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The Center Arena
The Center Arena
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 Broodmother Lysrix and Megapithecus 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 Araneo will always spawn at level 500. The Megapithecus' Gigantopithecus Gigantopithecus and Mesopithecus 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 Argentavis Talon 0 10 25
Basilosaurus Blubber Basilosaurus Blubber 0 10 25
Megalania Toxin Megalania Toxin 0 10 25
Megalodon Tooth Megalodon Tooth 0 10 25
Sauropod Vertebra Sauropod Vertebra 0 10 25
Sarcosuchus Skin Sarcosuchus Skin 0 10 25
Spinosaurus Sail Spinosaurus Sail 0 10 25
Thylacoleo Hook-Claw Thylacoleo Hook-Claw 0 10 25
Titanoboa Venom Titanoboa Venom 0 10 25
Tusoteuthis Tentacle Tusoteuthis Tentacle 0 10 25
Artifact of the Clever Artifact of the Clever 1 1 1
Artifact of the Hunter Artifact of the Hunter 1 1 1
Artifact of the Massive Artifact of the Massive 1 1 1
Artifact of the Pack Artifact of the Pack 1 1 1
Artifact of the Devourer Artifact of the Devourer 1 1 1
Artifact of the Brute 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 Element Broodmother Lysrix Broodmother Lysrix 20 56 148
Megapithecus 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 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 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 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 Daeodon can also be valuable due to their healing ability.
  • Having a Gallimimus 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
Xbox One
Epic Games
Survivor of the Center

You defeated the guardians of The Center!


  • Does not unlock the large Tek walls or Tek Triangle Foundation/Ceiling.
  • 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 Large Elevator Platform Elevator Platform with an empty inventory and no saddle.
Creature Accessible Drag Weight Rideable Notes
Achatina Achatina Yes 50 No
Allosaurus Allosaurus Yes 285 Yes
Ankylosaurus Ankylosaurus Yes 160 Yes
Araneo Araneo Yes 90 Yes
Archaeopteryx Archaeopteryx Yes 50 No
Argentavis Argentavis Yes/No 150 Yes
Arthropluera Arthropluera Yes 110 Yes
Astrocetus Astrocetus No 4000 Yes
Basilisk Basilisk Yes 425 Yes
Sinomacrops Sinomacrops Yes
Basilosaurus Basilosaurus Yes/No 12000 Yes
Baryonyx Baryonyx Yes 210 Yes
Beelzebufo Beelzebufo Yes 110 Yes
Bulbdog Bulbdog Yes 30 No
Brontosaurus Brontosaurus No 1000 Yes
Carbonemys Carbonemys Yes 250 Yes
Carno Carno Yes 250 Yes
Castoroides Castoroides Yes 120 Yes
Chalicotherium Chalicotherium Yes 300 Yes
Compy Compy Yes 20 No
Crystal Wyvern Crystal Wyvern Yes/No 416 Yes
Daeodon Daeodon Yes 120 Yes
Deinonychus Deinonychus Yes 85 Yes
Dilophosaur Dilophosaur Yes 35 No
Dimetrodon Dimetrodon Yes 170 No
Dimorphodon Dimorphodon Yes/No 70 No
Diplocaulus Diplocaulus Yes 35 Yes
  •  Can only be ridden in water.
