We pride ourselves on having a great community of ARK players.

Our ARK Servers

Our servers are hosted on a dedicated server based in a London data centre, which was custom built for our needs.

The Ark maps run several well balanced mods that enhance the gaming experience without breaking basic ARK principles and strategies. We recommend to install the Maelstrom mods collection prior connecting our servers for the first time, to minimize timeout issues during server connection.

Mods Collection

Now you can join our servers and enjoy never-ending action and friendly community. Using the icons below, you can connect the servers, upvote them, or open related online maps.

Island [PvE]

Scorched Earth [PvE]

Aberration [PvE]

Extinction [PvE]

Genesis 1 [PvE]

Genesis 2 [PvE]

Center [PvE]

Ragnarok [PvE]

Valguero [PvE]

Lost Island [PvE]

Crystal Isles [PvE]

Fjördur [PvE]

Antartika [PvE]

Tiamat [PvE]

PvE Rates

x3 Experience
x2 Harvesting
x3 Taming
x12 Breeding
x20 Maturation
x3 Loot & Fishing
x30 Platform building

Max player level: 300 (With Boss unlocks)
Max wild dino level: 150

Our Awesome Team

Our volunteers spend their time and effort to make players’ gaming experience as much enjoyable as possible. You can contact them for any connection or server unavailability problems, or for any major issues ingame. You should report them any intentional violation of the servers rules. Overall, these are great and friendly people so spread them your love and respect.



The founder of Maelstrom Gaming. Never sleeping robot watching server logs 24×7. Located in UK. Powered by beer. He likes stalking random players ingame.


Discord Technician 

The indomitable guardian of Maelstrom servers and Discord guru.  Located in Netherlands, unbelievable strong man lifting any weights with ease and smile. Be glad he is around.



Taking care of our website and online maps. Very busy man with deep love in ARK. Proud father of two kids, located in the Czech Republic. Calm personality with random explosions.


Admin team

From over the pond, living in the wilderness and away from humanity-ish. Faith seems to still like to get the Dev kit out and have a tinker . Be wary of the “come with me to the forest”suggestion. Only one will return.


Admin Team

Whats there to know about shadow, lots but no one knows. Lurking in the shadows utilising the new tools Maelstrom have to help the community….. Wheres there is light there will be Shadow.


Support Team

From an area of the US that still thinks its a western movie. POPs is here to help. Just dont take him to a concert as he will never get to see the main band play and wont remember any of it. 

Arctos Mannaz

Support Team

The shy one from Denmark. While helping people and even welcoming players to Maelstrom . This Danish Hobbit will 100% be eating while Arking.


Support Team

Roz, the candy giver of the US to make sure everyone needs a cavity. They love to make sure everyone feels at home at Maelstrom and if they need anything answered Roz will help.

Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting


Former members of our support staff. We are grateful for their service for the Maelstrom Gaming community.

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Monkey III
former Admin
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Community Life

Maelstrom Gaming community is a well known for its friendly and cooperative relationships. Players are talkative and they support each other regardless their tribe membership. Read about their experience or check screenshots from community events.

All references

If you are looking for a server where people have fun, admin are proactive, has regular events then this is the place. Server settings are well balanced to ensure the game stays interesting. Mods are voted on by the community.
Come visit, but just be warned remember one visit is all it takes to get hooked.

3600 hours in ARK

Absolutely love this server! Everytime I decide it’s time to play ARK again, I always come back to this server. It feels like a family here. All the maps are linked and it’s run so well by a great team. Never have any issues and if something does pop up, it gets handled immediately. Lots of fun in-game events to keep everyone engaged. You really don’t need to look anywhere else. This has it all!

715 hours in ARK

I’ve spent many hours playing ARK, and by many I mean thousands. Many of those on private servers. I have the tendency to play for a while until I quit to never return to said server. That was until I found Maelstrom Gaming. I keep coming back to it due to several reasons

470 hours in ARK