As is the case with any new expansion that comes out for ARK, there is a lot of new content for you to go through. In order to help you with it, the game also has lots of new weapons along with tools and armor for you to use. Our ARK Extinction Weapons and Armor Guide will walk you through all of these new additions into the game.
ARK Extinction Weapons and Armor
Remember that this Extinction Weapons and Armor Guide is a work-in-progress and we will continue to update it as we come across new information. Let’s go ahead and take a look at all of the new weapons and armor that you can use in order to combat other creatures as well as players in Extinction.
The Cryopod is used in order to freeze and store the creatures that you tame. What this does is ensure that you do not fill up tame limit within your tribe and are able to carry the creatures that you have tamed in your inventory.
Although the pods will be degrading as you move along, they will provide you with an extremely easy way to store and carry these creatures along with you as well as trade them without a hassle. Since the creature inside is an item as long as it is trapped, it is possible for anyone to claim it as their own.
Simply use the Cryopod on a tamed creature while standing still. You get a status effect known as Cryo Cooldown for some time, and any creature which is summoned during this has ‘Cryo Sickness’.
If you want to slow down the decay of the Cryopod, you can use the Preserving Bin or the Refrigerator. Only the Cryofridge can permanently restore the decay timer.
In order to be able to spawn in an Empty Cryopod for yourself, you can use the console that is available for you. The command for spawning in the empty cryopod is ‘gfi emptycryopod 1 1 0’.
This is, of course, if you are on single player and want to spawn in the pod for fun.
If you are on another server where you are allowed to use cheats, then all you need to do is to add the word ’cheats’ in front of the command and you will be able to spawn it in.
The Dino Leash works exactly like a Dog Leash in the real world. Apart from the fact that it tames dinosaurs rather than dogs. Simply use the leash to chain your tamed creature to a certain place and then go do whatever you want.
The Item Balloon is used to send items right back to your base. This can be very useful if you have not tamed a Gasbags yet and do not want to lose your items when out in the wild.
One important thing to remember is that other players can shoot down the balloon and then retrieve your items when they fall to the ground.
This tool is very important as it allows you to get the Dermis of any creature which has a harvestable corpse. Remember that you can only collect the Dermis of any creature once and simply hitting a tamed creature will be enough if you want to collect their Dermis.
The Taxidermy Tool is available for you at Level 10 and all you need in order to be able to craft it is Flint, Stone, and Wood.
It is very easy to make the tool since you do not need to go anywhere and can craft it in your inventory. After that, you need to kill an animal so that you can skin it. So go to an animal and start hitting it until it dies.
Once the animal is dead, all you need to do is to whip out your tool and use the left click on the PC to harvest the skin of the animal.
After that, you will be able to use that skin to craft a small Taxidermy base. This is covered in our ARK: Survival Evolved Extinction Structures Guide, so better go ahead and check that out to acquaint yourself with the process of making a base.
This is a robot which can equip weapons to take on other players and deal damage. There are a total of 3 weapons that it can equip as far as we know. They are the M.D.S.M, the M.R.L.M, and the M.S.C.M.
Whenever you use the Unassembled Mek, it deploys a 20px Mek wherever you are standing. This robot can then be used to fend off both players as well as creatures that come near the device.
MOMI is a tool that is used on your Mek. Once you have assembled your Mek, you can use MOMI (which is considered as a part of the armor) to create a Mega Mek.
Remember that you need to combine 4 Meks if you are planning to make a Mega Mek. Remember that the Mega Mek itself is a very situational item which can only really be sued during the King Titan Boss Fight.
If you use the Mega Mek outside of the King Titan boss fight, it will only be usable for a short period of time. Once the time is up, it will self-destruct.
This is another weapon that can be attached to your Meg once you have assembled it. The main use of this weapon is an offensive one.
What the MRLM does is that it allows you to fire a bunch of rockets at enemies. Remember that in order to do this, you need to have Rocket Pod as that is what serves as the ammo for MRLM.
You can use the MRLM for when you know there are tons of enemies coming your way but they are not that strong.
Although the damage dealt by the MRLM is the same regardless of the kind of enemy that it targets, the damage itself is not that much and you may find yourself wanting more, which is why you want to use this at smaller enemies more often than not.
As stated above, the Rocket Pod is a piece of ammunition that is used mainly with the M.R.L.M. this is ammo that can be very useful when used against a lot of enemies since it has a lot of spread firepower.
You can craft it at the Tek Replicator and requires you to have the Fabricator, Refining Forge, Mortar and pestle, and Campfire.
As the name might make it obvious to you, this is another weapon that the Mek can use. This is a powerful weapon that fires a single shot at one target.
That shot is very destructive and can end up dealing huge damage. In order to use the MSCM, you will need to have the Cannon Shell as this is what serves as ammo for the weapon.
This weapon is best used when going up against tough enemies with a lot of health such as a mini-boss. Placing this weapon at the right spot can lead to a wealth of advantages as the damage can be of huge assistance in the fight.
Like the Rocket Pod, the Cannon Shell is used as a piece of armor with the M.S.C.M. This shell has a lot of damage and can be used to often take down enemies on its own.
The best way to use it is on enemies which are very strong so that you are able to deal a lot of damage to them and wear them down for yourself.
It is crafted at the Tek Replicator. In order to be able to craft it, you are going to need a Fabricator, a Refining Forge, Mortar and pestle, and a Campfire.
This is another very useful piece of armor that can be placed on your Mek. The MDSM is a shield which is sort of like a dome and can protect your Mek from a plethora of different attacks.
Think of it like a forcefield which constantly saps its energy when it is used.
The most important thing to remember is that once it is unequipped, it will reduce the durability of your Mek.
If you do have the shield and have the energy required to use it, you cannot go wrong with equipping it and having that extra layer of protection on your Mek.