Minigun Turret

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This article is about Minigun Turret, not to be confused with  Auto Turret,  Heavy Auto Turret,  Ballista Turret,  Catapult Turret,  Rocket Turret,  Tek Turret, or  Minigun

Minigun Turret
Minigun Turret.png

Mount this to fire a hail of Advanced Rifle Bullets at your enemies. Powered by the rider.

Ammo used
Ranged damage
Rate of fire
10 RPS
Item slots
Decay time
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi TurretMini 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_TurretMinigun.PrimalItemStructure_TurretMinigun'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
80 EP
Crafting XP
1280 XP
Crafting time
Required stations

The Minigun Turret is a stationary turret that fires  Advanced Rifle Bullet. Players must mount the turret to control and fire it. Like its counterpart, the Rocket Turret, this turret does not need to be powered by a source of fuel.


  • It is a fairly common misconception that the Minigun Turret is bugged because players can not occasionally seem to hit their targets with it at first. In reality, however, there is no bug to that. Players must aggravate any and all targeted creatures in order for their shots with the Minigun Turret while firing it to register.
  • The weight of the materials is incredible and will quickly encumber even the largest of dinosaurs that are not designed to take the load, even encumbering low level brontosauruses. The Minigun Turret is much lighter than it may seem to be once it is assembled.
  • The accuracy of the Minigun turret is comparable to that of the assault rifle when fired in small bursts.
  • When aiming the Minigun, contrary to first impressions the center of the sight is not where bullet will hit, instead it is better to aim with the tip of the vertical arrow.
  • Do not place the Minigun Turret too close to any unbreakable rock walls or else you will be kicked off the turret if you rotate into the wall and you will have no choice but to destroy it.
  • The Minigun Turret does enough damage per second that it can quite effectively counteract the 250 hp a second regen of the  DodoRex, though this is very costly, and would probably require backups since the DodoRex can damage the turret.
  • The Minigun Turret works underwater, feel free to mount it on top of a tamed Plesiosaur.

  • The rider can still be damaged from attacks from dinos including dinos that may not be able to damage the turret itself.
  • The minigun turret has 24 inventory slots for ammo storage
  • The turret does about 30 damage per shot.For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye,  Paintbrush, or  Spray Painter pages.
Minigun Turret PaintRegion1.jpg

Region 1:
Base, Column, and Turning Mechanism

Minigun Turret PaintRegion2.jpg

Region 2:
Seat Cushion

Minigun Turret PaintRegion3.jpg

Region 3:
Barrel Clamps

Minigun Turret PaintRegion4.jpg

Region 4:
Gun Barrel

Minigun Turret PaintRegion5.jpg

Region 5:

Minigun Turret PaintRegion6.jpg

Region 6:
Base/Helm Supports and Turning Mechanism


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
223.0 Minigun Turret is added to the game.
223.1 Increased Minigun Turret Damage by 90%.
250.2 Changed the Minigun turret to have only 1 stack, and retroactively applied this to help deal with an exploit.
253.98 Machine Gun Turret can no longer be used within Electrical Storms.