How to Join Your ARK Server

Connecting With Steam

You can join your ARK server in-game through the following steps:

  1. In the Steam client under View > Game Servers, click the Favorites tab.
  2. Add your server by clicking Add server by IP, then entering your Server Address into the popup box and clicking OK.
  3. Open the game ARK and click Join ARK.
  4. In the bottom left corner under the filter options, change the Session Filter to Favorites.
  5. Press refresh, and then you should see your server and be able to join.

Connecting With Epic Games Launcher

When connecting to your ARK Server through Epic Games Launcher, there are some slightly different instructions you will need to follow:

Note: If you have set a password for your server, you will be unable to join the server using the Epic Games version of ARK.
  1. Open ARK and select the HOST / LOCAL option in the menu.
  2. Click Play Single Player - there is no need to edit settings or change the map as this doesn't affect you connecting to the server.
  3. When loaded in, press TAB to open the game's Console.
  4. In the Console, type open (server ip):7777. This will then begin connecting you to your server. Note that your ARK server may be running on port 27015 as this is the port required by Steam, but for Epic Games, you will need to use port 7777, to allow for direct connection to your server.

At this stage, there isn't a way to connect from the server list from Epic Games' version, but this may come in a future update when they allow mods to be used on the client.

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at:

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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