Upgrade Station

ARK: Survival Evolved

Mod ID: 821530042

This mod allows you to upgrade the quality of weapons, armor, tools, and saddles from primitive all the way to ascendant. Even works with items from other mods! Can also salvage items for resources. This mod doesn’t change any core files and is stackable with other mods. Yes, it even works with TEK armor!

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Mod Status

Updates: there are no updates planned at the moment. A stable beta version of Upgrade Station is available – you can use it for bug fixes and extra settings.
Upgrade Station v1.9-BETA mod ID: 2682442056
Changelog and new settings can be found in mod’s description on Steam.
UE5: Upgrade Station will be converted to UE5 when the time comes.

Rocket Launchers & Tek Rifles

Vanilla rocket launchers and TEK rifles can’t be upgraded. However, I have created a small companion mod that allows you to replace your vanilla rocket launcher with an upgradeable one.

Feel free to sub to my “Classic Rocket Launcher” or “Upgradeable Tek Rifle” mods if you’d like to be able to upgrade your rocket launchers and tek rifles!


Weapons, armor, tools, and saddles from other mods can be upgraded and/or salvaged as long as the mod author has used the appropriate item as a starting point for their items (Hatchet for “Super Hatchet”, Boots for “Tek Boots”, etc).

While I can try my best to ensure items from other mods can be upgraded and salvaged I can’t control what other mod authors do in their mods. When in doubt, put this mod last in the load order. 🙂

The Upgrade Station can upgrade all items from any mod as long as the item has an upgrade path. Items that don’t have an upgrade path (C4, Tripwire, Wooden Spear, etc) cannot be upgraded because they don’t have a quality index. Some items, like the Builder’s Helmet, will identify as being valid to upgrade but won’t actually upgrade in a meaningful way.

Highly Configurable

If you’re finding upgrade requirements to be too low for your liking please note that the upgrade formula is completely configurable via INI settings. Please check out the INI settings and formulas to get an idea how the mod can be configured for your needs.