ARK Guide: How to Tame Yutyrannus in Patch 258 (and Why You Should)
Introduced in ARK: Survival Evolved PC Patch 258, the Yutyranuus is the Rex's smaller, feathered cousin. Don't let its size fool you, however -- it's just as dangerous, if not more so. That's because Yutyrannus is a social creature that buffs its allies and strikes fear into the hearts of its enemies with a mighty roar.
This fluffy theropod is so badass you can't even craft a saddle for it until level 80, but there's no reason you shouldn't tame one before then. Their stats are only just short of a Rex's, but this is definitely a case where its bark is worse than its bite.
- The Right-Click roar strikes fear into all enemy creatures (with the exception of the Rex, Giganotosaurus, Spinosaur, and Brontosaurus), eventually causing them to flee despite their riders' commands.
- The C button roar invigorates all allied dinos with an insane 25% boost to damage and damage reduction.
Even if that doesn't interest you, you should know that the only way to actually counter a troublesome Yutyrannus is with another Yutyrannus. Its fear-inducing roar strips the enemy's buffs while its invigorating roar recovers allied creatures from fear.
If you're in a tribe with a lot of tamed dinos, you really should snag yourself one of these cuddly monsters ASAP. The wild ones like to hang out with a posse of Carnotauruses, which can be particularly problematic, but there's nothing stopping you from taming one if you're clever.
How to Tame Yutyrannus in ARK: Survival Evolved
Yutyrannus is a traditional tranq-and-feed tame -- which we've detailed extensively in this Ark: Survival Evolved taming guide -- so that means you'll definitely need to prepare some meat beforehand. Ideally, you'll want to prepare Kentrosaurus Kibble, but if you can't get your hands on that, Mutton also works extremely well.
Next up, find the Yutyrannus you want to tame. They spawn on Red Peak, in snowy regions on the Island and the Center, and around the Mountains and Badlands in the "Scorched Earth" DLC. If you're on a custom or procedurally generated map, then just fly around until you find one. Just look for theropod carnage.
If you choose to bring any of your creatures, approach it with a nimble land mount. It may be wild, but it still has its roar, so be cautious. It's probably best not to even ride a mount, but it could be useful for kiting and killing off those pesky Carnos.
Should you opt to leave your mount at a safe distance, at least make sure you have healthy weapons and a good chunk of ammunition. You do not want to be dealing with buffed Carnos, those suckers need to go down. Feel free to cheese them out on a rock -- if you can hold their attention, that is.
Alternatively, if you bring materials on a pack mule, you can build a room nearby with even spaces between each wall to keep large dinos from breaking through. Once it's built, simply draw the Yutyrannus's ire and lead it and its Carno entourage into the room, escaping through the spaces in the walls.
At that point, feel free to knock it out and feed it. The Carnotauruses won't attack it while it's down since they're allies, but you may still want to deal with them if you don't want to get bit every time you go to administer narcotics. Once all the surrounding threats are eliminated, just wait it out with some Netflix or YouTube -- you're going to be here a while.
If you're crafty enough to tame a Yutyrannus, you've proven you earned it. Be sure to stick with GameSkinny to get your ARK: Survival Evolved fix, and check out some of our other PC Patch 258 guides while you're at it: