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Egg Incubator
File:Egg Incubator (Lost island).png
Deployable device for warming and monitoring up to ten eggs at once. Requires electricity to run.
Decay time
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Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi EggIncubator 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Structures/EggIncubator/PrimalItemStructure_EggIncubator.PrimalItemStructure_EggIncubator'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
55 EP
Crafting XP
400 XP
Crafting time
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Required stations

The Egg Incubator is a Structure in Genesis: Part 2. It can incubate up to 10 Eggs Eggs by keeping them at their desired temperature based on the temperature adjusted from the wheel menu.


The Egg Incubator is designed to maintain the temperature of the eggs while incubating them inside. Adjusting the temperature adjust it for any egg residing inside the incubator, so planning is advised when hatching eggs from it.

While outside of the incubators inventory. Walking in front of it and looking at an egg from up close will show the colour regions and levels. But you can't interact with the eggs except by opening the inventory of the incubator.

The bar below the eggs represent the percentage to hatching, and its health pulse, there is also a color indicating how far the ideal temperature is for the egg. Ranging from Blue text (too cold) to orange text (too hot) and at the ideal temperature, the text will be green. Care must be taken if an attempt to hatch the egg was taken, as when unpowered or without at its optimal temperature, eggs can be destroyed in the process if left for too long.

Upon reaching 100%, a manual ejection from the Incubator's inventory is required to release the newborn, which will appear in front of the Incubator. Inferior eggs can be cracked(destroyed) via similar way that leave nothing behind if you do not want to make kibble from said eggs.

Hatching Speed Bonus[]

The Incubator cuts the hatch time down. The maximum boost is 20%, which can be reached if the device is set to maintain the egg's best temperature (which is the middle point of the temperature range needed to hatch the egg, rounded half up).

When Unpowered[]

The Incubator will still hatch the egg as long as the exterior temperature is not too extreme, even unpowered. There will be no Hatching Speed Bonus nor Showing the stats of the offspring when unpowered, incubation process and egg health are shown as normal.

Gestation Monitoring[]

In patch 341.19, a new feature has been added for the Egg incubator. which can give the player a buff for checking the gestation. To view the baby's status or have an abortion



  • The Egg Incubator does not automatically adjust temperatures for whichever eggs are placed inside. In other words, it is impossible to incubate two eggs with contrasting temperatures (e.g. Wyvern Eggs and Rock Drake Eggs, together), without manually adjusting the temperature range to either egg. Therefore, the device is best applied for batch-incubating eggs with the same or similar temperature ranges with each other.
  • After traveling to Genesis 2 and unlocking it, you cannot craft it in the Fabricator on your home server/map. Crafting it in the Tek Replicator Tek Replicator is possible though. It is believed to be a glitch and only temporary. Not enough information currently. This may be resolved by placing a new fabricator or picking up and replacing your fabricator on your home world.
  • There is a limit of 3 Incubators in an area.
  • Rarely, some eggs do not show the stats.
  • If you are unable to see the Incubation status, make sure you have the Floating Names option enabled in the Advanced settings under the Pause Menu.
  • The result of a dino ejection can potentially result in being stuck in/on it, this can be resolved by using a Cryopod Cryopod, suicide with Organic Polymer Organic Polymer and Self-Inflicted Knockout with a variety of Torpor Consumables(?)
  • The fertilized eggs in the Egg Incubator cannot be taken away after becoming 0.0%
  • There is a glitch if you keep eggs in the incubator for too long they will disappear despite the spoil timer and egg health being fine. So it is advised to hatch them once they reach 100%.


Patch Changes
329.5 Egg Incubator is added to the game.
329.9 Fixed a replication issue with the Egg Incubator.
329.14 Fixed a client crash related to eggs and the egg incubator.
334.3 Fixed some client stalls when using the TEK Incubator.
335.8 Fixed a bug which caused Eggs Eggs to not be visible in the Egg Incubator.
341.19 New Egg Incubator Buff "Gestation Monitoring" - activating this buff grants your character the ability to view the embyro's stats of gestating creatures or reset the creature's gestation.
  • The Egg Incubator (Genesis Part 2) Egg Incubator gestation monitoring buff will now correctly display the embryo stats of Unicorn Unicorns.
  • The Egg Incubator (Genesis Part 2) Egg Incubator HUD will now show when trying to check Megaloceros Megaloceros stats.