How to Join Your ARK: Survival Evolved Server


ARK: Survival Evolved is a beautiful and dangerous journey exploring the deepest depths of caves, to conquering powerful creatures that get in your path, ensuring an amazing experience for all. This experience can be further enhanced by adventuring with fellow ARK players and friends leading to a desire to join ARK:SE servers rather than playing in singleplayer.

Whether you are joining an existing server or connecting to your own, ARK features several ways to join allowing you to start your adventure with ease. This guide will explore the different methods of joining your ARK: SE server with Steam, Epic Games, or both to ensure you can get started on your dino adventure!

How to Find your ARK: Survival Evolved Server IP Address

  1. Proceed to your Nitrado ARK server panel.
  2. On the left side of your panel, locate the IP address here.
  3. ARK server IP address

  4. We will use that server IP address to connect to your server.

How to Join your ARK:SE Server through the Steam Favorites List

  1. Open the Steam launcher on your PC.
  2. At the top navigation for Steam, click "View" and select "Servers".
  3. view Steam servers

    A new "Servers" window will open.

  4. At the top of this window, click the "Favorites" tab.
  5. Within the "Favorites" tab near the bottom, select "ADD A SERVER".
  6. add a server to steam

    A new "Add Server - Servers" window will appear.

  7. Add your server's IP and then the query port as shown below.
  8. enter IP address into steam

  9. Click "ADD THIS ADDRESS TO FAVORITES" to add the ARK server to your Steam favorites list.
  10. The server will then appear, verifying you have added the server to your favorites list correctly.
  11. steam server favorites

  12. Select that server in the Favorites list and click the “Connect” button to connect to that server.
    • If you have set a password for your server, a new window will appear requesting the server password. Enter that password to continue joining the ARK server.

How to Join your ARK:SE Server through EpicGames Launcher

EpicGames launcher currently does not support a way to join servers directly through IP address, however, there is a way to join once inside of ARK!

  1. Open the EpicGames launcher.
  2. Start the ARK: Survival Evolved Game on the launcher.
  3. Join a single-player game in ARK.
  4. Once in-game, press "Tab" to open the ARK game console.
  5. In the console, type the command "open SERVERIP:PORT".
  6. Press the "Enter" key and you will now start connecting to your server!

How to Join your ARK: Survival Evolved Server directly in ARK

  1. Open Steam and click on the "Library" tab.
  2. Locate the ARK: Survival Evolved game and right-click it.
  3. Select the "Priorities..." option.
  4. Click the "General" section and locate "Launch Options".
  5. Add "+connect SERVERIP:PORT". If the server includes a password, you would add "connect SERVERIP:PORT +password YOURPASSWORD".
  6. directly connecting to a server in ARK

  7. Once added, close that window.
  8. Start ARK:SE and you will now directly connect to your server as the game starts.

How to Join your ARK: SE Server with Nitrado Server Panel

  1. Start by opening the Steam launcher.
  2. Go onto your ARK server panel.
  3. On the panel, click the "Connect to server" button.
  4. connect to ARK server

  5. ARK will now open, connecting to your server directly!

You can now grab your friends, join using one of many different methods from using Steam to direct connecting, and you can begin playing on your ARK: Survival Evolved server!

Apr 14, 02:00 pm
Kevin Lott
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