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DLC for ARK with a new map and a new creature

Content Type
Release Dates
Jun 18, 2019
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Jul 19, 2019
Jul 19, 2019
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Jun 11, 2020

Valguero is a free, official, non-canonical DLC expansion map for ARK: Survival Evolved.


Survivors, come explore a vast and diverse 63 km2 map with a multitude of new terrains to build on! Observe familiar ARK creatures in a vast environment and meet Deinonychus, the newest ARK feathered theropod found only in Valguero.

Explore new heights and hidden depths; whether it's creating your foundations in the White Cliffs or discovering the secrets of the pit of Aberration, Valguero offers a new experience of the ARK universe. With new biomes, a formidable dungeon boss and mysterious ruins to discover, there is always something exciting - and dangerous - in Valguero. Among its more than 60 square kilometers, you'll find everything from lush jungles to environmental hazards, from snowfields to lava flows, to savannas and hot springs.

Enter a brand new ARK experience where ARK's classic gameplay merges with a new adventure - Valguero!

The Grand Map

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Regions of Valguero

New Creatures

Valguero features a new creature, the  Deinonychus. The deinonychus lays its nests throughout the map and stealing one of these  Eggs is the only way to tame a Deinonychus aside from breeding one. They are very strong and hard to kill in packs.

There are also two variations of the  Rock Elemental, the  Chalk Golem (in The White Cliffs) and the  Ice Golem (in the snow desert). These two variants are identical to the Rock Elemental in every way except for their appearance.

Unique Environmental Features


  • Beaver Lake (Valguero).jpg
    Beaver Lake
  • Boreal Forest (Valguero).jpg
    Boreal Forest
  • Skeleton Gorge (Valguero).jpg
    Skeleton Gorge
  • The Dam (Boreal Forest) (Valguero).jpg
    The Dam
  • The Farm (Valguero).jpg
    The Farm
  • The Outpost (Valguero).jpg
    The Outpost
  • The Valley (Valguero).jpg
    The Valley
  • Weather Top (Valguero).jpg
    Weather Top

  • Green Canyon (Valguero).jpg
    Green Canyon
  • Hidden Lake (Valguero).jpg
    Hidden Lake
  • Jungle (Valguero).jpg
  • Jungle Cliff Ridge (Valguero).jpg
    Jungle Cliff Ridge
  • The Lost Temple (Valguero).jpg
    The Lost Temple
  • Urwald Swamp (Valguero).jpg
    Urwald Swamp

  • Highmountain (Valguero).jpg
  • The Dam (Redwoods) (Valguero).jpg
    The Dam
  • The Falls (Valguero).jpg
    The Falls
  • The Island (Valguero).jpg
    The Island
  • The Lair (Valguero).jpg
    The Lair
  • The Moore (Valguero).jpg
    The Moore
  • The Redwoods (Valguero).jpg
    The Redwoods
  • The Stronghold (Valguero).jpg
    The Stronghold
  • The Twin Peaks (Valguero).jpg
    The Twin Peaks

  • Felsblock Pass (Valguero).jpg
    Felsblock Pass
  • Felsblock Plateau (Valguero).jpg
    Felsblock Plateau
  • Glacier Narrows (Valguero).jpg
    Glacier Narrows
  • Glacier Throughway (Valguero).jpg
    Glacier Throughway
  • Grand Glacier (Valguero).jpg
    Grand Glacier
  • Icewall Plateau (Valguero).jpg
    Icewall Plateau
  • Schwarzwald (Valguero).jpg
  • Snow Desert (Valguero).jpg
    Snow Desert
  • Snow Mountains (Valguero).jpg
    Snow Mountains
  • Valguero 7.jpg
    The Great Trench

  • Beaver Moore (Valguero).jpg
    Beaver Moore
  • Bergfestung (Valguero).jpg
  • Claw Valley (Valguero).jpg
    Claw Valley
  • Tundra (Valguero).jpg
  • Tundra Crossing (Valguero).jpg
    Tundra Crossing

  • Forgotten City (Valguero).jpg
    Forgotten City
  • The Maul (Valguero).jpg
    The Maul
  • The Paradise (Valguero).jpg
    The Paradise
  • The Pillar (Valguero).jpg
    The Pillar
  • The Skyguard (Valguero).jpg
    The Skyguard
  • The White Cliffs (Valguero).jpg
    The White Cliffs

