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ArkWarfare Punishment System

Updated: Sep 6

In this post, we will detail the appropriate punishment for a breach of our server rules and Wildcard's Code of Conduct. Please understand that we cannot account for every scenario and this system was created to act as a guide for consistency in the enforcement of rules and provide transparency moving forward. Please note that not always will this reflect the punishments issued 100% of the time as each report is handled on a case by case basis, and are subject to counterclaims.

Any repeat offenders may face further punishment than listed below.

Minor (Initial warning, removal of structures without warning, repeat offenders 1-24 hour ban)
  • Non-English chat: First offence warning - repeat offence 1-hour ban

  • Having undamageable structures in the mesh: Admin destroys meshed structures & warning for the first offence - any future meshed structures will result in a 1-day ban per meshed structure for the Tribe Leader (ie. 3 meshed structures = 3-day ban).

  • Blackmailing and/or forcing dictatorship: 24-hour ban

  • Disrespect to ArkWarfare staff: Warning - continued abuse will result in a 48-hour ban

  • Building in prohibited areas as outlined in Rule 3.3: Warning - admin destroys all structures

  • Non-legitimate character or tribe name: Warning - an admin will change the name

  • Aggressive dinos left in the open-world: Warning - an admin will destroy the dinos

  • Turrets/fob left in open-world: Warning - an admin will destroy the turrets. Repeat offences will result in a 1-day ban for the player/s. If a fob has not been cleared, the contents can be given to the victim tribe

  • Engaging in PVP whilst having a protection shield: Removal of the shield - any repeat offences would result in a 48-hour ban for player/s found guilty.

  • Engaging in PVP with a tribe at their base location while they have a shield: First offence warning - any repeat offences would result in a 48-hour ban for player/s found guilty.

  • Raiding more than one tribe in a 24 hour period on the same map: 12-24-hour ban for all players found guilty.

  • Counter Raiding (first instance): Warning to 24-hour ban for all players found guilty depending on level of interference

Standard (24-72 hour ban)
  • Blackmailing & forcing dictatorship: 24-hour ban

  • Multiple mesh hitting / biting attempts: 24-hour ban

  • Scamming a trade: 24-72hour ban (can be unbanned by fulfilling trade)

  • Abuse of no-collision building: 24-hour ban

  • Caging offline players or online players longer than permitted: 24-hour ban

  • Stacking dinos within one another in a small radius: 24-hour ban for the Tribe Leader and all stacked dinos wiped

  • Excessive raiding of the same tribe: 48-hour ban for player/s found guilty

  • Spawn blocking/camping: 24-hour ban for the player/s found guilty

  • Placing a soul terminal at a fob/raid: 24-hour ban for Tribe Leader

  • Racism: 24 to 48-hour ban

  • Counter Raiding (2+ instance): 24-48 hour ban for all players found guilty depending on the level of interference

Major (5-7 day ban)
  • Rotating tribe members: 5-day ban for Tribe Leader

  • Account sharing or alt accounts: 5-day ban for all steam accounts involved

  • Teaming: 5-30 days for players involved depending on the extent of teaming

  • Falsifying information for shields: 7-day ban for the player/s found guilty

  • Bypassing enemy defences via respawning: 7-day ban for the player/s found guilty; if breaking this rule results in a tribe being wiped, your tribe ownership will be given to the wiped tribe.

  • Turrets/fob preventing the tribe from leaving base (after 60 min downtime): 1-day ban per hour that the tribe was prevented from playing the game (max 7-day)

Severe (30-90 day ban, Permanent ban, Tribe Wipe)
  • Teaming (Pattern/Repeat): 30-day to permanent ban for player/s found guilty

  • Excessive use of language which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive: up to permanent ban

  • Create toxicity, and ruin the game for other players in the community: this can include a range of different things including but not limited to; Spawn camping, established players bullying new players... etc. 30-day ban for player/s found guilty.

  • Building enclosed tunnels into enemy structures bypassing defences: 30-day ban for player/s found guilty and guilty tribes belongings will be given to the victim tribe as compensation if the base was wiped

  • Using Platform Saddle structures to poke through the terrain to LOS turrets: up to 30-day ban for player/s found guilty

  • Completely boxing in a platform saddle dino, preventing it from taking any damage: 30-day ban for the player/s found guilty, and guilty tribes belongings will be given to the victim tribe as compensation if the base was wiped

  • Insiding: 30-day ban for the player/s found guilty

  • Large scale popcorning, this defines to demolishing/despawning your base when facing imminent wipe from another tribe essentially preventing them of any deserved loot: 30-day ban to the player/s found guilty

  • Duping: Permanent ban for player/s found guilty and Tribe Wipe

  • Use of 3rd party cheat software: Permanent ban

  • Mesh raiding: Permanent ban for player/s found guilty and Tribe Wipe

  • Real money trading for in-game items: Permanent ban for player/s found guilty and Tribe Wipe

  • Revealing player personal information / doxxing: 14 day mute to Permanent ban assessed case by case.

  • Building in unintended game-zones (under the mesh or above the map): Permanent ban for the whole tribe and Tribe Wipe

  • Intentionally crashing users or servers (through DDoS or otherwise): Permanent ban for the player/s found guilty

  • Building bases together to provide mutual defences: 30-day ban and Tribe Wipe for all tribes involved

  • Harass, Stalk, Threaten: Permanent ban for the player/s found guilty

  • Promoting other Unofficial Ark Servers: Permanent ban for the player/s found guilty

  • Falsifying information to get another player banned: 30-day ban for the player/s found guilty

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