ARK: How to Hatch an Egg

Hey there, fellow ARK survivor! Are you looking to hatch your very own dinosaur egg? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know to successfully hatch your egg and raise your very own dino companion. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Obtaining an Egg

The first step in hatching an egg is, of course, obtaining one. There are a few different ways to get your hands on a dinosaur egg in ARK:- Find one in the wild: Depending on the map you’re playing on, you may be able to find dinosaur eggs just lying around in the wilderness. Keep your eyes peeled while exploring, and you might get lucky.- Steal one from a nest: Certain dinosaur species, such as the Deinonychus, lay their eggs in nests that can be found in the wild. If you’re feeling brave, you can try to sneak up and grab an egg without getting attacked by the protective parent.- Breed your own: If you have a male and female dinosaur of the same species, you can breed them to produce fertilized eggs. These eggs will need to be incubated to hatch, which we’ll cover in the next section.

Step 2: Incubating the Egg

Once you have an egg in your possession, it’s time to start incubating it. There are a few different ways to do this:- Use a campfire or standing torch: Place the egg near a lit campfire or standing torch. This will provide heat that will slowly incubate the egg over time.- Build an incubator: If you have the resources, you can build an incubator to speed up the hatching process. The most common type of incubator is the “air conditioner + generator” combo, which requires an electric generator and one or more air conditioners to maintain a consistent temperature.- Use a creature with special abilities: Some creatures, such as the Magmasaur, have abilities that can be used to incubate eggs. The Magmasaur’s volcanic aura, for example, provides enough heat to incubate eggs placed nearby.

Step 3: Hatching the Egg

Once your egg has been incubated for long enough, it will start to crack and eventually hatch. Here are some tips to ensure a successful hatch:- Keep the egg close: While the egg is hatching, make sure to stay close by. Some species, such as the Wyvern, require assistance to break out of their shells.- Keep predators away: Predators in the area may try to attack your newborn dinosaur as soon as it hatches. Keep an eye out and be ready to defend your baby if necessary.- Have food ready: Your baby dinosaur will be hungry as soon as it hatches. Make sure to have plenty of food on hand, such as raw meat or berries, to keep it fed and happy.

Tips for Raising a Healthy Dino

Congratulations, you’ve successfully hatched your very own dinosaur egg! Now comes the fun part: raising and training your new companion. Here are some tips to help you raise a healthy, happy dino:- Feed it regularly: Different dinosaur species have different preferred foods, so make sure to do your research and feed your dino the right kind of food. You can also use a feeding trough to ensure your dino always has access to food.- Keep it safe: Your dino may be tough, but it can still be killed by predators or other dangers in the environment. Make sure to keep it safe by building a secure base, using defensive structures, and avoiding dangerous areas.- Train it well: As your dino grows, you can train it to do a variety of tasks, such as gathering resources, defending your base, or even flying you around the map. Use positive reinforcement techniques, such as rewarding good behavior with treats or affection, to train your dino effectively.

In Conclusion

Hatching a dinosaur egg in ARK can be a challenging but rewarding experience. By following the steps outlined in this article, you should be well on your way to raising your very own dino companion. Remember to keep your dino safe, well-fed, and well-trained, and you’ll have a loyal friend for life. Happy hatching, and see you in the wild! Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in our next exciting article!