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Valguero DLC
DLC for ARK with a new map and a new creature
Content Type
Release Dates
June 18th, 2019
Xbox One
July 19th, 2019
July 19th, 2019
Nintendo Switch
Epic Games
June 11th, 2020
September 1st, 2021

Valguero is a free, official, non-canonical DLC expansion map for ARK: Survival Evolved.

The Grand Map[]

Valguero Topographic Map
Regions of Valguero


Survivors, come explore a vast and diverse 63 km2 map with a multitude of new terrains to build on! Observe familiar ARK creatures in a vast environment and meet Deinonychus, the newest ARK feathered theropod found only in Valguero.

Explore new heights and hidden depths; whether it's creating your foundations in the White Cliffs or discovering the secrets of the pit of Aberration, Valguero offers a new experience of the ARK universe. With new biomes, a formidable dungeon boss and mysterious ruins to discover, there is always something exciting - and dangerous - in Valguero. Among its more than 60 square kilometers, you'll find everything from lush jungles to environmental hazards, from snowfields to lava flows, to savannas and hot springs.

Enter a brand new ARK experience where ARK's classic gameplay merges with a new adventure - Valguero!

New Resources[]

New Features[]

New Creatures[]

Valguero features a new creature, the Deinonychus Deinonychus. The deinonychus lays its nests throughout the map and stealing one of these Deinonychus Egg (Valguero) Eggs is the only way to tame a Deinonychus aside from breeding one. They are very strong and hard to kill in packs.

There are also two variations of the Rock Elemental Rock Elemental, the Chalk Golem Chalk Golem (in The White Cliffs) and the Ice Golem Ice Golem (in the snow desert). These two variants are identical to the Rock Elemental in every way except for their appearance.

Unique Environmental Features[]

  • Rainbows across the map.
  • Occasional auroras at night.
  • Shooting stars at night.
  • Freezing air in the snow desert.
  • An underground ocean called The Abyss.
  • Ichthyosaurus Ichthyosaurus and Carbonemys Carbonemys corpses scattered along the lake.
  • There is also an underground biome called the aberration trench cave.
  • Mushrooms on the emerald forest that can be harvested for Rare Flower Flowers, Rare Mushroom Rare Mushrooms and Bio Toxin Bio Toxin.
  • Radiation area called the Unknown.
  • Deinonychus nests on the The Paradise, Chalk Hills.
  • An Underground Volcanic Wyvern Wyvern Trench, to get Fire Wyvern Egg Fire Wyvern Eggs.
  • Wild Broodmother Broodmothers


  • Beaver Lake (Valguero)
    Beaver Lake
  • Boreal Forest (Valguero)
    Boreal Forest
  • Skeleton Gorge (Valguero)
    Skeleton Gorge
  • The Dam (Boreal Forest) (Valguero)
    The Dam
  • The Farm (Valguero)
    The Farm
  • The Outpost (Valguero)
    The Outpost
  • The Valley (Valguero)
    The Valley
  • Weather Top (Valguero)
    Weather Top

  • Green Canyon (Valguero)
    Green Canyon
  • Hidden Lake (Valguero)
    Hidden Lake
  • Jungle (Valguero)
  • Jungle Cliff Ridge (Valguero)
    Jungle Cliff Ridge
  • The Lost Temple (Valguero)
    The Lost Temple
  • Urwald Swamp (Valguero)
    Urwald Swamp

  • Highmountain (Valguero)
  • The Dam (Redwoods) (Valguero)
    The Dam
  • The Falls (Valguero)
    The Falls
  • The Island (Valguero)
    The Island
  • The Lair (Valguero)
    The Lair
  • The Moore (Valguero)
    The Moore
  • The Redwoods (Valguero)
    The Redwoods
  • The Stronghold (Valguero)
    The Stronghold
  • The Twin Peaks (Valguero)
    The Twin Peaks

  • Felsblock Pass (Valguero)
    Felsblock Pass
  • Felsblock Plateau (Valguero)
    Felsblock Plateau
  • Glacier Narrows (Valguero)
    Glacier Narrows
  • Glacier Throughway (Valguero)
    Glacier Throughway
  • Grand Glacier (Valguero)
    Grand Glacier
  • Icewall Plateau (Valguero)
    Icewall Plateau
  • Schwarzwald (Valguero)
  • Snow Desert (Valguero)
    Snow Desert
  • Snow Mountains (Valguero)
    Snow Mountains
  • Valguero 7
    The Great Trench

