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Astral ARK & Events

Astral ARK is our custom made events map. It contains everything we need to run events smoothly without impacting players on other maps.

The map below shows the different areas of interest. Click on an area of your choice to get more information about it.

Arena Colosseum The Ruins Storage area Future event Race track


Enter the Arena alongside your creature companion and other players to fight your way through different waves of spawned creatures and monsters. The further you get, the greater the challenge, and greater the reward!

The event is open to all players of any level, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran or if you just joined Astral ARK. All you need to bring is the items you wish to use during the event, and a creature companion or two if you have them.

Interested in taking part? Read more in our Arena page.


The Colosseum is host to a number of different events, the first of which being Mini Dojo but there are more to come. Below are the events currently held:

- Mini Dojo: This a single-elimination tournament for small dinos where the winner of each match-up will play another in the next round, until only the champion is left standing.

Players are welcome to use these premises if they wish to run their own events without admin supervision, but they should do so outside of official event hours.

The Ruins

The Ruins is a team deathmatch style event, where two random teams of players are pitted against each other with the last team standing crowned the winner!

Storage area

This is a dedicated storage area that players can use to store items and dinos they wish to use during events.

It contains fresh water, crafting stations, vaults and cryofridges.

Two transfer terminals are available for players to download their dinos ahead of events.

From the storage area, you can teleport to the Arena viewing platform and to other events in future.

Future event

This area is reserved for a future event.

Race track

Astral Rally is taking place all along the race track. Anyone can participate, there is no need to bring anything.

Each player is provided with a Pachycephalosaurus with max levels available that they can spec how they want. The first player to complete 2 laps of the track is the winner!

More info, rules and prizes on the Astral Rally event page.

Welcome to Astral ARK

Mod ID: 2113917663
Map name: AstralARK
Workshop link: Download

This map was created by Astral Imperium for the Astral ARK cluster out of a need to have a small dedicated area for hosting events that could be run without impacting the rest of the servers. It was designed to have a Jurassic Park feel to it, with the main island being fully enclosed by cliffs and dense forests covering the interior.

Elevated walkways lead players around the map to the various event locations each of which has its own unique theme. There are also a number of trails that weave through the forest leading to various resources and fun areas to explore, players may even encounter some of the local wildlife or even locate some of the missing treasure hidden around the map!

Disclaimer: This map has been created for our ARK community, so all of the design choices and preferences are implemented with our events in mind. We are always happy to hear suggestions, but we will most likely consider more customizability later down the line once we feel the map is at a decent stage of completion for our needs. Flyers are only allowed in storage and staging to help with immersion and to prevent event interference. Wild dinos cannot be tamed.

  • Main island
    • Arena – 95% complete
    • Colosseum – 95% complete
    • The Ruins – 95% complete
    • The Bunker – 90% complete
    • Traders Bay – 95% complete
    • Unnamed event – 0% complete
    • Surrounding area – 90% complete
  • Ocean & islands
    • Small PVE event island – 0% complete
    • Small PVP event island – 0% complete
    • Ocean – 0% complete
  • Other features
    • Small map size for better performance
    • Created to only require the base game and no DLCs (WIP)
    • Includes most base resources in small quantity
    • Points of interest, hidden areas and Treasure chests are scattered around the map

This map is officially hosted as part of the Astral ARK cluster and is where you can take part in each of the events that it has been designed for. You will find all of the information about the Astral ARK cluster here.

If you would like to learn more about the map and the events hosted there, please check out our interactive map.

If you want to follow the development of our map, please join our Discord server and assign yourself the correct role. We will post important updates and changes there primarily aimed at server owners.

– Is the map complete? No, but it is now at a playable level with the current available events. More content is planned.

– Can this be used publicly? Yes, we are happy for it to be used by anyone. The name of the map is AstralARK.

– How can I report a bug? The best way is to post a bug report in our #bug-reports channel on Discord.

RED and ZenRowe for helping us get our first generation of teleporters to their final state and the ARK Modding community for answering all our questions and helping us build our knowledge of the DevKit.