Megapithecus

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This article is about Megapithecus, not to be confused with  Mesopithecus,  Gigantopithecus, or  Megapithecus Pestis

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Spawn Command
cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP.Gorilla_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Gamma)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Easy_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP_Easy.Gorilla_Character_BP_Easy'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Beta)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Medium_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP_Medium.Gorilla_Character_BP_Medium'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Alpha)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Hard_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP_Hard.Gorilla_Character_BP_Hard'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Gamma) (The Center)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter.Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Beta) (The Center)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_Medium_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_Medium.Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_Medium'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Alpha) (The Center)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_Hard_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Gorilla/Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_Hard.Gorilla_Character_BP_TheCenter_Hard'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Gamma) (Valguero)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Easy_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Valguero/Assets/CoreBlueprints/Boss/Gorilla_Character_BP_Easy.Gorilla_Character_BP_Easy'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Beta) (Valguero)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Medium_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Valguero/Assets/CoreBlueprints/Boss/Gorilla_Character_BP_Medium.Gorilla_Character_BP_Medium'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Alpha) (Valguero)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Hard_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/Valguero/Assets/CoreBlueprints/Boss/Gorilla_Character_BP_Hard.Gorilla_Character_BP_Hard'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Gauntlet)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Arctic/Gorilla_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Gorilla_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Gamma) (Fjordur)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Easy_FJ_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Fjordur/Dinos/IslandBosses/Gorilla_Character_BP_Easy_FJ.Gorilla_Character_BP_Easy_FJ'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Beta) (Fjordur)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Medium_FJ_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Fjordur/Dinos/IslandBosses/Gorilla_Character_BP_Medium_FJ.Gorilla_Character_BP_Medium_FJ'" 500 0 0 35

Variant Megapithecus (Alpha) (Fjordur)

cheat summon Gorilla_Character_BP_Hard_FJ_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Fjordur/Dinos/IslandBosses/Gorilla_Character_BP_Hard_FJ.Gorilla_Character_BP_Hard_FJ'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP for kill
12,000 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%

Megapithecus is a Boss in ARK: Survival Evolved with its lair in the freezing north. It can only be found in The Island's Megapithecus Arena, The Center's Arena, or Valguero's Forsaken Oasis. To reach these locations, players must go to either a Supply Crate or Obelisk and place the required tribute items inside, then click on the  Generate Megapithecus Portal (or the Center Portal or Forsaken Oasis) items. A portal will be opened to teleport nearby players and dinos into the arena.

If playing in Single Player mode on The Island, the portal can only be generated from the blue obelisk.

A weaker variant of Megapithecus spawns at the last wave in the Gauntlet Mission Built Fjord Tough.

Finally the Megapithecus can be tamed and ridden for a short time from the Blue Mini Obelisk in the Survive the Ark mission in Genesis Part 2.

In Survival of the Fittest, it can be tamed and ridden, along with the  Broodmother and the  Dragon. One of its attacks allows the Megapithecus to pick up large rocks and throw them, easily breaking structures and damaging large groups of dinosaurs.

Basic Info

Appearance

The Megapithecus highly resembles an incredibly oversized modern-day gorilla with dark silver skin and very long and thick white fur. Scars that reveal flesh and straps of tissue appear on the upper-right portion of the chest-piece, the front-facing section of the right shoulder, and most of the right side of its face. The origin of those scars remain a mystery. Its left eye is red while its right eye is blind and white, it also seems to be based around the Abominable Snowman/Yeti as its arena and theme are Himalayan in nature

Color Scheme and Regions

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The Megapithecus always spawns with the same color scheme and has no color regions.

This means it is currently impossible to make alterations to the Megapithecus's colors.

