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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 Traders Bay The Bunker The Dome Colosseum The Ruins Forgotten Kingdom Crystal Falls Misty Cove


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.

Dossier clue: Impressive statue

Traders Bay

Traders Bay is the community market where all the available auctioneers can be used to list dinos, items or fertilized eggs for sale, or to buy from other players. Mailboxes are available to claim and retrieve your auctions.

Trading between players from different game modes has to be done via the Auction House. Any other method is against the rules.

Traders Bay contains transfer terminals.

Dossier clue: So much storage!

The Bunker

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

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 Traders Bay but also to the other event areas: The Dome, The Ruins and Colosseum.

Dossier clue: To the depths

The Dome

The Dome is host to an automated PVP event where bases are spawned on a predetermined schedule. Players can come to raid the base either alone or with groups. The bases vary in size/difficulty and contain gold coins in containers around the bases.

Bases spawn at the following times and last for 2 hour 45 minutes: 01:00, 04:00, 07:00, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 19:00, 22:00 (UK times).

Players have the full 2 hour 45 minutes to destroy the base and collect the loot in containers, after which the area is cleared fully until a new base spawns.

Dossier clue: Don't get killed!


The Colosseum is host to an automated PVE event where a boss and its minions are spawned on a predetermined schedule. Players can come to defeat the boss either alone or in groups. The bosses vary in difficulty and will award gold coins on completion.

Bosses spawn at the following times and last for 1 hour 45 minutes: 01:30, 03:30, 05:30, 07:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30, 21:30, 23:30 (UK times).

Players have the full 1 hour 45 minutes to defeat the boss, after which the area is cleared fully until a new boss spawns. NB: Restarts automatically despawn the boss and cancel the event, please take this into account.

Players need to be inside the fighting area when the boss is defeated to receive coins.

Dossier clue: Get a better view

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!

Dossier clue: Time for a swim

Forgotten Kingdom

Not much is known about this area or what it contains, the only path is a solitary zipline leading down from Crystal Falls.

Dossier clue: Look up

Crystal Falls

Beautiful clear water, amazing views and ziplines across the island. What's not to love!

Dossier clue: Beware of the fish

Misty Cove

Misty cove is the gateway to Astral ARK and is the recommended starting point for all new survivors!

Dossier clue: Cherry blossoms

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 dino dossiers 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 the bunker and staging to help with immersion and to prevent event interference. Wild dinos cannot be tamed.

  • Main island
    • Arena – Released
    • Colosseum – Released
    • The Ruins – Released
    • The Bunker – Released
    • Traders Bay – Released
    • The Dome – Released
    • Surrounding area – Released
  • Other features
    • Small map size for better performance
    • Created to only require the base game and no DLCs
    • Includes most base resources in small quantity
    • Points of interest, hidden areas and dossier 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.

– I’m having trouble placing doors in the door frames on the map. To place a door in these frames, you must use “cheat givetome” on the frame, then you will be able to place the doors. This is the same for any other in-game structure that comes with the map, they need to be claimed if you wish to use them.

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. Evolanca for the amazing Sakura tree at the entrance.