ARK: Survival Evolved Articles RSS Feed | ARK: Survival Evolved RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network ARK Fjordur: How to Find and Defeat Fenrisulfr Fri, 22 Jul 2022 10:23:49 -0400 Serhii Patskan

There are a bunch of strong bosses in ARK: Fjordur, but not all of them give a cool mount. The new Fenrisulfr boss drops a Cryopod containing a Fenrir you ca use as a mount. This boss is not only hard to find but also to beat.

Follow our guide below, if you wish to know how to find and defeat Fenrisulfr in ARK: Fjordur.

How to Find Fenrisulfr in ARK: Fjordur

Fenrisulfr Requirements

Fenrisulfr can be summoned at one of the three Obelisks. The blue one is located at coordinates 74.40 - 07.90 (indicated by the blue marker on the map above).

But in order to summon the boss you need to offer three boss trophies, including:

  • Megapithecus Trophy.
  • Broodmother Trophy.
  • Dragon Trophy.

In order to obtain all three trophies you must first defeat the three bosses.

Megapithecus Location

  • Coordinates: 56.60 - 84.60

The summoning terminal for Megapithecus can be found inside the cave indicated by the yellow marker on the map above.

The boss can be summoned after crafting his engram at the terminal, which requires the following materials:

  • 1 Artifact of the Brute.
  • 1 Artifact of the Devourer.
  • 1 Artifact of the Pack.
  • 10 Megalania Toxin.
  • 10 Megalodon Tooth.
  • 10 Spinosaurus Sail.
  • 1 Steinbjorn Relic.
  • 10 Therizino Claws.
  • 10 Thylacoleo Hook-Claw.

Megapithecus is the weakest of the three bosses, who can be easily defeated using the following mounts:

  • Yutyrannus.
  • Rex.
  • Daeodon.
  • Kentrosaurus.
  • Allosaurus.
  • Deinonychus.
  • Woolly Rhino.

Once defeated Megapithecus will drop the following items:

  • 220 Element.
  • 1 Gorilla Flag.
  • 1 Megapithecus Trophy.

Broodmother Location

  • Coordinates: 57.30 - 65.80

Broodmother can be found inside the cave indicated by the green marker on the map above.

You can find more information about her location, as well as tips on how to defeat her in our Broodmother guide.

Dragon Boss Location

  • Coordinates: 82.90 - 21.20

The Dragon boss can be found inside the cave indicated by the red marker on the map above.

You can find more information about his location, as well as tips on how to defeat him in our Dragon Boss guide.

How to Defeat Fenrisulfr in ARK: Fjordur

Recommended Mounts

Although Fenrisulfr is the strongest boss of all in Fjordur, taking into account that the Alpha version has 1.2 million HP, it doesn't require players to bring too many mounts to this fight. All you need is to bring the right ones, including:

  • Deinonychus.
  • Rex.
  • Tek Rex.
  • Yutyrannus.
  • Daeodon.

Bring as many of these mounts as you can, the more the better. But focus mostly on Deinonychus and the Rexes.

Best Strategy

The battle takes place on a rather cold arena, where the temperature drops below 30 degrees, so equip Fur armor or something to withstand the freezing environment.

Fenrisulfr requires a very strict strategy, or he will overpower you with his strength. Follow these general tips:

  • Deinonychus mounts have a particularly high rate of bleed damage, which is devastating to this boss.
  • Since Fenrisulfr has many unexpected and strong attacks, you will need a Rex to be able to block these attacks effectively.
  • Tek Rexes are needed for group offense, which will come in handy once Fenrisulfr takes a step back.
  • Use Daeodon to heal yourself and other mounts.

During this fight you must focus on keeping distance from an attacking Fenrisulfr, but you need to push the advantage once he retreats for a moment.

This boss is highly fast and mobile, so send all your Rexes at Fenrisulfr and make them surround the boss. This will block his movements, so you can start pasting him with your firearms much more effectively.

Rinse and repeat this strategy until you deplete his enormous HP pool, and Fenrisulfr will be finally defeated.

Fenrisulfr Rewards

Once Fenrisulfr drops dead, you can pick up the following items:

  • 500 Element.
  • 1 Cryopod.
  • 1 Fenrisulfr Flag.
  • 1 Fenrisulfr Trophy.

Note that the Cryopod contains a Fenrir creature, which is a unique mount in ARK: Fjordur. The highest possible level of Fenrir is 225, which can be obtained after defeating the Alpha Fenrisulfr.

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ARK Fjordur: How to Find and Defeat the Dragon Boss Fri, 15 Jul 2022 09:01:03 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Alpha Dragon, or the Dragon boss, is one of the most formidable enemies in ARK: Fjordur DLC. Aside from being immensely powerful himself, he can summon other strong dinos to assist him. This battle is no joke, even if you come well prepared.

Our guide will provide you with tips on how to find and defeat Dragon boss in ARK: Fjordur. You will learn about all the alternative routes to his terminal, and the best strategy on how to take him down.

How to Find Dragon Boss in ARK: Fjordur

Dragon Boss Terminal Location

  • Coordinates: 82.90 - 21.20

The Dragon boss terminal can be found inside a cave that actually has two entrances. The main one is shown on the map above with the corresponding coordinates. You can easily spot it by the two giant dwarven statues in front of it.

But if you want to take a slightly shorter route through the cave, then you can find a hidden entrance at coordinates 86.30 - 05.00. Both ways will lead you to the same result, so it's up to you.

There are many opportunities for players in this cave in terms of loot and valuable resources, so the first entrance is recommended if you've got the time to get it all.

But if you want nothing else but reach the Dragon boss terminal as soon as possible, then go to coordinates 83.90 - 08.20 for the exact spot of the summoning terminal.

Dragon Boss Requirements

In order to summon this Alpha Dragon you need to craft the engram at the terminal, which has the following crafting requirements:

  • 10 Allosaurus Brain.
  • 1 Artifact of the Cunning.
  • 1 Artifact of the Immune.
  • 1 Artifact of the Skylord.
  • 1 Artifact of the Strong.
  • 10 Basilosaurus Blubber.
  • 2 Giganotosaurus Heart.
  • 1 Hati Relic.
  • 1 Skoll Relic.
  • 10 Tusoteuthis Tentacle.
  • 15 Tyrannosaurus Arm.
  • 10 Yutyrannus Lungs.

How to Defeat Dragon Boss in ARK: Fjordur

Recommended Mounts

Dragon boss is not only tougher than the Broodmother, but he also brings along two other types of dinos, such as Pteranodons and Dimorphodon. That's why you need to bring a versatile group of mounts to be able to withstand all this power.

Here is a list of the best mounts that you can bring to the fight against Alpha Dragon:

  • Magmasaur
  • Therizinosaurus
  • Yutyrannus
  • Megaloceros
  • Rex
  • Daeodon
  • Allosaurus
  • Deinonychus
  • Woolly Rhinos

If you can't bring them all, then be sure to bring at least one type of flying dinos as they will be especially useful against Dragon's Pteranodons.

Best Strategy

The Alpha Dragon is a dangerous foe, so don't even attempt to take it down with melee weapons. Bring nothing less than powerful firearms of Masterclass or Trasncendant level.

Follow these tips if you want to defeat Dragon boss in Fjordur:

  • Beware of Dragon's fireballs, and bring Magmasaur, who takes no damage from these attacks.
  • Bring a whole bunch of Therizinosaurus dinos, who can deal a lot of damage to Dragon boss in group.
  • Use large dinos, such as Rex and Megaloceros, to distract the Dragon boss, while you're shooting at it with your firearms.
  • A pack of Deinonychus can cause severe bleed damage to the Alpha Dragon.
  • Use Wooly Rhinos mostly for charging at the Dragon's feet.
  • Use Daeodon to heal your damaged dinos.

Before you decide to take on the Dragon, first deal with his summons, and then focus on the boss. Make him chase you around the arena, until he gets stuck due to his large size, and then use all your DPS dinos to maximize damage.

Don't forget to bring Wyvern Milk to the fight, which will protect you from all the burns inflicted by the Dragon.

Dragon Boss Rewards

After a long and hard battle against this boss you will get the following rewards:

  • Dragon Flag
  • Dragon Trophy
  • Element

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ARK Fjordur: Where to Find All Obelisk Locations Mon, 11 Jul 2022 11:06:35 -0400 Serhii Patskan

There are three Obelisk types of Obelisks in the ARK: Fjordur DLC: Blue Green, and Red. These tower-like structures can be seen from a distance, and are typically used for summoning bosses. But there are a few other important features that they possess, and if you're here, you're wondering where to find them. This guide will show you all Obelisk locations in ARK: Fjordur.

