Patch v243 – What’s new?

Patch v243 – What’s new?

Now that patch v243 has finally hit our games, there is a lot of new stuff to discover. In this post we will walk you through the most important things and provide you with all the necessary information to enjoy it to the fullest!



It seems that the Titanosaur cannot be tamed in a normal fashion. Instead, you’ll have to down it with brute force (real brute force, so cannon balls and ballista bolts to the face). It’s recommended that you bring a team, as it will not be possible to take it down on your own. After you’ve damaged it enough, it will go down and you will be able to put a saddle on his back. After that, it’s yours (temporarily though). We don’t know the exact time yet, but it seems that you can only keep the Titanosaur for about 24 hours (real time) or maybe slightly more. We’ll look into this further, but it’s suspected to be based on when the food hits zero (as you cannot feed it).

The saddle can be learned at level 95 and you’ll need 170 EP for it. Additionally, the following items are required to make it:

  • 4000x Hide
  • 2000x Fiber
  • 1600x Cementing Paste
  • 4000x Metal Ingot

Spawn commands


cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/titanosaur/Titanosaur_Character_BP.Titanosaur_Character_BP'" 0 0 0 1

Platform saddle:

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Saddles/PrimalItemArmor_TitanSaddle_Platform.PrimalItemArmor_TitanSaddle_Platform'" 1 0 0

Redwood biome (and snow extension)

The Redwood biome can be found around the middle of the Island. Just go check it out, it’s awesome to see! You can build in the trees and place a special treetrap to get sap from them (for instance used for the gasmask). Even the Titanosaur looks small compared to the size of these trees!


Gas Mask

The gas mask can be used to keep you save from toxic gasses and diseases. It’s very useful for the swamp cave and to counter the swamp fever. In order to “refill” the mask, you’ll need the new Sap that can be obtained from the Redwoods.

You’ll need to be level 95 to learn the engram and it will costs you 110 EP.

Furthermore, the following ingredients are required to make it:

  • 220x Polymer
  • 85x Crystal
  • 10x Absorbent Substrate

The absorbent substrate is another engram that you can unlock at level 95 for 60 EP and can be made in the Chemistry bench with the following items:

  • 8x Black Pearl
  • 8x Sap
  • 8x Oil

Spawn command

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/SCUBA/PrimalItemArmor_GasMask.PrimalItemArmor_GasMask'" 1 0 0

Treehouse Structures


There are some treehouse structures available that you can use to build in the massive redwood trees. These items includes a rope ladder and wooden / metal tree platforms. You can place any other structure on these platforms to make yourself a full fledged base in the sky. Below you’ll find the requirements for each of the items. Note that all of them can be made in the smithy:

Wooden Tree Platform (28 EP, level ??):

  • 1600x Wood
  • 200x Metal Ingot
  • 600x Cementing Paste
  • 600x Fiber

Metal Tree Platform (55 EP, level ??)

  • 1800x Metal Ingot
  • 1400x Cementing Paste
  • 600x Fiber

Rope Ladder (5 EP, level 30, can be made in inventory)

  • 15x Wood
  • 140x Thatch
  • 180x Fiber

Spawn commands

Rope Ladder

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Wooden/PrimalItemStructure_RopeLadder.PrimalItemStructure_RopeLadder'" 1 1 0

Wooden Tree Platform

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Wooden/PrimalItemStructure_TreePlatform_Wood.PrimalItemStructure_TreePlatform_Wood'" 1 1 0

Metal Tree Platform

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Wooden/PrimalItemStructure_TreePlatform_Metal.PrimalItemStructure_TreePlatform_Metal'" 1 1 0

Tree sap (tap)

With the redwood trees comes also their sap. You can make a special tree sap tap to get sap from the redwood trees over time.

To learn the engram, you’ll need to be level 50 and it will cost you 30 EP. The ingredients to make it in a smithy are as follows:

  • 100x Metal Ingot
  • 40x Cementing Paste

Spawn commands

Tree Sap

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Sap.PrimalItemResource_Sap'" 1 0 0

Tree Sap Tap

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Pipes/PrimalItemStructure_TreeTap.PrimalItemStructure_TreeTap'" 1 0 0

Sweet vegetable cake (Tastycakes)

For now the only use of the cakes is to make it possible to heal herbivores in an easy way (since berries don’t work well) and it doesn’t seem to be of use for taming. If you have found any other uses, please let us know in a comment!

The recipe seems to be as follows (can be made in a cooking pot):

  • 7x Tree Sap
  • 2x Rockarrot
  • 2x Longrass
  • 2x Savoroot
  • 2x Citronal
  • 4x Stimulant
  • 25x Fiber
  • Water


Spawn command

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_SweetVeggieCake.PrimalItemConsumable_SweetVeggieCake'" 1 0 0

Chain bola

The ballista has been extended with a chain bola that you can use to bring down the larger creatures in ARK. This means that you can now take down big flyers such as the Quetzalcoatlus!

To create the chain bola, you’ll need to be level ?? and have 30 EP ready to spent. Furthermore, the following items are required to create it in the smithy:

  • 10x Cementing Paste
  • 2x Obsidian
  • 65x metal Ingot

Spawn command

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItemAmmo_ChainBola.PrimalItemAmmo_ChainBola'" 1 0 0


  1. Im guessing this update was on pc bot xbox?

    1. Author

      Correct, xbox patches always come after pc (due to better being able to push hotfixes through on pc)

    1. i dont think its needed, i mean its big slow and probs gets in the way, i just can’t wait till this comes out for xbox

  2. The Metal Tree Platform spawn code is the same as the Wooden Tree Platform

  3. Any tips on building on tree platforms? So annoying!

  4. When are u guys going to make the Baryonyx? I’ve been waiting for sometime now.

  5. When does this update come out for xbox one?

  6. I’m not sure if this is intentional, but on xbox, I’m unable to land my Quetzal on my Titanosaur’s platform. I tried building some foundations, but I still couldn’t do it.
    Is this a bug or intentional? If it’s intentional then it’s pretty lame, because Quetz just gets stuck in the damn thing, even with the follow distance at its highest.

    (And before you say “oh just get someone to fly the Quetz for you-” If I could’ve done that, don’t you think I would’ve already?)