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ARK Survival Ascended Argentavis Auto Trap: How to Build

Grab one of the best flyers in the game as early as you can using our guide on how to build an automatic Argentavis trap in ARK Survival Ascended.
ARK Survival Ascended Argentavis Auto Trap: How to Build
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When dealing with flying tames on the Island of ARK Survival Ascended, the Argentavis is one of the more coveted creatures that many players will want to acquire. Unfortunately, this beast tends to roam in dangerous areas, and attempting to knock it out of the air for taming can often be a hit-or-miss situation.

Fortunately, there is a straightforward and effective trick for capturing an Argentavis, involving the use of an automatic trap that's easy to set up and even easier to use. In this guide, we'll illustrate exactly how to build and utilize the automatic Argentavis trap in ARK Survival Ascended.

How to Build an Automatic Argentavis Trap in ARK Survival Ascended

The Argentavis trap we're constructing is incredibly user-friendly, operates automatically (with no need for moving parts), and the necessary resources can be obtained almost from the beginning of the game when you most desperately need a reliable flying tame. Let's simplify how it's built and then discuss its application for trapping an Argentavis.

ARK Survival Ascended How To Build Auto Trap Base structure
This is how the base structure should look with a foundation and ramps attached to it. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

To begin, you'll require a flat foundation placed as deep into the ground as possible. Any type of foundation will suffice. Subsequently, lay down a roof, transforming its state into a ramp, and align it along the foundation. Following this, place another ramp extending from the initial one and, lastly, a double door in the middle of the two ramps, as illustrated in the image above.

Proceed to place double doors on both sides of the ramp/foundation, with two of them stacking up two walls high. Then, position a ramp on top of the double doors, attached to the bottom of the ramp, extending downward to the double doors on the incline of your ramp. Now, create an entrance that you'll run through to compel the Argentavis to follow and get trapped.

ARK Survival Ascended How To Build Auto Trap finished trap
After following the steps, your automatic Argentavis trap should look like this. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

To achieve this, set up a wall at the base of the ramp. Instead of double doors, utilize a single door, a crucial choice as it prevents the Argentavis from turning around and flying out. Once this step is completed, the trap is ready, and you can now use it to ensnare an Argentavis.

For this, attract a wild Argentavis and ensure it's following you as you guide it toward your trap. Then, dash through the door and up the ramp. Looking behind you (if the Argentavis correctly followed), you'll notice it's now trapped and unable to escape.

ARK Survival Ascended How To Build Auto Trap Uses
After leading the Argentavis to the trap, run through the door, and it will be trapped and ready to be knocked out and tamed. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

This positions you perfectly to either administer tranquilizers from the top of the ramp or, preferably, leap off the ramp and shoot it from the side. This prevents potential clipping through the top wall of the ramp or any attempts to turn around.

In conclusion, you now have a swift and uncomplicated method to construct an automatic Argentavis trap in ARK Survival Ascended. Full credit for this trapping design goes to YouTuber Toastbloke, and for a visual walkthrough, check out their detailed video below.