StartNearestHorde Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

StartNearestHorde Command

cheat StartNearestHorde

This command will spawn an Orbital Supply Drop or an Element Node at the nearest location to you. This command only works on Extinction.

Type: Specify Crate for an Orbital Supply Drop and Element for Element Node. The difficulty should be an integer between 1 (easy) and 4 (legendary difficulty).


The syntax for this command is as follows:


Use Crate for Orbital Supply Drop and Element for Element Node.

Type: Number

This should be the level of difficulty that you wish to spawn. This ranges from 1 (easy) to 4 (very difficult).

In-Depth Description

In Ark: Survival Evolved, the “StartNearestHorde” command is used to start an Extinction's Horde Crate event near your position on the map.

This command servers as a game event trigger within the Extinction DLC, which is one of the expansions for the game.

The game event triggered by StartNearestHorde will cause an Orbital Supply Drop or an Element Node to spawn nearby.

These Horde Crates are special loot crates which only appear during the Horde events. Horde events are particular wave-based defense challenges where players have to defend a certain location against increasingly difficult waves of corrupted creatures, which can vary from dinosaurs to other mammals.

Once all waves are defeated, the crate can be opened and will contain a bunch of high-quality (as in better than average) loot.

The StartNearestHorde command could be helpful in different scenarios. If you are well-equipped and looking for some action or if you are in need of high-tier equipment, weapons, or blueprints, starting a Horde could be extremely useful.

Furthermore, it can be used for a fun challenge and potentially rewarding experience in the game.

You should use it when you are prepared to face tough creatures and can handle multiple waves of attack.


Below is information about the StartNearestHorde console command.

Console compatible
Version added286.103
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Quick Overview

The StartNearestHorde command initiates the nearest Orbital Supply Drop or Element Node horde event.

When this command is used, creatures will start spawning to defend the supply drop or element node.

You and other players will have to fight them off to secure the drop or node.

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 StartNearestHorde


cheat StartNearestHorde Crate 2

This command will spawn an Orbital Supply Drop of difficulty 2.

cheat StartNearestHorde Crate 4

This command will spawn an Orbital Supply Drop of difficulty 4.

cheat Element Crate 1

This command will spawn an Element Node of difficulty 1.