Metal Sign

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Metal Sign
Metal Sign.png

A small metal sign for landmark navigation or relaying messages.

Decay time
Stack size
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 214 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Metal/PrimalItemStructure_MetalSign.PrimalItemStructure_MetalSign'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
10 EP
Crafting XP
10.4 XP
Required stations

The Metal Sign lets players display a short message to other players. If more space for a message is needed, the Metal Billboard can be used. Edit the text as many times as needed with the use key (E, Y, Triangle, X).


The Metal Sign 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.


  • Despite being a metal object, the Metal Sign takes damage as if it were wood
  • The Metal Sign is treated as a wooden structure and can not be damaged by hands, stone weapons, or non-explosive ranged attacks.
  • The following aggressive creatures can not damage the Metal Sign:

Painting and Color Regions

In addition to its preset paint regions, you can doodle on the Metal Sign 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 Sign PaintRegion1.jpg

Region 1:

Metal Sign PaintRegion2.jpg

Region 2:
Support Post

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Object.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Object.

Metal Sign PaintRegion5.jpg

Region 5:

Metal Sign PaintRegion6.jpg

Region 6:
Screw Thread

Loading and Saving Custom Images

To load Ark PNT files into a Metal Sign, the file name must be suffixed with _Sign_Small_Metal_C.pnt. The resolution is 128x128, and the aspect ratio in-game is 2.5:1. Also see Painting.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
180.0 Can't build signs near enemy foundations anymore.
321.14 Fixed a bug that caused Billboards & Signs to have a 24 character limit.