ARK Survival Evolved: Scorched Earth beginner’s guide / tips

In the new expansion Scorched Earth for ARK Survival Evolved, you travel around a desert with high temperatures to find water and avoid being eaten by deadly creatures. In this guide to ARK: Survival Evolved Scorched Earth, we will give you some useful tips to survive in the desert.

First of all before you send your character to the desert, you should note some: activate "Show Map Player Location". So you better see where your home is. If you want to level up faster then you can set up the XP multiplier and harvest amount. So you get more resources and above all experience points for all your actions. Here you also adjust how quickly the night and the day shall pass. The value Difficulty Level represents your difficulty. Thus, the Dino-level can be reduced. If you set the value to 1.0, they have a maximum of Level 150.

- The time of day plays a major role. Spawn in the night can be dangerous because you cannot recognize your opponent quickly, so we recommend the morning.

- Altogether there are 12 spawn points, from which you can choose. Behind you can see the difficulty of their destination. South 1, South 3, Midlands 3 and Midlands 4 are suitable for beginners.

Tips for surviving during sandstorms and extreme heat

The most important element in the desert is water. Heat waves and dust storms will dehydrate you. The latter in particular are electro statically charged and can cause you significant harm. Your Stamina decreases much faster and you can hardly see anything on the map as soon as you get into a sandstorm. However, shortly before this begins, you will receive a message from the game and the sandstorm starts within one minute. Also Tame a Jerboa before a storm begins.

Once you are spawned, you should check the time of day first. Is it lunch, the temperature probably kill you quickly. Don’t rein over the map, but first look carefully the water. The following sources could help you:

- Jug bugs: These are bugs that store water in their bodies. Go gently up to them and press the button indicated to drink the water. Then the beetles must once again seek water to replenish their stock.

- Morellatops: This large dinosaur can carry 750 units of water. This makes it ideally suited as a mobile water station.

- Cactus: Cactus also give you water.

- Watercourses / Water Veins: You can recognize them on the stones on the ground, which are arranged in a circle. These can also be used to counteract the dehydrogenation.

- Fountain / Water Wells: They placed on watercourses in order to save water. However, you must reach at least level 15 in order to produce the well. You will also need, inter alia, cement paste for crafting.

- Oases: One of the biomes is an oasis. Here you can find small lakes, from which you can get water.

More tips for survival on Scorched Earth

- Respect your status symbols. At night you will face enormous cold. If your character is about to freeze, then he needs significantly more food in order to escape.

- The extreme heat during the day reduces your hydrogenation faster and lets your endurance fall. If there is a heat wave and the character is on the verge of an internal, you should either need water or look for a shady place to rest.

- Is there a sandstorm or a heat wave, then you need even more water, your life energy and stamina fall.

- Berries can also save lives in some situations. Beware Stim Berries! That deprive the water. Narcoberries not give you water.

- Investments are necessarily in attributes such as resistance (Fortitude). So you increase your resistance to weather conditions such as heat and cold. Thus addition also increases the torpor value.

- If you want to move in sandstorms, then you need some Desert outfits. For example, the desert goggles and hat.

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