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How to Increase Taming Speed on an ARK Server

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Change Taming Speed on ARK Server


Taming creatures on your ARK: Survival Evolved server is an essential feature, as this allows for companions in your adventure. However, the process to do this can take too much time, leading some players to search for solutions. Luckily, there are server settings to increase the taming speed and efficiency to solve this scenario. Customizing these options will multiply the tame rate and allow for more companions in your world. They’re controlled through our easy-to-use panel editor, which doesn’t require any prior technical knowledge. Keeping this in mind, let’s explore how to increase the taming speed on your ARK server in this Apex Hosting tutorial.

Changing Taming Speed

There are two settings to change the taming process in ARK, the speed and food multipliers. The first one is required for this setup, while the other is completely optional. For clarification, editing speed values will make taming creatures faster and altering food options will quickly allow dinos to be tamed by eating more. Review the steps below to get started with this process.

  1. Head towards your Apex server panel, then click Config Files near the top left.
    ARK Server Config Files

    Important: Ensure you’re using the correct Server Profile for these steps.

  2. Once there, locate and select the ARK Server Configuration (GameUserSettings.ini) file option.
    ARK Server GameUserSettings.ini
  3. Next, copy and paste the following setting under “[ServerSettings]”: TamingSpeedMultiplier=1.0
    ARK Server TamingSpeedMultiplier

    Optional: Add the DinoCharacterFoodDrainMultiplier=1.0 setting on a new line.

  4. Proceed to change the “1.0” value(s) to any multiplier you want, then press Save at the top.
    ARK Server Save Configuration
  5. In the following prompt, click Restart Now to apply the changes on the server.


Popular Examples

The following settings are commonly used together to make the taming process more efficient.



Common Issues

Settings Aren’t Working
In cases where the settings are being saved and not activating in-game, the cause is likely incorrect file format. Make sure to only paste the multiplier options under “[ServerSettings]”, as this is required. Furthermore, if there is an incorrect value or wording for them, it’ll result in failure. Ensure your settings follow our examples above to get everything working. Otherwise, you might want to Restart the server after saving the changes so it can be applied.
Server Doesn’t Save File
When the file doesn’t save, it could be from the server being online during the changes. This doesn’t happen often, but can depend on a variety of factors. Try to Stop the server from the panel and edit the file again, then Restart to see if that works. Other times, you have to manually change the settings via the FTP panel and head towards the …/ShooterGame/Saved/Config/LinuxServer directory. Afterward, pressing Edit on the GameUserSettings.ini file will reveal its contents for you to edit. These solutions should resolve any problematic situation with the settings and/or server.

Useful Links

How to Use ARK Server Settings
How to Change Player Engram Levels in ARK
How to Edit Spawn Rates in ARK Servers
Adding Mods to an ARK Server

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