Ark features many fascinating gimmicks and features when it comes to gameplay. However, there are times when you see something so bizarre that it feels tough to make any sense out of it. There is a lot of implementations that Studio Wildcard performs correctly. But, having dinos raining inside your shelter is not one of them.
Waking up just to see a message saying “you’ve been killed by a Raptor” can feel unfair. Rightfully so, it is a mechanic that should not be in the game. There are certain creatures that can even break furniture and wooden chests inside your base. Thankfully, there are ways to counter this.
A random set of raptors barging in from the front gate makes much more sense than a dinosaur materializing out of thin air. This problem has been around since the very beginning and has evolved to a point where it is simply a part of the game.
You can stop dinos from spawning in your base by installing a fully pillared perimeter. This will work since creatures are unable to spawn near certain objects. Alternatively, you can also install defense structures like turrets in order to kill any creatures that spawn in your base.
There are different methods you can implement in order to reduce the damage done. This can be useful if you do not want to litter your beautiful base with larger mechanisms.
How Does Spawning Work in Ark: Survival Evolved
Spawning is based on a weight-based system in Ark. There is a weight limit implemented for a certain “area” that limits the total number of spawnable animals. If you are not seeing a specific kind of animal in an area then that is due to it not meeting the weight prerequisites. With that said, there are certain animals that can spawn in almost every corner of Ark: Survival Evolved.
Even if you do kill the animals in Ark, it won’t take long for the game to spawn more in place of them. You will also notice a trend of seeing specific animals spawning in specific areas. This is also due to the weight factor.
How to Prevent Dino-Spawning in Base
Create a completely pillared perimeter and fill the inner sections with low-height pillars. You can also put flooring on top of the pillars to hide the bad look. Connect them to the higher pillars and you are good to go!
How To Prevent Dinos From Ruining Your Base
It can be extremely frustrating when you have to face a randomly spawned Allosaurus with nothing more than a wooden spear in your hands. Therefore, you should follow the practices mentioned below in order to minimize the damage done.
Turrets are your best friend when it comes to base defense in PvE. You don’t need many turrets in order to defend your base against randomly spawned enemies. Turrets can be effective and easy to maintain. There are around eight commonly used turrets in Ark and here are their general stats:
|Turret Names||Fire Rate||Hitpoints||Damage||Materials|
|Auto Turret||2.86 RPS||3,000 / 6,000||77 / 123||140 Metal Ingot|
50 Cementing Paste
|Minigun Turret||10 RPS||7,000||150||100 Hide|
500 Metal Ingot
125 Cementing Paste
|Rocket Turret||1 RPS||7,000||1,500||400 Polymer|
300 Cementing Paste
1100 Metal Ingot
|Ballista Turret||0.77 RPS||7,000||600||100 Hide|
300 Metal Ingot
|Catapult Turret||0.77 RPS||7,000||500||100 Hide|
300 Metal Ingot
390 Stone100 Thatch
|Heavy Auto Turret||N/A||20,000||300||1 Auto Turret|
150 Cementing Paste / Achatina Paste
400 Metal Ingot
|Tek Turret||N/A||9,000||500 (Ranged)|
100 Metal Ingot
50 Cementing Paste / Achatina Paste
50 Polymer3 Element
|Eerie Turret(Mobile Only)||N/A||5,000||N/A||105 Electronics|
280 Metal Ingot
100 Cementing Paste / Achatina Paste
25 Potent Dust
These stats are subject to change depending on future updates. We will do our best to add more data as it becomes available. With that said, turrets can be used in both Singleplayer and Multiplayer. So, take advantage of them wherever possible.
Use Plant Species X
Plant Species X is a weapon borne from the Plant Species X Seed found by killing the natural plant. It serves as a good base defense mechanism against most dinosaurs. It takes almost 15 in-game days for it to completely grow. Here are the stats for a Plant Species X:
|Rate of Fire||2.86 RPS|
|Range||16 meters (Low), 33 meters (Medium), 67 meters (High)|
This weapon needs water and fertilizer to grow just like any other plant-based defense. However, the total fertilizer needed can turn out to be a bit costly. With that said, here are the items that can be used as fertilizers for Plant Species X:
|Fertilizer type||Fertilizer Units||Fertilizes For||Fertilizer Duration For a Complete Plant|
|Human Feces||1,000||10m||3h 5m|
|Small Animal Feces||3,500||35m||10h 48m|
|Medium Animal Feces||7,500||1h 15m||23h 8m|
|Unicorn Residue||7,500||1h 15m||23h 8m|
|Large Animal Feces||15,000||2h 30m||1d 22h 15m|
|Massive Animal Feces||35,000||5h 50m||4d 11h 55m|
|Snow Owl Pellet||50,000||8h 20m||6d 10h 10m|
|Fertilizer||54,000||9h||6d 22h 30m|
|Bonemeal Fertilizer||90,000||15h||11d 13h 30m|
Ultimately, you can decide the best way to get rid of the dino spawn problem. Dying offline uploads items to the obelisk. The expiration time is set to 3 days instead of one, therefore, everything should be fine if you log in regularly. However, if you are a seasonal gamer then implementing proper prevention mechanisms is recommended.