Tek Helmet

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This Item is part of the Tek Armor set.

Tek Helmet
TEK Helmet.png

Never get lost again with the Tek Helmets night vision. Also provides a targeting mode that reveals other characters' positions, and infinite oxygen while underwater. Equipping requires learning this Tekgram.

Armor rating
Cold protection
Heat protection
Unlocked upon defeating
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi TekHelmet 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Tek/PrimalItemArmor_TekHelmet.PrimalItemArmor_TekHelmet'" 1 0 0
Unlock Tekgram
cheat unlockengram "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/TEK/PrimalItemArmor_TekHelmet.PrimalItemArmor_TekHelmet'"
Crafting XP
3.2 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
Required stations

The Tek Helmet is a head-slot armor piece from the Tek Armor set.


The Tek Helmet has different modes that can be switched by long pressing R, the three different modes below are cycled through.

Pulse Mode highlights creatures and other survivors around the wearer in a specific color to show the relationship to the wearer. Tribe members and creatures are highlighted in a green color, neutral players and creatures in white and enemies in a red color. The color of the outline also changes based on the current health of the creature/player, growing darker the more injured the target is. The helmet can scan through walls in a small radius around the wearer.

Night Vision Mode enables the wearer to see in the dark. Unlike the  Night Vision Goggles, the display does not turn white when using night vision during daytime.

A powered full set of Tek armor gives you extremely clear vision underwater in first person


  • Equipping the helmet adds a minor overlay
  • Spawning into your game may crash because of this helmet
  • Wild Equus Unicorns show up with a yellow outline, instead of green, when using pulse mode.
  • The "overseer language" found in Sanctuary on Extinction becomes readable when wearing the tek helmet.
  • The Tek Helmet does not work as a Gas Mask in the Island's Swamp Cave and Valguero's The Lair.
  • On PS the function wheel is accessed by holding reload (Square by default) for several seconds.


The Engram is unlocked by defeating Alpha Broodmother Lysrix, Beta Rockwell, Alpha Moeder or Ice Titan and must be unlocked in order to equip this item.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
254.0 Tek Helmet is added to the game.
312.65 TEK Helm will now provide players with the Gas Mask bonus, protecting them from the Poison Wyvern and Basilisk spit.
324.16 Reworked TEK Helmet to function like the shoulder cannon so that tapping E no longer cycles visors instead holding E will bring up a pinwheel which players can use to toggle or cycle the visor.
329.5 TEK Helmet multiuse wheel has been moved on keyboard to R.
346.11 The Tek Helmet multi-use wheel is now accessible while mounted.