Ark Server API 3.54
Serverside plugin support for Ark Survival Evolved.
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ArkServerAPI is a free and open source piece of software aimed at providing an interface for developers to create plugins to extend and enhance the Ark Survival Evolved server software running on Windows hosts.
Currently this project is ran and supported by GameServersHub

GameServersHub promises to keep this project 100% free and open-sourced. GameServersHub intends to keep the project maintained and supported for future updates to Ark Survival Evolved.


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API Installation Steps:

  1. Download the API from the GameServersHub Site via the Download button.
  2. Unzip the contents of the zip file into \ARK\ShooterGame\Binaries\Win64\

Plugin Installation Steps:

  1. Locate and download a plugin from the Resources section on the website.
  2. Unzip the downloaded plugin into \ARK\ShooterGame\Binaries\Win64\ArkApi\Plugins
    • Ensure the .dll filename matches the parent folder name.
  3. Optionally edit any configuration files (usually .json) located inside the plugin folder.


  • The API generates two types of logs, regular and crash logs, these logs are located in the denoted locations respectively.
    • \ARK\ShooterGame\Win64\logs\ArkApi.log
    • \ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\Logs

You may join our Discord server if you have any questions/feedback or want general support regarding ArkServerAPI.


  • This project is not endorsed or affiliated with Studio Wildcard, nor shall it ever be considered endorsed or affiliated with Studio Wildcard previously, or in the future. This is a fan project aimed at extending the official server executable that is distributed with the game. Studio Wildcard retains all ownership over the original server files, game copyrights, etc.
  • Unless specified otherwise, the Ark Server API is distributed under the MIT license, which can be found here