Jul 8, 2019
cheat summon Megatherium_Character_BP_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Megatherium/Megatherium_Character_BP.Megatherium_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Megatherium (Gauntlet)
cheat summon Megatherium_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Arctic/Megatherium_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Megatherium_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
cheat summon Megatherium_Character_BP_Eden_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Dinos/BiomeVariants/Megatherium_Character_BP_Eden.Megatherium_Character_BP_Eden'" 500 0 0 35
Variant R-Megatherium (Summoned)
cheat summon Megatherium_Character_BP_Eden_Summoned_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Dinos/Summoner/SummonedDinos/Megatherium_Character_BP_Eden_Summoned.Megatherium_Character_BP_Eden_Summoned'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Megatherium (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Megatherium_Character_BP_STA_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Megatherium_Character_BP_STA.Megatherium_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
Variant VR Megatherium (Mashup)
cheat summon Megatherium_Character_BP_ExpG_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Mashup/ExperimentG/DinosAndStructures/Megatherium_Character_BP_ExpG.Megatherium_Character_BP_ExpG'" 500 0 0 35
Variant R-Megatherium (Mashup)
cheat summon Megatherium_Character_BP_ExpG_Pod_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Mashup/ExperimentG/DinosAndStructures/Megatherium_Character_BP_ExpG_Pod.Megatherium_Character_BP_ExpG_Pod'" 500 0 0 35
Late Pliocene - Early HoloceneDiet
Omnivore (primarily Herbivore)Temperament
Passive, but aggressive to insects
Megatherium formipavor is one of the larger mammals on the Island. This is most shocking because it is essentially a giant sloth...if you crossbred it with an elephant and a bear! Because of its size and girth, the Megatherium is uncommonly resistant to being knocked unconscious. Despite primarily being an herbivore, a typical Megatherium is very intent on consuming the Island's many insects. It is particularly adept at removing their insides without damaging much of the shell, maximizing extraction of chitin. The otherwise slow and peaceful Megatherium becomes faster and aggressive in the presence of these creatures.
Megatherium is an incredibly useful creature to tame, so long as you don't intend to fight other tribes. It's enormity, high resistance to torpor, and voracious attitude toward insects (and arachnids) makes it ideal for farming large quantities of chitin from the bugs of the Island, or simply defending against them.
Megatherium is a slow, gentle creature that will not attack a player unprovoked. However their temperament changes to apex aggression when they are around invertebrates. They will receive an attack boost upon encountering any insect and will attack any tame, human, or wild herbivore for a few minutes. Wild Megatheriums are capable of dealing and taking damage from herbivores and medium sized carnivores, but go ignored by all of them including apex predators unless attacked first.
Among the largest mammals yet found on the island, the Megatherium is a slow-moving and formidable omnivore, roughly similar to a bear in appearance, but with a small head and heavy limbs that betray its sloth ancestry. While normally content to browse from tall trees or dig for roots and tubers, giant sloths are avid insectivores and will prey upon the island's giant arthropods when they can, cracking open exoskeletons with their hooked claws and extracting the meat with a long, muscular tongue. Smaller insects like the Titanomyrma are eaten whole.
Color Scheme and Regions
This section displays the Megatherium's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Megatherium. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Megatherium will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.
This information can be used to alter the Megatherium's regions by entering
cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance,
cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Megatherium's "main body" magenta.
R-Megatherium is a tameable R variant of Megatherium found in certain biomes of Genesis: Part 2. It is identical to the normal specie except for its colorful robe. Like X variant, it has 5% × Melee Damage increase at the exchange of 3% × Health reduction. On official servers its level cap is 500.
Base Stats and Growth
|Attribute||Base Value||Level Increase||Taming Bonus|
- 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 creature at 100% Movement Speed.
- 2These are the speeds of the creature tamed and non-imprinted.
- 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.
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.
For general info about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.
