StartNearestHorde Command

cheat StartNearestHorde <Crate / Element> <Difficulty>

Provided you are playing on Extinction (this is an Extinction-only command), this command will spawn either an Element Node, or an Orbital Supply Drop. To spawn an Orbital Supply Drop, specify 'Crate' as the type, to spawn an Element Node, specify 'Element' as the type. Difficulty is a number ranging from 1 to 4, 1 being the easiest and 4 being legendary.

Argument Information

The syntax for this Ark admin command is as follows:

Crate / Element Type: Horde Drop Specify 'Crate' (without quotes) here to spawn an Orbital Supply Drop. Specify 'Element' (without quotes) here to spawn an Element Node.
Difficulty Type: Horde Difficulty Specify a number between 1 and 4 here for difficulty:
  • 1 - Easy (10,000 Health)
  • 2 - Medium (50,000 Health)
  • 3 - Hard (100,000 Health)
  • 4 - Legendary (100,000 Health)

Command Information

Find below information relating to the StartNearestHorde command in Ark.

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cheat StartNearestHorde Crate 1
Crate / Element


  • cheat StartNearestHorde Crate 4

    This admin command would spawn an Orbital Supply Drop at the highest difficulty level (4).

  • cheat StartNearestHorde Element 1

    This console command starts an Element Node at the lowest possible difficulty level (1).