  • Forsaken Oasis (Valguero).jpg
    Forsaken Oasis
  • The Abyss (Valguero).jpg
    The Abyss
  • The Emerald Forest (Valguero).jpg
    The Emerald Forest
  • The Lake (Valguero).jpg
    The Lake
  • The Unknown (Valguero).jpg
    The Unknown

Approximate Spawn Locations

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Spawn Locations

Small Islands
Beach Zone 1
Beach Zone 2
Beach Zone 3
Boreal Forest Zone 1
Boreal Forest Zone 2
Boreal Forest Zone 3
Chalk Hills Zone 1
Chalk Hills Zone 2
Chalk Hills Zone 3
Jungle Zone 1
Jungle Zone 2
Jungle Zone 3
Redwood Zone 1
Redwood Zone 2
Redwood Zone 3
Tundra Zone 1
Tundra Zone 2
Tundra Zone 3
Snow Zone 1
Snow Zone 2
Snow Zone 3

Data Maps

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    Strategic Resources
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    Exploring the map
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    Creature Spawns


Unique Creatures

Other Spawns

Aberrant Creatures

Event Creatures


All items from the base game, and most items from Scorched Earth and Aberration (not all Tekgrams) are unlockable on Valguero.





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  • Artifact of the Crag.png
  • Artifact of the Cunning.png
  • Artifact of the Destroyer.png
  • Artifact of the Devourer.png
  • Artifact of the Gatekeeper.png
  • Artifact of the Immune.png
  • Artifact of the Pack.png
  • Artifact of the Skylord.png
  • Artifact of the Strong.png



  • The original map was intended to contain a  Rock Drake nest in the depth of the Aberration Biome. The rock drakes were however removed in the free DLC as mentioned in an official livestream with the developers.
  • Beached icthyosauruses are harvestable for  Organic Polymer and  Hide, as well as dead carboneyms for  Spoiled Meat, hide, and  Keratin, similar to how beached basilosauruses on Ragnarok are harvestable for  Oil.
  • Valguero is the first official free DLC to have Aberration content on it without the need to purchase the DLC. However it doesn't include a bio-luminescent region within the Aberration Trench. Also, the entire Aberration area is considered a cave and therefore, flyers cannot be ridden inside and managarmr's cannot use their dive ability.
  • Valguero has a Wyvern Trench, like that of Scorched Earth and Ragnarok. However, only 2 types of wyvern exist in this trench, that being the fire wyvern and the ice wyverns. The ice wyverns live above ground, while the fire wyverns live in the underground section of the trench.
  • Although  Griffins were shown in the trailer for Valguero, they do not spawn on the map.
  • Valguero is unique in having all the ocean creatures but no ocean surrounding the map. Instead, a large lake is present. Valguero is also the first map to have an underground ocean, known as The Abyss, in addition to its lake, where the ceiling is rock, you can't swim to the surface for  Oxygen, and dangerous creatures like tusoteuthises spawn.
  • Valguero is the first expansion map with a roaming boss, the Broodmother.
  • Valguero is the only expansion map to not have the Artifact of the Devious.

Original Creator Team

  • ButtMan - Map Owner, WM Landscape, Level design, Blueprinting, Optimisations, Bugfixes
  • Nekatus - Level design, Optimisations, Bugfixes, Community Management
  • Trappel22 - Level design for the Aberration part
  • Evolanca - Hosting Test servers, Original Website Portfolio, Texturing, Minimap


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
297.14 Valguero Expansion Release
297.35 Multiple map fixes on Valguero and small fixes on other maps
297.64 Several Valguero map exploits and fixes
298.37 Minor map fixes for valguero
300.1 Fixed overspawn on Valguero and Ragnarok
304.4481 Fixed several anti-mesh false-positives on Extinction and Valguero
309.53 Fixed a bug that allowed building within the boss arena on Valguero
310.41 Valguero Ice wyvern class switched to Ragnarok Ice Wyvern
310.47 Retroactive fix for Valguero Ice Wyverns which were stuck as "Raptors" in cryopods. (Note: you'll still see the raptor icon until you deploy the cryopod)
312.65 Valguero Boss Fight timer has increased from 20 minutes to 30 minutes.


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