All Obelisk Locations

The three Obelisks spread across the Fjordur map, indicated by their corresponding colors at the following coordinates:

  • Blue Obelisk: 74.40 - 07.90.
  • Green Obelisk: 17.70 - 80.70.
  • Red Obelisk: 79.30 - 96.30.

Aside from summoning bosses, each of the three Obelisks can also be used for crafting and server data transfers.

Crafting with Obelisks

You can craft two special stations at each of the Obelisks:

  • Cryopod.
  • Tek Replicator.

Cryopod crafting recipe:

  • 10 Crystal / Prime Crystal.
  • 15 Fiber.
  • 5 Hide.
  • 2 Metal Ingot / Scarp Metal Ingot.
  • 4 Oil.
  • 8 Polymer / Organic Polymer / Corrupted Nodule.

Tek Replicator crafting recipe:

  • 100 Element.
  • 5,000 Metal Ingot / Scarp Metal Ingot.
  • 600 Crystal / Prime Crystal.
  • 150 Black Pearl.
  • 800 Polymer / Organic Polymer / Corrupted Nodule.

Using Obelisks for Server Data Transfer

One of the most important and useful Obelisk features is the ability to transfer player data, such as characters, items, and mounts across different servers.

Here's how to transfer your data from one server to another:

  1. Approach the console under one of the three Obelisks.
  2. Activate the console by pressing "E" key on PC, "Y" on Xbox, or "Triangle" on PlayStation.
  3. Select "Transmit ARK Data" option from the menu.
  4. Press "Upload" to upload your data.

Do that, and you can go to a different server and select "Download" from the character creation menu to use your previously uploaded character data.

This only works for servers of the same type, so you will not be able to transfer data between PvE and PvP servers. The type of the servers has to be the same for this to work properly.

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ARK Fjordur: Where to Find All Oil Vein Locations Mon, 11 Jul 2022 11:22:41 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Oil is an important crafting material in ARK: Fjordur, and there are several ways to extract it. However, the best way is to find an oil vein and craft an Oil Pump. This guide will show you the exact coordinates of all oil vein locations in ARK: Fjordur, as well as provide you with a crafting recipe for the Oil Pump.

All Oil Vein Locations

There are four oil veins on the Fjordur map where you can set up Oil Pumps to collect oil passively. These locations include Broken Meadows, Runheimr Forest, Snaerheimr Mountains, and southeast of Vardiland island.

Here is a complete list of all oil veins and their exact coordinates:

  • 19.40 - 15.10
  • 24.30 - 15.30
  • 27.40 - 24.70
  • 31.20 - 67.60
  • 32.20 - 67.80
  • 16.40 - 92.70
  • 33.30 - 96.40
  • 45.00 - 97.40
  • 45.60 - 97.10
  • 55.40 - 90.40
  • 59.68 - 77.86
  • 66.60 - 31.10
  • 89.70 - 43.90
  • 89.90 - 45.00

Collected oil can be used for crafting a variety of materials and items, such as:

  • Gasoline.
  • Cooked Meat Jerky.
  • Cooked Prime Meat Jerky.
  • Absorbent Substrate.
  • Fabricator.
  • Grenade.
  • Homing Underwater Mine.
  • Industrial Cooker.
  • Industrial Forge.
  • Industrial Grill.
  • Industrial Grinder.
  • Propellant.
  • Re-Fertilizer.
  • Silencer Attachment.
  • Soap.
  • Spray Painter.
  • Tripwire Alarm Trap.
  • Vault.

Oil Pump Crafting Recipe

  • 75 Metal Ingot / Scrap Metal Ingot.
  • 25 Electronics.
  • 25 Crystal / Prime Crystal.

You will also need an Electrical Generator and a Wind Turbine before you can craft an Oil Pump at the following stations:

  • Fabricator.
  • Tek Replicator.

One Oil Pump collects one unit of oil every 20 seconds of real-time; it will reach capacity in 28 hours. After that, you will need to craft a new Oil Pump if you wish to keep collecting oil from the same vein.

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ARK Fjordur: All Gems Locations Guide Fri, 08 Jul 2022 14:35:43 -0400 Serhii Patskan

There are three types of gems in ARK Fjordur: blue gems, green gems, and red gems. These gems are very rare but very valuable crafting materials, which can be found only at specific places on the new map. Our guide will provide you with all gem locations in ARK: Fjordur.

All Blue Gems Locations in ARK: Fjordur

Blue gems can be obtained in two main locations on the Fjordur map: at the Vardiland Valley, and in the Broken Meadows.

All Vardiland Valley blue gems coordinates

  • 81.47 - 15.02
  • 83.11 - 14.02
  • 83.90 - 14.04
  • 84.51 - 14.70
  • 83.67 - 15.81
  • 84.67 - 15.11

All Broken Meadows blue gems coordinates

  • 48.63 - 83.43
  • 49.45 - 82.76
  • 50.97 - 81.07
  • 52.84 - 82.50
  • 54.43 - 82.69
  • 55.48 - 82.72
  • 55.05 - 83.53

It is also possible to locate a node of blue gems in the northwestern part of the Snaerheimr Mountains ar coordinates 06.52 - 28.11.

All Green Gems Locations in ARK: Fjordur

Green gems are only found underwater. So dive into the sea and take a look for sealed caves to explore and make your way to the spots indicated in the map above. Make sure to bring oxygen cylinders with you to make this easier.

All Skarstind Mountains green gems coordinates

  • 72.88 - 04.73
  • 73.75 - 05.66
  • 74.64 - 04.93
  • 74.95 - 06.75
  • 75.72 - 07.91
  • 76.60 - 08.86

All Hidden Grotto green gems coordinates

  • 31.97 - 32.30
  • 32.74 - 32.63
  • 33.18 - 31.61
  • 34.58 - 31.56
  • 34.33 - 33.17

All Red Gems Locations in ARK: Fjordur

Red gems is the rarest type of gems in ARK: Fjordur, which can be found only at one location, which is eastern Broken Meadows.

All Broken Meadows red gems coordinates

  • 49.69 - 81.39
  • 48.25 - 82.40
  • 48.81 - 84.03
  • 49.81 - 84.91

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How to Find and Tame Maewing in ARK: Fjordur Fri, 08 Jul 2022 11:36:53 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Maewing is considered the best mount in ARK: Fjordur for a number of reasons, all of which are listed below. It is a hybrid of platypus and flying squirrel, which allows it to use both air and water for transportation. This guide will provide you with tips on how to find and tame Maewing in ARK: Fjordur.

How to Find Maewing in ARK: Fjordur

Maewing is typically found in the grassland areas of the Fjordur map, such as southwestern part of Vannaland, the island of Bolbjord, and the northern part of the Vardiland island.

These creatures specifically enjoy staying near the sources of water at the Runeheimr Forest, so the best spots to catch them would be at coordinates:

  • 17.70 - 83.60
  • 25.10 - 89.90
  • 22.70 - 92.10
  • 27.30 - 84.80

Maewing is typically passive, but once it senses danger it will immediately try to glide away. If undisturbed, it will crawl the land in search of food, or swim underwater, so don't be afraid to get wet when chasing it.

How to Tame Maewing in ARK: Fjordur

There are three ways of taming Maewing in ARK: Fjordur, and all of them will be discussed below:

  • Use Tranq Arrows.
  • Build a Trap Box.
  • Use a Net Projectile.

Use Tranq Arrows

Maewing may be a passive creature, but it is extremely difficult to knock one out with a melee weapon. That's why players need something extra!

Craft a Tek Bow

The Tek Bow is a specialized bow that can utilize various types of arrows with increased precision.

This bow can be crafted in the Tek Replicator with the help of the following ingredients:

  • 1 Compound Bow.
  • 225 Polymer / Organic Polymer / Corrupted Nodule.
  • 200 Metal Ingot / Scrap Metal Ingot.
  • 75 Cementing Paste / Achatina Paste.
  • 60 Element.
  • 100 Crystal / Primal Crystal.

Craft Tranq Arrows

This type of arrow doesn't kill a creature, but induces Torpidity, which basically works as a tranquilizer and is perfect for taming Maewing.

Tranq arrows can be crafted right in your inventory using the following recipe:

  • 1 Stone Arrow.
  • 1 Narcotic.
    • 1 Narcoberry.
    • 1 Spoiled Meat.

Feed Maewing

Once you were able to tranquilize Maewing from a distance, you can throw some food nearby that it will gladly consume.

Maewing's favorite foods are:

  • Basic Kibble.
  • Prime Meat.
  • Mutton.

Build a Trap Box

The trap box is a simple construction, consisting of static walls and one movable wall or ceiling, depending on your preference.

Here are some essential tips on how to build such a trap box:

  • Place three wooden walls in a box formation, and cover a ceiling with another wood plank, leaving one wall empty.
  • Alternatively, place four walls around, forming a box, leaving ceiling open.
  • Put some bait inside the box and be ready to cover either the wall or the ceiling, once a Maewing is inside the box.