Diplodocus Diplodocus No 575 Yes
Dire Bear Dire Bear Yes 295 Yes
Direwolf Direwolf Yes 120 Yes
Dodo Dodo Yes 25 No
DodoRex DodoRex No 1000 Yes
Doedicurus Doedicurus Yes 160 Yes
Dung Beetle Dung Beetle Yes 90 No
Equus Equus Yes 125 Yes
Enforcer Enforcer No 35 Yes
Ferox Ferox Yes 25 Yes
Ferox (Large) Ferox (Large) Yes 300 Yes
Featherlight Featherlight Yes/No 25 No
Gacha Gacha Yes 350 Yes
Gallimimus Gallimimus Yes 410 Yes
Gasbags Gasbags No 300 Yes
Giganotosaurus Giganotosaurus No 950 Yes
Gigantopithecus Gigantopithecus Yes 150 Yes
Glowtail Glowtail Yes 25 No
Ichthyornis Ichthyornis Yes/No 120 No
Ichthyosaurus Ichthyosaurus Yes/No 75 Yes
Iguanodon Iguanodon Yes 125 Yes
Jerboa Jerboa Yes 25 No
Kairuku Kairuku Yes 35 No
Karkinos Karkinos Yes 450 Yes
Kaprosuchus Kaprosuchus Yes 410.23 Yes
Kentrosaurus Kentrosaurus Yes 250 No
Lymantria Lymantria Yes/No 149 Yes
Lystrosaurus Lystrosaurus Yes 25 No
Mammoth Mammoth Yes 400 Yes
Magmasaur Magmasaur ?? 550 Yes
Managarmr Managarmr Yes 250 Yes
Mantis Mantis Yes 200 Yes
Megachelon Megachelon No 3000 Yes
Megalania Megalania Yes/No 35 Yes
Megaloceros Megaloceros Yes 120 Yes
Megalodon Megalodon Yes/No 250 Yes
Megalosaurus Megalosaurus Yes 410 Yes
Megatherium Megatherium Yes 295 Yes
Mek Mek No 1200 Yes
Mega Mek Mega Mek No 1200 Yes
  •  Will only properly function during Alpha King Titan fight.
Mesopithecus Mesopithecus Yes 25 No
Microraptor Microraptor Yes 35 No
Morellatops Morellatops Yes 300 Yes
Mosasaurus Mosasaurus Yes/No 899 Yes
Moschops Moschops Yes 95 Yes
Onyc Onyc Yes/No 35 No
Otter Otter Yes 35 No
Oviraptor Oviraptor Yes 40 No
Ovis Ovis Yes 85 Yes
Pachy Pachy Yes 85 Yes
Pachyrhinosaurus Pachyrhinosaurus Yes 200 Yes
Paracer Paracer No 600 Yes
Parasaur Parasaur Yes 125 Yes
Pegomastax Pegomastax Yes 20 No
Pelagornis Pelagornis Yes/No 120 Yes
Phiomia Phiomia Yes 120 Yes
Phoenix Phoenix Yes/No 35 Yes
Procoptodon Procoptodon Yes 410 Yes
Pteranodon Pteranodon Yes/No 149 Yes
Purlovia Purlovia Yes 300 No
Quetzal Quetzal Yes/No 500 Yes
Raptor Raptor Yes 85 Yes
Ravager Ravager Yes 120 Yes
Reaper Reaper Yes 525 Yes
Rex Rex Yes 550 Yes
Rock Drake Rock Drake Yes/No 425 Yes
Rock Elemental Rock Elemental No 1000 Yes
Roll Rat Roll Rat Yes 245 Yes
Sabertooth Sabertooth Yes 120 Yes
Sarco Sarco Yes 200 Yes
Scorpion Scorpion Yes 110 Yes
Scout Scout No 149 No
Shinehorn Shinehorn Yes 25 No
Snow Owl Snow Owl Yes/No 35 Yes
Spino Spino Yes 550 Yes
Stego Stego Yes 250 Yes
Tapejara Tapejara Yes/No 149 Yes
Terror Bird Terror Bird Yes 85 Yes
Therizinosaur Therizinosaur Yes 250 Yes
Thorny Dragon Thorny Dragon Yes 150 Yes
Thylacoleo Thylacoleo Yes/No 180 Yes
Titanoboa Titanoboa No 110
Titanosaur Titanosaur No 3000 Yes
Forest Titan Forest Titan No 35 Yes
Ice Titan Ice Titan No 6000 Yes
Desert Titan Desert Titan No 35 Yes
Trike Trike Yes 300 Yes
Troodon Troodon Yes 35 No
Tusoteuthis Tusoteuthis Yes/No 1500 Yes
Unicorn Unicorn Yes 125 Yes
Vulture Vulture Yes 70 No
Velonasaur Velonasaur Yes 200 Yes
Woolly Rhino Woolly Rhino Yes 375 Yes
Wyvern Wyvern Yes/No 416 Yes