How to Enable Gamma on Ark Server
Last modified on Aug 24, 2022 in ark
By Nathan Young
When playing on your ARK: Survival Evolved server, the nighttime can be too spooky or disrupt visibility for you and your players. Alternatively, it may not be scary enough on your server. Luckily, ARK allows you to control the in-game brightness levels, also known as gamma settings. You’ll first need to enable gamma, then execute a command while playing on your server to change the values. However, that process may not be completely known to server owners because it requires editing a file on the panel. With Apex Hosting, changing these values is an easy process due to our panel editor, which is why we created this guide to teach you how to configure your gamma settings on the ARK server.
- Navigate to your Apex server panel and
- After that, click
Config Fileson the left-hand side.
- Once in that area, press on the
- Copy & paste the following settings under
[ServerSettings]in the file:
- After pasting them, press
Using the Gamma Command
Once the gamma settings are saved, you have to manually set the values for it in-game through a command.
- Startup ARK on your launcher and join the server.
- Once you’re loaded in the game, press
TABto open the console.
gamma [value]in the text field and press
gamma 5is used for enabling half the max brightness.
- After that, you should see a notable difference on your screen.
For reference: The command only allows values from 0 to 10, which includes decimals in between them. If you’re wanting to revert all gamma changes, then use the default value of 2.2 for the gamma command in-game.
The gamma settings are not set by default, which is troublesome for server owners because it can be hard to see or not fit the game style you want. You now understand that the settings are defined in the
Config Files > GameUserSettings.ini section, which also controls all other options for your server. You may use the gamma command to make your server appear creepy and dark for a Halloween event or a horror-like experience. On the other hand, you may make the game really bright to show off the best graphics. You might be interested in other values on your ARK server, which you can review here. You’re finally ready to enjoy your ARK: Survival Evolved server on any gamma level you want.