There are a couple of types of bait, which can be effectively used to lure Maewing into the trap box:

  • Rare Flower.
  • Giant Bee Honey.

Use a Net Projectile

The final and most aggressive way of taming Maewing is to catch it with a Net Projectile and Tranquilizer Darts.

Net Projectile crafting recipe

  • 180 Fiber.
  • 12 Metal Ingot / Scrap Metal Ingot.
  • 4 Polymer / Organic Polymer / Corrupted Nodule.

Note that you have to use harpoon launcher in order to shoot the Net Projectile at the Maewing.

Tranquilizer Dart crafting recipe

  • 1 Stone Arrow.
  • 3 Narcotic.
  • 2 Metal ingot / Scrap Metal Ingot.
  • 1 Simple Rifle Ammo.

How to Use Maewing in ARK: Fjordur

Maewing is a fantastic mount, who is capable of performing several highly valuable actions, such as:

  • Extreme Travel Speed. Once the gliding Maewing gets going, its speed increases significantly, making it the fastest mount in ARK: Fjordur.
  • Universal Traveller. This mount can travel in air, on the ground, and under the water.
  • Gathers Resources. Maewing will collect fiber, berries, meat, and even hide once left alone.
  • Transportation. Maewing can steal and carry up to four other baby creatures on its back.
  • Motherhood. It can take care of baby creatures on its own by feeding and  protecting them.

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ARK Fjordur: How to Find and Defeat Broodmother Tue, 05 Jul 2022 13:37:15 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Broodmother is one of the strongest world bosses in ARK: Fjordur. This giant spider is located in a secret cave that is hard to locate, but our guide will provide you with tips on how find and defeat Broodmother in ARK: Fjordur.

How to Find Broodmother in ARK: Fjordur

Broodmother Terminal Location

  • Coordinates: 57.30 - 65.80

Broodmother can be summoned by using her terminal, which is located in a cave at the southern part of the Broken Meadow region on the Vannaland continent.

The entrance into the cave is located next to a waterfal and is well hidden behind the trees, so it's impossible to see it if you don't have the exact coordinates.

Broodmother Requirements

Once you enter this short cave, just follow the path until you arrive at the terminal. You can open its inventory and craft the Broodmother summon, which requires the following items:

  • 10 Argentavis Talon.
  • 1 Artifact of the Clever.
  • 1 Artifact of the Hunter.
  • 1 Artifact of the Massive.
  • 1 Beyla Relic.
  • 10 Sarcosuchus Skin.
  • 10 Sauropod Vertebra.
  • 10 Titanoboa Venom.

How to Defeat Broodmother in ARK: Fjordur

Recommended Mounts

Since Broodmother is an alpha boss who summons Araneo insectoids, it is much better to attack her as a group instead of trying to take her out in solo mode.

The following mounts will help your group quickly deal with Broodmother:

  • Yutyrannus
  • Megatherium
  • Spinosaurus
  • Shadowmanes
  • Rex
  • Daeodon

If you can't bring all of these to the fight, just bring what you can since they will be a big boon.

Best Strategy

Broodmother is a slow boss, so you won't even need to resort to such extreme measures like firearms. You can take her down with your mounts, but still beware of her attacks, as they inflict large amounts of Torpor.

In general, use the following tips to defeat Broodmother:

  • Use the Courage Roar ability of Yutyrannus to increase the damage of your entire group by 25%.
  • Use the Insect Rage ability of Megatherium to increase your damage against insects.
  • Use the Hydration buff of Spinosaurus by consuming water, which increases its speed, damage, and HP.
  • Rex dinos are simple brutes, but highly effective against Broodmother and her insectoids.
  • Daeodon will be useful in this fight as the group's healer.

Broodmother Rewards

Once the Broodmother is defeated, you will get the following drops:

  • Chitin
  • Raw Meat
  • Organic Polymer
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Broodmother Trophy
  • Element
  • Spider Flag

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ARK Fjordur: All Artifact Locations Tue, 05 Jul 2022 13:31:42 -0400 Serhii Patskan

There are 12 artifacts in ARK: Fjordur DLC. Just like Runestones, artifacts can be used to summon special bosses. These artifacts can be found the deepest depths of certain caves. Our guide will provide you with all artifact locations in ARK: Fjordur.

All Artifact Locations in ARK: Fjordur

Artifact of the Devourer Location

  • Cave Entrance: 03.50 - 03.70
  • Artifact Coordinates: 08.70 - 13.60

The first artifact can be found in the northwestern mountains of the Vannaland continent.

Note that the cave is positioned underwater, so you will need an aquatic mount to be able to get to the artifact.

Artifact of the Brute Location

  • Cave Entrance: 49.40 - 14.20
  • Artifact Coordinates: 47.60 - 08.10

The second artifact can be found inside a cave at the island in the western part of the map.

The entrance can be found on the seashore. You will also need to wear a Gas Mask inside, if you want to survive.

Artifact of the Massive Location

  • Cave Entrance: 71.70 - 01.10
  • Artifact Coordinates: 75.00 - 10.50

The next artifact is hidden in the southwestern part of the Vardiland island at the Skarstind mountains.

This is yet another underwater cave, so look out for the entrance beyond the cliffs in the water.

Artifact of the Strong Location

  • Cave Entrance: 08.80 - 24.50
  • Artifact Coordinates: 06.00 - 23.80

Then, players need to explore the northern Snaerheimr Mountains for a few artifacts, one of which is the Artifact of the Strong.

Note that you can enter the cave only with the help of the flying mount, such as Fjordhawk or similar, as the cave is located up in the mountains.

Artifact of the Skylord Location

  • Cave Entrance: 08.80 - 24.50
  • Artifact Coordinates: 07.20 - 27.90

The other artifact can be found in the icy cave, which can be reached on foot or by air, which is quicker.

This cave is extremely spacious, so it is recommended to use grappling hooks in order to move effectively inside the cave.

Artifact of the Hunter Location

  • Cave Entrance: 03.20 - 32.60
  • Artifact Coordinates: 07.30 - 32.90

This is the easiest of the three Snaerheimr artifacts, as the cave is located in an accessible location.

The process of finding the artifact is also quite straightforward, and doesn't require any special means.

Artifact of the Pack Location

  • Cave Entrance: 21.20 - 57.40
  • Artifact Coordinates: 15.40 - 60.80

Now you need to move to the center of the Vannaland continent, and enter the cave that contains two artifacts.

Note that this cave is very hot, so you need to prepare some cooling items to be able to sustain normal temperature inside, such as White Crystals.

Artifact of the Clever Location

  • Cave Entrance: 21.20 - 57.40
  • Artifact Coordinates: 18.10 - 65.60

In the same cave as before, you need to turn left from the entrance in order to grab the second artifact.

Beware as this area is teeming with spiders, spider webs, and scorpions. You can easily tame them using Spoiled Meat.

Artifact of the Shadows Location

  • Cave Entrance: 10.00 - 84.40
  • Artifact Coordinates: 18.80 - 83.80

This artifact can be found in the Runheimr forest in the northeast of Vannaland continent.

The entrance into the cave is located above the waterfall, so you'll have to use a flying mount to get there.

Artifact of the Stalker Location

  • Cave Entrance: 56.90 - 84.90
  • Artifact Coordinates: 49.30 - 81.90

The Stalker artifact can be found in the central area of the Broken Meadows region in Vannaland.

The cave is wide enough to allow a small mount, such as a Raptor. Also bring a Bola weapon, as the cave is infested with Ravagers.

Artifact of the Cunning Location

  • Cave Entrance: 77.00 - 65.50
  • Artifact Coordinates: 72.70 - 70.80

Another underwater artifact can be found in the cave at the channel that separates Vannaland from the Balheimr island.

Only the first half of the cave is flooded, and the rest is dry but infested with Megalosaurus, so bring a strong mount along.

Artifact of the Immune Location

  • Cave Entrance: 91.00 - 78.00
  • Artifact Coordinates: 88.80 - 86.20

The final artifact is hidden inside the lava cave of the southern Balheimr island. The entrance into the cave can be seen right under the lavafall.

This cave is extremely hot, so bring  some White Crystals with you!

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Those are all artifacts locations in ARK: Fjordur. Fore more ARK: Survival Evolved tips and tricks articles, please visit our dedicated hub page via the link.

ARK Fjordur: How to Get Cementing Paste Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:29:43 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Cementing paste is not only one of the strongest building materials in ARK: Fjordur, but it is also used in many items as a crafting element. It's very hard to come by in the open world, but this guide will show you all the ways to get it.

There are several possible ways to get the crafting material. You can raid beaver dams, farm Beelzebufo Amphibians, or craft it from other materials. There is also an alternative paste that works, as well. We'll go over each method below. 

