Kill others so you have one solo. Throw honey in its path. Once eating honey, jump on its back and start riding. Steer left or right, (there will be an indicator). Jump off before red meter fills up. Repeat until tamed. You should have it by second/third attempt. Enjoy your new pet fellow dino riders. Skol 🤘
3. Throw honey on ground from 0 slot (l1 left arrow PS4)
4. Wait for Andrewsarchus to eat honey from ground, then mount it, it will start running like an Equus but arrows will appear and you will have to turn it.
Your taming effectiveness will go up but so will a red bar beneath it, if that gets to full it will throw you off and attack you. So you want to jump of before the bar gets to full and the let it ‘cool down’. Repeat the process and you will have your own mini gun pig.
The Andrewsarchus, or Andrew for short, is a huge hog-like omnivore that lives in cold climates. Because Andrewsarchus is related to todays whales, it is apt at swimming in deep water, with its relation to hippos giving it good speed and strength on land. It’s so strong in the water that some even use it as tanks in the open ocean. It’s high health, strength, and speed, combined with the fact that it is strong enough for tank-like saddles to be placed on it, makes it and ideal multi-terrain mount. The Andrewsarchus has a charge ability as well. When running it can let forth a short burst of speed that can demolish almost everything in its path. To tame one of these beasts is not a simple feet. Wile some may say it’s easy when mastered, the way to tame a Andrew is to first sneak up and place some honey by the creature as it has a sweet tooth, and, wile aggressive normally, sweet honey pacifies a Andrewsarchus. Once calmed, one must mount the Andrew and attempt to dominant it wile showing you you are not a predator, by steering it in different directions. It will eventually cross the point of total rage, much like a giga, and will throw you off and aggro you. If you hop off before it goes crazy, however, it will not aggro you, and will allow you to rinse and repeat until tamed. If all goes wrong, if you still with to tame the Andrew you must NOT inflict any damage on it, as it has a rare ability to remember the smell and look of specific enemies and will target them from a large distance. Same goes for Andrewsarchi that you do not wish to tame. To kill, if needed, use a long range weapon or a decent health and melee mount. You could also use a raptor and, much like you would a Sarco, bombard its sides and turn with it so it can’t hit you. I hope this was helpful!
The rider can NOT be dismounted, via that being voidwyrms, being picked up, or even a net gun. In fact, the net gun nets the Andrew, but the rider stays on and can shoot the attacker. Also you can Press c (or whatever button it is) to dash. The Andrew goes super fast but that’s not all, the dash also gets you out of the net INSTANTLY! Also did I mention that when stunned by a jelly or voidwyrm, it is NOT slowed down?!
Need to travel on land? Andrewsarchus has you covered. Underwater? Andrewsarchus. Hazardous area? Lava? Radiation? Dismounting/stunning attack creatures? Andrewsarchus.
Passive tames that you can relatively easily get as early as literally level 1, and will probably be your primary mount the entire game. They can be ridden without a saddle, but the saddle is worth it. Equipped with a turret, functioning as a hasmat suit and a submarine, and fully protecting the rider from everything Ark can throw at you, this is easily the single best dino any survivor can tame.
Oh, and they can absolutely be boss killers if you enjoy super-breeding them.
So, you wanna tame an Andrewsarchus, huh? Here's how.
Step 1: Find a rock with a beehive in it, and harvest the honey with a pickaxe.
Step 2: Find the Andrewsarchus you wanna tame.
Step 3: Put the honey in your hotbar. If you're using a stack mod, make sure to only assign one jar of honey to each slot. I made the mistake of assigning over 800 honey I gathered and lost all of it when the Andrewsarchus ate it.
Step 4: Maintain a distance and throw the jar of honey onto the ground near the Andrewsarchus you want to tame. It should walk towards it and begin eating it.
Step 5: While the Andrewsarchus is busy eating the honey, run up to it and press the interaction button to mount it. It will begin a minigame.
Step 6: Use the directional buttons to turn in the direction the on-screen arrow is pointing (A & D for PC, but if you're on console, just move the left stick in the direction it's pointing).
Step 7: Pay attention to the red bar underneath the taming bar. That's the Andrewsarchus' rage meter. If it fills up all the way, you'll get thrown off, and the Andrewsarchus will aggro onto you, losing a bit of taming effectiveness. To prevent this, get the rage meter as close as you can to full WITHOUT COMPLETELY FILLING IT, then hop off before it's completely filled, and the Andrewsarchus will not aggro. You also won't lose taming effectiveness.
Step 8: Repeat steps 4-7 until it's tamed.
Boom! You have an Andrewsarchus. Hope this helped.
For Xbox and PS5 players, click the left joystick ONCE to enter turret mode, hold to sprint/sink, or move the right joystick forward twice to sprint. Left trigger to kick, right trigger to bite/shoot. Was a pain to find out on Xbox.