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Ascension
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Ascension is the process of beating the last boss in ARK and ascending to the next level.

Ascension involves beating all the bosses of an official story ARK (excluding Scorched Earth), and discovering the true nature of the ARK. After a Survivor has beaten the Overseer, 5, 10, or 15 maximum Levels depending on what difficulty one ascended off on, or one could go to another server and follow the way the story portrays.

Additionally, Survivors are able to ascend on the following:

This allows Survivors to be able to reach a maximum level of 170.

Tek Cave[]

Disambig.png Main article: Tek Cave

The Tek Cave, located in the Volcano, is the final cave of the game and completing it will allow the player to undergo ascension. To access the caves, you need the Broodmother, Megapithecus and Dragon trophies of the appropriate rank, which in turn require you to have already acquired all the artifacts (or fought the bosses with somebody who did). Ascensions above Gamma require you to also have the special drops from Alpha Creatures.

Upon defeating Overseer, the survivor's Specimen Implant will change into their respective type after returning to Island, along with the additional prefix "(Difficulty) Ascension". This is also shown whenever any inventory is accessed.

Ascension on Aberration[]

Disambig.png Main article: Rockwell

With introduction to Aberration, additional levels can be gained for defeating Rockwell depending on its difficulty, located below the Grave of the Lost in its terminal (or in multiplayer servers at any of the damaged obelisk at surface as well as loot crates). To access the Arena, you need the three Artifacts (Artifact of the Depths, Artifact of the Shadows and Artifact of the Stalker). Ascensions at Beta requires specific drops, and ascensions at Alpha require you to also have the three special drops from Alpha Creatures.

Upon defeating Rockwell, the survivor's Specimen Implant will be mutated with their respective color icons depending on the difficulty (Green for Gamma, blue for Beta, and orange for Alpha) at upper-left corner of the implant, along with the additional prefix "(Difficulty) Aberrant" (If Tek Cave Ascension is completed, the text will appear at the right after the comma). The Aberrant light glow on the implant will show its respective pattern as well.

Ascension on Extinction[]

Disambig.png Main article: King Titan

With Extinction being accessible through the Aberration Ascension, the plot thickens. To be able to access and defeat the King Titan, you have to find its terminal located at the Forbidden Zone. Unlike the other Bosses and like Overseer, the three Trophies of the Titans along with other drops are required. While there is no level requirement to activate the fight, it is recommended that one comes prepared, especially as the zone containing the terminal is teeming with Corrupted Creatures.

Upon defeating King Titan, the survivor's Specimen Implant is permanently removed, and in place, Homo Deus Record takes over the slot. Unlike previous Ascensions, the item remains the same regardless of the difficulty you faced, with only difference being the record labeled as "Gamma", "Beta" or "Alpha" based on the difficulty of the King Titan that was defeated. Unlike the other version, this does not give any additional level. If however if you don't stay in the area, the ascension won't apply.

Ascension on Genesis: Part 1[]


With Genesis: Part 1 being accessible through VR, more levels can be added in the survivor. To access the boss battle against the Corrupted Master Controller, you have to interact with HLN-A to pick "The Final Test". Unlike the other Bosses, the survivor initiating the battle must have cleared enough missions for its relevant difficulty.

Upon defeating the Master Controller, the survivor's Specimen Implant will have an additional attachment on his/her implant based on the difficulty at upper-right hand corner of the implant, without any prefix and like previous ascensions, will add in additional level. However, if King Titan was already killed with the survivor, it will not show up as Homo-Deus Record will be in the Implant place instead.

Ascension on Genesis: Part 2[]

Disambig.png Main article: Rockwell Prime

With Genesis: Part 2 accessible inside the corrupted insides of Genesis Ship, more levels can be added in the survivor. To access the boss battle against Rockwell in his prime state, you have to reach the mission terminal found below the heart inside the Void.

Upon defeating Rockwell Prime, the survivor's Specimen Implant will have a summoning icon below in the inventory with no additional prefixes. This does not show up on his/her arm, regardless whether or not he/she has already killed King Titan. Like other ascensions however, this adds in additional level.

Achievements[]

There are 3 achievements to be unlocked by ascending in The Island, awarding skins and hairstyles in addition to a higher level cap.


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Gamma Ascension

You ascended off the ARK, at Gamma level!


