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Spawn Command
cheat summon Yeti_Character_BP_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Bigfoot/Yeti_Character_BP.Yeti_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Yeti (Gauntlet)
cheat summon Bigfoot_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Arctic/Bigfoot_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Bigfoot_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Yeti is a variant of the  Gigantopithecus in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[]

With the introduction of the Snow Cave, a variant of Gigantopithecus was added: these Yetis have significantly higher base stats and are untameable. Because they spawn within a Hard Difficulty cave, they are also guaranteed to spawn at exceptionally high levels - anywhere up to 500!


These apes are vicious, terrifying creatures that will decimate any adventurers hoping to step foot inside the cave. Stay clear from them, or use extremely powerful guns and weaponry to slaughter them before they get their powerful hands on you! They are very dangerous!


The Yeti always spawns with all its color regions white.

Color Scheme and Regions[]

This section displays the Yeti's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Yeti. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Yeti will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

This information can be used to alter the Yeti's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Yeti's "fur mane" magenta.

Gigantopithecus PaintRegion0.png
Region 0:
Fur Mane
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Gigantopithecus PaintRegion4.png
Region 4:
Fur Accent
Gigantopithecus PaintRegion5.png
Region 5:


Base Stats and Growth[]

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
 Health 2000 +200
 Stamina 300 +30
 Oxygen 150 +15
 Food 1500 +150
 Weight 220 +4.4
 Melee Damage 50 / 60 +2 / +2.4
 Movement Speed 100% N/A
 Torpidity 1100 +66
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 195

Swimming 300

  • 1These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature tamed and non-imprinted.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.
Attack Values
Melee Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Yeti will either back-hand or crush the target with both fists. This attack deals knockback that will shove players or smaller creatures a fair distance, sometimes over cliffs.
0 300 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 50
Throw Player Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation While this attack is coded, it is not used by the AI in-game.
Using the Right Mousebutton (PC), L2 Button (PS), LT Button (Xbox One), the Yeti throws a mounted survivor overhead. Any creature directly in front of the Yeti will take damage.
0 200 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 60


This section describes how to fight against the Yeti.


Yetis are heavy hitters with a large pool of health. You need powerful dinos or good weapons to take them down.


Using guns is highly advised. Melee is a bad idea, but a tribe-mate with a shield can be invaluable as a decoy while the rest of the tribe shoots the Yeti. A large tribe can use multiple  Fabricated Pistols to mow down a single Yeti; multiple Yetis are invulnerable to this strategy. Hanging above him with a  Grappling Hook and shooting it down with  Arrows and a  Bow, a  Crossbow or a  Compound Bow is a "cheap" alternative.

It is highly advised to bring big mounts such as  Rex,  Spino or  Therizinosaur to defeat them on The Center, as the caves containing Yetis there have entrances big enough to let them in.


Firearms (fabricated or not) will do the trick, as long as they are Apprentice level or higher. Melee will get you killed in a matter of seconds.  Compound Bows do damage to him, but the ammo is a bit expensive.


It only spawns at freezing places, making Fur Armor necessary to survive, but it does not protect the player much from damage. The limited means of defense that players can utilize, plus the Yeti's devastating  Melee Damage and incredibly high  Health, it is, therefore, a formidable opponent, making the player an easy, sometimes one-hit, kill.

Other snow biome predators such as Dire Wolves, Purlovias, and Polar Bears also pose major threats to survivors when fighting the Yeti.


Headshots deal 3.5x more damage and are thus considered most effective.

As herbivores, they have a shorter aggro range than other creatures you may engage within the Snow Cave.


  • Released in patch 237.0.
  • Within the TLC Phase 1 patch, the  Gigantopithecus received an armor-degrading attack. However, the Yeti does not possess such a buff effect.