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Deposit Items for Tribute

Item slots
Used to craft

Obelisks are the massive, floating towers that emit light in ARK: Survival Evolved. They are also referred to as pillars, towers, arks, spires, or mega-beacons. At the beginning of your journey, no matter where you spawn, chances are high you'll spot them right away by simply looking around.

Currently, there are 3 Obelisk towers on each of the official maps except for Genesis: Part 1:

  • Red Obelisk
  • Green Obelisk
  • Blue Obelisk

It should be noted however that the Obelisks on Extinction have no Terminal under them. Genesis: Part 2 only has half-broken Obelisks in the Survive the ARK mission.

In addition, The Island, Aberration and Extinction all contain extra Terminals, namely the Tek Cave Terminal, Rockwell Terminal, and Forest, Ice, Desert, and King Titan Terminals respectively.


Below are the locations of Obelisks on each map. The x, y, z-coordinates in the chart above are for the use of the "Set Player Position" command (setplayerpos <x> <y> <z>).

Obelisk Locations.jpeg
Color Lat Lon X Y Z
Red 79.8 17.4 -260680 238890 -11211
Green 58.9 72.3 178440 71520 -10079
Blue 25.4 25.6 -195131 -196368 33846
Tek Cave Terminal 43.1 39.1 -87011 -54601 33489

Obelisk Locations (The Center).jpg

Color Lat Lon X Y Z
Red 08.3 59.0 37440 -211231 2000
Green 34.8 15.8 -377280 42745 -13600
Blue 50.7 81.2 250560 195130 -8500

Obelisk Locations (Scorched Earth).jpg

Color Lat Lon X Y Z
Red 71.0 39.2 -86400 168000 -16300
Green 50.0 74.3 194400 0 -12500
Blue 17.3 34.0 -128000 -261600 -15400

Ragnarok Map.png
Color Lat Lon X Y Z
Red 35.0 85.7 467670 -196500 -14200
Green 57.0 38.2 -154580 91700 11600
Blue 18.1 17.3 -428370 -417890 -13700

Aberration Map.jpg
Color Lat Lon X Y Z
Red 80.8 20.3 -237600 246400 53500
Green 22.5 77.7 221600 -220000 57300
Blue 18.9 16.1 -271200 -248800 66700
Rockwell Terminal 42.7 36.7 -106400 -58400 -102900

Extinction Map.jpg
Color Lat Lon X Y Z
Red 77.6 76.9 215200 220800 -45600
Green 50.6 29.7 -162400 4800 -22000
Blue (Crater Forest) 25.4 22.5 -217600 -199200 -108700
Blue (Snow Dome) 21.8 78.2 225600 -225600 15250
Desert Terminal 97.1 90.2 321600 376800 -60350
Forest Terminal 15.9 50.5 4000 -272800 -146000
Ice Terminal 6.7 85.8 286400 -346400 -40800
King Terminal 3.4 49.2 -6400 -372800 37000

Valguero Map.jpg
Color Lat Lon X Y Z
Red 76.1 17.1 -268098 213453 -176
Green 48.8 76.1 213656 -9431 -12816
Blue 09.3 17.3 -266886 -331803 588

Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg

Color Lat Lon X Y Z
Red 63.8 58.4 ? ? ?
Green 51.4 25.4 ? ? ?
Blue 25.6 56.7 ? ? ?

Lost Island Topographic Map.jpg
Color Lat Lon X Y Z
Red 28.6 63.79 ? ? ?
Green 62.68 56.93 ? ? ?
Blue 25.15 34.37 ? ? ?

Fjordur Map.jpg

Obelisks are accesible from the underground realms of Asgard (red), Jotunheim (blue) and Vanaheim (green).

Color Lat Lon X Y Z
Red 79.3 96.3 ? ? ?
Green 17.7 80.7 ? ? ?
Blue 74.6 7.4 ? ? ?

Summoning Bosses

One of the main functions of Obelisk Terminals is to summon bosses available on a map.

In singleplayer, you cannot summon bosses at every terminal, but sometimes need specific points. For example, on The Island, you can only summon Broodmother Lysrix at the Green Obelisk, Megapithecus at the Blue Obelisk, and the Dragon at the Red Obelisk, and on Aberration, Rockwell can only be summoned at his own Terminal.

On servers however, bosses, with the exception of Titans, can be summoned at all valid Terminals, including Supply Crates.


A cryopod and a Tek replicator can be crafted in this inventory or in a supply crate. The items used to craft one will take the entire inventory of the beacon.

Server Traveling

Disambig.png See also:  CrossARK Transfers

One of the features of the Obelisk is the Character Data Transmission. By saving your character data, you'll be able to transfer your character to a different server, or send items and dinos across different servers.

How To Transfer

Obelisk Console

To transfer your data, approach the console located right under the Obelisk Tower.

For cluster servers will display as "Travel to another server", for single-player "Upload survivor"

Once you activate the console (default E, Y, Triangle), you'll be prompted with a UI.

At the top right side, you'll see a button "TRANSMIT ARK DATA". Press the button to get the options for the data transmission (see screenshot), so that you can upload your character data.

Once you've uploaded your character data, you can join a different server and during the character creation, you'll now be able to load in the character that you've uploaded. Currently characters can only be downloaded from the same types of servers, i.e. PVP character to another PVP server, PVE to another PVE server.

Note: The process has been simplified even further. Survivors only need to place items in the ARK DATA inventory, and log off their current map. The game will do the rest for you


Servers that have lost their interactive obelisk terminals can spawn them back in with these commands while looking at the terminal:

  • Red Terminal: spawnactor "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Structures/TributeTerminal_Red.TributeTerminal_Red'" 160 0 0
  • Blue Terminal: spawnactor "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Structures/TributeTerminal_Blue.TributeTerminal_Blue'" 160 0 0
  • Green Terminal: spawnactor "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Structures/TributeTerminal_Green.TributeTerminal_Green'" 160 0 0


  • Since patch 246.0, upload of items is limited to 50 stacks and upload of dinos is limited to 20.
  • The Green Obelisk used to be where the red one is, the red where the blue one is, and the blue where the green one is.
  • In Extinction Chronicles, one of the notes say that the Obelisks in Extinction are prototypes and in general Obelisks are energy sources.
  • In Aberration, it’s show that despite the enormous size of the Obelisks, they appear to be only the most visible part of a much larger corresponding structure outside the ARK, which is hidden on other maps, revealed when that ARK was damaged.
  • In singlelayer, when uploading spoilable items, including those not refrigerable (like Leech Blood or Organic Polymer) and taking them out again, the spoil timer will refresh. As such, and obelisk is a very cheap alternative of a refrigerator.
    • You can transfer to another server and anything in character inventory will refresh spoil timers.


Patch Changes
321.14 No longer able to delete/destroy the obelisk via admin commands (previously deleted ones are now restored).