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Metal Billboard
Metal Billboard
A large metal billboard for landmark navigation or relaying messages.
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 239 1 0 0
cheat gfi metalsign_large 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Metal/PrimalItemStructure_MetalSign_Large.PrimalItemStructure_MetalSign_Large'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
15 EP
Crafting XP
64 XP
Required stations
Purchased in
130 × Molds (Mobile) Molds (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)


The Metal Billboard lets players display a short message to other players. It is notably bigger than a Metal Sign Metal Sign. Edit the text as many times as needed with the use key (E, Y, Triangle). To add a second line of text, use <br/>.


The Metal Billboard does not require a foundation for placement, and as such does not interfere with the spawning of natural resources. It does not snap to other structures.

It is possible to carefully place two or more billboards side by side to use as larger display area. If noclipping is set in the server config, and they are carefully placed against a wall, the legs will be hidden inside the wall, just leaving the face of the billboard exposed.


Painting and Color Regions[]

In addition to its preset paint regions, you can doodle on the Metal Billboard by "attacking" it with a Paintbrush Paintbrush, which will open the "Apply Paint" Menu. Then, click and drag your cursor over the 3D model (like a paintbrush) to draw anything you want. See Painting for more information on doodling.

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.

Metal Billboard PaintRegion1

Region 1:

Metal Billboard PaintRegion2

Region 2:
Top and Bottom Frame

Metal Billboard PaintRegion3

Region 3:

X mark

Region 4 is not used
for this Object.

Metal Billboard PaintRegion5

Region 5:
Support Post

No image available

Region 6:
Sign Text

Loading and Saving Custom Images[]

To load Ark PNT files into a Metal Billboard, the file name must be suffixed with _Sign_Large_Metal_C.. The resolution is 256x256, and the aspect ratio in-game is 2.5:1. A mask defining the outer ridged border areas is available here: Metal Billboard doodling mask.


Patch Changes
321.14 Fixed a bug that caused Billboards & Signs to have a 24 character limit.