All Beaver Locations in ARK: Fjordur

The best and quickest way of getting lots of cementing paste is to raid beaver dams. There are only two beaver dams on the Fjordur map, and both can be found in the southeastern coast of the Vardiland island at coordinates:

  • 90.50 - 30.00
  • 94.20 - 31.10

Be careful here: beavers can get quite aggressive. Also, once you've collected all the cementing paste from the beaver dam, it will not be restored again. So you need to find other ways of getting cementing paste.

How to Farm Cementing Paste

Exploit Beelzebufo Amphibians

The only reliable way of farming Cementing Paste in ARK: Fjordur is to find Beelzebufos, giant frogs that inhabit the northeastern areas of the Vannaland continent. You can find Beelzebufos at the following coordinates:

  • 26.70 - 66.70
  • 10.60 - 87.70

Feed Beelzebufos insects like Meganeura and Titanomyrma for the frogs to produce the crafting item.

Use Achatina Paste Instead

An alternative to the Cementing Paste is Achatina Paste, which comes from the Achatina snails. These snails can be found on the swamps of the Bolbjord island and in the central mountains of the Vannaland continent at the following coordinates:

  • 45.80 - 10.50
  • 32.00 - 47.50

Achatina snails produce paste all the time and store it in their inventory. They produce one Achatina paste each minute of real-time. The maximum stack is 100, but as soon as you take it out of their inventory, they will produce more of it.

How to Craft Cementing Paste

Cementing Paste can also be crafted either with Mortar and Pestle or at the Chemistry Bench.

Cementing Paste crafting recipe for Mortar and Pestle

  • 4 Chitin / Keratin / Shell Fragment.
  • 8 Stone.

Cementing Paste crafting recipe for Chemistry Bench

  • 16 Chitin / Keratin / Shell Fragment.
  • 32 Stone.

Related guides

That's all you need to know on how to get Cementing Paste in ARK: Fjordur. Fore more ARK: Survival Evolved tips and tricks articles, please visit our dedicated hub page via the link.

ARK Fjordur: All Wyverns and Wyvern Egg Locations Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:00:39 -0400 Serhii Patskan

There are four types of wyverns in ARK: Fjordur. Wyverns cannot be simply tamed, instead you must find wyvern eggs and hatch them. A perilous task if there ever was one.

This guide will provide you with all the wyvern egg locations in ARK: Fjordur so you can get some of your very own.

Note that all types of wyverns, except the fire type, can be found only via the realm portal, for which we have the coordinates right down below.

All Wyverns Locations in ARK: Fjordur

Fire Wyvern Location

  • Coordinates: 84.90 - 70.40, 95.80 - 80.50

Fire Wyverns and their eggs can be found in the trench on the southern coast of the Balheimr island (indicated by the red marker on the map above).

These creatures can use a short range fire breath, so keeping your distance and using ranged weapons can help you easily hunt them down.

Ice Wyvern Location

  • Portal: 40.80 - 57.30
  • Coordinates: 66.30 - 32.20 (Jotunheim)

In order to catch Ice Wyverns and collect their eggs, players need to enter the Jotunheim realm via the portal, which is indicated by the green marker on the map above.

This is a more dangerous type of wyverns, as their ice breathing has longer range and wider spread. It is recommended to use Pteranodons in order to catch them.

Lightning Wyvern Location

  • Portal: 40.80 - 57.30
  • Coordinates: 30.10 - 08.20 (Asgard)

Through the same portal players need to enter the Asgard realm, where they can find a trench with Lightning Wyverns and eggs.

These wyverns hit you with lightning that has extremely high damage. If you're not well protected, it may kill you instantly. Be wary of engaging in melee combat.

Poison Wyvern Location

  • Portal: 40.80 - 57.30
  • Coordinates: 12.80 - 64.70 (Vanaheim)

The last realm you need to visit in the portal cave is Vanaheim, where you can find a trench with Poison Wyverns.

This type of wyverns shoot poisonous projectiles that explode with toxic gas on impact. This gas penetrates armor, and the only way to protect yourself is to wear a Gas Mask.

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Those are all wyverns and wyvern egg locations in ARK: Fjordur. Fore more ARK: Survival Evolved tips and tricks articles, please visit our dedicated hub page via the link.

ARK Fjordur: All Gas Vein Locations Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:29:11 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Gas is a very valuable resource that is very hard to come by in ARK: Fjordur. There is only one place on the entire map where you can find several gas veins. Our guide will provide you with exact coordinates of all gas vein locations in ARK: Fjordur.

The easiest way to spot the gas vein is by the pink cloud that hovers over the surface of the ground. Also, note that you may receive gas bursts unless you wear a protective suit.

All Gas Vein Locations in ARK: Fjordur

There is only one area where players can locate gas veins in the Fjordur map, and that is the southwestern area called the Verdiland Valley (indicated by the marker on the map above).

There are five spots that produce Congealed Gas Balls located at these exact coordinates:

  • 81.80 - 16.70
  • 81.50 - 15.00
  • 85.00 - 16.30
  • 83.40 - 14.20
  • 84.20 - 13.20

Congealed Gas Balls will appear on top of the gas veins on the surface or nearby, and can be used for crafting the following items and materials:

  • Gasoline.
  • Charge Battery.
  • Charge Lantern.
  • Hazard Suit Boots.
  • Hazard Suit Gloves.
  • Hazard Suit Hat.
  • Hazard Suit Pants.
  • Hazard Suit Shirt.
  • Mushroom Brew.
  • Pliers.
  • Tek Railgun.

Gas Collector crafting recipe

Note that you will need to craft a Gas Collector in order to collect and put the Congealed Gas Balls into your inventory. Here is the crafting recipe for the Gas Collector:

  • 75 Metal Ingot / Scrap Metal Ingot.
  • 60 Cementing Paste / Achatina Paste.
  • 40 Crystal / Primal Crystal.
  • 20 Red Gem / Red Crystalized Sap.

Gas Collector can be crafted at one of the following stations or saddles used as alternative smiths:

  • Smithy.
  • Argentavis Saddle.
  • Castoroides Saddle.
  • Thorny Dragon Saddle.
  • Tek Replicator.

One such collector will be able to extract a single Congealed Gas Ball in 20 to 25 seconds of real time. It can also hold no more than 24 stacks (each stack consists of 100 Congealed Gas Balls).

Related guides

Those are all gas vein locations in ARK: Fjordur. Fore more ARK: Survival Evolved tips and tricks articles, please visit our dedicated hub page via the link.

ARK Survival Evolved: How to Get Runestones Mon, 20 Jun 2022 09:41:46 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Runestones are special items that have been introduced in the Fjordur DLC for ARK: Survival Evolved. These items are used for summoning new bosses, and they can be obtained only by defeating alpha creatures.

Our guide will provide you with tips on how to get runestones in ARK: Survival Evolved. Currently, there are eight alpha beasts in Fjordur, and below you will learn about their locations and possible drops.

How to Get Runestones in ARK

Alpha Carnotaurus Locations

Alpha Carnotaurus dinos are highly aggressive and will attack you immediately as soon as they see you. Especially beware of their headbutt attack.

They typically roam the western and northeastern areas of Fjordur, such as Snaerheimr Mountains and Runeheimr Forest.

Recommended mounts against Alpha Carnotaurus are Rex, Therizinosaurus,  Spino, or Baryonyx. This dino is most vulnerable in water, which slows him down significantly.

Alpha Carnotaurus possible drops

  • Hide
  • Keratin
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Alpha Carnotaurus Arm
  • Rex Bone Helmet Skin
  • Runestones

Alpha Karkinos Locations

Giant crab Karkinos can be seen inside flooded caves or in the rivers of the northestern part of Fjordur, such as Fornland and Forburg.

It is typically very aggressive and attacks any nearby creatures, even those that are much bigger in size.

The best mount against Karkinos is Spino, who can easily knock him back. But you can also use Rock Drake or Megalosaurus to a great effect.

Alpha Karkinos possible drops

  • Alpha Karkinos Claw
  • Organic Polymer
  • Chitin
  • Raw Meat
  • Runestones

Alpha Leedsichthys Locations

Alpha Leedsichthys is basically a giant white fish that is generally very passive, but once it spots a raft on the surface of water, it'll immediately attack.

Typically this fish roams the central, southern, and eastern areas of the Fjordur sea and water channels.

The best mounts against this beast is Megalodon or Sarco, who can deal enough damage to kill Leedsichthys.

Alpha Leedsichthys possible drops

  • Hide
  • Raw Fish Meat
  • Raw Prime Fish Meat
  • Alpha Leedsichthys Blubber
  • Captain's Hat Skin
  • Runestones

Alpha Megalodon Locations

This giant shark can be found in the Fjordur sea almost anywhere, but the highest chance of encountering one is at the underwater cave located between the Balheimr island and Vannaland continent.

