One of the new building features in ARK Genesis is the ocean platform. In this guide, we are going to go over everything that you need to know about ocean platform in Ark Genesis.
ARK Genesis Ocean Platform
There are two kinds of ocean platforms, the wooden ocean platform and the metal one. The wooden ocean platform is unlocked at level 25 and the metal ocean platform unlocks at level 53. You can find them in the engram section. Search for ocean and these are the only two options that are going to pop up.
Note that you cannot climb onto these platforms from the outside. You will need to head over to the inside lagoon and you will find a ladder that will allow you to climb these platforms. These platforms do move on the water but they are not moveable.
You can use any foundation in order to build on these platforms. You cannot extend the foundations beyond the edges of the platforms.
Wooden Ocean Platform
The wooden ocean platform is going to need plenty of wood, cementing paste, fiber and shell fragments. You can get shell fragments from Megachelon. These are the turtle-like creatures in the water. They are slow so you can kill them pretty easily. Once you kill the creature, you can harvest the shell fragments using a metal pick.
In order to make the wooden platform, you need to go to the smithy. Go to the structures and wood tab and you will find the wood ocean platform option. On the wooden platform, you can build up to 8 walls in height.
Metal Ocean Platform
The metal ocean platform needs metal ingot, polymer, wood and cementing paste. It is much bigger than the wooden option. In order to make the metal platform, you need to go to the smithy. Go to the structures and metal tab and you will find the wood ocean platform option. On the metal platform, you can build up to 17 walls in height.
While placing these ocean platforms, you will notice that everywhere is red. Remember that you can only place these platforms on the water where the water is actually very deep. You will not be able to place these platforms in areas where the water is shallow.
Other than that, you cannot place these platforms in mission zones. HLN-A can highlight mission areas to help you with that.
That is all for our ARK Genesis Ocean Platform guide. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our guide on how to find and tame Space Whale.