SetTimeOfDay Console Command

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SetTimeOfDay Command

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cheat SetTimeOfDay

This command will set the time of day in the game world to the specified time.


The syntax for this command is as follows:

Type: Number

The hour you wish to set.

Type: Number

The minute you wish to set.

Type: Number

The second you wish to set.

In-Depth Description

The SetTimeOfDay is a console command in Ark: Survival Evolved which allows you to immediately change the current time of day in the game.

The way you use it is by typing SetTimeOfDay followed by the desired time. For example, cheat SetTimeOfDay 12:00:00 will set the time to noon, and cheat SetTimeOfDay 00:00:00 will set the time to midnight. The time is in a 24-hour format.

The usefulness of this command mostly depends on the situation you're in or the needs of your gameplay. If you are struggling to navigate or perform certain actions because it's night in the game, you can utilize this command to immediately turn it into day and vice versa.

This can greatly benefit you in doing tasks that need improved visibility or to manipulate the behavior of nocturnal/diurnal creatures in the game.


Below is information about the SetTimeOfDay console command.

Console compatible
Version added0.0
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Quick Overview

The SetTimeOfDay command is used to adjust the game's time of day.

You can put in the exact time you want it to be in the game by specifying the time after the command, using the 24-hour format. For example, cheat SetTimeOfDay 12:00:00 makes it midday in the game.

Command Builder

Adjust the settings below to automatically generate a command. Once you have the inputs you want, click the copy button and paste it into the console in Starfield.
cheat SetTimeOfDay


cheat SetTimeOfDay 05:30:00

This command will set the time of the game world to 5:30 AM.

cheat SetTimeOfDay 13:30:00

This command will set the time of the game world to 1:30 PM.