ARK Admin Console commands on PlayStation 4

ARK Admin Console commands on PlayStation 4

Now that ARK: Survival Evolved has been released on PlayStation 4, or will be released shortly if it isn’t December 6th in your region yet, you’ll also be able to make use of admin commands on your own servers or in singleplayer! To make it easy for you to find out what’s possible, we will provide you with access to all the commands and how to use them. Based on what you want, we point you to the right places. It’s for instance possible to spawn in dinosaurs and items, but also to fly around the map or enable godmode to walk around without the risk of dying.

How to enable Admin console commands on PlayStation 4?

For the commands to work, you’ll need to go to the pause screen. There you should be able to find an option to input the cheats at the top of your screen. In case you don’t see this option, make sure that you have admin access and re-logged in to the server after giving yourself access.

For the people that end up with their screen cluttered in cheat texts (e.g. keyboard shortcuts to spawn specific items), you might want to run the command ‘setCheatPlayer false‘ (without the quotes).

Which cheats / console commands can I use?

You can use everything that is available on PC. Do keep in mind that the console version can be slightly behind, so if you don’t see the item in game, you won’t be able to spawn it in either (but the patch that brings these new items is never too far away). To find out the exact commands, you can use the following lists:

Important: The Survive ARK Companion app also contains the admin commands and can easily copy them to your clipboard. However, currently the PlayStation app does not recognize the admin input field in ARK: Survival Evolved, making it impossible to paste them in the game. We’ve reached out to Wildcard about this issue and hope to have more information on this soon! The SA Companion app also contains a taming-, raid-, breeding- and creature stat calculator, amongst all kinds of other useful information; available on both iOS and Android!
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Where can I use cheats?

Currently you should be able to use cheats in your single player game and on (non) dedicated servers.

Help, the commands do not work on my PlayStation 4!

If you cannot get the commands to work, but you are able to input them on your pause screen, you might want to try the following things to solve the problem:

  • Use ‘adminCheat’ (without the quotes) in front of you commands and see if that makes a difference.
  • Try turning your console off and on again, join the server (or local game) again and see if you can use them now

If these options didn’t work; post a comment below and we will try to help you out


  1. I’ve tried the suggesting listed but I can’t get the admin codes to work. Nothing happens. I type the code and click on ‘admin command’ but it does nothing.

      1. Same here, it doesn’t allow an actual input when you click it.

        1. when hosting a single or non d online game, check the box that says admin logging to be able to actually make admin commands.

    1. I figured it out.
      Type in the cheat.
      Click ‘Admin Command’
      It will seem like nothing happened.
      Go to ‘Resume’ and select it.
      It will now work properly. I think I was just hitting O and backing out.

  2. why aren’t there newer dev kits posted on here? really anxious to see new stuff in them!

  3. Can’t use adim codes

  4. Trying to spawn jerboa on ps4 but nothing is working here’s what I tried adminCheat Jerboa_Character_BP_C with and without summon and the whole blueprint path but not working

    1. Might only work in scorched earth. Some animals dont seem to spawn on the maps they dont come from

  5. Tried using the admin codes for already tamed creatures and it will not work for some reason.

  6. Ah why did you go and get my hopes up like that. Sadly the ps4 app will not popup any text field on smartphone or tablet when using playstation app to copy and paste from the other app you mentioned. I tested in web browser and the playstation app let me type, but after restarting my ps4 and the app, it hasn’t changed anything.

    When the input field comes up to put in an admin command, the ps4 app still says “when prompted to enter text on the ps4, you can use this screen” when prompted in ark to enter text in the admin command place, nothing happens on the app. When prompted to enter text in the web browser, the app brings up my tablet keyboard and im able to type on it and send keystrokes to my ps4 from it.

    So any help to why this isn’t working for me, or did you just assume this would work with ark? Because it doesnt for me.

  7. Admin codes not working tried everything that was advised nothing happening

    1. u have to do it like this exactly…admincheat cheat summon MegaRex_Character_BP_C Make sure u are capitalizing and not capitlizing appropriately. This summon would bring an Alpha Rex.

      1. That was not a friendly alpha lol. Things went tits up.

        1. Yeah to make summons friendly you must “cheat forcetame”

    1. Addexperience 1000000 0 1
      The long number is the amount of xp u want.
      jumping on a dino while doing this will give the dino xp.

  8. Just so everyone knows
    use “cheat” before commands that arent working. Not “admincheat” fyi

  9. I want the saddle for Mantis but I don’t understand how I must write the command. Can somebody help me and write the correct command?

    1. Cheat giveitem “Blueprint’/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/Mantis/PrimalItemArmor_MantisSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_MantisSaddle'” 1 0 0

      Try it with and with out “cheat giveitem” all spaces are single spaced. Hope it works for ya

  10. admin comamds do work but make sure u are putting them in right for example giveexperience 100000000 0 1 for ur character and 1 1 for dinos

  11. Apollo_gameingH3 is my gamer tag add me if you need help on ark with commands

  12. So I can get most of them to work, some dinos won’t spawn for me like the quatz,argy, the frog and the centipede, all others will spawn. All I do to check is delete the dino name that won’t spawn with one that will and it works. Also, I can’t get graphic ones to work like ground clutter and bloom quality. I haven’t tried admin cheat in begening yet. Anyone else have troubles with graphic commands not working?

  13. Can someone please take a look at this list, some of the item IDs are wrong, for example, it says that the Fabricator 185 when it’s actually 184. Generator 189 which is wrong it’s 188, Outlet 190, it’s actually 189, there’s more but can’t remember them all.

    1. Author

      There is an issue with the IDs above 145 on consoles, as those are off by one. I’ll add a notice of this on the page as it might be confusing. There is no official word on why there is a difference between the PC and console versions, so currently I cannot do anything about it.

  14. How to give an other player in the session the permissions?

  15. I tried all the above advice. But for what ever reason only infinitestats doesn’t work for me X.x really odd

  16. Is there a command to increase the structure limit on platform saddles?

  17. Can i lvl up my friends with “addexperience”???

  18. I seem to freeze up completely often when using commands or riding forcetamed dinos in Singleplayer. Any advice on avoiding having to constantly restart my game?

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