What is PvP?
Player vs. Player (also known as PvP or PvPvE) is a mode where players are able to deal damage to or kill each other. In PvP players can also damage or destroy another tribe's buildings or kill their dinos.
What is PvE?
Player vs. Environment (PvE) is a mode where players are unable to directly damage another player. Players also can't damage other tribe's dinos or structures. However, there is a PvE demolish timer that allows destruction of other tribe's structures if no member of the tribe has logged in for a specific amount of time. On these servers, the only threat to survival is the environment.
What is Small Tribes?
Small Tribes servers are a type of specialty server that limit the tribe size to 6 players and alliances are not allowed. Server rates are 2.5x (harvest, taming, experience) and are not be affected by Evolution Events. They also have 2x maturation, 2x egg hatching, 2x gestation and 50% reduced mating interval.
What is ARKpocalypse (PC)?
Both PvP and PvE game modes can be played in ARKpocalypse mode. On ARKpocalypse servers, the server resets automatically after a month, with an in-game countdown and dramatic meteor impact.
By default, ARKpocalypse is disabled.
This game mode takes place at a faster pace, as it has multiplies all rates (harvesting, taming etc.) x3. This mode is very good for new players or people looking to play for a short period of time.
What is Conquest (PC)?
Conquest PvP servers are a type of specialty server that focus on big tribes and big battles. These servers have 2x rates and have a player cap of 100. Tribes are limited to 25 players max and alliances are disabled.
What is Classic (PC)?
Classic PvP is a new competitive player experience for PC players which focuses on the PvP experience from the days of old.