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Best ARK Scorched Earth Ascended mods

The best ways to customize your dino experience...

ARK Survival Ascended is a solid game at its base, but it is at its best when using mods created by the community. The best ARK Scorched Earth Ascended DLC Mods add much-needed quality of life to an already expansive game, and I've detailed them below.

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What follows is a list of free mods for ARK Survival Ascended that are compatible with the Scorched Earth DLC. Thanks to the seamless integration of the CurseForge in-game mod browser, installing the latest mods was a piece of cake! This list focuses on mods that maintain the core experience by improving existing features or adding new ones.

Pelayori's Cryo Storage mod

Player standing in the Scorched Earth desert holding a Cryopod in ARK Scorched Earth Ascended DLC
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This all-encompassing mod brings a slew of useful features into the game to turn ARK Survival Ascended into your custom virtual playground. With Pelayori's Cryo Storage mod, you can spawn Dinosaurs, Cryopods, and Cryofridges and modify the Dino Cryo timer. Combined with changing the Cryoterminal's placement, improved inventory management, and many other features, this mod is an absolute must-have.

Additions Ascended mods

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Additions Ascended is a collection of nine mods, each adding a new Dino to ARK Survival Ascended. This mod collection is successor to the ARK Additions mod from ARK Survival Evolved, introducing the Archelon, the Brachiosaurus, the Helicoprion and six more dinos. As a cherry on top, you get new saddles and Little Ratfish Treats kibbles to to tame the Helicoprion!

Meat Spoiler

Inventory menu showing Spoiled Meat in ARK Scorched Earth Ascended
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Anyone who's played ARK for any decent amount of time knows how important Spoiled Meat is. Well, this mod reduces the amount of time for meat to spoil, as it implies with its title. Place a piece of meat into the toilet, wait a minute or two and voila!

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Utilities Plus

Utilities Plus ARK Scorched Earth Ascended Inventory menu
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This is probably my favorite mod on this list because it eliminates the tedium of recrafting some important items, especially ones that really shouldn't degrade anyway. The Utilities Plus mod adds reusable replicas of essential items, such as the Reusable Parachute, Reusable Grappling Hook, or Reusable Torch, to make exploration that much easier.

Big Storage Box

Big storage box in ARK Scorched Earth Ascended Big Storage Box mod
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ASA is so full of stuff that it gets exhausting building storage boxes to, well, store it all. Thankfully, this mod mostly does away with this issue, as it adds a hefty storage box that can carry a huge amount of items all at once.

Death Inventory Keeper

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Depending on how far you are in ARK Scorched Earth, death can mean a complete restart because all your items are left where you died. This mod, however, allows you to keep all your items when you inevitably get eaten by a dinosaur.

Visual Storage

Rock and wood  storage in ARK Scorched Earth Ascended Visual Storage mod
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Since I'm not a fan of convoluted UIs, this mod is right up my alley. The Visual Storage mod is a successor of the ARK Survival Evolved's mod with the same name, changing the appearance of resource supplies based on their quantity. The more wood or meat you pack, the bigger their storage will appear, which helps me evaluate my supply status at a simple glance.

Admin Panel mod

Admin Panel mod in ARK Survival Ascended Scorched Earth DLC
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If you're a server admin, you'll love this mod. The Admin Panel mod gives you unparalleled abilities for customizing your server map to your heart's desire. From One Button God Mode and Flying to Specator Mode to Dino Scanner and Teleporting, the possibilites are truly endless.

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Quell's Mod Assist Extraordinaire mod

ARK Survival Ascended Quell's Mod Assist Extraordinaire menu
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If you want to test out your own mod creations, the Quell's Mod Assist Extraordinaire mod will fulfill your every need. This mod adds a menu wheel full of various functions to test how well the game handles your mod. From Dino spawning to adding respec and inventory, this one has it all.

Bangin Tranqs mod

Bangin Tranqs inventory menu in ARK Scorched Earth Ascended
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This mod's list of additions is very substantial. Bangin Tranqs adds new arrow types, cannons, cannon balls, more items and ammo, and configuration options. The highlight of this mod is the Tranq Sniper Rifle and Bullet combo and the Tranquil Tek Gauntlets for delivering maximum torpor to enemies.

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