Metal Billboard

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Metal Billboard
Metal Billboard.png

A large metal billboard for landmark navigation or relaying messages.

Decay time
Stack size
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 239 1 0 0
cheat gfi metalsign_large 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Metal/PrimalItemStructure_MetalSign_Large.PrimalItemStructure_MetalSign_Large'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
15 EP
Crafting XP
64 XP
Required stations

The Metal Billboard lets players display a short message to other players. It is notably bigger than a  Metal Sign. Edit the text as many times as needed with the use key (E, Y, Triangle, X).


The Metal Billboard does not require a foundation for placement, and as such does not interfere with the spawning of natural resources. It does not snap to other structures.

It is possible to carefully place two or more billboards side by side to use as larger display area. If noclipping is set in the server config, and they are carefully placed against a wall, the legs will be hidden inside the wall, just leaving the face of the billboard exposed.


Painting and Color Regions

In addition to its preset paint regions, you can doodle on the Metal Billboard by "attacking" it with a  Paintbrush, which will open the "Apply Paint" Menu. Then, click and drag your cursor over the 3D model (like a paintbrush) to draw anything you want. See Painting for more information on doodling.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye,  Paintbrush, or  Spray Painter pages.

Metal Billboard PaintRegion1.jpg

Region 1:

Metal Billboard PaintRegion2.jpg

Region 2:
Top and Bottom Frame

Metal Billboard PaintRegion3.jpg

Region 3:

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Object.

Metal Billboard PaintRegion5.jpg

Region 5:
Support Post

No image available.svg

Region 6:
Sign Text

Loading and Saving Custom Images

To load Ark PNT files into a Metal Billboard, the file name must be suffixed with _Sign_Large_Metal_C.. The resolution is 256x256, and the aspect ratio in-game is 2.5:1. A mask defining the outer ridged border areas is available here: Metal Billboard doodling mask.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
321.14 Fixed a bug that caused Billboards & Signs to have a 24 character limit.