With the recent release of the new Ark update including the dino Tropeognathus as well as the Crystal Isles map, many players are wondering how to use all of the new mechanics that come with the Tropeognathus aka Tropeo.
We’ve put together a list of controls to show you how to use the Tropeo on Ark.
These controls are specifically for PC and are based on the default keybindings when the game is first installed.
Fly vertically up: X
Fly vertically down: C
Strafe Left: A
Strafe Right: D
Activate Jet: Control (CTRL)
Drafting: Hold Space bar (Icon must be showing)
Knock back: Double tap Space
Jet Boost: Shift while jet is activated
Fire Grenades: Whilst jet is active click the left mouse button
Swoop: With the jet boost active fly up, then fly down, similar to the Griffin’s swoop, but with a jet engine!
Bite: Left click without jet active
Evasive manoeuvre: Press C whilst using jet boost
Now you know how to use the Tropeognathus, what can you do with it? Well from my experience, the question is, what can’t you do with it.
You can use the Tropeognathus as a mobile grinder too, by placing items within its inventory.
As you can see from the image above, to use all the mechanics of the Tropeognathus, you need to ensure that it has gasoline and grenades in its inventory.
There have been rumours that the Tropeognathus will be able to have increased speed stats when it levels, this is not the case.
The Tropeognathus can also use it’s grenades to damage metal structures, which is going to make it a great addition to bring with you for a raid.
As well as it being great for raiding, I have personally found it very useful for faming metal, using the jet pack to get from metal nodes to base at super speed is very hand.
Breed a weight Tropeo and go out farming metal with a mining drill, the speed you can get to and from your base in, outweighs the fact other creatures have better weight capacity in my experience.
I have also found they have now become my go to flyer for getting to drops before anyone else, with the extra speed boost you get from holding shift, I seem to be able to cover most maps in almost no time.