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The Center Arena
The Center Arena.jpg
Arena for fighting the Ultimate Life Forms

The Center Arena is a location in the DLC: The Center. It appears to be an abandoned monastery worshipping the Megapithecus, as evidenced by various statues. The Arena is 6°C or 42°F So little Hypothermal protection is necessary.

Upon teleportation to the Center Arena, both the Broodmother Lysrix and Megapithecus will appear and fight the players at the same time. A timer will immediately begin counting down from 25 minutes, so both bosses must be defeated within that time. Once the timer lapses, all players, dinos, and items in the arena are destroyed.

Both bosses will always spawn at level 1. The Broodmother's Araneo will always spawn at level 500. The Megapithecus' Gigantopithecus and Mesopithecus will always spawn at level 100

Tribute Requirements[]

The following items are needed to open The Center Arena Portal:

Item Required Gamma Beta Alpha
Player Level 70 80 90
Argentavis Talon 0 10 25
Basilosaurus Blubber 0 10 25
Megalania Toxin 0 10 25
Megalodon Tooth 0 10 25
Sauropod Vertebra 0 10 25
Sarcosuchus Skin 0 10 25
Spinosaurus Sail 0 10 25
Thylacoleo Hook-Claw 0 10 25
Titanoboa Venom 0 10 25
Tusoteuthis Tentacle 0 10 25
Artifact of the Clever 1 1 1
Artifact of the Hunter 1 1 1
Artifact of the Massive 1 1 1
Artifact of the Pack 1 1 1
Artifact of the Devourer 1 1 1
Artifact of the Brute 1 1 1

Tribute Spawn Commands[]

Uses these commands to give yourself all the items needed for tribute:

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_12.PrimalItemArtifact_12'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_01.PrimalItemArtifact_01'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_03.PrimalItemArtifact_03'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_05.PrimalItemArtifact_05'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_02.PrimalItemArtifact_02'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_07.PrimalItemArtifact_07'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_12.PrimalItemArtifact_12'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_01.PrimalItemArtifact_01'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_05.PrimalItemArtifact_05'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_02.PrimalItemArtifact_02'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_03.PrimalItemArtifact_03'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_07.PrimalItemArtifact_07'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sarco.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sarco'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Boa.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Boa'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Thylaco.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Thylaco'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso'" 10 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilo.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilo'" 10 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_12.PrimalItemArtifact_12'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_01.PrimalItemArtifact_01'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_05.PrimalItemArtifact_05'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_02.PrimalItemArtifact_02'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_03.PrimalItemArtifact_03'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Artifacts/PrimalItemArtifact_07.PrimalItemArtifact_07'" 1 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Argentavis'" 25 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sauro'" 25 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sarco.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Sarco'" 25 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Boa.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Boa'" 25 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Spino'" 25 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalania'" 25 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Thylaco.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Thylaco'" 25 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Megalodon'" 25 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Tuso'" 25 0 0 | cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilo.PrimalItemResource_ApexDrop_Basilo'" 25 0 0

Direct Teleport Creation Commands[]

Use these commands to create an instant teleport to go into the arena

cheat summon bossteleport_Twobosses_spidergorilla_c
cheat summon bossteleport_twobosses_spidergorilla_medium_c
cheat summon bossteleport_twobosses_spidergorilla_hard_c


Item Boss Level
Gamma Beta Alpha
Element Broodmother Lysrix 20 56 148
Megapithecus 40 110 220



This section describes how to fight against the Broodmother Lysrix and Megapithecus.


This arena has no environmental danger, such as lava rivers or cliffs, so bringing a lot of unridden tames without controlling by players is quite safe.


Use 1 tame to distract the Broodmother and have your other tames deal with the Megapithecus.

As always firearms should be used as a last resort.

Recommended Tames[]

  • Duly note that having other people joining the boss fight wanting to unlock the engrams, need to be close to the bosses upon them dying. 1 Yuti and 14 Top stat Rexes is enough to run a hard, and it's very easy. ( Whistle follow on all Rexes while riding Yuti, and whistle attack my target , while roaring the rexes, will get the bosses killed within 5 min.
  • A Yutyrannus or 2 (preferably mate boosted) should always be brought into any arena as it's one of if not the most valuable creature for Boss fights due to its courage roar ability and good stats.
  • Using several Megatherium are probably the best fighting mounts you could bring to a Broodmother fight due to their increased damage to insects.
  • The Common strategy of Rex Rushing is almost always a good strategy for almost any boss due to their high health and damage.
  • If players are willing to put the effort into micromanaging their food the Daeodon can also be valuable due to their healing ability.
  • Having a Gallimimus can be useful to help distract the broodmother while your other tames take out the Megapithecus.


See each boss' page: (Megapithecus, Broodmother Lysrix)

And try not to fight two bosses at the same time.



Completing the harder difficulties will unlock all of the lower difficulty Tekgrams as well.

Achievement Survivor of The Center.jpg
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Survivor of the Center

You defeated the guardians of The Center!


  • Does not unlock the large Tek walls or homestead.
  • The boss arena used to be entirely different with the arena instead being in a large underground cavern.
  • You have to be unmounted and stand on the platform in order to get teleported to the arena.
  • You must defeat The Bosses within the timer or you and your dinos will die and items will be lost.
  • As of v257.0 not all the TEK engrams are obtainable on The Center map, even if the newly added dragon boss is completed. Please refer the gallery at the bottom for more details.
  • Prior to an unknown update, Megapithecus in the arena for both Alpha and Beta instantly killed rider with its boulder throwing ability. This has been fixed.
  • The arena can be located at the top of the mountain in the redwood biome and you can access it by ghosting through the barrier, it will function as an arena and tek can be used, also your Dino’s death bags can be found if you need to collect saddles or your own bag but the bosses will not be there unless summoned via any obelisk.

