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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 Yes
  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