My game was in English and now it's running in another language. Help!

Ortalio -

While ARK is in its development process, it is working with the community to create localization for different regions around the world. Currently the game will detect your computer’s current language through Windows and if ARK has a translation for that language, it will enable it. There are two ways you can get past this.


  1. Right click ARK: Survival Evolved in your Steam Library
  2. Go to properties
  3. Go to launch options
  4. Add to the string "-culture=en" without the quotation marks


This should always automatically force the game to launch in English.


The other option is:


  1. Right click ARK: Survival Evolved in your Steam Library.
  2. Select Properties
  3. Language
  4. Select language


This will ensure that your game starts in English.

After doing these steps, please launch ARK: Survival Evolved and it should return to English. If this issue still persists, please submit a ticket.

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