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Using the Valguero DLC Map on Your ARK: Survival Evolved Server

This guide will show you how to install the free DLC map "Valguero", on both your client and your server.

Installing the DLC Map on Your Client

"Valguero" is a DLC map, which means its not provided along with the basegame files for ARK: Survival Evolved. It must be downloaded separately and installed on your client, in order for a player to connect to a server running the Valguero map. The Valguero map is a FREE download.

The map is offered in the DLC section, along with other game expansions (such as Genesis Part 1, Extinction, Aberration, Etc).

To install the DLC Map

Click on ARK: Survival Evolved in your game library. Scroll down the main page until you see the DLC section in a small box on the right side. Click on "View DLC in Store". A view of the DLC section of the main page for ARK survival evolved on steam

When the DLC page opens, scroll down until you see the section that looks like the screenshot below. Click on the Valguero - Ark Expansion Map in the list.

A view of the Valguero DLC in the ARK dlc page on steam

When the page for Valguero loads, scroll down a bit until you see the "Free Download" button, and click on it (like the screenshot below). A view of the button to download the free DLC map Valguero

When you click on the button, it will launch the game and begin downloading the expansion map. The Valguero map is large one, so it might take a bit to download completely. Once it's finished, you have the expansion map on your client, and now you can connect to any server running the "Valguero" expansion map.

Setting the Valguero Map on Your Server

On the Nodecraft control panel, Valguero is available for use on all ARK servers. Click on the Game Settings section, and make sure the "Basic Settings" section is selected. In the "Map" box, click on the downward pointing triangle at the far right end of the map box. This opens a dropdown menu which lists maps for ARK: Survival Evolved. Simply select "Valguero" from that list and click on it.

A view of the Nodecraft control panel for ARK, showing the Valguero map being set on the server

Save your changes at the bottom of the Game Settings section, and then the last thing is to just restart the server. When the server restarts, it will create a Valguero map on your server!

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