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Tek Transmitter
Tek Transmitter
Transmits items, Survivors, and creatures to other ARKs! Requires Tek Engram to use.
Item slots
Decay time
Stack size
Unlocked upon defeating
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi TekTransmitter 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_TekTransmitter.PrimalItemStructure_TekTransmitter'" 1 0 0
Unlock Tekgram
cheat unlockengram "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_TekTransmitter.PrimalItemStructure_TekTransmitter'"
Crafted in
Required stations

The Tek Transmitter is an end-game tool in ARK: Survival Evolved. It allows for the transmission of items, tames and your character between other servers in a cluster.


The Tekgram is unlocked by defeating either Dragon (Beta) Dragon (Beta) , Crystal Wyvern Queen (Beta) Crystal Wyvern Queen (Beta) or Dinopithecus King (Beta). Defeating the higher difficulty versions will also give the player the engram. The Transmitter can no longer be acquired on The Center.


Just like with regular Obelisks, you can upload items, characters and creatures and download them on other ARKs. It can no longer be used to do bosses. When activated it shoots a beam of light into the sky similar to a beacon.

It also allows the transfer of water dinos to other ARKS, which could only be done through Deep Sea Loot Crates or an underwater Supply Crates before cryopods.


  • The Tek Transmitter does not require any sort of fuel to run.
  • Shooting at a Tek Transmitter using the Tek Rifle causes blood splatters instead of default damage particles. (like hitting by hand)
  • Items transferred through the transmitter can not be accessed from tribe mates
  • You can not travel to other servers with boss battle tribute items (see CrossARK Transfers).
  • Items or creatures transferred through the transmitter do not cross over to the obelisks or vice versa

Painting and Color Regions[]

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The Tek Transmitter 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.