These guys are a must-have in Aberration; they are always awake (at least in the bioluminescent area), and thus always have their night buff. Of course, this also means you must always be wary of wild ones while in their territory.
Imo one of the hardest tames in Ark, especially on the island (he is 3 times on the map to the same time and possible spawns are upper and lower south cave, central cave, carno cave and lava cave and he is very hard to see because he sleeps during the day)…but he is really worth every second of taming, my personally favorite…
If you find one be prepared that you just get him out of 2 caves on the island (lower south and central cave or you tame 2 in the others and breed an egg) or maybe through glitches
For fighting: knock him out when night starts, sounds stupid because he is much stronger then…but if you use a grappling hook on he spot where he can’t attack you…you can knock him out easily...the good thing is that he sleeps through the morning till it gets night again, so he won’t wake up that fast and maybe you just need to shoot him down for one time...but if you knock him out during day, be prepared to knock him out again when it becomes night again…good luck survivor! :-)
When out at night, be sure to take this with a raft or quetzal with platform, so when it is tired, you can get it back to base without it being attacked. Just a tip to ensure that your prized Megalosaurus doesn't die whilst you are out.
Imo the most underestimated creature (only use him during night) great for farming leather, great dps, great meat and prime meat farmer and very funny to grab other creatures with rightclick and eat them very fast...give this dinosaur an own TV show
If a creature or player becomes bugged out in its mouth (i accidentally grabbed a player and a pter in one bite, refused to drop the pter) simply tranq whatever it is holding to sleep, it will drop it.
Use the L2 to pick up small dinos in its mouth, then bring them to the destination of your choice, and have a friend tranq the small dino while in its mouth to knock it out. I use for taming ravagers, kill low levels then pick up alpha and bring to your base to knock out and tame. Works wonderfully!
Be wary that the Megalosaurus received a major nerf in the form of the latest raptor TLC. Raptors can now dismount Megalosaurus riders and seem to attack them on sight. Megalosaurus often use their grab attack while the raptor will still have you pinned even while it is in the Megalosaurs mouth. The raptors allies will then proceed to eat you and then kill you in that order.
Got one in baby stage now on 338 official, keep it unconscious during the day (make it stay awake) it goes through food liek it does at night. This one while sleeping in the day eats 1 meat a second, its insane