Simple Bed

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Simple Bed
Simple Bed.png

Thatch may not make the most comfortable mattress, but this bed acts as a respawn point for you and your Tribe.

Decay time
Stack size
Found in Supply Crate
White, Green
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 128 1 0 0
cheat gfi Bed_Simple 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_Bed_Simple.PrimalItemStructure_Bed_Simple'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
8 EP
Crafting XP
32.4 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
80 × Thatch
30 × Fiber
40 × Hide

The Simple Bed is a structure that acts a spawn point and fast-travel location for players and their Tribes. Players can respawn here upon death, or fast-travel to and from it using another bed. Laying on a bed will heal faster than not.


When a player dies, they can choose to respawn at any Simple Beds that they own, instead of using the standard "random respawn" feature (although this option is still available). The respawn map that the dead player sees will show map markers at all available beds.

Unlike  Hide Sleeping Bags, Beds are not consumed upon use and can be reused infinitely and by any tribe member. However, they have a 5-minute cooldown between uses.

The player can also use multiple beds for Fast-Traveling by pressing the use key on a bed (default:E, Y, Triangle, X), or through the radial action menu (default: hold E, Y, Triangle, X). The player can then travel from this bed to any other bed that they have access to. However, using this feature will cause the player to drop all the items they are carrying at the bed that they fast-traveled from, so it is best to store these items beforehand.

A player can lay on their bed by holding the use key (Default: Hold E, Y, Triangle, X) and selecting, "Lay on Bed" from the radial menu, then don't click it but release the use key. If you log out while laying on bed, you'll remain in sleeping pose on the bed, and will stay on the bed even while it moves on a dynamic platform or earthquakes. You can still be damaged and killed when on the bed. However, tribe members cannot hurt you while laying in a bed.


  • Simple Beds can be placed on foundations and ceilings.
  • Simple Beds can be renamed through the radial action menu. This will make it easier to sort through multiple beds when selecting a respawn or fast-travel location.
  •  Bags and Beds can be used interchangeably. You can fast-travel from a bed to a bag, and vice versa.
  • Remember that in Hardcore mode there are no respawns, and you lose your character (and therefore tribe membership) upon death, so the Simple Bed and Sleeping Bags are only used for Fast-Travel.
  • The player-character "Lay on Bed" action is not enabled on Primitive+.
  • The upgraded version of the Simple bed is the  Bunk Bed.
  • Players are able to respawn in a non-placed bed if a tribemate selects the bed.
  • The Simple Bed is treated as a thatch structure and can be damaged by anything except non-explosive ranged attacks.

Painting and Color Regions

X mark.svg

The Simple Bed is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye,  Paintbrush, or  Spray Painter pages.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
178.0 If there are multiple bed points overlapping on the same area on the respawn UI, upon clicking one you will now get a popup list to choose between them more easily.
179.0 Spawn Point UI will no longer improperly list buttons for beds that are on cooldown.
208.0 You can no longer spawn at platform-saddled beds that are "thru"/near enemy structures.
209.0 Respawning at Beds on loaded Raft/Platforms will no longer result in spawning at origin.
253.8 Bed respawn thru walls fix.
253.71 Fixed a platform Bed spawn exploit.
247.2 Fixed issue with platform Beds not allowing spawn.
261.0 Fixed player/bed location not appearing at the correct location on the map.
265.5 Respawn / Fast Travel UI now has a bed search textbox.
273.0 Added the capability to "Lay On" Simple Bed. If you log out while laying on bed, you'll remain in sleeping pose on the bed even when you log-out, and will stay on the bed even while it moves on a dynamic platform.
273.63 Fixed issue in prior build where players could see and fast-travel into other Tribe's beds.
  • Fixed some cases where Beds were causing collision glitches.
  • Can no longer place Beds onto Pillars, was causing issues.