Build a small pen with stone pillars and metal fence foundations or a stone taming pen to safely knock it out, be careful of fighting Megatheriums near cliffs as they can knock you off the edge.
|Giant Bee Honey||5||0||0||0||0:14:05|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||13||24||5||3||0:22:52|
|Raw Prime Meat||9||0||0||0||0:15:51|
|Cooked Prime Meat||18||70||16||8||0:31:40|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||22||5||1||1||0:19:22|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||43||108||24||12||0:38:54|
|Raw Fish Meat||65||205||45||23||0:57:13|
|Cooked Fish Meat||129||203||44||22||0:56:47|
|KO: × 100; × 41; × 12; × 7; × 5; × 3|
|Torpidity-depletion: 0.9 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:18:31|
|Giant Bee Honey||8||0||0||0||0:22:32|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||22||62||15||8||0:38:42|
|Raw Prime Meat||15||0||0||0||0:26:25|
|Cooked Prime Meat||30||167||39||20||0:52:46|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||38||22||6||3||0:33:27|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||75||280||65||33||1:07:50|
|Raw Fish Meat||112||510||118||59||1:38:35|
|Cooked Fish Meat||223||507||117||59||1:38:09|
|KO: × 274; × 112; × 31; × 18; × 13; × 7|
|Torpidity-depletion: 1.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:30:32|
|Giant Bee Honey||11||0||0||0||0:30:59|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||32||154||37||19||0:56:17|
|Raw Prime Meat||22||0||0||0||0:38:44|
|Cooked Prime Meat||43||323||78||39||1:15:37|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||54||77||19||10||0:47:32|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||107||509||123||62||1:36:46|
|Raw Fish Meat||160||895||215||108||2:20:50|
|Cooked Fish Meat||320||895||215||108||2:20:50|
|KO: × 454; × 186; × 51; × 29; × 21; × 11|
|Torpidity-depletion: 1.96 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:38:47|
|Giant Bee Honey||14||0||0||0||0:39:26|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||42||283||70||35||1:13:52|
|Raw Prime Meat||28||44||11||6||0:49:18|
|Cooked Prime Meat||56||522||130||65||1:38:29|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||70||164||41||21||1:01:37|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||140||795||197||99||2:06:37|
|Raw Fish Meat||209||1352||335||168||3:03:58|
|Cooked Fish Meat||418||1352||335||168||3:03:58|
|KO: × 634; × 259; × 71; × 41; × 29; × 15|
|Torpidity-depletion: 2.37 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:44:46|
|Giant Bee Honey||18||13||4||2||0:50:42|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||51||421||107||54||1:29:41|
|Raw Prime Meat||35||128||33||17||1:01:37|
|Cooked Prime Meat||69||752||191||96||2:01:20|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||86||275||70||35||1:15:42|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||172||1110||282||141||2:35:33|
|Raw Fish Meat||258||1859||472||236||3:47:05|
|Cooked Fish Meat||515||1854||471||236||3:46:39|
|KO: × 814; × 333; × 91; × 52; × 37; × 19|
|Torpidity-depletion: 2.75 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:49:28|
|Giant Bee Honey||21||65||17||9||0:59:09|
|Cooked Lamb Chop||61||598||155||78||1:47:16|
|Raw Prime Meat||41||209||55||28||1:12:11|
|Cooked Prime Meat||82||1007||262||131||2:24:12|
|Raw Prime Fish Meat||103||414||108||54||1:30:40|
|Cooked Prime Fish Meat||205||1464||380||190||3:05:24|
|Raw Fish Meat||307||2403||624||312||4:30:13|
|Cooked Fish Meat||613||2399||622||311||4:29:47|
|KO: × 994; × 406; × 111; × 64; × 45; × 23|
|Torpidity-depletion: 3.11 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:53:20|
Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.
This section describes how to fight against the Megatherium.
The Megatherium is a large omnivore, eating both plants and animals. It is slightly larger than the Woolly Rhino, but smaller than the Mammoth. They are similar to a Chalicotherium, walking on their knuckles and they can even sit.
