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ARK Survival Ascended Egg Farming: How To Use Oviraptors For Egg Farming

Farm tons of eggs and reap the benefits of their use in-game with this guide that breaks down how farming eggs with Oviraptors works in ARK Survival Ascended.
ARK Survival Ascended Egg Farming: How To Use Oviraptors For Egg Farming
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Eggs play a vital role in ARK Survival Ascended, serving as essential ingredients, key items for specific Tames, and the foundation for nurturing new dinosaurs. Despite the challenges and time involved in finding and caring for eggs, there is a convenient solution.

Oviraptors present a straightforward method for egg farming in ARK Survival Ascended. In this guide, we'll walk you through utilizing Oviraptors to streamline the egg farming process, making it more manageable and efficient.

How To Use Oviraptors For Egg Farming in ARK Survival Ascended

Upon the introduction of ARK Survival Ascended, several game and dinosaur modifications were implemented, and one notable change involved granting the Oviraptor a new ability known as Egg Collection. This fresh capability is accessible when interacting with the Oviraptor in the top right section of the menu, as demonstrated below.

Ark Survival Ascended How To Farm Eggs With Oviraptor Ability
The Oviraptor has a new ability, as shown above, allowing you to set them to pick up eggs automatically for you within their radius. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

In simple terms, this capability enables the Oviraptor to automatically gather and store eggs in its inventory for safekeeping, contingent on the availability of other nearby food sources like raw meat or berries. The egg collection function operates only when the Oviraptor is in proximity to or within the radius of egg-laying creatures. Now, let's explore how you can establish an egg farm using this newfound ability.

To commence, set up a pen using fencing or railings to accommodate both your Oviraptors and a separate enclosure (as close as feasible) for your egg-laying creatures. Subsequently, place a feeding trough within the pen alongside your Oviraptors to give them something to eat other than your valuable eggs.

Ark Survival Ascended How To Farm Eggs With Oviraptor Setting up penn
You can set up a farming pen as shown above for your egg layers and Oviraptors. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

Once the arrangement is in place, you can configure your Oviraptors to collect either fertilized, non-fertilized, or both types of eggs, facilitating the creation of a diverse egg collection for each Oviraptor, and simplifying tracking. With this setup, you're free to engage in other tasks while your egg-laying dinosaurs produce new eggs, subsequently gathered by the Oviraptors. Return after a few hours to assess the quantity of eggs collected by your Oviraptors.

The advantages of having Oviraptors collect eggs are significant, eliminating the need to vigilantly monitor the eggs to prevent theft or consumption. However, bear in mind that Oviraptors do not incubate the eggs, necessitating regular checks for storage. Additionally, the Oviraptors' carrying capacity dictates the number of eggs they can collect before becoming overburdened and ceasing collection. Allocate as many points as possible to enhance the egg-collecting capacity of your Oviraptors.

Ark Survival Ascended How To Farm Eggs With Oviraptor Eggs Automatically picked up
With this new setup, you can automatically farm eggs without needing to be around and can come back from a day of adventuring to find your eggs in the Oviraptors inventory. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

This approach is not only straightforward to establish but demands minimal maintenance, primarily ensuring that your Oviraptors and egg-laying creatures have an adequate food supply. It stands as the most hassle-free egg farm method available, applicable to all egg types, and easily adaptable by swapping out the egg-laying creatures within the pen.

In summary, this offers a swift and effective means to automatically amass a substantial quantity of eggs in ARK Survival Ascended, capitalizing on the Oviraptors' enhanced ability. With this farming setup, you'll have an ample supply of eggs for various purposes, including crafting, feeding, or taming.