Differences between ARK on Xbox One and PC

Differences between ARK on Xbox One and PC

It shouldn’t come as a surprise when we say that the Xbox version is behind the PC version in terms of content. To make everything a little clearer, we will create an overview that lists all the current differences between the two versions. That way you can keep track of which features will be released in a future update. The list is divided into a couple of categories, to make it easier to find the things you are looking for. If it is not in the list, then that means that it is available in both the Xbox version as the PC version of the game. In brackets the PC version is mentioned in which the feature has been introduced. Since the Xbox patch notes indicate up to which PC version it will be updated, this will make it easier to see which features are included.

The latest Xbox patch (v733) brought the Xbox up to, and including, pc version 238.


Creatures (including saddles)

  • Woolly Rhino (v238)
  • Eurypterid (v238)
  • Dunkleostus (v238)


  • All weapons are available on both Xbox and PC


  • All armor is available on both Xbox and PC

Structures / items

  • All structures / items are available on both Xbox and PC


  • Extinction Event servers (v238)
  • Tribe Member Rankings with Customizable Per-Rank Privileges (v239, upcoming)
  • Snow and Swamp caves (v237)
  • No longer allowed to fly in caves (v237)
  • Painting of structures and items (warpaint)
  • Survival of the Fittest game mode.
  • Xbox graphics are not as good as those in the PC version. Or, like one of our users (AquaVixen) stated: “severely degraded” 🙂
  • PC version has access to a special parasaur saddle skin, nerdy glasses and dino glasses (for those that had ‘the Stomping Lands’ game on Steam)
  • PC version has access to mods

Xbox exclusive features

Some features that will be coming to the Xbox version, are not available in the PC version. These will be listed here as “Xbox exclusive”, although this does not mean that they will never make it into the PC version.

Upcoming versions

You can check the patch notes for PC and Xbox to see which features will be added to your games in the upcoming versions.


  1. You forgot to mention how also the xbox version the graphics are severely degraded vs the PC version.

    1. Author

      Yeah, we were not sure whether we had to add this, as we mostly focused on in-game items to show the differences between pc and xbox patches (and not in terms of graphics, as that has been tested intensively by others). However, since they might improve this in an upcoming patch, it might be better to add this also. Thanks for the input! 🙂

    2. Does anyone know when xbox up date 737 is out they said soon but it’s been ages!

    1. Author

      The post wasn’t updated yet with the latest PC version. It now contains the grappling hook, terror bird and more. Thanks for letting us know 🙂

  2. Sooo… just to be clear…. SplitScreen is availible to ALL players?

    1. Author

      It’s available for all Xbox One players (as it is listed under “Xbox Exclusives”), so not to PC players.

  3. We are having issues on our 50 player dedicated server for Xbox getting the “admin logging” to work. Is this the same as console commands like on PC, and if so, how do we as admins/hosts get them to work? Thank you for your time.

  4. please add painting your dinos in the next xb1 update plz

    1. Use the command “SetTargetDinoColor” to paint them whatever you like, i already done it whit my Argy.

  5. Plz take away the Xbox one split screen/ two player distance wall when you can only be apart by 250 metres it broke and froze my game plz fix

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