​How do i join the server? / I can't see the server!

  • How do i join the server? / I can't see the server!

    0a. Make sure that you have the map installed, and subscribe to all the mods the server is using.

    PvE mods

    PvP mods

    0b. Make sure that the server that you are attempting to join is currently online. Best way is to have a look at Battlemetrics:

    PvE - The Island

    PvE - The Center

    PvE - Aberration

    PvE - Ragnarok

    PvE - Extinction

    PvP - The Island

    PvP - The Center

    PvP - Aberration

    PvP - Ragnarok

    PvP -Extinction

    The servers are restarting everyday around noon (Central European time) and in case of updates;

    sometimes they might need to be manually restarted by the server owners.

    You can join via one of these links:

    (will timeout if you don't have all mods installed, then just try again when downloading is finished - check bottom right corner of the game window)

    PvE - The Island - connect

    PvE - The Center - connect

    PvE - Ragnarok - connect

    PvE - Aberration - connect

    PvE - Extinction - connect

    PvP - The Island - connect

    PvP - The Center - connect

    PvP - Ragnarok - connect

    PvP - Aberration - connect

    PvP - Extinction - connect

    Checked, I have the map and all mods installed, and the server is online, but still can't find/ join it!

    1. Add the server IP to your favorites: >> [ENG] How To Add a ARK Server to your Favorites

    Make sure you didn't paste a space into the address bar.

    PvE IPs:

    The Island -

    The Center -

    Ragnarok -

    Aberration -

    Extinction -

    PvP IPs:

    Island -

    Center -

    Extinction -

    Ragnarok -

    Aberration -

    Important: Use only the IP address found on the GD website or our discord, not the one from ark-servers.net!

    Make sure the address has the right port (so not "55555", "88888" etc!).

    It says "server not responding"!

    2. Ignore it. Launch ARK, filter servers by favorites (left bottom corner), it should appear on the list.

    It didnt't work. I don't see the server on the list.

    3. Restart the game and steam.

    Still nothing!

    4. Return to Steam server list, remove the IP and add it again. Return to step 2.

    Still nothing!

    5. Clean the filters on the top of the ingame server browser (map, pvp/pve etc.).

    Make sure that "Show password protected" is off (bottom left corner). Refresh.

    Still nothing!

    6. Check if you can see this map on other servers (you can try the opposite cluster for example).

    Still nothing!

    7. Join a different map (like Center, Island, Ragnarok), go to an obelisk or a beacon and travel to another server.

    If you are able to join this way, it will be added to your favorites automatically.

    Still nothing!

    8. Verify your game files. You might need to reinstall the map.

    Still nothing!

    9. Open a >> support ticket.

    These steps solved all connection issues reported recently.

    Make sure you follow all of them as long as your problem is solved.

    The server admins will do all they can to help you, but they do it in their free time, and they have a lot of work

    - so please respect them and submit a support ticket only if you went trough all the steps and they didn't help.

    If you want to discuss your issue with the community, feel free to join our discord: https://discord.gg/9SF2s9T

    Edited 6 times, last by Kat ().