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NVIDIA Ansel is an in-game tool that allows players with NVIDIA graphics cards to take enhanced screenshots. Currently, Ansel is only accessible in Singleplayer. Ansel may be used to take 360 screenshots, enhanced super-resolution screenshots, and obtain generally superior results to taking a typical screenshot in-game.[1]


  1. There are different ways to launch Ansel:
    • in Steam, right click ARK and select "Launch ARK with NVIDIA Ansel".
    • alternatively you can use -ansel in the launch options of ARK in Steam
  2. when in-game (singleplayer only), press Alt + F2 to enter Ansel mode
  3. Reposition the camera using WASD, Z, X, and Lmb (hold ⇧ Shift to accelerate movement), or use a controller (D-Pad navigates the Ansel UI, 'A' on Xbox controllers takes screenshots), change Ansel options as desired, click "Snap", and open your "Videos" folder in Windows to view the results[2]

Future Updates[]

In Community Crunch 101[3], it was confirmed that Ansel will be accessible to server admins in future patches.


  • Only works on systems with Nvidia GTX GPUs dating back to the 600 series[4]
  • Currently works only in Singleplayer mode
  • You can use your server savefile and load it as a singleplayer world to use Ansel
  • The output files can get big so make sure your set savefolder has enough room