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The Center is the second known Ark.




  • Half-Burnt Island
  • Lava Island
  • Scorched Island


  • Northern Snowy Mountain


  • Eastern Islets
  • Northern Tropical Island
  • Southern Tropical Island
  • Underwater Domes


  • The Center (Floating Island)
  • The Swamp
  • Snowy Grasslands
  • Penguin Pond
  • Edge of the World



  • Secluded Island
  • Skull Island


  • Southern Snowy Mountain


  • Jungles North
  • Jungles Mid
  • Jungles South
  • Underground World

Spawn Points

  • Lava Island
  • Snow South
  • Snow North
  • Jungles North
  • Jungles Mid
  • Jungles South
  • Tropical Island North
  • Tropical Island South



The beaches are home to the Dodo, Dilophosaurus, Compsognathus, Pteranodon, Carbonemys, and Trilobite. These areas are the least dangerous part of the island, being the starting area.

Jungles and Forests

The forests are home to the Raptor, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Parasaurolophus, Carnotaurus, and Gallimimus. These areas are often guarded by trees, making aerial spotting of enemies nearly impossible.


The mountains are home to the Ankylosaurus, Doedicurus, Stegosaurus, Argentavis, Pulmonoscorpius, Raptor, Carnotaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Quetzalcoatlus, and Giganotosaurus. The mountains are some of the only places where Metal, Crystal, and Obsidian are found in abundance along with lots of Stone and Flint, making them excellent quarries and mines. Higher areas are good for houses due to high visibility but be careful because you will need water eventually.

Plains and Grasslands

The plains and grasslands are home to almost every creature, making them a great place for hunting, but not just Humans.


The snow is centered in the west around the North Snowy Mountain and South Snowy Mountain, home to the Kairuku, Sabertooth, Direwolf, Megaloceros, Mammoth, and Woolly Rhino. The snow is a dangerous place due to both the cold and its inhabitants, but the dangers lead to greater rewards, including Organic Polymer from the Kairuku and plentiful resources. However, Fiber is in short supply.


The swamps are centered in the west around the edge of The Center (Floating Island) and are home to the Plant Species X, Meganeura, Beelzebufo, Sarcosuchus, and Titanoboa. The swamps are a dangerous place due to both the heat and its inhabitants, but the dangers lead to greater rewards, including Rare Mushroom, Rare Flower, Plant Species X Seed, and plentiful resources. However, there is little if any Metal, Crystal, and Obsidian.

Redwood Forest

The redwood forest is centered in the south on an island and connected to the snow grasslands in the south with the bridge.


The rivers are home to the Piranha, Oncorhynchus, Coelacanth, Sarcosuchus, and Spinosaurus. The rivers are a great source of Stone, Flint, and some Metal.


The ocean is an area that is thought to contain some worthwhile stuff. The only discouragement is the fact that there are dangerous creatures such as the Electrophorus, Angler, Megalodon, Dunkleosteus, Liopleurodon, Plesiosaur, and Mosasaurus, though most other creatures such as the Trilobite, Coelacanth, Ichthyosaurus, and Leedsichthys are far less dangerous. Other than that, it'd be a great spot for a vacation! The Spinosaurus is a great substitute for the Megalodon if you want to do some oceanic exploration.


There are several islands off the coast of the main island. The islands possess many of the same features of the main island, only on a smaller scale. The Lava Island, Half-Burnt Island, and Scorched Island in the north are home to numerous carnivores, making them a place that shouldn't be trifled with. The Secluded Island in the south is home to numerous herbivores, making it a stark contrast to the islands in the north. The glacier at Penguin Pond in the southwest at Penguin Pond is home to the Kairuku.


The caves are the only other place besides the mountains and snow where Metal, Crystal, and Obsidian are found in abundance, but are usually filled to the brim with the Pulmonoscorpius, Titanoboa, Araneomorphus, Onychonycteris, Dung Beetle, and Megalania. You may also find "care packages" and some of the items required to summon the world bosses deep within each cavern. The Underground World is located under the Jungles and accessed through a cave entrance and three underwater passages.