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ARK Survival Ascended Blueprint Farming | The Center

Get your hands on quality equipment with our guide showcasing how to farm for the best Blueprints in ARK Survival Ascended The Center.
ARK Survival Ascended Blueprint Farming | The Center
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As you play through ARK: Survival Ascended's The Center map, you’ll be in the regular loop of unlocking Engrams to craft your next set of survival items. While unlocking the Engram for a specific item is useful, getting the blueprint for it allows you to craft it at much higher levels, all without needing to unlock the Engram at all.

This makes blueprints extremely useful in the game, but knowing how to get them, or even farm them, can be a struggle for most players. Thankfully, you won’t need to struggle any further, as this guide will show you the best location to farm some of the best blueprints in ARK: Survival Ascended's The Center.

How To Farm For Blueprints in ARK Survival Ascended The Center

When it comes to getting the best blueprints on The Center, the best method currently is to fish for them. The locations you can do this in (thankfully) are quite varied, so you won't need to travel too far to find the best fishing spots. Below, you can see a rough map of the best bodies of water to fish for blueprints on The Center.

ARK Survival Ascended The Center Blueprint Farming Locations
To get the best Blueprints you'll need to fish for them, and the locations marked above are the best spots for fishing. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

Now, when it comes to getting quality blueprints, there are two factors to consider. The first is getting yourself a high-level fishing rod. To do this, you need to kill the Alpha Mosasaurs and Alpha Tusoteuthis roaming around the eastern ocean of the map. Anywhere along the 90-degree latitude line on the map should spawn a few that you can take down (but be aware they are alphas, so don't expect an easy fight).

Once you have killed enough of them for high-level fishing rod blueprints, you can go ahead and craft it, then move on to the second aspect of fishing for high-level blueprints: the fishing itself. As a disclaimer, if you don't know how fishing works and the process involved, then be sure to check out our fishing guide here for all the details you need to know.

ARK Survival Ascended The Center Blueprint Farming Tips
To successfully get the best Blueprints and loot, you'll need to make sure you have both a high-level rod as well as good bait, like bee honey. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

Now we can move on to the second aspect to consider, your fishing percentages. When completing the mini-game that fishing requires, pay close attention to the two numbers that pop up when you're reeling in the fish. You'll see that it reads, "You caught a (Fish Name) | A, with Quality: X.XX!" and the numbers in that sentence (A and X.XX) are everything when it comes to getting good loot and blueprints.

The first number you'll see (A) is the size of the fish, and the second number (X.XX) is the quality. The higher these two numbers are (and the better your rod is), the better loot you'll get, meaning the better blueprints you'll get. To increase the fish size and quality, you'll need to use the best bait (getting your hands on honey is a good idea) and the best rod you can find (which we already showed you how to get).

ARK Survival Ascended The Center Blueprint Farming Examples
With these tips in hand, you can easily farm tons of high-level loot and blueprints, even Ascendant ones. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

So in summary, before you head to any of the map locations we suggested to fish for your blueprints, consider your fishing rod and bait. When both your rod and bait are the best possible quality, the size and quality numbers will increase, resulting in better catches and better loot, i.e., better blueprints. This can also be capitalized on when the server drop rates are boosted, resulting in extremely high-quality fish, and thus even more insanely high-quality blueprints and loot at your disposal.

And there you have it, a detailed breakdown of how to farm for the best blueprints available on ARK: Survival Ascended's The Center map. A huge shoutout to YouTuber Teachers Game Too for their amazing video that informed this guide. To see the blueprint farming tips and tricks in action, be sure to check out the video embedded below.