How to fix Genesis 1 Explorer Notes

A lot of survivors struggle with unlocking all Explorer Notes to get the eytra 10 levels, especially those on Genesis: Part 1 are bugged pretty often. WildCard already released a fix for that but it did not work... or did it?!


v678.51 - 09/17/2021

  • Fixed a bug where Explorer Notes would not unlock properly on Genesis Part 1 and Genesis Part 2. Any missing Genesis Part 2 note can be re-collected, and Genesis Part 1 notes should be fixed retroactively however may require you to respawn on Genesis Part 1.

We recently discovered there is a fix for the missing Explorer Notes with the following steps:

  1. Log out on Genesis 1
  2. Close ARK
  3. Go to your local directory with your player profile (\Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\LocalProfiles\)
  4. Rename PlayerLocalData.arkprofile to something different to make a backup
  5. Start ARK
  6. Join Genesis 1
  7. You will notice you gained the XP buff from Explorer Notes. If you check the Explorer Notes UI in your inventory all Explorer Notes will be locked except those you have been missing.
  8. Log out again
  9. Close Ark again
  10. Go to your local directory with your player profile (\Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\LocalProfiles\) again
  11. Delete the new PlayerLocalData.arkprofile
  12. Rename your backup to PlayerLocalData.arkprofile
  13. Start Ark
  14. Join Genesis 1
  15. All Explorer notes will be unlocked!