ARK Megapithecus Boss Guide (How to Summon, Tributes, Fighting, Variants…)

ARK Megapithecus Boss

The Megapithecus  is the second boss that you are most likely to fight in Ark Survival Evolved, which can happen in the Megapithecus Arena on The Island Map.

Along with Broodmother Lysrisx you will fight the Megapithecus when doing The Center Arena, as the two bosses will be teaming up against you and your tribe on The Center.

The Megapithecus appears to be more like a gorilla-like creature who is slightly damaged or twisting with signs of unnatural energy in its one glowing eye.

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How to Summon Megapithecus?

To summon the Megapithecus, you will need to head to any Obelisk on The Island map, bringing the required tributes along with you.

Megapithecus Tributes

 Artifact of the Brute

11

1

 Artifact of the Devourer

111
 Artifact of the Pack11

1

 Megalania Toxin

510
 Megalodon Tooth5

10

 Spinosaurus Sail

510
 Therizino Claws5

10

Thylacoleo Hook-Claw

5

10

The tribute required to start the boss fight in The Center is different and will summon both the Megapithecus and Broodmother Lysrix.

Megapithecus Boss Fight 

The Megapithecus will engage you at both close range and may even attack you from a distance by throwing boulders at you.

Bring tamed creatures that can endure such attacks and you should avoid mounting creatures that leave you vulnerable to attacks, since the boulder may hit you.

Make sure that you stay mounted to avoid getting killed instantly by its attacks or boulders and avoid staying near the edge to avoid falling.

The Megapithecus has a slightly lower amount of health than other bosses, making it relatively easy to defeat through strong creatures such as Rexes who can tank and deal damage.

Other strategies include using brew Kentrosauruses for their ability to reflect damage or Allosaurus for their good amount of damage per second.

Megapithecus  Variants

1) Gamma Megapithecus

The Gamma variant of the Megapithecus is distinguished by its white fur with hints of grey and its noticeable patch which appears as a burn or other kind of wound.

Megapithecus  Gamma Stats

 Health

180,000
 Stamina

650

 Oxygen

N/A
 Food

2600

 Weight

4000
 Melee Damage

400

 Movement Speed

100%
 Torpidity

350

Engram Unlocks

  • Tek Gauntlets
  • Tek Hatchframe
  • Tek Replicator
  • Tek Trapdoor
  • Tek Window
  • Tek Windowframe

2)Beta Megapithecus

The Beta variant of the Megapithecus appears to only have a change in its skin going towards a more brownish color while its fur is grey.

Megapithecus  Beta Stats

 Health

396000
 Stamina

650

 Oxygen

N/A
 Food

2600

 Weight

4000
 Melee Damage

800

 Movement Speed

100%
 Torpidity

350

Engram Unlocks

  • Tek Dinosaur Gate
  • Tek Dinosaur Gateway
  • Tek Door
  • Tek Doorframe
  • Tek Gauntlets
  • Tek Generator
  • Tek Hatchframe
  • Tek Replicator
  • Tek Rifle
  • Tek Trapdoor
  • Tek Trough
  • Tek Window
  • Tek Windowframe

3) Alpha Megapithecus

The Alpha variant of Megapithecus has a red glowing eye instead of the normal yellow one, along with black fur and reddish skin almost identical to the color of its wound.

Megapithecus  Alpha Stats

 Health

540000
 Stamina

650

 Oxygen

N/A
 Food

2600

 Weight

4000
 Melee Damage

1200

 Movement Speed

100%
 Torpidity

350

Engram Unlocks

  • Large Tek Wall
  • Rex Tek Saddle
  • Tek Dinosaur Gate
  • Tek Dinosaur Gateway
  • Tek Door
  • Tek Doorframe
  • Tek Gauntlets
  • Tek Generator
  • Tek Grenade
  • Tek Hatchframe
  • Tek Replicator
  • Tek Rifle
  • Tek Trapdoor
  • Tek Trough
  • Tek Window
  • Tek Windowframe

Rewards

Megapithecus Gamma

  • 40 Element
  • Megapithecus Trophy Gamma
  • Gorilla Flag

Megapithecus Beta

  • 110 Element
  • Megapithecus Trophy Beta
  • Gorilla Flag

Megapithecus Alpha

  • 220 Element
  • Megapithecus Trophy Alpha
  • Gorilla Flag

Tips

  • As soon as the Megapithecus comes into range, it’s best to whistle your dinos to attack it to avoid it from pushing you into a corner or off an edge.
  • While attacking the Megapithecus, it’s best to stay behind it so you can easily attack without worry and you can whistle your creatures better when moving.
  • The Megapithecus has a lower amount of health than other enemies but deals more damage, making it better to use creatures with large amounts of health.

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