Ark SetTimeOfDay command

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SetTimeOfDay {Hour}:{Minute}:{Second}
Multiplayer command
admincheat SetTimeOfDay
This command will set the game world's time to the specified time. Note that the time is set using military time or a 24 hour time.
Server management

Command information


Hour is a number between 0 and 23. The time is set using 24 hour time. Below is a list that converts 12 hour time to 24 hour time.

12 Hour TimeEquivalent 24 Hour Time
1:00 AM1
2:00 AM2
3:00 AM3
4:00 AM4
5:00 AM5
6:00 AM6
7:00 AM7
8:00 AM8
9:00 AM9
10:00 AM10
11:00 AM11
1:00 PM13
2:00 PM14
3:00 PM15
4:00 PM16
5:00 PM17
6:00 PM18
7:00 PM19
8:00 PM20
9:00 PM21
10:00 PM22
11:00 PM23

Minute is a number between 0 and 59.

Second is a number between 0 and 59. {Second} is an optional parameter and will default to 0 if it is not set.


cheat settimeofday 06:30:00 will set the time to 6:30am.

cheat settimeofday 18:30:00 will set the time to 6:30pm.

How to open the Ark command console

Press the Tab key to open the command console on PC. On Xbox, press LB RB Xand Y at the same time. On PlayStation, press L1 R1 Square and Triangle at the same time.