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Why is the Sun So Bright in Ark: Survival Evolved?

Why is the Sun So Bright in Ark: Survival Evolved?

Starving on the shores of ARK is a unique experience in itself. There are times when you must come out of your comfort zone to hunt for survival. You must use your all to find success in the game. 

However, unleashing the very best in you can be difficult when certain factors refuse to go your way. Having the Sun level this high can certainly be infuriating. However, resolving it can be as simple as flicking a switch. 

Your sun can feel too bright due to the light bloom option located in the settings. If that doesn’t work, consider changing the gamma and the shafts instead. ARK: Survival Evolved can be super bright even without these options. 

With that said, it is better to tone the saturation levels to have an enjoyable experience. However, fine-tuning these settings can take a fair bit of time.

How to Gamma Down in Ark: Survival Evolved

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Ark: Survival Evolved features multiple in-game console commands that can aid you in changing the aesthetics of your world. Needless to say, this includes the gamma commands that can make an area appear brighter or darker depending on your choice. 

However, certain servers including the PvP ones block the user from accessing the console commands due to match integrity. Therefore, you will need to move to a commands-enabled server to implement these changes. 

How to Change Gamma in Command Line

To use the commands in a world, you need to type in enablecheats and then hit enter. Alternatively, a private server will require you to input admincheat along with your password. 

Once you are done with the mentioned steps, simply type the word gamma along with the brightness level. The command should look like this:

gamma [float value]

A gamma level of 2.2 is generally considered normal whereas anything below that will make your world appear darker. You would need to lower the gamma settings in order to lessen the brightness of the sun.

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 We recommend you tone the value down to 1.4 and see if it works out. Consequently, you can always increase it later if it’s too dark for your tastes. 

Changing The Bloom Quality in Ark: Survival Evolved

There are times when the gamma settings can mess up the saturation. Your sun brightness issue would get fixed but your world might look considerably darker. Therefore, you can change the bloom quality to fine-tune these settings. 

To do so, simply follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Launch the game and boot into your world.
  • Hit Tab and enter r.bloomquality 0 in the command line. 

You can also add the following in your command line for a big performance boost:

  • r.shadowquality 0
  • r.bloomquality 0
  • r.lightshafts 0

Ultimately, you can be daring enough to adjust the settings on your own or you can succumb to the bright sun. The route you take doesn’t matter as long as you’re satisfied. Changing too many seconds can ruin the game aesthetics, so make sure to tinker with as little as possible.