Tek Shoulder Cannon

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Tek Shoulder Cannon
Tek Shoulder Cannon.png

A shoulder mounted energy weapon with configurable targeting and firing modes. Equipping this requires learning its Tekgram.

Ammo used
Stack size
Unlocked upon defeating
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 497 1 0 0
cheat gfi ShoulderCannon 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Items/Armor/PrimalItemArmor_ShoulderCannon.PrimalItemArmor_ShoulderCannon'" 1 0 0
Unlock Tekgram
cheat unlockengram "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Items/Armor/PrimalItemArmor_ShoulderCannon.PrimalItemArmor_ShoulderCannon'"
Crafting XP
200 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
Required stations

The Tek Shoulder Cannon is a Weapon introduced in Genesis: Part 1 and also available on Genesis: Part 2. It can be equipped as a shield and powered by  Element. It is unlocked by completing the Corrupted Master Controller (Beta and above). The Tek Shoulder Cannon will protect the survivor from threats with almost pinpoint accuracy.

Similarly to a turret, the Tek Shoulder Cannon can be set up to automatically fire at its intended target.

Hold R to activate Tek Shoulder Cannon Menu wheel.


The Tek Shoulder Cannon can be configured, and that configuration will stay even after unequipping. All of these firing modes have trade-offs.

  • Standard: Standard fire has a wide target scan with a medium range shot, less likely to hit target at longer range. Reloads after every shot.
  • Rapid: Rapid fire has a massive target scan with with low range shots. Shoots multiple projectiles at a rapid pace, but will overheat quickly.
  • Overcharge: Overcharge fire has a narrow target scan with a very long range shot. Has the fastest projectile shot like the  Tek Railgun, but has a very long reload.


Besides from crafting, Tek Shoulder Cannon can be also obtained from the following sources:

Sources of  Tek Shoulder Cannon
This table is still incomplete as data is being gathered.
Source Chance Expected

 Ferox Cull (Alpha) (Genesis: Part 2) 0.19% 527
 Shadowmane Prowl (Alpha) (Genesis: Part 2) 0.19% 527
 Velonasaur Stalk (Alpha) (Genesis: Part 2) 0.19% 527




Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
306.41 Tek Shoulder Cannon is added to the game.
312.35 Fixed an exploit related to Shoulder Cannon.
315.2 Added colorisation options for Shoulder Cannon.
324.16 Fixed a bug where the Shoulder Cannon was targeting allied creatures on PVE.
329.21 Fixed a bug which prevented the  TEK Gloves from working if Tek Shoulder Cannon was equipped.
333.4 Fixed a bug which made players unable to use the  TEK Sword charge ability when the Shoulder Cannon was equipped.
343.7 Tek Shoulder Cannon will now turn back on after dismounting an Exosuit.