How to Spawn a Creature in Ark

There are two ways to spawn creatures in Ark. You can use the:

  • GFI code or
  • Blueprint path

Find the spawn command for any Ark creature in our complete list of Ark creature IDs..

GFI code method for spawning (random level)

The GFI code method will spawn a creature of a random level. If you want to spawn a creature with a specified level, keep reading on how to do this with the blueprint path method.

The GFI code command syntax looks like this:

adminCheat Summon Entity ID

The Entity ID is also known as the creature ID or the Ark ID.

Blueprint path method for spawning (specific level)

If you want to spawn a creature with a specific level, use the blueprint path method of spawning.

The blueprint path command syntax looks like this:

admincheat SpawnDino Blueprint path Spawn distance Spawn Y offset Z offset Dino level

This method lets you specify the level of the creature you want to spawn and how far away you want the creature to be spawned. For example, to spawn a level 110 Allosaurus about two foundations away, you would use the command: admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Allosaurus/Allo_Character_BP.Allo_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 110.

Generally, you can set the spawn distance to 500, and the y and z offset to 0.

If the spawn command using the entity ID does not work, try spawning using the blueprint path.

How to open the console

To open the command console, press Tab on PC. On Xbox, press LB RB X Y at the same time. On PlayStation, press L1 R1 Square Triangle at the same time.

Some cheats require you to authenticate yourself with the enablecheats command.

Commands are not case sensitive.