The Fjordhawk is a falcon from the Fjordur DLC in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is particularly useful as a “loot rescuer”. If you die, he will bring you a loot back to your spawn point. It is also the perfect companion for hunting.
Find out everything you need to know about the little omnivore on your shoulder in our Fjordhawk guide. But also how you tame him, feed him and also breed offspring.
This is the Fjordhawk in ARK: Survival Evolved
Appearance: As the name “Fjordhawk” suggests, this is a bird that has all the visual characteristics of a real hawk.
Wild: Despite its small size compared to other creatures in the Ark, the Fjordhawk has managed to survive through its intelligence. He follows predators and waits for them to kill their prey, then circles over them and waits for his moment to swoop down and grab a light meal. In addition, the falcon can predict dangers and avoid them, which protects him.
Domesticated: Once you have tamed a Fjordhawk, you will notice how playful the little bird is. His favorite game? Fetch! You can practice this game with your Fjordhawk, and soon it will get what you point to. A well-trained Fjordhawk can also locate injured prey for you. The Fjordhawk shows you with a symbol above the heads of your hunted prey, whether it is injured or already killed. So you never lose sight of your goal again.
But probably the most important feature is bringing your loot to your spawn point if you die. But that only happens if the Fjordhawk doesn’t die itself. So with a Fjordhawk you no longer have to worry about your loot disappearing or being taken away by other players.
He’s invulnerable on your shoulder, you can tell by the shield icon in the bottom right corner of your status bar. However, in caves, this invulnerability doesn’t seem to exist since the shield icon isn’t there. So watch your bird.
All Fjordhawk Locations in ARK
The Fjordhawk is discoverable in these spots:
How to tame the Fjordhawk in ARK
It’s best to pick a Fjordhawk that is alone, since you don’t want to tame a group. The taming process is comparatively easy. All you have to do is hunt down prey near the Fjordhawk you want to tame. The Fjordhawk will then fly there on its own and eat them. For this reason, you should make sure that there are only a few or no other Fjordhawks nearby, otherwise, everyone will pounce on the prey like seagulls on fries on the beach.
The Fjordhawks take 3 bites from each prey until it respawns. Each bite increases the taming level, and the process can take some time. The more life points or inventory size the killed target has, the faster the process goes. The level of the prey or the Fjordhawks probably doesn’t matter.
The community has already found out that 2 dinosaurs are particularly suitable as food:
- As prey, the Ovis are said to bring up a Fjordhawk’s taming bar very quickly. Players sometimes report that one animal is enough.
- The stone golems on Fjordur also serve as a good food source. Even if the taming bar does not rise as much per bite, the stone golem does not respawn and several Fjordhawks can be tamed at once. Obtaining a stone golem is difficult, but the yield of Fjordhawks is great. However, it is not yet known whether this is a bug and whether this method will be fixed. We didn’t want to withhold this information from you.
How to feed a Fjordhawk in ARK
Once you have tamed your Fjordhawk, it is important to know what it likes to eat. Fjordhawks are omnivores, which of course makes the choice of food easier, which means: You can offer him meat, berries, vegetables, etc. and he will eat it. However, he prefers dinosaur meat. Of course, if you order it to pounce on prey, the Fjordhawk will fend for itself.
How to breed the Fjordhawk in ARK
This is how you prepare the breeding: If you have a male and female specimen, you build an enclosure that is large enough at best. Put both dinos in the pen and set them to “wander” via the command menu. Alternatively, you can also switch directly to “Pair”, but then there must always be a player nearby, otherwise the pairing will stop due to the rendering.
The breeding interval of a Fjordhawk is 18 to 48 hours.
How to Hatch Eggs: When you get a fertilized Fjordhawk egg from a successful mating, hatching begins. For this, the ambient temperature of the egg should be between 29 °C and 32 °C. According to standard settings, the little Fjordhawk baby hatches after about 2 hours. After that, it takes about 4.5 hours of your attention, during which you always put food (see above) in its inventory. Pay attention to the embossing intervals every 8 hours to tickle the greatest potential out of the baby.
Once it gains juvenile status, it can feed on its own. The entire breeding time lasts about 1 day and 22.5 hours.
Beginner tips on breeding in ARK can be found here:
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