Here is some information regarding the new DodoRex in ARK: Survival Evolved. It contains screenshots to show the actual size, info on its stats (so you know what you will need to kill it) and some general things like spawning it.
Basic DodoRex info
Currently the DodoRex seems to be untameable, like every other boss creature in ARK. It is however possible to kill it (with a team preferably) and get a special achievement on Steam. Be aware that it has a fire attack and a level 1 DodoRex already has 666,666 health!
Furthermore, it is bigger than a Rex (see screenshots in this post) and almost as big as a bronto! As far as we know, only one will be on the server at a time, so keep an eye out for it. It also appears at night only (not 100%, but it really looks as if this is te case), so it will despawn at dawn.
How to kill the DodoRex
The DodoRex is incredibly hard to kill, especially when you are playing solo. However, here are some tips and tricks you can use:
Drowning: The DodoRex is not a very good swimmer, so the easiest way to kill it is to lure it into the ocean and let it drown. The best approach is to use a flyer, e.g. a Ptera, to attack it and then fly over the ocean. After a little while, the DodoRex will submerge and rapidly lose health: resulting in an easy kill. This way you should also get the achievement and the DodoRex mask. This appears to be patched.
Teaming up: Since the DodoRex has a high health stamina regeneration (around 250hp per second), you will need a constant stream of damage to really be able to bring its health down. The best way to do this is to team up with other people. However, the DodoRex has a fire attack that does a certain % of damage to you and your dinos, which makes it a difficult and dangerous boss to attack. Even the highest level (220+) rexes and spinos will get killed if you aren’t cautious.
The DodoRex spawns at night at a “random” location on the Island. However, reports and testing show that there are a couple locations where it can usually be found. These include:
- South of the vulcano
- On Carno island (which you can find in the NE corner of the map)
- Around graveyards that are scattered across the island
DodoRex and Halloween spawns
In case you want to spawn the Dodorex yourself in singleplayer or on your own server, you can use either of these commands:
Warning: The DodoRex is very strong and will kill you if you don’t use the “god” command first. Also make sure you don’t spawn it near your base / tamed animals as it destroys and kills everything nearby.
For a random level Dodorex, you can use:
cheat summon DodoRex_Character_BP_C
cheat spawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/DodoRex/DodoRex_Character_BP.DodoRex_Character_BP'" 1 1 1 1
For spawning other items, like the skeleton, you can check this list of admin items. At the bottom there is a table for the new halloween items which will be extended as more items are found. It is also possible to spawn alpha skeleton dinos, which will drop the skeleton skins and just look awesome. The exact commands can be found here in the Halloween table at the bottom.
Enough of the talking for now, lets move on to some images:
Here are some additional screenshots of the new alpha looks. In case you come across a skeleton rex, carno or raptor: be warned! These are normal alpha dinos, but with a special skin during the Fear Evolved event. This means that they are fast and strong, so come prepared. A nice benefit of the alpha skeletons: they drops skeleton skins that you can use on your dinos 🙂