Tek Teleporter

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Tek Teleporter
Tek Teleporter.png

Allows instantaneous traversal between Teleporters! Requires Tek Generator to power, and Element & Tek Engram to use.

Item slots
Decay time
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Unlocked upon defeating
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi TekTeleporter 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_TekTeleporter.PrimalItemStructure_TekTeleporter'" 1 0 0
Unlock Tekgram
cheat unlockengram "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_TekTeleporter.PrimalItemStructure_TekTeleporter'"
Crafting XP
132 XP
Crafting time
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Required stations

The Tek Teleporter is one of the structures in ARK: Survival Evolved that allows the teleportation of survivors and both wild and tamed creatures across the map. Wilds can no longer be teleported on official PVE servers.


The Tek Teleporter allows teleportation of survivors and creatures from one Tek Teleporter to another. There is no cost to operate the teleporter, but it does need to be powered by a  Tek Generator.

Enabling Public Teleportation allows other survivors not from the same tribe, who have unlocked the given engram, to use the teleporter. Though beware, if your own dinosaurs are on a teleporter with public teleportation, they can be teleported away by others, whether or not you own the teleporter. You should place your teleporter where your dinosaurs can get to, but if you plan on having it public, make sure that they are not on the pad unless you're using it.

When you teleport, the available teleporters on the pop-up will be shown as a bed icon. You can also rename your teleporter, which can make it easier to remember which teleporter is in which location. This will ensure that you know which teleporter you want to travel to.


The Teleporter is a very large circular disk, whose leading edge, where the activation post is located, must be placed on a foundation. The rest of the platform area does not require foundations underneath for placement.


  • Place the  Tek Generator first to ensure that your power source is not blocked by Enemy Foundation.
  • The teleporter’s power originates from its terminal, if your tek generator is not within range of the terminal itself the teleporter will remain unpowered.
  • Fill the entire base of the teleporter with foundations to avoid getting tamed creatures stuck underneath it.
  • The structure is approximately 8 tiles in diameter.
  • Prior to patch 260.0, teleportation required expending  Element Shards. The amount used increased with the total weight of creatures and items being teleported.
  • Patch 273.62 introduced the "Enable Public Teleportation" option, which makes it possible for survivors who are not part of your tribe to use your teleporters to and from every teleporter that has this option enabled.
  • You cannot use the teleporter while swimming (characters or creatures). To use the teleporter, it seems you have to step on it. This makes the teleporter useless for underwater creatures, you can only use it when inside a  Vacuum Compartment.
  • Prior to Patch 282.102, the Tek Teleporter cannot be built on Aberration.For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye,  Paintbrush, or  Spray Painter pages.
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Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
256.0 Tek Teleporter is added to the game.
260.0 Removed the Element cost for using the Tek Teleporter.
273.62 Tek Teleporters now have an "Enable Public Teleportation" toggle option, which allows any team to teleport with them. Only "public" Teleporters will see other "public" Teleporters on the minimap.
273.64 Changed Tek Teleporter "public mode" toggle to only be available for Tribe Admins.
  • Fixed an issue where the Tek Teleporter built on pillars/ceilings would push players and creatures beneath it.
  • Fixed a case where teleporting outside of a large base with the TEK Teleporter would show foliage that was harvested.
282.102 Enabled Tek Teleporter on Aberration.
307.2 Fixed instances where the lunar buff would remain after using a Tek Teleporter.
330.8 Tek Teleporter engram is added to the Genesis Part 2 boss fight.
356.11 Fixed a couple issues with tek teleporters not functioning after coming into contact with water.