Tribes allow ARK players to form a group and work towards a common goal, such as defeating rival Tribes or conquering end-game bosses (the image depicted here is the prize for defeating the boss, for example). Tribes can have multiple admins and unique governance options.


In ARK: Survival Evolved, create a Tribe and add your friends to it, and all your Pets can be commanded by and allied to anyone in your Tribe. Your Tribes will also be able to respawn at any of your home spawn points. Promote members to Tribe Admins to reduce the burden of management. Distribute key Items and Pass Codes to provide access to your shared village!

Tribe Directory

View the Official Server Tribe Directory and Unofficial Server Tribe Directory if you're looking to join an ARK Tribe. If you'd like to add your Tribe to the Directory, use the Submission Form on either Directory page.

Tribe Benefits

There are benefits to forming a tribe beyond strength in numbers against both the savages of the world as well as some of the more unsavory survivors that roam the ARK. Farming and performing XP gaining activities within the vicinity of your tribemates will provide bonus XP. Form communities to help advance levels and achieve enlightenment faster than you ever could alone!

Creating and Joining a Tribe

To create a Tribe, open your inventory and click "Tribe Management". Here you will be able to create, manage, or leave your Tribe.

To invite someone to your Tribe, approach them and hold the action key (default E) to bring up the interaction wheel. If you're able to invite to your Tribe, the option will appear to send an invitation. Hold your cursor over the invitation until the timer is up to send the invitation.

To accept a Tribe invitation, bring up the interaction menu on the person that invited you and hold your cursor over the invitation until the timer is up to accept.

Tribe owners can also designate members in their tribe as admins, allowing those members to send invites to anyone as well. To make a Tribe member an admin, open the "Tribe Management" menu, click the player's name, and click "Make this member an admin".

Types of Tribes

Tribes will often fall into more than one of the below categories, but they tend to focus on one primary aspect of the game.

  • PVE Tribe - This type of Tribe focuses on activities that do not engage other players/Tribes in a hostile way. These Tribes may focus on end-game bosses such as Broodmother Lysrix and taming rare dinos.
  • PVP Tribe - PVP Tribes focus on attacking rival tribes, forming alliances, and engaging other players in combat.
  • RP Tribe - An RP Tribe focuses on roleplaying and chat will typically be in-character. Tribe members are encouraged to behave as their character.

Tribe Governance

Before joining a Tribe, make sure to view the Tribe's information in the activation menu. This information determines how ownership, taming, and PIN codes will be managed. If you do not see any Tribe Governance settings, they have not been set up yet.

Dino Ownership

These settings control how your Dinosaur ownership will be affected once you join the Tribe.

Tribe Owned

Any Dinosaur you own belongs to the tribe, and any tribe member can unclaim, ride, access the inventory, and command the Dino. Affects Dinos owned previously to when you joined the Tribe. If you leave the Tribe, the Dino stays.

Personally Owned, Tribe Ridden

Tribe members can access your Dino’s inventory, ride, and command your Dinosaur, but the Dino is still owned by you. For example, say you have a female Rex and it is named Rexina above its name it will say, "owned by username" that's how you will know it's your dinosaur. If you leave the tribe, the Dino will leave with you.

When you join a tribe or make a tribe any Dino you have will be in the tribe for the other people in your tribe that you joined or made wil be able do commands from your Dino that they did not tame. If you tame a Dino and you are in a tribe it will be in the tribe and the people in the tribe will be able to do commands with it. Your tribe mates can put stuff in the Dino's inventory and put a saddle on it so they can ride or a gift for you. When your tribe mate rides the Dino they can attack with it and gather resources from the Dino's inventory.

Personally Owned, Personally Ridden

Tribe members cannot ride, command, or access your Dino’s inventory. If you leave the tribe, the Dinosaur also leaves.

Dino Taming

These settings control how Dino taming will be handled once you’ve joined the Tribe. This option is only available if Dino Ownership is not set to “Tribe Owned” in the above setting.

Tribe Taming

Once you join the Tribe, any Dino you train will belong to the tribe. Any Tribe member can unclaim, ride, access inventory, and command the Dinosaur. If you leave the Tribe, the Dino stays.

Personal Taming

Once you join the Tribe, any Dino you tame will belong to you and follow the Tribe’s Dino Ownership rules. Taming rights are determined by who knocked the Dino out (if knocked out by a player) or put the first piece of food in its inventory. View the Taming HUD to see who will own the Dinosaur.

Structure Ownership

These settings control who owns structures in the Tribe, as well as who can demolish, place new objects, and set PIN codes.

Tribe Owned

Every structure and object placed is owned by the entire tribe, and all tribe members can interact with it. If you leave the Tribe, anything you built as a Tribe member remains in the tribe.

Personally Owned, Tribe Snap, Admin Demolish

Anything you place is owned by you and will continue to be yours if you leave the Tribe. Tribe snap allows other Tribe members to place objects and build nearby. Admin Demolish means that only you or admins can demolish what you own.

Personally Owned, Personal Snap

Anything you place is owned by you, and only you can add on to it by placing new objects or structures. If you leave the Tribe, you retain ownership.

Locks & Pincodes

These settings control how Locks & Pincodes will be handled between Tribe members. This option is only available if Structure Ownership is not set to “Tribe Owned” in the above setting.

Tribe Locks & Pincodes

Applies to gates, doors, and storage chests. If any of these objects are locked or has a PIN, tribe members can automatically bypass this. Non-tribe members will have to know the PIN or else they cannot access these items.

Personal Locks & Pincodes

Applies to gates, doors, and storage chests. If any of these objects are locked or has a PIN, only you can immediately bypass this. Both tribe members and non-members must know the PIN to access the item.

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