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North East Cave
Cave on The Dead Island
Interior Map

North East Cave Cavemap.jpg

The Island Topographic Map.jpg
14.7° Lat, 85.4° Lon
Artifact of the Devourer.png
Artifact of the Devourer
16.1° Lat, 84.6° Lon
Artifact Level
Loot Quality
Blue Crate.png Blue
Red Crate.png Red

La Cueva Noreste (North East Cave en la versión original del juego) es una de las cuevas disponibles en la expansión "The Island" de ARK: Survival Evolved..


Esta cueva se encuentra en la Isla Noreste, también llamada "la isla de la muerte" o "la isla de los Carnotauros". The cave contains the Artifact of the Devourer, needed to summon the Megapithecus. This cave consists basically of one big room with the path spiraling on the wall. NOT ON MOBILE


  • Big Drops
  • Narrow Pathways
  • Extreme Cold
  • Many Onycs

Recommended Equipment[]


  • Chitin Armor, Fur Armor or better
  • SCUBA Armor for the short underwater passage is not necessary




  • Torch
  • Grappling Hook
  • Campfire
  • Parachutes


  • Some Metal rocks block the way, bring a Metal Hatchet or Metal Pick.
  • The fastest way down is by using a Parachute or Grappling Hook. Be prepared for a lot of Onyc and Pulmonoscorpius on the ground though.
  • It is possible to get the artifact without building anything, but foundations can be used to make some jumps easier.
  • The jump over the pit in the center is possible.
  • Be careful not to fall.
  • Bug Repellant will make this cave much easier. You will be able to walk past bats and Araneo or choose which you fight.
  • Act cautiously, creatures may glitch out and die instantly.
  • If you die in certain places in the cave your body may glitch through the ground and out of the map border.
  • Mesopithecus Dossier is near the artifact on the left side.
  • Megalosaurus Dossier is at the bottom of the pit about halfway back from the artifact.
  • Araneo hide on the large mushrooms and so provide a horrible ambush for unwary players




  • Dung Beetle
  • Megalosaurus

Compatible Tamed Creatures[]

This table is incomplete.
Tu puedes ayudar añadiendo las criaturas domesticadas que conoces que entran en la cueva. Si la criatura no puede entrar en la cueva, porfavor excluyala.

Accessibility Ratings:

  • Excelente: acceso a toda la cueva (desde la entrada hasta el Artefacto)
  • Limitada: puede acceder de forma segura a ciertas partes de la cueva
  • No recomendada: puede quedarse atascado o no salir de la cueva
Criatura Accesibilidad Se puede montar Notas
Archaeopteryx Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Baryonyx Excellent
Beelzebufo Excellent
  •  Reduced fall damage increases chances of survival in a fall.
Compy Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole pack.
Dimorphodon Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole flock.
Dire Bear Limited
  •  Can fit into the cave and swim into the main chamber, but will be unable to exit if you proceed further without building exit ramps.
Direwolf Excellent
Dodo Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Dung Beetle Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Enforcer Excellent
  •  Wall climbing plus teleport and lack of fall damage makes this one of the best suited mounts for this cave.
Gigantopithecus Excellent
Hesperornis Excellent No
Jerboa Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Kairuku Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Megalania Excellent
  •  Best creature to ride trough the cave only by running down the wall to reach the artifact
Megatherium Excellent
  •  Risky to maneuver but can enter and make it out safely.
Mesopithecus Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder or bring a whole troop.
Pachy Limited
  •  Ramps will have to be built to safely ride it out of the cave. (Needs AllowCaveBuildingPvE for PvE servers.)
Pteranodon Excellent Unofficial/
  •  Can be glitched in and out of the cave while on-follow at the water portion. 
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave. 
  •  Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Raptor Excellent
Sabertooth Excellent
Terror Bird Excellent
  •  Doubles as a Parachute to the bottom.
Thylacoleo Excellent
  •  A tight fit through the initial section and high move speed can be tricky in the water 
  •  Can fire weapons while mounted and climb up the cliffs to exit
Vulture Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder or bring a whole flock.


  • If you bring a dino that can not jump and it falls it will be unable to escape the cave without building escape ramps.
  • Esta cueva está repleta de murciélagos.
  • There are dangerous jumps, as you will walk a spiral path down to the ground. It is advised to bring a parachute with you.
  • Parachuting down from the top is probably the best way to get down.
  • It is possible for players to bring their sabers in to farm chitin however the reward is often not worth the risk. There is a lot of maneuvering that requires foundations and ramps and players are extremely likely to die if they fall.
  • There is a small section of water just after the entrance to the cave and before the large descending spiral walk. No piranhas or sarcos spawn here and a player with no extra points in oxygen will be able to navigate with only half oxygen used.
  • At the bottom is a metal rock blocking the path back up. It is possible to jump over the rock if the player climbs on a rock ledge just below the metal rock.
  • This cave is located on The Dead Island and if the cave does not kill you then all the deadly carnivores might. It is recommended to bring a flyer to get on and off this island
  • Los estimulantes serán esenciales, ya que la cueva está llena de arañas, escorpiones y serpientes.
  • You can use the grappling hook to climb up and down safely. To climb down to the bottom two hooks are needed (re-attach in the middle). To climb up completely with hooks only, around four or more hooks are needed.
  • Spinosaurus have the ability to swim which makes them an effective way to travel to the island and rid the cave entrance of carnivores lurking in the area.
  • After level 51, players can bring larger dinosaurs in using cryopods
  • Esta cueva no existe en la versión "Mobile"