Connection Timeout when connecting to a modded ARK:Survival Evolved server


When connecting to yours or any ARK server with mods, you might experience issues with connecting to the server in the way of a connection timeout. This is related to the way Steam downloads mods in the game.

To assist with allievating the issues please do the following.

In steam, do the following:

- "View" then click "Settings".

The settings window will open, there click the tab "Downloads".

At the bottom you should have a checkbox named "Allow downloads during gameplay" which needs to be checked for ark to be able to download mods while the game is running. Press "Ok".

  • 185 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to install a map mod

The full process to install a ARK: Survival Evolved map mod onto your server is described in our...

Troubleshooting Mods

If your server is not starting this can be for a number of reasons, but if you are using mods...

Types of ARK:Survival Evolved Mods

There are several different types of ARK:Survival Evolved mods.Normal Mods.These mods change a...

How to use the new Official Primitive + DLC

To use the new Official Primitive + DLC on your server, simply follow the steps below.- Login to...

No mod folder on your ARK:Survival Evolved server

All ARK:Survival evolved servers by default do not contain the Mods folder for ARK Mods, but you...