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Beta Ascension

You ascended off the ARK, at Beta Level!


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Alpha Ascension

You ascended off the ARK, at Alpha level!

ARK Code[]

A code can be seen during ascension, it can be decoded here. Input the ARK code in the input field below. Use the letters according to the following principle. Characters other than w, a, s, d or space are ignored.

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W
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A
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S
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D

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  • Four consecutive symbols are needed to encode one character. If you see less than a multiple of 4 characters, omit the incomplete group of four at the beginning or the end - wherever the image you try to decode is cut off. If the resulting text doesn't make sense, you can add 1 - 3 zeroes (A) at the beginning of the row to see if a shift gives a better result.
  • Sometimes you will see the picture containing the code mirror-inverted. Use the S symbol as an indicator.

Alphabet[]

Lowercase Alphabet Uppercase Alphabet Symbols
Character Code Character Code Character Code
a dsad A daad 0 awaa
b dsas B daas 1 awad
c dsaw C daaw 2 awas
d dsda D dada 3 awaw
e dsdd E dadd 4 awda
f dsds F dads 5 awdd
g dsdw G dadw 6 awds
h dssa H dasa 7 awdw
i dssd I dasd 8 awsa
j dsss J dass 9 awsd
k dssw K dasw : awss
l dswa L dawa ; awsw
m dswd M dawd < awwa
n dsws N daws = awwd
o dsww O daww > awws
p dwaa P ddaa ? awww
q dwad Q ddad ! asad
r dwas R ddas " asas
s dwaw S ddaw # asaw
t dwda T ddda $ asda
u dwdd U dddd % asdd
v dwds V ddds & asds
w dwdw W dddw ' asdw
x dwsa X ddsa ( assa
y dwsd Y ddsd ) assd
z dwss Z ddss * asss
+ assw
, aswa
- aswd
. asws
/ asww

Code translations during Ascension[]

Before transfer
Location Translation
ARK Transfer Panel
(Gamma ascension on single player)
Experiment Group 4 Trial 6174

Observation Facility Transfer

Security Protocol: Gamma

After transfer
Location Translation
First Room
Holobanner Observation Deck

Testing Facility

@survivetheark

Dragon Panel Fire Lizard

Status: Dormant

@survivetheark

Megapithecus Panel Giant Ape

Status: Dormant

@survivetheark

Broodmother Panel Broodmother

Status: Dormant

@survivetheark

Second Room
Holo Banner Prehistorical Species
Control Panel Extra Hominid Preservation Record: Extinct
Third Room
Holo Banner Ancestral Records
Control Panel Homo Sapiens Preservation Record: Extinct
Fourth Room
Holo Banner Homo Deus
Control Panel Homo Deus Colonist Group 1327: Endangered

Spotlight[]

Notes[]

  • Although ascension is impossible on Valguero, Ragnarok, The Center, and Crystal Isles, you can still use admin commands to ascend. Almost every ascension is possible through admin commands on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
    • Gamma: cheat playercommand Ascend1
    • Beta: cheat playercommand Ascend2
    • Alpha: cheat playercommand Ascend3
    • Aberration Gamma: cheat playercommand AbAscend1
    • Aberration Beta: cheat playercommand AbAscend2
    • Aberration Alpha: cheat playercommand AbAscend3
    • Extinction Gamma: cheat playercommand EXTAscend1
    • Extinction Beta: cheat playercommand EXTAscend2
    • Extinction Alpha: cheat playercommand EXTAscend3
    • Genesis Part 1 Gamma: cheat playercommand Genascend1
    • Genesis Part 1 Beta: cheat playercommand Genascend2
    • Genesis Part 1 Alpha: cheat playercommand Genascend3
    • Genesis Part 2 Gamma: cheat playercommand Gen2Ascend1
    • Genesis Part 2 Beta: cheat playercommand Gen2Ascend2
    • Genesis Part 2 Alpha: cheat playercommand Gen2Ascend3
  • Forcing Ascension on Scorched Earth will force the player back to the Main Menu and result in some items missing. put your items into a container before proceeding
    • Ascending a lower Ascension such as Beta after Alpha glitches out the Character's Profile resulting in issues such as the game crashing on a second log in during the play session.
  • Ascended characters cannot enter maps with item download disabled through character download without removing their gears first in another server.

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