Welcome to Dino Nuts!

Warpaint on, spears at the ready, it's time to get down and dirty with ARK!

The Island



Frequently Asked Questions

How do I connect?
There are various ways you can connect to our servers.

1) If it is your first time connecting to our servers we recommend that you load up ARK, click “Join ARK“, filter by Unofficial, search “Dino Nuts” and wait until our servers show up. We also recommend that you add them to favourites for easy access.

2) Select the server you would like to play from the Steam link below. This will open up ARK and connect you to the server of your choice.

The Islandsteam://connect/

Ragnarok – steam://connect/

Scorched Earthsteam://connect/



3) If all else fails you can ask someone on the server if they could temporarily add you on Steam and then search sessions by filtering the ARK browsers to “friends”.

Please ensure that you have downloaded and installed all of our mods before attempting to connect to the server. The mod list can be found here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=845999194

I keep getting "mod mismatch", how do I fix this?
This means that there is a difference in the version of mod installed between yourself and the server. In the event you get this error, please restart Steam to ensure that there is no pending update to download for you. If all of your mods are up to date, please contact an admin to make sure the ARK servers have the most recent updates.
Someone is breaking a rule in-game / on Discord, what do I do?
Please contact an admin on Discord immediately to report the issue. Make sure to specify the time, rule broken and any proof you can provide (such as a screenshot or a video). We shall take the appropriate action required.
What is a ARK and how do I become one?
We have a special tag for our ARK players called ARK. This tag will allow you to differentiate who plays on our ARK servers. In addition this tag is required to talk in #ark-chat, #ark-events and #ark-suggestions.

In order to obtain this tag all you need to do is type !register ARK in our Discord #lobby channel. You shall be assigned the ARK role and be able to talk in all of the ARK related chats. You will also receive exclusive ARK server related updates and information in our #ark-news channel.

In the event that our Discord bot has fallen asleep, please contact an admin to have the tag manually assigned to you.

I want to make a suggestion, how do I do this?
We have a channel in our Discord marked “#ark-suggestions” for anything you would like to suggest regarding our ARK servers. This can include event suggestions, mod additions or general ways to improve our community.

We encourage community discussion on all suggestions as we believe it is important everyone has a voice on potential changes to our ARK servers. If a suggestion is received well we will put it to a community vote to decide if it becomes a reality.

How do I travel between the cluster?
Traveling between clusters is simple, easy and means you do not need to log out of one server and then have to load the mods back up.

In order to transfer between our cluster, please do the following steps:

1) Go to an obelisk or a TEK transmitter.

2) Press ‘E‘ to open the obelisk / transmitter.

3) Select ‘travel to another server’.

4) Select the server you wish to transfer to.

5) Click ‘join server’.

Please note that you cannot transfer with some items such as tribute items and element, this is due to restrictions that are in the base ARK game.

What are your server rates and rules?
For a full in-depth look at all of our server rates and rules you can visit https://dinonuts.com/settings

However here are the key rates and rules.


No racism, homophobia or any form of hate.

No hacking, bug abusing or cheating.

No advertising or trolling.

No building in/around resource rich areas.

No building in/around caves, ruins or bridges.

No pillar / foundation spamming.

No dinos on wander outside of your base.

When looting a beaver dam, take ALL items.


10x Taming

2.5x Gathering

2.5x Experience

2x Number of eggs

10x Breeding numbers

2x Longer days

What are your dedicated server specifications?
An in-depth look at our dedicated server information can be found at https://dinonuts.com/servers

However the general specifications are:

CPU: Intel i7-7700K 4.7GHz (4 cores / 8 threads)

RAM: 64GB DDR4 ECC 2400MHz

SSD: 480GB

How do I vote for your ARK servers? What are the rewards?
Voting is simple, easy, fast and rewarding!

How to vote:

1) Open the links below (ark-servers).

https://goo.gl/B3zPQ4The Island

https://goo.gl/y5jffXScorched Earth


2) Log in with your Steam account (all information is secured as you are connecting to Steam Community).

TADA! All done, now check out the rewards you can get by voting at https://dinonuts.com/vote

How do I donate using Patreon?
First of all, thanks for considering about supporting our community, we appreciate it!
We offer a variety of rewards, of which can be seen on our Patreon page.

1) Open https://patreon.com/DinoNuts

2) Click “become a Patreon”.

3) Select the tier of donation you would like to pledge, or select a custom amount.

4) Create a Patreon account or log in with an existing account.

5) Fill in the required information and click pledge.

You will be able to redeem you Discord rewards straight away by linking your Discord account to Patreon to redeem your Donator rank.

What you need to know about Dino Nuts.

We are an active and friendly community who love to put on the war paint, spears in hand and get down and dirty with ARK.

Friendly Community

We are proud to offer a friendly, mature and diverse community for you to join. Don’t be afraid to speak up and say hello, you will be greeted with a nice warm welcome. If you need help in game, just give us a shout in-game or on Discord and the community would be more than happy to help.

Active Admins

We have active admins based around the world to ensure that you get the best ARK experience possible. Gone are the days of waiting hours on end for admin assistance. If you need to reach us, just message us in-game, on Discord or using the support section of our website.

DDoS Protection

All of our servers have advanced DDoS protection to ensure that your gameplay goes un-interupted during an attack. This gives you peace at mind knowing that an attack will no stop your from being able to enjoy our servers!

Frequent Updates

There is nothing more annoying than having to wait around for the servers to be updated in order for you to jump on and play your game. We understand; this is why we update our servers and mods with the hour of them being updated so you can get on gaming!


We offer rewards to show our appreciation to the members of our community who display loyalty and support by voting, donating, taking an active role in the community and partaking in events. The rewards include dino recolours, skins, resources and other cool in-game goodies!


Suggestion System

We pride ourselves on our communication with our community, which is why in our Discord we have  channel dedicated to suggestiosn and feedback from our player base. Here you can suggest changes such as mod additions, server settings or an event you would like to see.

Regular Events

We host regular events on our ARK servers that take into account everyones interests. We offer events such as land/aquatic/aerial dino racing, group boss killing (across all servers), build off, maze runner and Survival of the Fittest. Rewards include a dino of your choice or in-game cosmetics.


We offer the ability to see all kinds of stats about our servers; ranging from individual number of dinos per map, tribe statistics and player information. This means you can track your progess whilst on our servers and find ways to improve your gameplay to give yourself the edge!

Join Dino Nuts on Discord!

Want to support our community?

Check out the benefits you recieve from donating.

Discord Donator Rank

You get your name in lights with a rank on our Discord!

Access to Red

Our resident Discord bot with awesome features.

Monthly Rewards

You get monthly rewards base on your contribution.

Our Appreciation

For your contribution to keeping this fantastic community going!

Disclaimer: This is to support the server costs and in turn be non-refundable. Donating to the server is greatly appreciated, though it does not make you above the rules.