  • Beaver Moore (Valguero)
    Beaver Moore
  • Bergfestung (Valguero)
  • Claw Valley (Valguero)
    Claw Valley
  • Tundra (Valguero)
  • Tundra Crossing (Valguero)
    Tundra Crossing

  • Forgotten City (Valguero)
    Forgotten City
  • The Maul (Valguero)
    The Maul
  • The Paradise (Valguero)
    The Paradise
  • The Pillar (Valguero)
    The Pillar
  • The Skyguard (Valguero)
    The Skyguard
  • The White Cliffs (Valguero)
    The White Cliffs

  • Forsaken Oasis (Valguero)
    Forsaken Oasis
  • The Abyss (Valguero)
    The Abyss
  • The Emerald Forest (Valguero)
    The Emerald Forest
  • The Lake (Valguero)
    The Lake
  • The Unknown (Valguero)
    The Unknown

Approximate Spawn Locations[]

Valguero Map

Spawn Locations

Small Islands
Beach Zone 1
Beach Zone 2
Beach Zone 3
Boreal Forest Zone 1
Boreal Forest Zone 2
Boreal Forest Zone 3
Chalk Hills Zone 1
Chalk Hills Zone 2
Chalk Hills Zone 3
Jungle Zone 1
Jungle Zone 2
Jungle Zone 3
Redwood Zone 1
Redwood Zone 2
Redwood Zone 3
Tundra Zone 1
Tundra Zone 2
Tundra Zone 3
Snow Zone 1
Snow Zone 2
Snow Zone 3

Data Maps[]

  • Preview Resources Map (Scorched Earth)
    Strategic Resources
  • Level 55
    Exploring the map
  • SpawnMapIcon
    Creature Spawns


Unique Creatures[]

Other Spawns[]

Aberrant Creatures[]

Event Creatures[]


All items from the base game, and most items from Scorched Earth and Aberration are available on Valguero.





  • Artifact of the Brute
  • Artifact of the Crag
  • Artifact of the Cunning
  • Artifact of the Destroyer
  • Artifact of the Devourer
  • Artifact of the Gatekeeper
  • Artifact of the Immune
  • Artifact of the Pack
  • Artifact of the Skylord
  • Artifact of the Strong


  • The original map was intended to contain a Rock Drake Rock Drake nest in the depth of the Aberration Biome. The rock drakes were however removed in the free DLC as mentioned in an official livestream with the developers.
  • Beached icthyosauruses are harvestable for Organic Polymer Organic Polymer and Hide Hide, as well as dead carboneyms for Spoiled Meat Spoiled Meat, hide, and Keratin Keratin, similar to how beached basilosauruses on Ragnarok are harvestable for Oil Oil.
  • Valguero is the first official free DLC to have Aberration content on it without the need to purchase the DLC. However it doesn't include a bio-luminescent region within the Aberration Trench. Also, the entire Aberration area is considered a cave and therefore, flyers cannot be ridden inside and managarmr's cannot use their dive ability.
  • Valguero has a Wyvern Trench, like that of Scorched Earth and Ragnarok. However, only 2 types of wyvern exist in this trench, that being the fire wyvern and the ice wyverns. The ice wyverns live above ground, while the fire wyverns live in the underground section of the trench.
  • Although Griffin Griffins were shown in the trailer for Valguero, they do not spawn on the map.
  • Valguero is unique in having all the ocean creatures but no ocean surrounding the map. Instead, a large lake is present. Valguero is also the first map to have an underground ocean, known as The Abyss, in addition to its lake, where the ceiling is rock, you can't swim to the surface for Oxygen Oxygen, and dangerous creatures such as tusoteuthis spawn here.
  • Valguero is the first expansion map with a roaming boss, the Broodmother.
  • Valguero is the only expansion map to not have the Artifact of the Devious.

Original Creator Team[]

ButtMan - Map Owner, WM Landscape, Level design, Blueprinting, Optimisations, Bugfixes

Nekatus - Level design, Optimisations, Bugfixes, Community Management

Trappel22 - Level design for the Aberration part

Evolanca - Hosting Test servers, Original Website Portfolio, Texturing, Minimap


Patch Changes
309.53 Fixed a bug that allowed building within the boss arena on Valguero



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