Alpha Megalodon is way more aggressive than Leedsichthys, and usually attacks accompanied by other sharks.

The only mount that can kill Alpha Megalodon is Baryonyx, if you combine it with such weaponry like pike, harpoon, or crossbow.

Alpha Megalodon possible drops

  • Raw Prime Fish Meat
  • Alpha Megalodon Fin
  • Runestones

Alpha Mosasaur Locations

Mosasaur is a giant reptilian who likes to live underwater. It hunts smaller dinosaurs that rest on the shores or enter the water.

You will most likely find them on the Bolbjord island in the western part of Fjordur, or somewhere near the Abyssal Depths.

Since Mosasaurs mostly stay underwater, you need to use such mounts like Megalodon, Basilosaurus, or Manta to be able to hunt down an Alpha Mosasaur.

Alpha Mosasaur possible drops

  • Fishing Rod
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Raw Prime Fish Meat
  • Black Pearls
  • Alpha Mosasaur Tooth
  • Fireworks Rocket Launcher Skin
  • Runestones

Alpha Raptor Locations

Alpha Raptors may not be very large in size, but they are extremely fast and deal a ton of damage, so don't underestimate these beasts.

You can typically find them in the western Vannaland or in the north of the Vardiland island.

Raptors are highly susceptible to bleeding, so use such mounts like Carnotaurus, Thylacoleo, or Deinonychus against it.

Alpha Raptor possible drops

  • Hide
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Alpha Raptor Claw
  • Rex Bone Helmet Skin
  • Runestones

Alpha T-Rex Locations

Alpha T-Rex dinos often inhabit the same areas as raptors, but they are much rarer, and also far more dangerous.

The easiest way to determine whether the T-Rex in your vicinity is an alpha is by the bright red coloring, whereas ordinary Rex will be smaller and of pale green color.

An apex predator like Alpha T-Rex requires at least 20 shots from the ballista turret to fall down. Such mounts like Argentavis or Thylacoleo can help you with that as well.

Alpha T-Rex possible drops

  • Hide
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Alpha Rex Trophy
  • Alpha Tyrannosaur Tooth
  • Trike Bone Helmet Skin
  • Runestones

Alpha Tusoteuthis Locations

The last alpha creature inhabiting Fjordur is a giant octopus, who can be rarely seen in the central part of the Fjordur sea.

They usually swim very deep and they are also very slow. As soon as it spots a player, it starts moving towards one and attacks immediately.

The only mount that can effectively damage Alpha Tusoteuthis is Basilosaurus. Also, try to aim your attacks at his beak for maximum damage.

Alpha Tusoteuthis possible drops

  • Keratin
  • Raw Fish Meat
  • Raw Prime Fish Meat
  • Absorbent Substrate
  • Black Pearls
  • Tusoteuthis Oil
  • Tusoteuthis Tentacle
  • Runestones

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That's everything you need to know on how to get Runestones in ARK: Survival Evolved. The spawn map images are from the ARK fan wiki spawn map tool.

Fore more ARK: Survival Evolved tips and tricks articles, please visit our dedicated hub page via the link.

ARK Survival Evolved: All Fjordur Unique Creatures Locations Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:11:25 -0400 Serhii Patskan

There are many creatures roaming around the islands of Fjordur, the new world map for ARK: Survival Evolved (although you could have already encountered most of them in the previous updates). However, there are five brand-new and unique creatures in Fjordur that are exclusive to this DLC.

This guide will provide you with all of Fjordur's unique creature locations in ARK: Survival Evolved, including their exact coordinates and how to tame them all.

All Fjordur Unique Creatures Locations

Andrewsarchus Location

  • Coordinates: 41.0 - 82.0, 25.0 - 71.0

This boar-like creature is extremely fast and maneuverable, but only mildly aggressive, which means that it won't take too long to tame it. Andrewsarchus also doesn't require any saddle, which is a plus.

You can find it in the area between the two blue markers indicated on the map above, known as the Broken Meadows.

In order to tame Andrewsarchus, you need to sneak up to it, throw some honey in front of it, and let them eat it. While they're eating, jump on their back and follow the arrow prompts appearing on the screen. If you kill Andrewsarchus, it will drop some raw meat and hide.

Aberrant Megalania Location

  • Coordinates: 35.0 - 31.0

The Aberrant Megalania lizard can be found near the Hidden Grotto, which is indicated by the yellow marker on the map above.

Aberrant Megalania is wilder and more unpredictable than its ordinary counterpart, but the taming process is pretty much the same. Enter the Hidden Grotto and start looking at the ceiling; that's where most of these lizards hide. Then, use a harpoon weapon with a stretched net to try and capture them.

Then use kibble or extraordinary kibble to feed them and ultimately tame them. If you kill such a lizard, it may drop some toxin in addition to its hide and meat.

Desmodus Location

  • Coordinates: 90.0 - 78.0

If you manage to reach Balheimr island in the southeastern part of the Fjordur map, then you will have a chance to catch and tame a giant bat, known as Desmodus. These creatures nest inside a massive cave at the Balheimr Trench, which is indicated by the red marker on the map above.

What makes Desomodus really special is the ability to produce the Sanguine Elixir, a potion that increases your chance of taming any creature by 30%. You can read more about taming Desmodus and crafting Sanguine Elixir in our dedicated guide.

Fjordhawk Location

  • Coordinates: 15.0 - 24.0

This giant mountain bird is truly invaluable; it can help players retrieve lost items after death, which can be a real savior during PvE and especially PvP matches.

These birds typically nest in the Snaerheimr Mountains and the Skadifjord region in the northwestern part of the map, which is indicated by the green marker on the map.

In order to tame Fjordhawk players need to kill a creature nearby and allow the bird to eat its flesh. The more meat it eats, the sooner it'll be tamed. Once it is tamed, this creature will be able to bring your items back to the new spawn location.

Fenrir Location

The Fenrir wolf creature doesn't have a designated location on the map, but you can unlock it by defeating the six mini-bosses of Fjordur, which can be found at the following coordinates:

  • Fjordur Beyla: 04.6 - 47.2
  • Jotunheim Steinbjorn: 77.7 - 30.8
  • Asgard Hati & Skol: 20.5 - 37.1
  • Broodmother Lysrix: 57.3 - 65.6
  • Megapithecus: 56.6 - 84.6
  • Dragon: 86.2 - 05.1

Once all these island bosses are defeated, you must bring all the heads of the creatures to the runestones, and Fenrir will be summoned, culminating in Fenrisúlfr boss fight. At the end, Fenrisúlfr will drop a cryopod containing Fenrir, which is basically a tamed Fenrir that can be summoned at any moment that you might need them.

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Those are all Fjordur's unique creature locations in ARK: Survival Evolved. Fore more ARK: Survival Evolved tips and tricks articles, please visit our dedicated hub page via the link.

ARK: How to Get Sanguine Elixir Fri, 17 Jun 2022 09:28:58 -0400 Serhii Patskan

The Sanguine Elixir in ARK: Survival Evolved has a very specific and special use: It allows you to tame creatures 30% faster, a huge boon in the wilds of Fjordur.

The process of first obtaining a Sanquine Elixir will require a lot of blood packs, as well as taming one of the new and unique Fjordur creatures.

How to Get Sanguine Elixir in ARK

Tame Desmodus

Desomodus is a bat-like creature, which can be found and tamed on the Fjordur map. It is quite aggressive and unpredictable, so you need to have a solid strategy before trying to tame it.

This beast can be tamed by feeding it as many blood packs as it desires. Here's a simple step-by-step description on how to tame it:

  1. Put at least 10 blood packs in your hotbar.
  2. Approach Desmodus in the wild.
  3. Let it grab you and take you up into the air.
  4. Let it consume all the blood packs.

At this point, it will either be tamed or it'll drop you on the ground. If the latter happened, then you need to repeat the same steps over again until it is finally tamed.

Craft 200 Blood Packs

Desmodus is capable of producing Sanguine Elixir only if it has at least 200 blood packs in its inventory and wears a saddle.

Typically, blood packs can be crafted using Blood Extraction Syringe, which becomes available as an engram once you reach Level 5. This item requires 6 engram points and a waterskin to be created. Then, you can use it to craft blood packs by sacrificing 25 HP.

However, every time Desomodus attacks another creature, a blood pack is automatically added to its inventory. This is a much quicker and safer way of producing blood packs.

Craft Sanguine Elixir

Once you have all these ingredients in place, follow these steps to start adding Sanguine Elixir to your inventory:

  1. Equip a tamed Desmodus with a saddle.
  2. Add at least 200 packs to its inventory.
  3. Go to "Consumables" menu.
  4. Click on "Sanguine Elixir" recipe to craft a potion.

