.51 is now Live!
  • Fix for overspawn on central mountain.
  • Fix for ocean overspawn related to x variant dinos.
  • Doubled Parakeet fish spawns for better giant turtle taming,
  • Fix for instances of missing collision on central mountain.
  • Fix for landscape miss sculpt near central mountain.
  • Added magmasaur nests spawns to volcanic island! Special Thanks to Sicco, maker of the maps Amissa and the Volcano for help in figuring out the tag to enable them!
Update 4.5
  • Added Genesis dinos and variants!
  • Fix for overspawn causing performance issues near blue obelisk.
  • Overhaul of central mountain peak.
  • Made adjustments to some proxy meshes that were rendering too soon.
  • Assorted minor bugfixes.

A Little Farther Out
  • Ocean Aesthetic Pass with a focus on making undersea areas more unique and varied, as well as the addition of larger underwater tunnels with some connecting to inland bodies of water.
  • New trees, foliage, and environment assets.
  • More Ruins and Temples
  • Unique Sub Bosses
  • More Caves, Big and Small
  • Custom Boss Arenas
  • Remaining Dossiers
  • Custom Explorer notes
  • Ascension
    more to come :)

Welcome to Olympus, once home to the mighty gods of old. It has been many years since they ruled over this world, and time has not been kind. Explore the wilds of this once great civilization, discover its secrets, and see if you have what it takes to ascend and stand as equals with those who came before!

Olympus is designed to be a more scifi feeling ARK. Due to years of neglect, several areas of once hidden advanced technology are visible and some has even taken on a life of its own. I wanted to try and create a blend of nature and machine to make a unique and different experience.

The map is roughly 1.4 times the size of the island and the landscape itself was completely hand sculpted. Olympus uses a combination of vanilla and custom spawns, so most dino mods will be compatible. I look forward to working together with the community to make this the best map it can be :) All feedback on possible issues and suggestions are appreciated.

  • Surface - 94%
  • Underwater - 75%
  • Underground - 65%
  • Endgame custom boss arenas will be added after their necessary artifact caves. Island boss arenas are a temporary place holder.
  • Overall - ~85% (Of what I'd like to add, currently 100% playable)

If you're enjoying Olympus, please Rate and Favorite :) For those wishing to contribute a little extra to help support it's growth and development, donations can be made at the link below. All donations will go toward the purchase of new assets, hardware, and software to improve the quality of Olympus and future projects :)

To stay up to date on what's going on with Olympus, be sure to swing by to visit the official discord where players can discuss, share ideas, screenshots, stories, and come together as a community. Check it out and get involved here! :)

For sneak peeks of future content and other projects follow me on twitter!

I am also very excited to announce that Olympus is now a part of the Nitrado Mod Program!
If you're interested in getting your own Ark server, click the link below :)


  • My amazing wife for being so patient and understanding during all the hours I've spent working on Olympus <3
  • Max for help playtesting, finding bugs, and helping answer community questions.
  • Exilog and the ark modding community for help solving technical issues that have come up during development.
  • Manoz for letting me use his beautiful trailer.
  • Dextro23 + for letting me use his video on the Olympus Steam page :)
Popular Discussions View All (220)
8 hours ago
PINNED: Olympus Bugs
Jun 1 @ 9:57pm
How do i install Olympus ModMap on a Dedicated server?
Super Awesome Sparkle Cake
May 23 @ 4:30pm
Magmasaur Nests? and Lava for Breeding on the Map?
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Kham Jun 2 @ 11:38am 
@lordthunder19 a couple of my friends had that problem, they were able to solve it using a solution they found on Reddit. In the launch options that show up when you launch Ark through steam, select the one to reset total conversion mods. Even though neither of them had ever used total conversion mods, that did solve the texture issue they ran in to on this map.
lordthunder19 Jun 2 @ 10:55am 
texture quality is low no matter what is there any way to solve the problem
Dozline May 30 @ 8:46pm 
I've been playing solo on this map for a week now and decided to pop on and leave a comment.

I absolutely love this map, it really has helped me rebuild my character after moving from ps4 to PC, It has saved me from map-hopping and so much love and detail has been put into this map.

I've already explored a majority of the land and found a couple of caves, just tamed myself a shark and will be checking out the progress of the ocean.

(Also, that wyvern island was brutal af, but I had a blast overall (especially when there was an artifact waiting there for me).

I will continue to be looking forward to future updates :steamhappy:on this map, it really helped me have faith in map creators after the disappointment of The Volcano.
kuchynkajirka May 30 @ 5:32am 
Guys I tried all the thing mentioned like reset total conversion but still I'm experiencing low quality textures...I really wan to play this map since it's the only one where cross genesis and additional aberrant Dino's work perfectly
catzclaw.official May 26 @ 2:31am 
Hello. I have an idea, would be good if developer give pillars from extinction in extinction cave. for more dust collection
Gundyr May 23 @ 5:09pm 
this is my favorite map, it has so much love put into it. I just cant wait for it to be completed.
My issues however is that i cannot find snow owls or penguins, i wish i could get all the explorer notes. I wish there was an unique dino on the map. Other than that So much love.
arwen23 May 22 @ 1:12am 
hi i downloaded your map here to the server but unfortunately i don't have magmasura nests thanks to that they are not magmasaura eggs and the same wyverny just ice wyverny it works and rock dragons.
ZombieDemon09876 May 20 @ 4:01pm 
My game keeps crashing while loading in specifically at "RiversLakes" it says this:

Assertion failed: ActualIndex >= 0 [File:E:\build\Live310\Engine\Source\Runtime\CoreUObject\Private\UObject\WorldSerializedObject.cpp] [Line: 128] Then a lot more stuff.

Chief May 19 @ 11:46am 

Click subscribe, wait for download to finish. Open Ark and wait for the "Installing mods" to disappear from the lower right corner. Wait for it!!
Then go to local games and choose map from list, then play. It will take a few min to load so be patient if you don't see anything happening.
Then, explore and enjoy :steamhappy:
Chief May 19 @ 11:42am 
You shouldn't. Your feet prints would be distracting to others who need to use it