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How to Join an ARK: Survival Ascended Server

Last modified on Feb 6, 2024 in ark-survival-ascended

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After purchasing an ARK: Survival Ascended server, it can be confusing to join with friends. Unlike its predecessor, the new sequel requires you to do this in-game without any IP address. This means there’s another method to join, involving searching through lists. All that’s needed is the server name, which means you must create one before joining. Fortunately, the process to do this is extremely simple and straightforward since our panel is optimized for the best hosting experience. Once connected, you and others alike can leap into a wild adventure full of dinosaurs and the chance to conquer the world! However, newcomers to the scene may be unfamiliar with our system or want extra support when trying to connect. With this in mind, we’ve created this Apex Hosting guide that shows you how to join an ARK: SA server to begin playing with friends.

Finding the Server Name

Locating the name of your ARK: SA server is the first step before anyone can join. Remember, this information is required since players will be looking it up in-game. Our easy-to-use panel provides you with that and the ability to customize it, even on mobile devices. We’ll walk you through the steps to achieve this, but make sure you save the name for later.

  1. Head towards your Apex server panel, then click Customizations on the left.
    Apex Hosting Customizations
  2. Locate the Server Name option, then change its text to anything you want.
    ARK Survival Ascended Server Name
  3. Afterward, return to the main panel and click the Restart button to apply these changes.


Joining an ARK: SA Server

Once you’ve located the server name, then you can begin looking for it in ARK: Survival Ascended. Remember, this is required for you to join the world since there’s an in-game list to find communities. If you’ve forgotten the server name, then consider reviewing it on the panel. Luckily, joining isn’t too complicated and won’t pose a problem. When you’re ready, follow the steps below.

  1. Launch ARK: Survival Ascended, then select the Join Game option in the menu.
  2. Proceed to click the Unofficial category and enter your server name in the search bar.
    How to Join ARK SA Servers
  3. Once the list refreshes, find and select your server.
  4. Afterward, press the Join button at the bottom right to begin connecting.
    ARK SA Join Server

    Note: Servers with mods redirect you to another prompt, but works the same.


ARK: Survival Ascended Gameplay

ARK Survival Ascended Gameplay

Joining ARK: SA servers are extremely easy and simple to do, only once you get the hang of it. While in-game, players will experience a wide variety of challenges. Surviving in these harsh conditions is more amusing with friends, so invite some for the best results. Otherwise, continue collecting resources, crafting equipment, building bases, and upgrading your character stats to dominate the world. Due to you being the server administrator, you have the ability to enable cheats. This provides you with advantages that others don’t have, such as creative mode. Whether you want to play legit or experiment with cheats, your ARK: Survival Ascended dedicated server is yours to enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I find my ARK: Survival Ascended server?

The Unofficial server list can take a little bit of time to update properly, so make sure to refresh frequently. Otherwise, this could be an indication that your server is offline or has another name.

Why is my ARK: SA server name not changing?

Occasionally, server restarts might not apply recent changes. We advise you to click Stop from the main panel, then rename accordingly and try to load it again. In cases where this situation continues to occur, consider reaching out to our Support Team.

Are mods required to join modded ARK: SA servers?

Yes, mods are necessary to join modded servers. However, this is done automatically when pressing the Join button confirming the connection. Wait a few minutes for this to complete and you’ll be in-game with mods.

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