Dossier Entry for the Shastasaurus in Ark: Survival Ascended
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How to Tame a Shastasaurus in Ark: Survival Ascended

Here's how to tame a Shastasaurus on The Center map in Ark: Survival Ascended.

The Shastasaurus was added to Ark: Survival Ascended‘sThe Center map update on June 4, 2024. It’s the perfect dinosaur to release with this map because it will allow you to safely explore the massive ocean with its many underwater threats. However, taming it can be tricky, especially with the limited information provided upon release. Here’s how to tame the Shastasaurus in Ark: Survival Ascended.

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How to Tame a Shastasaurus in Ark: Survival Ascended

The Center map release promotional art for Ark: Survival Ascended.
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According to the official dossier story, the taming process will be passive, making it relatively simple. Further, taming a Shastasaurus in Ark: Survival Ascended is a team effort. You and your pack of Ichthyosaurs must work together, with the Ichthyosaurs distracting the Shastasaurus, allowing you to begin the taming process.

Here’s how to create a pack of Ichthyosaurs in Ark: Survival Ascended:

  1. Saddle one Ichthyosaur
  2. Make three other Ichthyosaur follow the saddled one

You will then need to ride the saddled Ichthyosaur to the Shastasaurus you want to tame, and the others will follow you. After that, you must find the itchy barnacles attached to the Shastasaurus and harvest them with a sickle. You’ll need to repeat this process until you have tamed the Shastasaurus.

After taming the Shastasaurus, you can add a saddle to it. The nice thing about the Shastasaurus is that it becomes a submarine that you can use to travel the depths of The Center map with weapons like torpedoes and carry other dinosaurs like Thezonisoris.

Now that you know how to tame a Shastasaurus in Ark: Survival Ascended, you’ll be able to safely explore the vast ocean’s depths on The Center Map. Check out our Ark: Survival Ascended hub for more guides like How to Tame an Ichthyosaurus if currently don’t have the necessary amount to tame a Shastasaurus.

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