How to change the difficulty on your ARK server

To do this, we need to modify 2 settings in our Ark Configuration Editor which is very simple to do.

Ark difficulty is determined by the following formula: DifficultyOffset * (OverrideOfficialDifficulty - 0.5) + 0.5

Head to the Ark Configuration Editor down the left hand side.
Look for following settings: OverrideOfficialDifficulty and DifficultyOffset

Here are some recommended values you can use to determine the maximum dinosaur level:

Once you have changed the difficulty, just simply restart the server.

Please note, if you want to reset your dinosaur level, you first need to follow this guide:
Once you have done that, open the console and run the command admincheat DestroyWildDinos. This will kill all wild untamed dinosaurs and begin letting them spawn at the new difficulty.
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