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A large metal vault to securely store goods in.

Item slots
0.75L × 0.75W × 1.65H
Decay time
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 302 1 0 0
cheat gfi storagebox_huge 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_StorageBox_Huge.PrimalItemStructure_StorageBox_Huge'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
30 EP
Crafting XP
328 XP
Required stations


The Vault is a large, very durable container. It is capable of holding 350 stacks worth of items. If placed in a room, the room needs to be at least 2 walls high, 1 foundation wide and 1 foundation long.


A Vault has 50000 hitpoints. To destroy it you would need:

Explosive Damage-List: List of explosive damage versus various materials as of Patch 257:

Weapon/Structure Thatch Wood Stone Metal Tek
 C4 Charge * 11813 * 3544 788
 Grenade 788 788 1838 237 53
 Improvised Explosive Device (pair) * 7875 ** ** **
 Rocket Propelled Grenade * 7350 * 2205 596
 Tek Rifle 1260 536 294 29 185
 Tek Grenade 2625 1115 612 59 385
 Cannon * * 3446 355 40

* The damage is greater than the health-points of structures of that material
** IEDs are currently just about impossible to place on stone, metal, or Tek structures.


  • Unlike smaller storage boxes, a Vault will not be destroyed if the ceiling it sits upon is destroyed. For example, when seated upon the second floor of a building, the vault will fall to the lower floor, if the ceiling is destroyed from underneath it.
  • Based on player experiment, the vault survives the fall only if it is less than ~27 wall's height. Falling from higher altitude results the disappearance of the vault (no lootbag).
  • Vaults can no longer be placed on rafts or platform saddles. Trying to drop a vault (which has being built on a regular ceiling) onto a raft or motor boat, results in the destruction of the vault.
  • Occasionally vaults (and various other crafting stations and storage structures) on Official servers will - seemingly at random - lose their Locked status after server patches. It is recommended to pin-lock vaults and keep valuable items behind walled rooms. Always check your valuable item vaults and crafting stations after each patch to ensure they are properly secured.
  • Vaults are treated as a metal structure

Painting and Color Regions

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye,  Paintbrush, or  Spray Painter pages.

Vault PaintRegion1.jpg

Region 1:
Front Face

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Object.

Vault PaintRegion3.jpg

Region 3:
Side Insets

Vault PaintRegion4.jpg

Region 4:

X mark.svg

Region 5 is not used
for this Object.

Vault PaintRegion6.jpg

Region 6:
Main Frame


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
177.0 Vault is added to the game.
  • Steel Vault now has 50% more storage slots.
  • Vault now will drop rather than be destroyed if its floor is destroyed
185.2 Server-side vaults that are lowered due to destroyed foundations now retain their pin-code/lock settings.
188.1 Vaults once again properly drop if the floor underneath them is destroyed.
203.1 Falling vaults don't float on wires anymore and they can fall multiple times now.
241.3 Fixed case where you could improperly use Vault drops.
242.6 Allowed Vaults to be built on Rafts, specifically.
243.0 Vaults can no longer be dropped onto saddle platforms.
250.2 Changed Vault to have only 1 stack, and retroactively applied this to help deal with an exploit.
256.0 Reduced Vault Size.
279.275 Increased Vault Storage slots from 150 to 350.
  • Removed bug that caused vaults to float when a bridge was disabled.
  • Vaults no longer block bridges.
  • Fixed server crash related to Vaults.
  • Vaults will no longer stack in place when they fall.
294.115 Fixed server crash related to Vaults.
Size comparison; left: pre-v256 with a 3-high wall, right: since v256 with a 2-high wall.