The addition of the Ascension system implemented in ARK: Survival Evolved‘s Ragnarok update a couple of months ago shook up the game, functioning as an over-arching progression system. You ascend and you start over, but with benefits.
Normally going through an Ascension requires that you fight your way through the Tek Cave in the Island’s volcano when level 60, 80, or 100 (depending on your Ascension progress), which is a task in itself. If you survive you will be allowed to ascend, which has a few effects:
- Your character will have a higher level cap
- You will lose all your tames and items in their inventories (Be sure to take all your items from them before you leave the cave)
- Bosses will have their difficulty increased and grant better loot
That all sounds pretty good, even if you do have to mostly start over.
So what if you don’t want to have to put in the work to ascend? It’s hard work doing it three times, and if you’re just in it for the achievement it may not seem worth it. Or hey, maybe you just want to be totally badass sooner rather than later. No matter your reasons, you can skip going through the whole trial in the Tek Cave to ascend if you know what to do.
Using ARK‘s Ascension commands is easy as can be no matter the platform you’re using. You simply open the command console and input the code you want to ascend to.
How to open the command console on PS4
Press the touchpad to pause, then simultaneously press R1, L1, Triangle, and Square.
How to open the command console on Xbox One
Press pause, then sumultaneously press RB, LB, X, and Y.
How to open the command console on PC
Press the tab key.
There are three Ascension commands, one for each tier: GAMMA, BETA, AND ALPHA. The commands below are case sensitive, so make sure you input them exactly as they are listed here. Additionally, these do not work when in playing multiplayer.
- playercommand Ascend1
- playercommand Ascend2
- playercommand Ascend3
Easy, right? Ascend1 sets you at GAMMA, 2 to BETA, and 3 to ALPHA. Now get out there and ascend your butt off!