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How to Enable ARK: Survival Evolved DLC on your Game Server

With our ARK: Survival Evolved game servers, enabling any of the DLC maps is a very simple process. We support all DLC

Make sure the server is fully stopped, as well as updated using the Steam Update button in the control panel

Go to the command line manager and click custom command lines.

Click new.

Select your map from the configuration editor. All DLC maps are available here. You can even use a custom map mod.

The configuration editor for the command lines contain the majority of the command line options. If you feel something is missing do contact us. You can also add additional options in the additional options box near the bottom of the editor.

When you are happy with your options hit the save button.

Once created it will appear on the manager, ensure you click 'Enable Me' to select the command line to activate it. It will say 'Enabled' when done.


The server stops itself and you get an email alert saying the server has changed to 70 slots, or it shows ShooterEntry in steam server browser.

Possible Causes:

The server is missing files, usually from Steam update not completing fully
An incorrectly set command line
An incorrectly installed mod

To fix missing files/70 slot warning

Make sure the server is stopped

Run the steam update again

Wait for the steam update is complete, and make sure it completes successfully without any error. If you experience an error, wait a 30 mins and try again, if it fails again. Contact support

Click the Configuration Files button in the control panel

Click the text editor next to the GameUserSettings.ini file

Scroll down to the MaxPlayers= setting, and set it back to your purchased slot count

Save and start the server.

For incorrectly installed mod or incorrect command line

Please remove any custom options you have set in the command line
Please remove any mods

If the issue is then resolved, it will confirm that one of those are the issue, please contact us with information of how you set the command line and/or any mods you installed and we will investigate further.

The map, mod or options I selected do not work

Ensure the command line is 'selected'. It should appear in bold once correctly selected.

Updated on: 02/03/2020

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