Compatible Tamed Creatures[]

These restrictions do not apply to Extinction arena as the boss fight takes place inside the map rather than in a separate section of the map

Entry Restriction:

  • A maximum of 10 survivors and 20 creatures are allowed to enter the arena. In the case of Tek Cave, a maximum of 10 survivors and 40 creatures are allowed, but only 20 creatures can be warped in at any point of time to the arena itself per warp.
  • Most Arenas restrict survivors to ground-only creature. There are a few exceptions:
  • Exceptions for certain arenas are only valid for the listed arenas. E.g. Manticore Arena refers to the Manticore Arena in Scorched Earth but not Ragnarok Arena where you also have to fight against the Manticore.
  • A creature's "drag weight" must be less than 560. This is how much the creature itself weighs, not its carrying weight seen in its inventory.
To see this value in-game, place the creature on an Elevator Platform with an empty inventory and no saddle.
Creature Accessible Drag Weight Rideable Notes
Achatina Yes 50 No
Allosaurus Yes 285 Yes
Ankylosaurus Yes 160 Yes
Araneo Yes 90 Yes
Archaeopteryx Yes 50 No
Argentavis Yes/No 150 Yes
Arthropluera Yes 110 Yes
Astrocetus No 4000 Yes
Basilisk Yes 425 Yes
Basilosaurus Yes/No 12000 Yes
Baryonyx Yes 210 Yes
Beelzebufo Yes 110 Yes
Bulbdog Yes 30 No
Brontosaurus No 1000 Yes
Carbonemys Yes 250 Yes
Carno Yes 250 Yes
Castoroides Yes 120 Yes
Chalicotherium Yes 300 Yes
Compy Yes 20 No
Crystal Wyvern Yes/No 416 Yes
Daeodon Yes 120 Yes
Deinonychus Yes 85 Yes
Dilophosaur Yes 35 No
Dimetrodon Yes 170 No
Dimorphodon Yes/No 70 No
Diplocaulus Yes 35 Yes
  •  Can only be ridden in water.
Diplodocus No 575 Yes
Dire Bear Yes 295 Yes
Direwolf Yes 120 Yes
Dodo Yes 25 No
DodoRex No 1000 No
Doedicurus Yes 160 Yes
Dung Beetle Yes 90 No
Equus Yes 125 Yes
Enforcer No 35 Yes
Ferox Yes 25 Yes
Ferox (Large) Yes 300 Yes
Featherlight Yes/No 25 No
Gacha Yes 350 Yes
Gallimimus Yes 410 Yes
Gasbags No 300 Yes
Giganotosaurus No 950 Yes
Gigantopithecus Yes 150 Yes
Glowtail Yes 25 No
Ichthyornis Yes/No 120 No
Ichthyosaurus Yes/No 75 Yes
Iguanodon Yes 125 Yes
Jerboa Yes 25 No
Kairuku Yes 35 No
Karkinos Yes 450 Yes
Kaprosuchus Yes 410.23 Yes
Kentrosaurus Yes 250 No
Lymantria Yes/No 149 Yes
Lystrosaurus Yes 25 No
Mammoth Yes 400 Yes
Magmasaur ?? 550 Yes
Managarmr Yes 250 Yes
Mantis Yes 200 Yes
Megachelon No 3000 Yes
Megalania Yes/No 35 Yes
Megaloceros Yes 120 Yes
Megalodon Yes/No 250 Yes
Megalosaurus Yes 410 Yes
Megatherium Yes 295 Yes
Mek No 1200 Yes
Mega Mek No 1200 Yes
  •  Will only properly function during Alpha King Titan fight.
Mesopithecus Yes 25 No
Microraptor Yes 35 No
Morellatops Yes 300 Yes
Mosasaurus Yes/No 899 Yes
Moschops Yes 95 Yes
Onyc Yes/No 35 No
Otter Yes 35 No
Oviraptor Yes 40 No
Ovis Yes 85 Yes
Pachy Yes 85 Yes
Pachyrhinosaurus Yes 200 Yes
Paracer No 600 Yes
Parasaur Yes 125 Yes
Pegomastax Yes 20 No
Pelagornis Yes/No 120 Yes
Phiomia Yes 120 Yes
Phoenix Yes/No 35 Yes
Procoptodon Yes 410 Yes
Pteranodon Yes/No 149 Yes
Purlovia Yes 300 No
Quetzal Yes/No 500 Yes
Raptor Yes 85 Yes
Ravager Yes 120 Yes
Reaper Yes 525 Yes
Rex Yes 550 Yes
Rock Drake Yes/No 425 Yes
Rock Elemental No 1000 Yes
Roll Rat Yes 245 Yes
Sabertooth Yes 120 Yes
Sarco Yes 200 Yes
Scorpion Yes 110 Yes
Scout No 149 No
Shinehorn Yes 25 No
Snow Owl Yes/No 35 Yes
Spino Yes 550 Yes
Stego Yes 250 Yes
Tapejara Yes/No 149 Yes
Terror Bird Yes 85 Yes
Therizinosaur Yes 250 Yes
Thorny Dragon Yes 150 Yes
Thylacoleo Yes/No 180 Yes
Titanoboa No 110
Titanosaur No 3000 Yes
Forest Titan No 35 Yes
Ice Titan No 6000 Yes
Desert Titan No 35 Yes
Trike Yes 300 Yes
Troodon Yes 35 No
Tusoteuthis Yes/No 1500 Yes
Unicorn Yes 125 Yes
Vulture Yes 70 No
Velonasaur Yes 200 Yes
Woolly Rhino Yes 375 Yes
Wyvern Yes/No 416 Yes