You can repeat this process as many times as you want as soon as you meet all the requirements.

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That's all you need to know on how to get Sanguine Elixir in ARK: Survival Evolved. For more ARK: Survival Evolved tips and tricks articles, please visit our dedicated hub page.

ARK 2 Trailer Confirms New Location, 2023 Release Date Sun, 12 Jun 2022 16:56:22 -0400 Jonathan Moore

It's been about a year since we've seen anything for ARK 2, the upcoming sequel to ARK: Survival Evolved. The game was first teased during Summer Game Fest 2021. Now, as part of Summer Games Fest 2022, there's a new in-engine trailer teasing ARK 2's 2023 release for PC in Steam Early Access and Xbox Series X|S and PC with Game Pass Game Preview. 

Admittedly less involved than the first teaser released by developer Studio Wildcard, this new look still gives fans a little more backstory on the setting of ARK 2. The game takes place on Arat, where humans have fled to "start over" following a cataclysmic war. Unwittingly or not, it's unclear, but they also brought dinosaurs along from an "extinct Earth."

Studio Wildcard says that it originally intended to release ARK 2 in 2022 but decided to push the game to 2023 to fully realize its vision, saying via a blog post regarding the sequel:

We are currently working on our expansive sequel with all our might! But we have postponed the release date to 2023 in order to create an adventure that will be unforgettable for everyone, respectful of our team’s health, realize the potential of upgrading to Unreal 5, and to introduce revolutionary full mod support for console players! We believe that ARK 2 will be the ultimate primal survival experience and want to devote the resources needed to bring that to fruition. 

Most noticeable in the game's two trailers is that ARK 2 features Vin Diesel as Santiago riding a rather large T-Rex, accompanied by his daughter Meeka, voiced by Auli'i Cravalho (Moana). But ARK 2 will have more changes than simply adding a set of protagonists. The official blog post linked above goes into much greater detail, claiming that the game will revolutionize the survival genre (and there's a lot of ambition behind the project), but some of the key points are: 

  • New mechanics for traversal, parkour, sliding, swinging, and free climbing. 
  • Cross-platform modding for a variety of things, from creatures to items. 
  • Souls-like melee combat with the ability to target-lock, dodge, block, perform combos and staggers, and more. 

There will also be the native Aratai, "an opposing PvE force" that will "hunt and attack" players (though do we really need the natives to be the bad guys?). Aside from that, there will be modular, component-based crafting, dynamic world events, a massive world to explore, player progression via XP and knowledge points, and "sensory-based creature AI" that can "now track and hunt by sight sound, and smell."

ARK 2 can now be wishlisted on Steam, and ARK: Survival Evolved is free-to-own for anyone who picks it up by June 19, 2022. All of this comes alongside the announcement of ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition launching for Nintendo Switch in September 2022, and that ARK: The Animated Series has 14 episodes of 30 minutes in post-production. 

How to Get Rid of Insect Swarms in ARK: Genesis Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:04:24 -0400 Serhii Patskan

One of the most diverse biomes in ARK: Genesis is the Bog. It has a lot of great resources, but it also creates a lot of trouble for players in the form of insect swarms as they are a menace.

This guide will give you tips on how to get rid of insect swarms in ARK: Genesis. We've all heard to just jump into some water where the bugs can't reach you, but that doesn't make them go away.

Below you will find three proven methods that actually work to get rid of those insect swarms making you miserable.


The most effective way to quickly get rid of insect swarms is to use Flamethrower. It is more effective than torch or a firearm.

Just point the weapon at the swarm and roast them up. As a result, the entire swarm will vanish in a moment.

The crafting recipe for a Flamethrower is as follows:

  • 75x Polymer
  • 50x Cementing Paste
  • 35x Metal Ingot
  • 10x Sulfur
  • 15x Electronics

Cheat code: "cheat GFI FlameThrow 1 0 0"


If you don't have materials for crafting the Flamethrower, then tame any beast and make it your mount. In case insect swarm starts attacking you, use the melee attack to hit insects.

This will force your mount to kill every insect separately, which takes some time, but at least the job will be done.

Bug Repellent

The last effective option is to consume the Bug Repellent. It won't kill insects, but will keep them away from you.

Use the following recipe to craft Bug Repllent:

  • 6x Pelt, Hair, or Wool
  • 2x Narcotic
  • 4x Citronal
  • 4x Rockarrot

Cheat code: "cheat GFI BugRepellant 1 0 0"


That's it on how to get rid of insect swarms in the Genesis expansion, and for more ARK: Survival Evolved guides, check out the list below:

The Longest Games to Sink Hundreds of Hours Into Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:44:37 -0400 Ty Arthur


Monster Hunter Freedom Unite


There is absolutely no question that you could sink a ton of hours into Monster Hunter World, the most recent entry in the Monster Hunter franchise, but it's Freedom Unite that takes the crown. Thing is, you need as PSP or PlayStation Vita to play it.


Offering up to 400 hours of play time, there's an undeniable sense of accomplishment built into Freedom Unite. that triggers something deep in our ancestral memory when we take down some big game, and Freedom Unite offers the ultimate in hunting with gigantic monsters.




What long games are you playing when you find yourself in need a few hundred hours to waste? Sound off in the comments below with your thoughts on our picks, and be sure to give us some recommendations for games we could play until our eyes bleed!


Star Citizen


Though it's possible that Star Citizen will never be complete, what's available now in the game's Alpha version is still extremely extensive. 


While still missing many key features, there's plenty to do between combat and delivery missions, mining and trading, exploration, and direct interactions with other players. If you've ever wanted to go explore the stars in the most ambitious video game universe ever conceived, Star Citizen is the ultimate sci-fi time sink


Pokemon Black and White


While some Pokemon games are drastically shorter than others, Black and White is probably the way to go if you're looking to really sink your teeth into something.


For a Pokemon game, there is simply a stupid amount of content in Black and White, and it adds in 150 new pocket monsters to the roster to boot. The gameplay might be old-hat and repetitive by now, but if you want to relive your halcyon days of monster collecting, this is the way to go.


Of course, Black and White isn't your only option. For Switch owners, there's also Pokemon Sword and Shield. While the games don't include all of the Pokemon from the get-go, a completionist run could last more than 100 hours, and there are two expansions still on the horizon!


Fire Emblem Three Houses


Other than Breath Of The Wild, which I'm assuming you already know you should have played, this is one of the very best, and longest, games on the Nintendo Switch. 


Three Houses is filled to the brim with tactical combat and deeply strategic party management. It's got a winding, engaging story, and features elements from other genres, such as simulation and education. 


It isn't a stretch to say you'll be putting in 60 hours on the low end. For those who have to explore every nook and cranny and find every secret, 100 hours isn't inconceivable.


Persona 5


In general, console RPGs tend to offer pretty lengthy campaigns, especially compared against the brevity of any given shooter's single-player mode. But the cream of the crop is Persona 5.


The Persona games have always included a number of deeply interconnected relationship systems against the backdrop of intense complexity. Persona 5 kicks that design into high gear with the lengthiest story campaign yet, not to mention its Memento dungeons full of fantastic loot.


Depending on how much of Tokyo you explore and how far into New Game+ mode you go, 100 hours of playtime is a low-end estimate. If you've already played Persona 5, it might be worth jumping back in with Persona 5 Royal. If that doesn't suit your fancy, take a look at our ranking of the Persona franchise from best to worst.


Disgaea Series


Old-school gamers might recall how you technically could get Cloud Strife to Level 99 on the PS1 version of Final Fantasy 7, but you weren't really supposed to do that. The gameplay just wasn't built around that type of grind, which got old  fast.


Alternatively, Disgaea is a series that's explicitly built around that exact hustle, and the level cap isn't 99: it's 9,999. Yep, you read that right.


Aside from a ludicrously-high character level, every item you pick up in Disgaea has its own randomized dungeon, all so you can level up said item to 9,999. Theoretically speaking, there's no cap to the number of hours you could spend here. Some have certainly spent thousands upon thousands ... 


Thankfully, the series' strategy RPG combat stays fun during the endless grind, and all of the Disgaea titles feature tongue-in-cheek characters and interactions to keep things entertaining.


I'm a fan of Disgaea 2's PC port, but honestly, any of these titles on either console or PC are just phenomenal and worth sinking time into. Want the latest and greatest? Disgaea 5 is the most recent main entry to hit PS4.




What's more fun than giant mechs stomping each other into oblivion?  Harebrained Schemes' take on the long-running Battletech franchise. It's a winner when you need a game that goes on for a long, looooooong time.


While the campaign itself is somewhere in the 60-70 hour range, it's what comes after — when the full map opens up  that's a real time sink. Whether you're an achievement hunter, or you're just trying to get all the parts to build that elusive crab mech, you're facing down hundreds of hours of missions.


