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How To Craft and Use Air Conditioners In ARK Survival Ascended

Keep yourself and your dinosaurs safe from the elements with our guide on how to craft and use air conditioners in ARK Survival Ascended.
How To Craft and Use Air Conditioners In ARK Survival Ascended
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For anyone who has delved into ARK Survival Ascended, grappling with the island's unpredictable temperatures is among the initial challenges. Although this climatic struggle persists throughout the game, gaining access to electrical devices provides a remedy. Enter air conditioners, nifty devices mirroring their real-world counterparts.

If you're eager to obtain these useful machines, understand their workings, and explore how they can enhance your survival journey, look no further. Below, we present a comprehensive overview of crafting air conditioners and their practical applications in ARK Survival Ascended.

How To Craft Air Conditioners in ARK Survival Ascended

As indicated in their official description, air conditioners serve as electrical devices in ARK: Survival Evolved, offering a limited-range enhancement in both hyperthermal and hypothermal insulation when powered. This makes them valuable for survival and breeding purposes. Further exploration of their uses will follow, but first, let's examine the crafting requirements.

ARK Survival Ascended Air Conditioners Crafting Requirements
Below are the materials needed to craft an air conditioner in ARK Survival Ascended. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

To produce an air conditioner in ARK Survival Ascended, players will need the following materials:

  • 80 × Metal Ingot or Scrap Metal Ingot
  • 15 × Electronics
    • 15 × Metal Ingot or Scrap Metal Ingot
    • 45 × Silica Pearls
  • 5 × Polymer, Organic Polymer, or Corrupted Nodule
  • 15 × Crystal or Primal Crystal

Air Conditioner Uses in ARK Survival Ascended

As previously mentioned, air conditioners grant a short-range extension (equivalent to two foundations in length) in both hyperthermal and hypothermal insulation. This results in increased resistance to both extreme cold and heat, proving beneficial for surviving adverse weather conditions.

ARK Survival Ascended Air Conditioner uses Breeding
Air conditioners are amazing tools for breeding as they let you keep eggs at the optimal temperature for incubation. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

Additionally, they can be stacked to amplify their effects, making them an optimal solution for egg incubation, particularly for aspiring dinosaur breeders. Fortunately, air conditioners do not necessitate a foundation for placement, do not require snapping into position, and do not hinder the natural resource spawning process.

This flexibility allows them to be situated in unconventional locations, especially when dealing with limited space during base building. Planning an effective radius is straightforward, as the insulation drops from 100% to 0% after spanning two foundations.

ARK Survival Ascended Air Conditioner uses Survival
Air Conditioners are also useful for survival in the wild if you need to survive very intense weather conditions. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

Moreover, their effects extend through structures, meaning there is no distinction between indoor and outdoor placement. This feature proves advantageous when navigating cold or hot areas, providing a reliable resting place for the night.

To attain the maximum insulation bonus, positioning the target (either yourself or your eggs) as close as possible to the air conditioner is essential. For those who appreciate the mathematical details, the insulation equation based on testing according to the Wiki is -37.6x+128.

In conclusion, this guide covers everything you need to know about crafting and utilizing air conditioners in ARK Survival Ascended. Regardless of your skill level, these machines prove exceedingly useful, offering vital weather protection in a world where the elements spare no one, and your armor might not always suffice. Invest in air conditioners for optimal weather survival in ARK Survival Ascended.