ARK: Survival Evolved is a very popular survival game that friends can play together. It currently has very positive reviews on Steam. While some people choose to play on public servers, they can also use server hosting services to have their own private servers. This allows them to control not only who can play with them but also what the gameplay is like.
If you have already set up a private ARK: Survival Evolved server, you may want to move beyond the basic island map that all servers start with.
The video below is a quick guide for how to do so. It includes instructions for maps from expansion packs and user-generated maps. With a little help, you should be able to give your friends a customized playing experience that refreshes the game for all of you.
If you have any trouble following the video guide, a quick search for ark dedicated server change map can help you find forum posts to troubleshoot your server’s issue. You may have to reset your server, so make sure you back up your current server save before changing anything. With luck, you will have it up and running in minutes.