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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Their use is very limited due to the fact that you can only use it at night. During the day, if you keep it awake, it's stamina will drop very fast and upon reaching 0, it will start gaining torpor very fast which ultimately leads it to fainting.
If you get stuck out during the day, you can stop and set it to sleep to regain stamina and reduce torpor and hopefully rinse and repeat until you can get home. Be very careful if you carry it with flying mount, if it sleeps or faints you will drop it.
In PvE you are unable to pick up wild dinosuars, which limit's its use even further.
Even at night, while it's attacks are powerful, it isnt a first choice simply due to it's stamina. While longlasting, it regains stamina painful slow, keep it in mind if you need to flee!
1.) ensure your base is in an inaccessible place for raiders tames, but enough room to hatch eggs.
2.) breed 20-30 of these psychopaths. theyll act as bolas for anyone who comes inside.
3.) lots of turrets and px.
4.) now you have anti theft.
These guys are super helpful when it comes to tamiing small and med creatures. We have one persone hold the tame with the megalo, and the other tranqs it. Not bolas, no chasing or running around. You also get to choose where the pass out so which is very helpful. Your megalo, May take a couple hits, but most tames don’t hurt enough for it to be a problem.
With their ability to capture larger animals and certain flying creatures within their mouth and hold them without draining stamina and even holding them without aggro, and their ability to not Agro any wild creature even when attacking it, they can prove to be an excellent PVE and possibly PVP mount. Note that they are quite difficult to get an even more difficult to breed. Otherwise the effort is well worth it as if you utilize it right it can serve as a very good mount.
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! :-)