Colors

The Megapithecus has different types of color due to its difficulty level:

Difficulty Level Color
Gamma Default Coloring
Beta Yellow
Alpha Red

Tribute Requirements

The following items are needed to summon the Megapithecus:

Tribute Spawn Commands

Use these commands to give yourself all the items needed for tribute:

Gamma
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_12.PrimalItemArtifact_12'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_07.PrimalItemArtifact_07'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_02.PrimalItemArtifact_02'" 1 0 0
Beta
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_12.PrimalItemArtifact_12'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_07.PrimalItemArtifact_07'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_02.PrimalItemArtifact_02'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_apexdrop_theriz.primalitemresource_apexdrop_theriz'" 5 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_apexdrop_thylaco.primalitemresource_apexdrop_thylaco'" 5 0 0
Alpha
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_12.PrimalItemArtifact_12'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_07.PrimalItemArtifact_07'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_02.PrimalItemArtifact_02'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_apexdrop_theriz.primalitemresource_apexdrop_theriz'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_apexdrop_thylaco.primalitemresource_apexdrop_thylaco'" 10 0 0
Fjordur Relic
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/FjordurOfficial/Assets/CoreBlueprints/Items/PrimalItemResource_MiniBossDrop_Stein.PrimalItemResource_MiniBossDrop_Stein'" 1 0 0

Note that on Fjordur, Megapithecus can only be summoned from the appropriate terminal, which is located within the Beiygjaheimr (Fjordur) cave. The entrance to this cave is at 56.7/84.6, and the terminal within is located at 49.1/82.3

Drops

Inventory
Item Difficulty
Gamma Beta Alpha
 Element 40 110 220

Unlocks

Achievements
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Expert Survivor

You defeated ARK's second Ultimate Life Form!

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Survivor of the Center

You defeated the guardians of The Center!

Base Stats and Growth

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
 Health 180000 +0
 Stamina 650 +0
 Oxygen N/A N/A
 Food 2600 +0
 Weight 4000 +80
 Melee Damage 400 +0
 Movement Speed 100% N/A
 Torpidity 350 +21
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 760


?
Swimming 285


?
  • For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
  • For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
  • 1These are the base speeds of the tamed creature at 100% Movement Speed, i.e. without a possible taming bonus.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature once tamed including a possible taming bonus and no imprinting bonus.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
 Health 396000 +0
 Stamina 650 +0
 Oxygen N/A N/A
 Food 2600 +0
 Weight 4000 +80
 Melee Damage 800 +0
 Movement Speed 100% N/A
 Torpidity 350 +21
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 920


?
Swimming 345


?
  • For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
  • For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
  • 1These are the base speeds of the tamed creature at 100% Movement Speed, i.e. without a possible taming bonus.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature once tamed including a possible taming bonus and no imprinting bonus.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
 Health 540000 +0
 Stamina 650 +0
 Oxygen N/A N/A
 Food 2600 +0
 Weight 4000 +80
 Melee Damage 1200 +0
 Movement Speed 100% N/A
 Torpidity 350 +21
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 2000


?
Swimming 750


?
  • For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
  • For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
  • 1These are the base speeds of the tamed creature at 100% Movement Speed, i.e. without a possible taming bonus.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature once tamed including a possible taming bonus and no imprinting bonus.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
 Health 352000 +0
 Stamina 650 +0
 Oxygen N/A N/A
 Food 2600 +0
 Weight 4000 +80
 Melee Damage 400 +0
 Movement Speed 100% N/A
 Torpidity 350 +21
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 920


?
Swimming 345


?
  • For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
  • For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
  • 1These are the base speeds of the tamed creature at 100% Movement Speed, i.e. without a possible taming bonus.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature once tamed including a possible taming bonus and no imprinting bonus.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
 Health 400000 +0
 Stamina 650 +0
 Oxygen N/A N/A
 Food 2600 +0
 Weight 4000 +80
 Melee Damage 800 +0
 Movement Speed 100% N/A
 Torpidity 350 +21
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 920


?
Swimming 345


?
  • For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
  • For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
  • 1These are the base speeds of the tamed creature at 100% Movement Speed, i.e. without a possible taming bonus.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature once tamed including a possible taming bonus and no imprinting bonus.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
 Health 464000 +0
 Stamina 650 +0
 Oxygen N/A N/A
 Food 2600 +0
 Weight 4000 +80
 Melee Damage 1200 +0
 Movement Speed 100% N/A
 Torpidity 350 +21
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 2000


?
Swimming 750


?
  • For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
  • For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
  • 1These are the base speeds of the tamed creature at 100% Movement Speed, i.e. without a possible taming bonus.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature once tamed including a possible taming bonus and no imprinting bonus.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.

Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding stats with an external tool.[1]

Megapithecus (Easy)

The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.


Combat

This section describes how to fight against the Megapithecus.

General

The Megapithecus is an ideal start to taking out the Guardians on The Island due to it being weaker than the  Broodmother and  Dragon, It dealing no special effects to the player and their tames unlike the other 2 Guardians, and it rewards far more than the Broodmother despite being weaker.

Like the  Broodmother Lysrix, defeating Megapithecus can be done quickly as long as the correct tames are brought to the battle. Megapithecus has the lowest health of the three main island Guardians, so killing it isn't very hard and can be done even quicker than killing a Broodmother. It can spawn minions in the form of  Mesopithecus and  Gigantopithecus. The arena the Megapithecus on The Island lives in is a snow covered mountain temple, so bringing equipment to prevent hypothermia is necessary.

Strategy

Despite being the second Boss on the Island, the Megapithepicus is overall easiest one because unlike other Bosses he lacks an armor piercing attack with a large AOE. However, precautions must be made to ensure tames don't fall into the large insta-kill hole to the right of the starting area. To avoid this, most tribes do not leave the starting teleport pad and instead lure the Megapithecus over to it, which is much safer and prevents anything from being knocked into the hole. Another danger to be wary about is the uncommon Boulder attack which causes massive damage and is capable to one shot a mounted Survivor, it is easy to evade as long as the player stays at a good distance. It is recommended to bring Fur Armor, Fria Curry, or high amounts of Fortitude on your character to prevent freezing to death as the arena itself is quite cold. Finally, while it most likely won't be needed, firearms should be brought just in case as a last resort.

In The Center Arena and the Forsaken Oasis, players will have to watch out for the other bosses and their minions.

Recommended Tames

  • An army of  Rexes is a good strategy against this boss due to their high health and damage.
  • An army of  Therizinosaurus is a good strategy against this boss due to their high DPS and ability to quickly regenerate their health points (as long as they have  Sweet Vegetable Cakes in their inventory).
  • A  Yutyrannus or 2 (preferably mate boosted) should always be brought into any arena as it's one of the most valuable creature for boss fights due to its courage roar ability and good stats, making them a jack of all trades mount.
  • If players are willing to put the effort into micromanaging their food the  Daeodon can also be valuable due to their healing ability.
  • A rare strategy that you can do is using mutated Kentrosaurus. Since the Megapithecus has low health and deals a lot of damage, the Kentrosaurus will be very good because it can send back a percentage of the damage it takes to the creature that hit it. Although not the best strategy on its own, it can go well with other creatures present.
  • A pack of  Allosaurus with mate boosts and alpha boosts can be used to take it down.
  •  Deinonychus are very effective for the Megapithecus and Broodmother boss fights. They receive a pack bonus and they deal a bleed damage that stacks, meaning it does a damage over time that increases every time the boss is hit. This can drain its health very fast, so just be certain to level the pack in health because otherwise they will be killed very fast. Imprinting is recommended.
  •  Woolly Rhino are also a good choice. You may need 3-4 Woolly Rhinos with 20+ veggie cakes each, and 100% imprint to the player riding it. You will kill the Megapithecus extremely fast, but may need 60+ armour saddles, which are fairly hard to get ahold of. Search purple drops on most maps(besides Aberration) and you can also get them from missions on Genesis: Part 1.

