Best single-player settings for Ark Survival Ascended

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Ark Survival Ascended has a variety of settings for you to optimize your experience. For the game’s single-player offerings, the world is fully yours to enjoy, so let’s make sure you’ve got the right settings.

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The best settings for single-player in Ark Survival Ascended

The default settings for Ark Survival Ascended are fine-tuned for servers, where the time ticks even when you’re not playing. For single players, where the time stops when you’re offline, you may find the game more challenging or less accessible.

Many players advise changing the settings in single-player for a more user-friendly experience. A lot of these setting changes focus on increasing certain speeds. Don’t feel like you’re cheating, as the default speed didn’t have single-player games in mind.

Also, know that players have different preferences, so use this as a benchmark for you to go off and perform your own tweaks and changes to make your experience as good as you can.

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Not every setting needs to be tweaked, so I won’t be changing every one.

You can also modify these settings any time you want, so don’t worry about permanent changes. Make sure to experiment with different settings.

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Player

Here are the settings you should modify under the Player tab:

Damage1
Resistance1
Water Drain0.7
Food Drain0.7
Stamina Drain0.7
Health Recovery1
Harvesting Damage2

Creature

Here are the settings you should modify under the Creature tab:

Max Count1
Damage1
Resistance1
Food Drain0.7
Stamina Drain1
Health Recovery1
Harvesting Damage2
Turret Damage1
Disable TamingOff
Disable RidingOff

World

Here are the settings you should modify under the World tab:

XP Multiplier1
Taming Speed Multiplier3
Harvest Yield Multiplier3
Allow Speed LevelingOn
Allow Flyer Speed LevelingOn
Maximum DifficultyOn
Difficulty Level1
PVE ModeOn
Hardcore ModeOff
Allow Unlimited RespecsOn

Note that some players prefer much higher XP multipliers and harvest yields, but I think that makes the game too easy. If you find these settings too arduous, don’t forget that you can increase them at any time.

Game Rules

Here are the settings you should modify under the Game Rules tab:

No Survivor DownloadsOff
No Dino DownloadsOff
No Item DownloadsOff
No Tribute DownloadsOff
Non-Dedicated Tethering Distance1
Enable PVP GammaOn
Show Creative ModeOff
Disable Loot CratesOff
Disable Friendly FireOff
Use Single Player SettingsOn

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