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Cruise around in this jaunty Element-powered ride. Supports a driver and one passenger, both of whom are able to wield weapons!

Stack size
Unlocked upon defeating
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi VHBuggy 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Vehicles/VH_Buggy/Blueprint/PrimalItemVHBuggy.PrimalItemVHBuggy'" 1 0 0
Crafting XP
4 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
Required stations

The Tek ATV, formerly known as Dune Buggy, is a driveable modern vehicle with storage.

It is a functional vehicle with seats for a driver and a passenger, both of which can use weapons. While driving, there are 3 views available: Inside car (turning with keyboard) / outside car (turning with keyboard) / outside car (turning with mouse).

The Tek ATV Tekgram is the reward for defeating the Overseer on Alpha Difficulty. As the Tekgram for the vehicle exists, it can be added manually to a server and is also rewarded after an alpha ascension in single player.


  • The Tek ATV interacts strangely with foundations; it constantly attempts to slide off, usually making lots of noise in the process.
  • The wheels on the Tek ATV do not spin, it is unknown if it is a bug or if there even is an animation for it.
  • The Tek ATV is buggy and can sometimes lead to spontaneous game crashes, especially on console.
  • A yellow variant of the former Dune Buggy can be seen in ARK Park.
  • The Tek ATV can be put into a  Cryopod, but will have a  Raptor icon rather than an icon related to the ATV.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
207.0 Dune Buggy is added to the game.
208.0 Buggies no longer show "Feeding Trough" icon.
209.0 Dune Buggy is removed from the game.
258.0 Re-added the ATV vehicle as work-in-progress "easter egg" for singleplayer and custom servers.
258.4 Fixed ATV wheel physics from "flipping" out randomly, drives pretty nice now.
258.44 Further improved ATV handling.
258.61 Added Tek ATV visuals, and added rideable Passenger Seat to Tek ATV.
  • Fixed ATV from repeatedly honking when leaving and entering render distance.
  • ATV engram is available in singleplayer after reaching max ascension.
259.1 Fixed the ATV Engram being visible and craftable on Dedicated Servers.
  • Fixed ATV not saving.
  • ATV: RB should toggle first person as when riding a dino, RT should honk horn.