How to Host an ARK Server on Xbox

Hello Dev, are you looking to host an ARK server on Xbox? Look no further! In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to set up and manage your own ARK server on Xbox. Let’s get started!

Requirements

Before we begin, let’s make sure you have all the necessary requirements:

Hardware
Software
Xbox One or Xbox One X
ARK: Survival Evolved game
External hard drive (recommended)
Xbox Live Gold membership
Internet connection
Windows 10 PC (optional)

If you have all the requirements, let’s move on to the next step.

Step 1: Setting up Xbox Live Gold Membership

The first step in hosting an ARK server on Xbox is to have an Xbox Live Gold membership. If you already have a membership, skip to the next step. If not, follow these steps to sign up:

  1. Go to the Xbox Live Gold membership page
  2. Select the membership duration you want (1 month, 3 months, or 12 months)
  3. Enter your payment information and confirm your purchase

Once you have an Xbox Live Gold membership, you can move on to the next step.

Step 2: Installing the ARK Game

In order to host an ARK server on Xbox, you need to have the ARK: Survival Evolved game installed on your Xbox. If you haven’t already installed the game, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Xbox Store
  2. Search for “ARK: Survival Evolved”
  3. Select the game and click “Install”
  4. Wait for the game to finish installing

Once the game is installed, you can move on to the next step.

Step 3: Setting up the Server

Now that you have the game installed, it’s time to set up the server. Follow these steps to set up your ARK server:

  1. Open the ARK game on your Xbox
  2. Click “Host/Local”
  3. Choose the map you want to use
  4. Choose the game mode you want to use
  5. Choose the server options you want to use
  6. Click “Create New Server”

Once you’ve set up the server, it’s time to manage it.

Step 4: Managing the Server

Now that you have your server set up, it’s time to manage it. Here are some things you can do to manage your ARK server:

Adding Admins

If you want to add admins to your server, follow these steps:

  1. Press “Options” on your Xbox controller
  2. Select “Server Settings”
  3. Select “Make Me Admin”
  4. Enter a password for admin access
  5. Click “Make Admin”

Changing Server Settings

If you want to change your server settings, follow these steps:

  1. Press “Options” on your Xbox controller
  2. Select “Server Settings”
  3. Choose the setting you want to change
  4. Adjust the setting to your liking

Stopping/Restarting the Server

If you need to stop or restart your server, follow these steps:

  1. Press “Options” on your Xbox controller
  2. Select “Server Settings”
  3. Select “Stop Server” or “Restart Server”
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FAQ

Q: Can I host an ARK server on Xbox without an external hard drive?

A: Yes, you can host an ARK server on Xbox without an external hard drive. However, it’s recommended to use an external hard drive to improve server performance.

Q: Can I host an ARK server on Xbox without a Windows 10 PC?

A: Yes, you can host an ARK server on Xbox without a Windows 10 PC. However, having a Windows 10 PC can make it easier to manage your server.

Q: How many players can I have on my ARK server?

A: The maximum number of players you can have on your ARK server depends on the size of the map and the performance of your Xbox. The default maximum player count is 70.

Q: Can I transfer my ARK server to another Xbox?

A: Yes, you can transfer your ARK server to another Xbox. Follow these steps:

  1. Copy the server save data to an external hard drive
  2. Connect the external hard drive to the new Xbox
  3. Import the server save data on the new Xbox

That’s it, Dev! You now know how to host an ARK server on Xbox. Happy gaming!