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Requires electricity to run. Keeps Cryopods alive forever!
Item slots
Decay time
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi CryoFridge 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/CoreBlueprints/Items/PrimalItemStructure_CryoFridge.PrimalItemStructure_CryoFridge'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
60 EP
Crafting XP
292 XP
Crafting time
Required stations

The Cryofridge is a structure in ARK: Survival Evolved. It stores and charges Cryopod Cryopods and allows them to last forever when powered. Can be powered by either a Tek Generator or from an Electrical Outlet being powered by either a Wind Turbine or Electrical Generator.

A Cryofridge can be placed on any foundation structure or can be placed directly on the ground similar to troughs and Tek Generators

When a Creature is Cryofrozen in a powered Cryofridge, the Creature will gain more passive XP, gaining approximately 75 XP per hour.


  • The decay timer (on servers that have this enabled) is longer for tek structures than most others. For long absences from a base with a Cryofridge, one solution is to place a Tek Generator and Cryofridge(s) on the natural ground instead of on a structure as any foundation structure will decay before the Cryofridge does.
  • A Cryopod Cryopod placed in a Cryofridge will charge at the same speed as it would decay in the player inventory.
  • The Cryofridge was once an Extinction-exclusive engram. This was changed with the release of Valguero, where it became accessible in all maps. Since the 298.3 it's possible to craft Cryofridges in anObelisk Obelisk, Supply Crate Supply Crate, Loot Crate Loot Crate, or in a Deep Sea Loot Crate Deep Sea Loot Crate.
  • Cryopodded Dinos in the Cryofridge die if the Cryofridge hasn't been accessed for over 30 days and isn't powered, regardless of the charge level of the cryopods.
  • Cryopods will charge in a player inventory, if the player is sleeping in a powered Tek Sleeping Pod Tek Sleeping Pod.

Painting and Color Regions[]

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The Cryofridge is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring Dye, Paintbrush Paintbrush, or Spray Painter Spray Painter pages.


Patch Changes
285.104 Cryofridge is added to the game.
329.5 Cryofridge is now paintable.