While such a glut of content got a bit stale at launch, additional mechs, travel events, and new mission types have since been added with free updates and paid DLC. If you quit after 120 the game first dropped, now is a great time to jump back in to see what's changed. Maybe even add 120 more. 


Any Civilization Game


Why stick with just one era of expansion and conquer when you could cover all of human history and then go far into the future as well? That's what's on tap if you decide to jump into Civilization, Sid Meier's 4X claim to fame. 


As strategy games go, Civilization is the paradigm to beat. Its turn-based design has stood the test of time and influenced countless other titles. Games can play out as fairly quickly if you know what you're doing, and unique bouts abound no matter which of the hundreds of civilizations you pick.  


One truly ludicrous example showcases a player who has been playing the same game of Civilization 2 for 10 solid years. No, not in-game years. Someone has spent a decade of their life on ONE Civilization match that never ended. 


If you aren't familiar with the gameplay, I recommend jumping in with either Civilization 5 or Civilization 6.


Sins Of A Solar Empire Rebellion


Just about any major 4X game could have made this list since they're all focused on expansion, have sprawling maps, and provide plenty of replay value. 


For the real goods, though, look no further than Sins Of A Solar Empire. Whether you want to establish an empire and deal with economic and political issues or just conquer the stars, Sins has dozens of gameplay possibilities. 


Between the story mode and the game's random maps, there are immediately hundreds of hours at your fingertips — but that's just the start. The game supports a bevy of mods, including those for popular fandoms such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Mass Effect, and Stargate


For example, the insanely-detailed Armada 3 mod is still the best Star Trek game that's ever been made, even if it's only a fan-made total conversion mod. 


Heroes Of Might And Magic 3


There are plenty of killer real-time strategy options out there, like Total War or Company Of Heroes. When you need a game that can keep you occupied for months on end, though, the large-scale conquests of Heroes Of Might And Magic have you covered.


Heroes Of Might and Magic 5  when the franchise first made the leap to 3D environments  is my personal favorite of the series, but Heroes Of Might And Magic 3: The Restoration Of Erathia is what essentially coined the idea of "just one more turn" in any and every strategy game. It's a great place to start.


Yes, the graphics are dated, but everything else still holds up. There's an immense level of challenge on the game's harder difficulties, but it's rewarding and worthwhile. That's not to mention the music is still absolutely phenomenal. 


If you'd rather play something more modern, there are plenty of newer entries that feature advanced the gameplay mechanics and venture into other genres, such as sci-fi. Age Of Wonders: Planetfall is an excellent pick to sink a hundred (or two) hours into.


Baldur's Gate 2


You don't have to look to the stars for a sprawling game experience in the triple digits. There's plenty to do in a world like Toril, especially in places like the Sword Coast or Amn.


The granddaddy of all PC RPGs, Baldur's Gate 2 (or, if you must, the "enhanced edition" from Beamdog) is custom-made for playing in long stretches.


Even if you've already played it from beginning to end, there's plenty of reason to jump back into the Bhaalspawn saga and try a different route. Side with or against Bohdi and her vampires, go with an all-evil party by grabbing Korgan, Viconia, and Edwin, or try another class to earn a radically different stronghold.


Another option that involves a significant time investment is the Baldur's Gate 2 romance system, which actually plays out over weeks and months of in-game time as you get to know companions. 


Kingdom Come: Deliverance


KC:D doesn't have nearly the same insane potential as Kenshi, but the trade-off is that there's significantly more story to enjoy. It does so in an open world with multiple ways to approach any situation.


You start off as a peasant-nobody and have to build up your gear and reputation in a very (very) deadly world. The combat is deep and tactical, with dozens of different weapon choices from swords to maces. Clothing also plays a key role not only for defense but for social standing. And there's a crafting element that's rooted in real-life alchemy. 


Kingdom Come is also significantly more polished and graphically pleasing than Kenshi, and looks utterly gorgeous on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, not to mention a high-end PC. 




Unconcerned with the typical story-rich RPG experience, Kenshi lets you play however you want. A true sandbox, you can build your own empire, become a slaver, start a rebellion, or just spend time crafting and researching. There's no right or wrong way to play Kenshi.


Once you get the basics of this truly punishing game down, though, it's time to extend your playtime with the game's dozens of mods. Here's a list of must-download Kenshi mods to get you started.


Ark: Survival Evolved


We'll start with the ultimate time sink. If you dig survival games or just like the idea of riding a dino across a prehistoric landscape before building your own city, Ark is up your alley.


You probably already know about Ark, but if you don't, the idea isn't just to fight other survivors and build a settlement, but it's also to tame and domesticate wild animals. From fiery Ark magmasaurs to spidery bloodhunters, creatures of all shapes and sizes can join your primal menagerie when you figure out the proper taming methods.


Yeah, it has some clunky UI and connectivity issues still, but there really isn't any competition when it comes to Ark, a survival sim where you get to build up a stable of animals and craft a society however you please.


To really understand the amount of time you might lose to Ark, just take a gander at the game's Steam page, where hundreds and hundreds of players have logged thousands of hours of play time!


If you're not a fan of the game's prehistoric sci-fi setting, Outlaws Of The Old West has essentially identical gameplay but lets you live out your Wild West fantasies instead.


Sometimes you just have a lot of time on your hands. Whether it's because of a long weekend or an extended vacation, there are times you just want to immerse yourself in a digital world for 100+ hours. 


Luckily, there are a ton of games that fit the bill. We're going to assume you already know that heavily modded Elder Scrolls entries or Fallout 3/4 offer hundreds of hours of gaming opportunities. So instead of pointing out the completely obvious, we're going to focus on a handful of games you might have forgotten about or, perhaps, hadn't considered. 

ARK: Genesis Guide — Mission Loot Table Breakdown Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:15:33 -0400 Serhii Patskan

There are five new biomes in ARK: Genesis. Each of them has a number of missions, which you can complete for special rewards. Each mission offers a number of items, the quality of which depends on your chosen level of difficulty. This guide will provide you with a complete mission loot table list for all five biomes in ARK: Genesis.

Whenever you complete a mission you will be rewarded with one of the listed items randomly. You can repeat missions over again if you're looking for a specific item. The loot table below will help you find the right mission for the items you're looking for.

Arctic Biome Loot Table

Built Fjord Tough Fabricated Sniper
Hazmat Gloves
Parasaur Saddle
Ruffle Some Feathers Astrocetus Tek Saddle
Tek Sensor
Tek Claws
Mining Drill
Mosa Plat
Rocket Launcher
Mammoths on Parade Desert Cloth Helm
Hazmat Helm
Metal Sickle
Hyde and Seek Fur Chest
Metal Shield
Heavy Miner's Helmet
Deer-ly Departed Kapro Saddle
Megalosaurus Saddle
Megatherium Saddle
Searching the Fro-zone Plesiosaur Saddle
Procoptodon Saddle
Scuba Goggles
Mound Over Matter Riot Boots
Riot Shield
Trike Saddle
Home is Where the Pouch Is Tek Railgun
Flak Legs
Titanosaur Saddle
The Rhino 500 Tek Sword
Sarco Saddle
Bronto Platform Saddle
Araneo Saddle
Saber Slalom Ghillie Boots
Simple Pistol
Desert Cloth Boots
Ice Fishin' Harpoon Gun
Bronto Saddle


Bog Biome Loot Table

Bog Beatdown Tek Helm
Flak Chest
Paracer Plat Saddle
Assault Rifle
Spy Vs Spino Fur Legs
Giga Saddle
Hide Legs
Swamp Placid Ghillie Legs
Hyaenodon Meatpack
Iguanodon Saddle
Cheaper by the Pack Flak Helm
Metal Pick
Web Search Cloth Pants
Ghillie Mask
Just A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Away Frog Saddle
Compound Bow
Another Bog Hunt Quetz Saddle
Pteranodon Saddle
Along Came Pollen Electric Rod
Phiomia Saddle
Plessie Plat Saddle
King of the Swing Cloth Boots
Bog Rally Fabricated Pistol
Ghillie Chest
Bog Fishin' Harpoon Gun


Lunar Biome Loot Table

TEKnological Terrors Pachy Saddle
Paracer Saddle
Riot Legs
King of the Moon Gallimimus Saddle
Gas Mask
Hide Hat
A Captain's Conquest Cloth Hat
Flak Gloves
It's a Bug Hunt Equus Saddle
Fur Gauntlets
Hunting by Moonlight Tek Rifle
Fur Helm
Hazmat Pants
Desert Cloth Pants
Don't Fear the Reaper King Tek Boots
Megalania Saddle
Double Barrel Shotgun
Hide Chest
This Little Light of Mine Tek Chest
Megachelon Saddle
Frog Saddle
Compound Bow
To Boldly Go Chitin Leggings
Quetz Platform Saddle
Tokyo Skifft Charge Lantern
Roll Rat Saddle
Ravager Saddle
Space Jam Any random item


