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ARK Survival Ascended Golden Hesperornis Eggs: How To Get

Acquire this rare resource with our comprehensive guide on how to get and use the Golden Hesperornis egg in ARK Survival Ascended.
ARK Survival Ascended Golden Hesperornis Eggs: How To Get
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Eggs play a crucial role in the ecosystem of ARK Survival Ascended, serving both mechanical and natural life cycle functions for specific creatures in the game. Among the various eggs, the Golden Esperornis egg stands out as particularly valuable. 

Obtaining these eggs can be tedious and time-consuming, so this guide provides detailed steps to assist players in acquiring Golden Esperornis eggs and explains their in-game utility.

How To Get the Golden Hesperornis Eggs

Acquiring Golden Hesperornis eggs proves to be challenging due to the randomized spawning nature, necessitating some grinding. The process begins with taming one or two female Hesperornis, whether they are already tamed or untamed. The crucial step involves feeding them at least five fish, ideally Sabertooth Salmon.

ARK Survival Ascended How To Get Golden Hesperornis Egg Attacking fish
To get the Golden Hesperornis egg, players will need to have female Hesperornis attack fish or bring the fish to them for consumption at least five times. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

To achieve this, you can drag the required fish to the female Hesperornis and feed it five times or use the aggressive whistle on your tamed Hesperornis to make them attack and kill nearby fish. 

Once the Hesperornis consumes five fish, you'll observe it swimming slower in the water, eventually making its way to dry land, where it promptly lays an egg. Feeding the fish five times will yield the same outcome, and it's here where an element of randomness comes into play.

How To Get Golden Hesperornis Egg random chance
Once the female Hesperornis has consumed its fifth fish it will lay an egg, with a random chance of laying the golden egg. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

The chance of obtaining a Golden Hesperornis egg relies entirely on luck, demanding patience. Following the Hesperornis in an area with abundant fish seems to be the key, allowing it to eat, lay eggs, and repeat until it eventually produces the coveted Golden Hesperornis egg.

How To Use the Golden Hesperornis Eggs

Now that you've invested effort in obtaining a Golden Hesperornis egg, it's crucial to understand its various uses. The egg serves multiple purposes and proves valuable even on PvP servers. 

How To Get Golden Hesperornis Egg uses
The Golden Hesperornis Egg can be used for various things in the game, as a consumable or as a trade item in PvP. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

When fed to a small non-rideable tame, it imparts a temporary 500% increased experience buff. Humans and larger creatures can also consume it for a 10% buff lasting 10 minutes. Additionally, the egg plays a role in crafting Extraordinary Kibble, which is highly beneficial for late-game players seeking to tame larger and more powerful dinosaurs. 

Lastly, the Golden Hesperornis egg holds value in player trading on PvP servers, as its scarcity makes it a sought-after item for its diverse applications. It's noteworthy that the Hesperornis egg can also be used to create Oil, but since regular eggs serve this purpose, using a Golden one for this seems impractical. 

In conclusion, armed with this knowledge, you now possess the tools to locate and effectively utilize Golden Hesperornis eggs in your next ARK Survival Ascended gameplay.