Dangers

The large hole to the right side of the starting area in the arena can instantly kill ANYTHING. Leaving the starting area is always very risky and dangerous, on top of that if not properly prepared for, players will likely freeze to death due to the temperature.

If a tame is dismounted a Mesopithecus could blind the player, giving enough time for other stronger enemies to potentially kill the player.

and within both The Center and Valguero arenas players should heed caution of the other bosses within the arena that could catch them off guard while dealing with the Megapithecus.

Weakness

It has the lowest health of The Island bosses on all difficulties; even only having 180,000 on Gamma! This leads to much quicker kill times than other bosses.

The Megapithecus also doesn't have one specific thing to be afraid of, unlike most bosses (the Dragon with its bite and fire breath, the Broodmother Lysrix with the spider summons and webbing attacks, the Overseer's transformations and dismount beams, the Manticore with its powerful minions and torpor raising arsenal, etc.)

Video Example

Lore

  • The Megapithecus appears within the lore when Mei Yin challenges it utilizing her Giga and her tames to kill it.
  • It can utilize Mesopithecus and Gigantopithecus within battle, the lore explanation is likely them being able to communicate due to being closely related species to eachother.
  • In the Story Line for Ark Mei Yin used a  Giganotosaurus to fight and kill the Megapithecus however in game the Giga can't be brought into the Megapithecus arena or any other boss arena.

Notes

  • Its name was originally ??? but was then renamed by the user BlackFish to Megapithecus. (The creator of the Survivors Wildlife Appendix on the steam forums.) Later Wildcard Studios adopted the name and made it official. [citation needed]
  • Dossier revealed on 07/24/15
  • Its name is similar to that of the Gigantopithecus, and may indicate a relation to this territorial ape.
  • The rings surrounding the Megapithecus in its dossier are written in Daedric from The Elder Scrolls series.
  • if Megapithecus is tamed using the forcetame command, it cannot sprint, jump, or use its chest-pound animation.
  • Although the Megapithecus on both Alpha and Beta difficulty (but not Gamma) on The Center can damage all building materials all other Megapithecus variants can only damage Thatch, Wood, and Greenhouse.
  • Megapithecus has the lowest health out of any boss on the island only having a very meager 180,000 on Gamma difficulty. On Alpha, it has 540,000 health, which is even surpassed by some bosses on Beta difficulty.
  • In the past, the Megapithecus's rock throw was capable of damaging players on mounts and commonly killing weaker players in one hit. This capability was removed (probably due to community frustration) but it received no buff to counterbalance this. Therefore, the Megapithecus is now regarded as one of the easiest bosses in the game due to its fragility compared to other bosses.
  • The Megapithecus is the easiest boss to kill, but rewards the player with more Element than the Broodmother.
  • The Megapithecus was the only Boss Creature to appear in the base game of Ark Park.
    • However, the Dragon was later added into the Pterosaur Hill DLC.
  • The Megapithecus fighting the Giganotosaurus in lore might also be a slight nod to King Kong films as in quite afew of the films Kong is shown fighting dinosaurs similar to  Rex or  Giganotosaurus (ex. The V-rex is a evolved T-rex, the Gorosaurus resembles a Giga, and Kong fought actual T-rexes).

Changelog

Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
240.0 Megapithecus is added to the game alongside the Megapithecus Arena.
240.2 Reduced the ground shaking caused by the Megapithecus.
254.5 Improved attack hit detection.
257.0 New creature sounds for the Megapithecus.
262.0
  • Fixed case where Gorilla LOD would be on low/fur would vanish from a distance.
  • Gorilla Boss punch sounds adjusted.
263.0
  • Fixed a case where the Megapithecus would float and walk backwards, unable to attack anything.
  • Additional damage and health adjustments to the Megapithecus.
264.0 Final boss balance for Megapithecus boss in singleplayer.
278.2 Adjusted the Megapithecus boss on The Center so that it now matches the one on The Island.
Patch  ARK: Survival Ascended Changes
33.49 Fixed Megapithecus boss reward crate sometimes not spawning after defeating it.

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