Ocean Biome Loot Table

One Tough Moeder Tek Claws
Magma Saddle
Whale Saddle
Mining Drill
Tek Sensor
Hazmat Suits
Ravager Saddle
Desert Cloth
Loch'd and Loaded Longneck Rifle
Daeodon Saddle
Diplodocus Saddle
Stone Axe
Who Hid the Squid? Cloth Hat
Cloth Shirt
Flak Gloves
The Mosa Proposal Dire Bear Saddle
Ghillie Gloves
Hazmat Shirt
Tek Gloves
Doedicurus Saddle
Chasing the White Whale Dunkle Saddle
Hide Gloves
Ichthy Saddle
Wooden Club
The Teeth Underneath Hazmat Gloves
Scuba Flippers
Echo of a Classic Fishing Rod
Megaloceros Saddle
Rip it, Roll it, and Punch it! Riot Gloves
Stego Saddle
Tapejara Saddle
Wave Ray 64 Hazmat Helm
Kapro Saddle
Megatherium Saddle
Bottle-nosed Blitz Chitin Boots
Chitin Helmet
Sabertooth Saddle
Hide and Sink Rex Saddle
Raptor Saddle
Rhino Saddle


Volcano Biome Loot Table

Magma Medley Melee Chitin Chest
Desert Cloth Chest
Pachyrhino Saddle
Tek Pants
We Will Rock You Basilisk Saddle
Flak Boots
Karkinos Saddle
Allo and Goodbye Beaver Saddle
Chalico Saddle
Desert Cloth Gloves
Carno Saddle
Hunt in the Heat Arthro Saddle
Baryonyx Saddle
Basilo Saddle
Fur Boots
Kingslayer Gacha Saddle
Hide Boots
Stone Pick
Thorny Dragon Saddle
The Summit Tour Chitin Gloves
Metal Hatchet
Spino Saddle
One Hell of a Treasure Hunt Manta Saddle
Megalodon Saddle
Riot Chest
The Egg-straction Hide Chest
Megalania Saddle
Double Barrel Shotgun
Tek Boots
Dead Heat Scuba Flippers
Night Vision Goggles
Mosasaur Saddle
Gotta Go Fast Heavy Miner's Helmet
Metal Shield
Fur Chest
Out of the Frying Pan... Heavy Miner Helmet
Scuba Leggings
Pump Action Shotgun


That is all for the mission loot table breakdown in the Genesis expansion, and for more ARK: Survival Evolved guides, check out the list below:

ARK: Genesis Guide — How to Get All New Weapons Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:25:13 -0400 Serhii Patskan

ARK: Genesis is an expansion that offers five new weapons, most of which are Tek-tier weapons. This means that in order to craft them and be able to use them, players need to obtain their Tekgrams first. This guide will show you how to get all these new weapons and their corresponding Tekgrams.

If you don't want to spend time beating bosses and getting all the Tekgrams, then you can just use cheat commands, which are also available in our guide below.

Cruise Missile

Ark Genesis cruise missile.

Cruise Missile allows players to shoot a controlled missile and manually guide it towards the target.

To use this weapon, you need to have its Tekgram, which can be obtained only after defeating the final boss of the game: Corrupted Master Controller (Alpha).

After learning the Tekgram, you can craft Cruise Missile with the following recipe:

  • Polymer x212
  • Metal Ingot x256
  • Crystal x160
  • Element x14
  • Black Pearl x26
  • Electronics x128

Cheat command: "cheat GFI TekCruiseMissile 1 0 0"

Flaming Spear

Ark Genesis Flaming Spear.

Flaming Spear is the only new weapon in the Genesis expansion that doesn't require a Tekgram. But you also cannot craft it.

The only way to obtain Flaming Spear is to complete the Gauntlet mission in the Bog Biome. This weapon spawns near the mission terminal.

Cheat command: "cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/Mission/PrimalItem_WeaponSpear_Flame_Gauntlet.PrimalItem_WeaponSpear_Flame_Gauntlet'" 1 0 0"

Tek Claws

Ark Genesis Tek Claws.

This is the first weapon of its kind in ARK, and it can block attacks. Although its melee capabilities are rather limited, the damage can be increased by chaining hits.

The Tekgram for Tek Claws can be obtained from Corrupted Master Controller (Gamma).

The crafting recipe is the following:

  • Polymer x160
  • Metal Ingot x180
  • Crystal x184
  • Element x28
  • Black Pearl x52

Cheat command: "cheat GFI TekClaws 1 0 0"

Tek Grenade Launcher

Ark Genesis Tek Grande Launcher.

Just like the title suggests, this is an advanced grenade launcher that supports six types of grenades:

  • Grenade
  • Tek Grenade
  • Cluster Grenade
  • Smoke Grenade
  • Poison Grenade
  • Tek Gravity Grenade

The Tekgram for this weapon can be obtained after defeating Moeder, Master of the Ocean (Alpha).

The crafting recipe is the following:

  • Polymer x180
  • Metal Ingot x420
  • Crystal x180
  • Element x40
  • Black Pearl x80
  • Electronics x60

Cheat command: "cheat GFI TekGrenadeLauncher 1 0 0"

Tek Shoulder Cannon

Ark Genesis Tek Shoulder Cannon.

This is the best and most versatile new weapon in ARK: Genesis. It's an energy weapon with three different fire modes, which can also be used as a shield.

The Tekgram for the Shoulder Cannon can be obtained after beating the Corrupted Master Controller (Beta).

The crafting recipe requires the following materials:

  • Polymer x240
  • Metal Ingot x900
  • Crystal x240
  • Element x100
  • Black Pearl x100

Cheat command: "cheat giveitemnum 497 1 0 0"


That's it on how to get all new weapons in the Genesis expansion, and for more ARK: Survival Evolved guides, check out the list below:

ARK: Genesis — How to Beat the Final Boss Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:00:22 -0400 Serhii Patskan

The rewards for beating the final boss in ARK: Genesis are totally worth your time and effort, but getting there may be just as hard as beating the boss himself.

This guide will give you a complete walkthrough on how to get to and beat the notorious Corrupted Master Controller.

There are three different levels of this boss fight: Gamma, Beta, and Alpha. Each level has three stages that precede the actual boss fight, and the final stage that will put you face to face with the most dreaded enemy in all of ARK.

Step 1: Enter the System Root

Before you can reach the Corrupted Master Controller, you need to interact with your HLNA pet for it to offer three Final Tests:

  • Gamma: 58 missions
  • Beta: 116 missions
  • Alpha: 168 missions

This means that you need to complete the required number of normal ARK: Genesis missions for each of the boss fight levels. Once you've completed 58 missions, you can enter the Gamma level of the System Root, and by beating the boss you will get the Gamma rewards.

The same rule applies for Beta and Alpha levels. Each level offers different rewards, but all three boss fights follow the same scenario. If you want to get all the possible rewards, then you need to beat all three levels.

Step 2: Deposit Code-Keys

Once you've entered one of the arenas, you need to remove the three pieces of the Corrupted Master Controller's mask before actually fighting him.

In order to do this you need to kill the Corrupted Avatars and Corrupted Dinosaurs that will be attacking you.

Each dead avatar will drop a code-key. Pick it up and bring the code-keys to the Codebreaker terminal in the center of the arena for deposition.

Once you've deposited 80 code-keys, one piece of the Corrupted Master's mask will fall away. Repeat this two more times before all three pieces fall off. All together you will need to deposit 240 code-keys.

You will be given 15 minutes for each piece of the mask and the number of avatars attacking you will be unlimited.

Step 3: Fight the Corrupted Master Controller

When all three pieces of the mask fall away, Corrupted Master Controller will descend to the floor.

At first, he will be immune to damage, so you will need to collect and deposit another 40 code-keys in the same manner as before for him to lose immunity.

When that's done, you can start dealing damage to his face. At the same time you need to be aware of his laser shots and Corrupted mobs attacking you from all sides.

Once you've depleted half of his health pool, he will become immune to normal damage. The only way you can kill him is to use Tek weapons, such as Tek rifles or Tek grenades.

When Corrupted Master Controller's health pool is depleted, he will drop the following rewards according to different levels:

  • Gamma:
    • Tek Replicator
    • Tek Dedicated Storage
    • Tek Claws
    • Unassembled TEK Hover Skiff
  • Beta:
    • Tek Replicator
    • Tek Leggings
    • Tek Shoulder Cannon
    • Astrocetus Tek Saddle
  • Alpha:
    • Tek Replicator
    • Tek Chestpiece
    • Tek Cruise Missile


That is all on how to beat the final boss in the Genesis expansion, and for more ARK: Survival Evolved guides, check out the list below: