Best T-Rex Spawn Locations in ARK Survival Ascended

Tracking the best locations for the Tyrant Lizard King.

by Guillermo Rosario
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Tyrannosaurus has some of the best stats of any dinosaurs that can be found for your adventures in Ark: Survival Ascended. As apex predators with a fierce hunger, finding high level individuals requires a bit of skill and research. This guide will showcase two maps and details to find these T.rexes.

Finding a Rex on the Island

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Tyrannosaurus spawns fairly moderately in the default Island of the game. throughout the region they can be moderately discovered in the interior jungle regions, close to the animals they would hunt like Triceratops and stegosaurus. Tyrannosaurus is almost never found in the northern tundra regions of the world, instead other predators like Yutyrannus will take its place. The most common location on the Island to find them is around the vicinity of the volcano in the central area of the map. It’s here that most other variants of the Tyrannosaurus also appear more common here from the skeletal rex to the Tek Rex.

Finding a Rex in The Center

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The Center is the second regular map to have multiple places to find Tyrannosaurs. The more moderate areas to find tyrannosaurs is in the central island surrounded by swamps and the three Jungle Islands on the eastern side of it.

But the best area to find Rexes is in the central area of Lava Island in the northern region. Again the rarest variants of the T.rex can be discovered in these regions as well. The Center is one of the few normal biomes aside from the Island that has regular spawn points for tyrannosaurus and many of the dinosaurs they’re strong against.

Because Ark: Survival Ascended is a remastered version of the vanilla Ark: Survival Evolved for next generation consoles, both these locations can be utilized as a guideline for the two versions of the game.

- This article was updated on November 13th, 2023

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I am an avid lover of writing with a passion in gaming and have written for entertainment articles as an intern for about a year and a half and have since started my studies for Vermont in Young Adult Writing. I love writing and consider storytelling a fundamental aspect of art and life. As such I find video games with interesting stories and lore to be incredibly interesting. To me half the fun of playing a great video game is getting sucked into the world.