The Megatherium can easily get stuck on rocks and trees. By then taming or killing is very simple.
Any gun or a crossbow can make short work of a Megatherium, but it is advised to have a mount nearby, as Megatherium can be quite fast.
Becomes more powerful when it kills insects. It will get a glowing aura around it which means, like it says below, the Insect Killer buff is active. Because of this, they should be avoided at all costs when riding an insect mount. Especially if they are high level, even a melee damage oriented mantis with a good quality sword is in extreme danger in the vicinity of these creatures. If chased while riding a Mantis, use their leap attack to get away!
It is worth noting that when the Insect Killer buff is active, Megatherium appears to enter an enraged state. During this period, any creature (or player) close enough to them are at risk of being attacked.
The Megatherium loses a lot of power when not buffed. If it is buffed then attack it with ranged weapons or wyverns. Don't come too close if it's buffed! For example, a level 12 buffed wild Megatherium is capable of doing around 150 damage per hit.
Tank: The Megatherium's moderately high base HP can make it a great tank. (Level Health)
Chitin Farmer: Once a tamed Megatherium kills an insect ( Meganeura, Giant Bee, Titanomyrma, or Mantis) or arthropod ( Araneo, Arthropleura, Pulmonoscorpius, or Trilobite), it will get a buff called Insect Killer. Insect Killer causes the Megatherium's damage to multiply by 250% to any target for 120 seconds (which is multiplicative with the passive 150% multiplier against bugs.). When Insect Killer is active while fighting bugs, the Megatherium's damage will be multiplied by 375%. In addition, this buff reduces all damage by about 75% (35 damage from a tranq arrow fired from a primitive crossbow is reduced to 8 damage on a wild Megatherium.) This makes the Megatherium incredibly potent against bugs. Harvesting the bug's corpses will yield a massive amount of Chitin. At 200% Melee Damage, you can easily get 200+ chitin from a single scorpion. They are, however, too large to fit into many caves unless you take them in Cryopod.
Gatherer: The Megatherium is able to collect berries and fiber from bushes, thatch and wood from trees and meat, chitin and hide from corpses. (Level Melee Damage, Stamina, Weight, and Speed (optional))
Broodmother Killer: A Megatherium makes killing the Broodmother Lysrix much easier due to its Insect Killer buff and is also able to easily fend off the many Araneo spawned by the boss. (Level Health and Melee Damage)
Damage: The Megatherium can be used for dealing large amounts of damage in short amounts of time due to their unique ability to gain a huge stat boost that can be activated by killing bugs. (Level Health and Melee Damage)
For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Megatherium, see the relevant Wikipedia article.
- The dossier was revealed on July 29, 2015
- The full-name of the Megatherium Formipavor means "Ant Feared Great beast ", a reference to its size and its increased damage against insects.
- Although described as omnivorous, the real animal, sometimes called the giant ground sloth, was likely just a herbivore. This change in diet is based on the dietary habits of anteaters (which are related to sloths) and a controversial theory that Megatherium may have supplemented its diet with meat.
- The Megatherium in-game is one of the most accurate models of any genera present. The only noticeable inaccuracy is that the ARK creature walks on its whole foot like most animals. It is known from trackways of other ground sloths, the design of the animal's feet, and modern relatives such as the giant anteater; that ground sloths actually walked on the sides of their feet.
- The Megatherium will get the Insect Killer buff, if used to kill an Ammonite.
- Despite its docile nature, wild Megatherium is treated as Large Carnivore, as wild Yutyrannus and Rex will leave it alone, and it will attack almost anything in sight once it gains Insect Killer buff.
|258.0||Megatherium is added to the game|
|287.100||Fixed harvest component so that Megtherium can harvest Thatch and Berries from bushes on Extinction|
|313.10||Fixed a level-up animation glitch with the Megatherium|