Platform Saddles

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Disambig.svg See also:  Saddles and  Tek Saddles


Creature Saddle Structure Limit Required Level
 Brontosaurus  Bronto Platform Saddle 63 Level 82
 Mammoth  Mammoth Side Saddle N/A N/A
 Megachelon  Megachelon Platform Saddle1 188 Level 45
 Mosasaurus  Mosasaur Platform Saddle 50 Level 93
 Paraceratherium  Paracer Platform Saddle 32 Level 50
 Plesiosaur  Plesiosaur Platform Saddle 50 Level 84
 Quetzal  Quetz Platform Saddle 40 Level 97
 Tek Stryder Built-in 30 N/A
 Titan Built-in ? N/A
 Titanosaur  Titanosaur Platform Saddle 250 Level 100

1The Megachelon can be built on without a Platform Saddle


  • If a  Bed is built on the saddle, a player may teleport to the creature whenever they die or may travel between several mobile bases. However, if the creature is nearby an enemy structure the player will be unable to teleport to the creature.
  • If a  Feeding Trough is built on the saddle any nearby allied creatures will be fed by the trough.


All structures except for  Pipes,  Auto Turrets, Crop Plots with  Plant Species X,  Behemoth Gateway,  Vault, and  Industrial Forge can be built on the creature's back including feeding troughs, storage chests and beds. However, platform saddles have a limit of structures on its back, this number depends on the creature wearing the platform saddle. Every little thing counts from foundations to  Remote Keypads (including structures that are built alongside the saddle like ladders).

Weight inside the inventory of storage structures on the saddle is not ignored by the creature, making it inefficient at carrying the materials of a full base. As of v256 100% of animal weight is conveyed to the creature. Take advantage of animals that have weight reduction capabilities to greatly enhance your overall carry capacity.

Platform saddles cannot be removed from the creature if structures are still on the platform. To remove the saddle all structures must be destroyed first.

Platform saddles cannot be dyed if structures are still on the platform. To dye the saddle, all structures must be destroyed first.


  • The Megachelon and Tek Stryder can be built on without Platform Saddles.
  • The Astrocetus tek saddle does allow you to build on it with 5 structures however it is quite small and barely considered a platform thats why it's in the notes it however also has 3 turrets and allows bombing with it.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
207.0  Bronto Platform Saddle is added to the game.
  • Platform saddles can no longer be colorized when structures are already placed on them.
  • Fixed a client case where all saddle-platform structures could be detached depending on network payload order.
  • You can no longer spawn at platform-saddled  beds/ sleeping-bags that are "thru"/near enemy structures.
  • Fixed being teleported by flyer carrying you onto a platform saddle.
  • Fixed platform-saddled structure spawn VFX erroneously playing when first coming into view on a client.
  • Invisible dinos on Platforms should be resolved.
  • Fixed Flyers attachment standing on Platforms.
210.0 Fixed Dinos getting detached and warped when riding on bronto platform saddles / rafts (i.e. disappearing Dinos), and some visual issues on clients.
  • Fixed client invisible flyers on saddle-platforms.
  • Fixed crash when loading a save with platforms/saddles that have structures removed by a mod.
  • Increased default max # of structures per dynamic platform (Saddle Platforms, Rafts) by 25%
  • Fixed issue of Dinos not appearing in their correct location on Rafts/Platforms if you unmounted them when on a Raft/Platform.
214.0  Plesiosaur Platform Saddle is added to the game.
215.0  Paracer Platform Saddle is added to the game.
  •  Quetz Platform Saddle is added to the game.
  • Reduced rubber-banding and camera-flickering when moving upon a platform saddle.
218.3 Improved walking on dynamic platforms.
219.0  Mosasaur Platform Saddle is added to the game.
225.1 Fixed dinos moving sometimes when you dismount them on a saddle-platform.
228.2 Fixed sluggish movement that could occur when on the back of Platform Saddles.
242.0 Auto-Turrets can no longer be built on Quetz/Sauro/Mosa/Plesi/Paracer platforms.
243.8 Fixed longstanding issue with Platform Saddle Structure Snapping (particularly with Pillars) being unreliable.
247.2 Fixed issue with platform Beds not allowing spawn.
250.0 Platform Dinos now add 33% of the inventory weight from creatures/players standing on them (previously was 0%), and 85% of the creature/players inherent carry-weight.
  • Fixed bug with Dino Weights not being applied onto Platform Saddles after unstasising.
  • Platform Saddle Passengers sitting on Furniture now get the standard percentage of their Weight added to the Platform Saddle Dino.
254.94 C4 attached to Platform Saddles can no longer be remote detonates through world geometry.
  • Fixed issue that caused structures on platform saddles to be placed at odd angles.
  • Prevented multiple floors from being built underneath platform saddles.
264.5 Fixed issue where  Tents could not be removed from platform saddles.
265.0 Platform Saddles are now limited to maximum 40 saddles per tribe. Each platform saddle (with structures) counts as 19 tribe tame slots.
  • Can no longer attach floating structures when on a flying dino platform.
  • Dropping Inventory-deposit structures onto platform saddles now counts them against platform-tame limit.
289.100 Can no longer place C4 on platform saddles.
293.100 Fixed exploit related to Platform Saddles.
  • Re-disabled C4 placement on Platform Saddles.
  • Disabled High Wall placement on Platform Saddles.
  • Enable platform build limits saddles PlatformSaddleBuildAreaBoundsMultiplier, can be used to increase this radius on unofficials
  • Prevent platform Saddles counting towards the max turret limit.
306.41  Megachelon Platform Saddle is added to the game.
307.2 Adjusted platform saddles to prevent cheesing Gauntlet Missions.
336.12 Fixed a bug where some structures would be invisible on platform saddles.
Patch  ARK: Survival Ascended Changes
38.18  Platform Cart is added to the game.