Quetz Platform Saddle

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For the normal saddle, see Quetz Saddle.

Quetz Platform Saddle
Quetz Platform Saddle.png

Equip a Quetz with this to ride it. You can build structures on the large platform to make a mobile base.

Armor rating
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi QuetzSaddle_Platform 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Saddles/PrimalItemArmor_QuetzSaddle_Platform.PrimalItemArmor_QuetzSaddle_Platform'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
80 EP
Crafting XP
1848 XP
Required stations

The Quetz Platform Saddle is a special saddle for the Quetzal. The player can place structures on top of the Quetz Platform Saddle and thus build mobile bases. It is still possible to attack and harvest with the Quetzalcoatlus while driving the platform saddle.


All structures except for  Pipes,  Auto Turrets, Crop Plots with  Plant Species X,  Dinosaur Gateways,  Behemoth Gateway,  Vault, and  Industrial Forge can be built on its back including feeding troughs, storage chests and beds. However, the saddle has a limit of 40 structures on its back. Every little thing counts from foundations to electrical 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 Quetzal, making it inefficient at carrying the materials of a full base. As of v256 100% of animal weight is conveyed to the Quetzal. Take advantage of animals that have weight reduction capabilities to greatly enhance your overall carry capacity.

The saddle cannot be removed from the Quetzal if structures are still on the platform. To remove the saddle all structures must be destroyed first.

The saddle cannot be dyed if structures are still on the platform. To dye the saddle, all structures must be destroyed first.You can fit a foundation of 2 by 3 on the saddle and expand it with roofs.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
218.0 Quetz Platform Saddle is added to the game.
218.3 Quetz platforms now include the weight of all pawns based on them, including the inherent pawn carry weight, causing encumbrance when carrying very large dinos.
218.5 Fixed Turrets'  Quetzal targeting when you have Quetz Structure-Armor around body. Head will be shot.
239.2 Fixed  Quetz Armor Building Exploit by using Quetz Platform Saddle.