The Tropeognathus is one of the most recent dinosaurs to be added to Ark. You’ll find it over on the new Ark: Crystal Isles DLC, along with a few surprises. We’ve compiled a list of Tropeo Controls for PS4 to help you get to grips with using the new ark dino.
The Tropeognathus requires a saddle, unlike anything you may have come across so far on Ark. The saddle comes equipped with a flak cannon on its back, and a super-powered jet engine behind.
Tropeo Saddle Requirements
The Tropeo saddle can be made by a player who is level 65 or above. It will cost 21 engram points and can be crafted in the Fabricator, Tek replicator, or Refining forge, using the following materials:
- 120 Crystal or Primal Crystal
- 450 Fiber
- 325 Hide
- 600 Metal Ingots or Scrap Metal Ingots
- 250 Polymer, Organic Polymer, or Corrupted Nodule
Ark Tropeo Jet
When a player mounts the Tropeognathus with a saddle, they will be able to activate the Jet (requires Gasoline). When the jet is active, players can choose from 3 speed settings, each using more gasoline as the speed scales up.
If that wasn’t enough, the Tropeo can barrel-roll (much like the Pteranodon). This is a super-useful feature if you want to evade attacks from players or other dinosaurs.
Ark Trope Flak Cannon
If the jet is activated, the flak cannon can also be activated. It’s worth noting that the flak cannon can only be activated once the jet it on. If you turn the jet off, the flak cannon will automatically turn off.
To use the flak cannon, players will need to use Grenades by placing them in the Tropeo’s inventory.
Admin Spawn Commands for PS4
If you want to spawn a Tropeognathus into your game using the admin spawn commands on PS4, here’s how to do it.
- PS4: L1 + R1 + Square + Triangle
- Type in ‘enablecheats’
- To spawn in the Tropeo, use the following: admincheat summon Tropeognathus_Character_BP_C
- To spawn in the Tropeo saddle, use the following: cheat GFI TropeSaddle 1 0 0
Tropeo Controls PS4
- Tap R3: Starts the Jet / Perform aerial maneuvers
- Hold R3: Turns off the Jet
- Tap L3: Adjusts Jet speed
- Tap R2: Primary attack
- X: Land / Take off
- Press Right Stick: Barrel-roll
Use the primary attack button while jet boosted to fire grenades.
Using Tropeognathus as a grinder
The Tropeo isn’t just a great transport and raiding dinosaur, it also has productivity uses too.
Tropeo’s can be used as mobile grinder and have the ability to grind a wide variety of items, for PVP servers, this will mean the Tropeo will be able to grind down much of what you might normally leave, down to base components, ensuring you make the most out of your raids.