Alpha Predators are enhanced, read "more dangerous" versions of creatures that appear on the Ark. There are currently four alphas: Mosasaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Carnotaurus, and Raptor. There is also soon to be Alpha Megalodons swimming in the waters of the ARK. Alphas usually spawn with a darker shade of the possible spectrum and have a reddish glowing aura to further differentiate them from their normal counterparts. Alphas gives a large amount of XP and higher tier resources upon defeating them.
- Raptor and Carnotaurus can drop a Rex Bone Helmet skin when killed.
- T-Rex can drop a Trike Bone Helmet skin when killed.
Alpha were released in v193.0 as an additional level of difficulty due to community requests that the existing Dinosaurs were too easy to kill. Alphas are by far the strongest Dino's on the island. There is currently still a debate about the Alphas and how they should be balanced throughout the game. From v196.0, server admins have the ability to disable Alphas on their servers. Additionally, Alpha damage to buildings were reduced by 80% and Alpha Spawning was limited to more inland / mountainous regions of the island. Alpha Mosasaurus was added in v242.0.