Although what survivors have encountered in snowy caves they have dubbed “Yeti”, it might be more accurate to call those strange aberrations “Yetipithecus”. Some survivors have reported something larger- and more aggressive- in the snowy regions outside those caverns. Whatever this creature is, it is no simple cave-dwelling counterpart to the island's Gigantopithecus. It is a large, powerful creature bearing similarities to the true Yeti creature. A solitary animal, survivors claim it to be an omnivorous creature with a vile temper, wildly flinging rocks and debris at their aggressor from a distance, and then pummeling them into submission when in close combat. Although it may not be as friendly as the island's Gigantopithecus, one can wonder what the benefits of such a physically strong primate may be.
Color Region 0 - Face, Torso, Hands, Feet
Color Region 4 - Pattern
Color Region 5 - Head, Legs, Highlights
Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities
Left Click - Punch
40 Base Damage - Harvests Berries and Wood
Right Click - Arm Slam
50 Base Damage - Harvest Wood and Stone
C - Rock Throw
300 Base Damage - Cannot be used while moving
X - Snarl
Cannot be used while moving
Spacebar - Jump
The inventory of a yeti decreases the weight of certain materials by 75%.
The Yeti gains an "anger" buff when near large creatures, gaining 15% attack and defense.
The Yeti provides insultation to its rider.
- The Yeti can wear hats.
- The Yeti is probably the most famous cryptid after the Bigfoot and Loch Ness Monster.
- The Yeti has a bug where its anger buff will no longer activate upon logging out of singleplayer or a server restart. This, however, can be easily fixed by just snarling when riding the Yeti.
- The Yeti's signature howling calls likely originated from the mating calls of Snow Leopards.
- The Yeti originally shared the same model as the Gigantopithecus in regular ARK, but it now shares the model of the Yeti from ATLAS.
- The majority of Yeti sightings describe the animal as brown or black, not white. The conception of the Yeti baring white fur is most likely a creative liberty interpreted by modern Western depictions of the creature.