Ark: Survival Evolved: How to Protect Your Base Against Raiding

By   /   Jun 11, 2015

When you start the game, you begin with a lioncloth and your will to survive. A little down the road, you will build your first base only to find out it being raided after a short while. It does not take a genius to protect your base and yourself from being raided.

For more information on Ark: Survival Evolved, make sure to read our Farming Guide, Base Building Guide and Caves Locations Guide.

How to Protect Your Base Against Raiding

The guide basically provides an overview of everything you can do to protect yourself from those unfriendly raiders roaming the world of Ark: Survival Evolved:

Location of your Base
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that you can die rather easily in the game. And most of the players in the game make it even easier for other players to find them and kill them. This is the very first lesson which you must learn.

You need to put in some effort to hide your base and yourself. I find that most players set up their base near the ocean to remain well fed and hydrated, but it doesn’t end well in the long run.

Therefore, it is very crucial that you hide your base amidst large trees and rocks and, most importantly, in a place where there aren’t many people already.

There are no good neighbors in Ark: Survival Evolved and even if there are, they may not remain good later down the road. So don’t build your base around the beach and keep it well hidden.

Defend your Base and Fight for it
It is normal to begin with a Thatch Base, but is near madness to stick with it for a long time. Stick to a Thatch Base for long than a couple of days and you’ll find burned to the ground and a hole in yourself.

As soon as are capable, make sure to upgrade to Wooden Base, which can be demolished with Basic Stone Tools, but it will suffice until you get Metal Tools at Level 25.

Do note that most raiders are simply solo players looking for some plunder and your Thatch Bases are their heaven. Don’t feed them! Lastly, tame some dinosaurs to help you protect your base and be prepared for a fight.

Get Creative with your Bases
First and foremost thing that you need to understand is that you’re not playing to impress. Pretty bases will not get your anywhere!

Your base needs not have any Thatch, otherwise people will take no time into breaking and killing you. In addition to this, do note that Outposts are your friends.

Get Social!
I can’t stress on the importance of joining a Tribe in this game. Joining in a Tribe not only provides you with bonus XP, but you also become a hard target. In addition to this, you will also get a lot of help from your Tribe Members.

In Ark: Survival Evolved, more people mean more security. Raiders tend to loot and kill solo players for the risk of attacking a Tribe is too high. So this is a good time to find yourself some friendlies and join their Tribe.

Lastly, do remember not to trust anyone, keep your distance from unfriendlies, and always have a spare spear with you!

This is pretty much everything we have on how not to get raided in Ark: Survival Evolved! If there is something else you would like to know, make sure to let us know in the comments section below.

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