A tour de force on the PC platform for many years, ARK: Survival Evolved finally exited Early Access in August, spawning a console version alongside it. One of the game's now core elements, the TEK Tier, is relatively new to even the PC version, and it plays an integral part in leveling up your character to new heights.
If you've played Minecraft, you'll know these survival sims do, in a sense, have a beginning, middle, and end. They're not necessarily endless simulators with a 'we all die in the idea' idea. You wake up on a mysterious island full of dinosaurs and, while your first instinct is likely to play it safe and survive until help arrives, curiosity will very quickly get the better of you.
Once you've decided to venture deeper across the Jurassic island, you'll begin to learn how to craft ever-advancing weapons, tame some of the beasts and uncover some of the secrets pertaining to the mysterious landmass that is your new home. Eventually putting an end to some traditional boss creatures along the way, clearing the game means you're given the option to 'ascend' to new heights. This essentially restarts your character, but you'll unlock some new hairstyles, skins and a higher potential level cap leading to your next run scaling with your increased strength.
How To Unlock/Ascend To Gamma, Beta And Alpha Level In Ark: Survival Evolved
Unlocking Gamma, Beta and Alpha stages requires defeating the following bosses and completing the Tek Cave segment;
NOTE: You can click the boss names to learn more about their location, stats, colour schemes and background info
Unlocked the Overseer battle requires presenting the trophies of the other four bosses alongside a number of other creature parts to open the Tek Cave itself. Once at the end of the structure, you'll be able to teleport to the 'Observation Deck' to begin the final battle.
Upon clearing the fight, you'll respawn with a heightend level cap (and a new Ascension rank one-stage above your last) while retaining your current gear. Any creatures that accompanied you into the Tek Cave will respawn outside the entrance with their inventories wiped clean.
Gamma, Beta and Alpha Ascension levels can be seen as a difficulty modifier of Easy, Medium and Hard levels respectively. At each tier, bosses will become harder (with some new tricks) while loot drops should appear better across the board. Upon unlocking each, you'll be presented with the following rewards and an achievement for your efforts;
ARK Gamma, Beta & Alpha level Ascension Cheats - Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC
But if you're too lazy to unlock each Ascension level through meticulous planning and good ol' fashioned trial and error, the helpful humans at Studio Wildcard have made the process far easier - through the use of console commands! Ironically a rare treat for console players.
To unlock each Ascension level, fire up the console command window through a single-player game - you can do this by pausing the game and hitting LB, RB, X, Y on your Xbox One controller or L1, R1, Square, Triangle on your Playstation 4 pad and entering the following code exactly as you see it.
If you're really too busy to see the end of ARK's default 'The Island' map for yourself, here's a video of the climactic moments.