Zip-Line Anchor

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Zip-Line Anchor
Zip-Line Anchor.png

Apply onto a Crossbow to fire Zip-Line anchor points. Use two anchor points to complete a Zip-Line, which you can then grab onto

Ammo for
Stack size
Single use
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi ZipLine 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Aberration/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItemAmmo_Zipline.PrimalItemAmmo_Zipline'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
8 EP
Crafting XP
0.2 XP
Crafting time
Required stations
Resources breakdown [Expand]
2 × Stone Arrow
4 × Thatch
4 × Fiber
2 × Flint
100 × Fiber
Total Base Ingredients

The Zip-Line Anchor is a mobility tool introduced in Aberration and also available on Valguero, Crystal Isles, Genesis: Part 2, Lost Island and Fjordur.


To create a Zip-Line, load an Anchor into a  Crossbow and fire at any surface within a reasonable distance. Immediately afterwards, fire another Anchor at a spot above or below the first Anchor to create the Zip-Line between the two anchors.

When firing the second Anchor, a dot indicates where the zip-line can be created. If the dot is green, a zip-line can be created between the first anchor and the target point, if the dot is red, the zip-line can't be created between these points.

Anchor points can be placed under water but the line cannot be mounted under water. You can use a zipline that has one anchor under water but you are detached from the line upon entering the water, even if using the  Zip-Line Motor Attachment.


To descend a zip-line, press E, Y, Triangle, X while standing at the top of the zip-line. To ascend a zip-line, you need to use a  Zip-Line Motor Attachment.

Your view is fixed in the forward direction and you cannot use weapons while using a zip-line unless you are using the Zip-Line Motor Attachment.

You can jump while on the zip-line to detach and boost yourself upwards. This means that the end of your zip-line can be at the top of the side of a cliff or structure and you can get on top of the cliff or structure.

Creatures on Zip-Lines

 Ravager can climb on zip-lines, unless the zip-line is too steep (both upwards and downwards). Similarly,  Gigantopithecus can climb on zip-lines, but cannot jump towards other nearby zip-lines; it has to be at land to jump onto any climbable zip-lines.



Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
275.0 Zip-Line Anchor is added to the game.
275.43 Fixed Zipline crash.
275.44 Fixed a case where the Cavewolf would get stuck on ziplines.
  • Fixed Ravager getting stuck when dismounting/remounting on zipline.
  • Fixed issue with cavewolf being offset above zipline when reconnecting to server.
  • Fixed an issue with Ravagers becoming stuck when dismounted on ziplines.
  • Fixed an issue where upon relogging Ravagers would stand on ziplines incorrectly.
275.53 Fixed Zipline collision issue.
276.5 Fixed Zipline-Crossbow shot not working properly on dedicated servers.
  • Fixed a bug which allowed players to gain a lot of height when using the zipline.
  • Fixed an issue where some zip line anchors were outside of replication range, preventing them from being used.
289.100 Mesh Memory Optimizations for Zipline Harness.
298.41 Fixed an exploit with ziplines.
310.27 Fixed an exploit with turrets and ziplines.
322.15 Ziplines will now check to see whether a character can actually fit into a space before allowing them to attach to the zipline.