'ARK' Winter Wonderland 5 Tips: GachaClaus, RaptorClaus, Mistletoe and Coal Explained

ARK: Survival Evolved Winter Wonderland 5 is underway December 17 through January 7, and we want to make sure you're fully acquainted with the returning and new gameplay mechanics associated with this festive limited-time event. Want to know where to find Coal and Mistletoe? Curious about the potential to tame GachaClaus? We've got you covered with all the details you're looking for with or without cheats.

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'ARK: Survival Evolved' Winter Wonderland 5 is active through January 7. Learn about Mistletoe, Coal and GachaClaus below. 'ARK' is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, Mac and Linux. Studio Wildcard

How to get Coal and Mistletoe and what to do with it?

The main currencies for the ARK Winter Wonderland event are Mistletoe and Coal. In order to get them, you must wait for RaptorClaus to arrive. He makes his presence known once the in-game timer strikes midnight, and he stays till about 2 a.m. You'll see him, and his festive sleigh, in the sky. The real challenge, though, is catching the presents he drops. Use the fastest flyer in your tribe, and seek out the glowing objects as they fall. Given that every player on your server is likely hunting for the same thing, you'll have to work quickly to be successful.

If you manage to find a gift box, opening it functions just like a standard loot box featured in many other games. It can contain a wide variety of items including large chunks of consumables, Chibis, weapons, blueprints and saddles. Most importantly, these parcels also have a small purse of Coal and Mistletoe as well.

The Coal and Mistletoe you collect can be used in two different ways. Holiday items can be crafted directly via the Cooking Pot in the "Holiday" folder just like all previous events. Through this method you can spend larger amounts of Coal and Mistletoe to get the exact skins you want.

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RaptorClaus drops the Coal and Mistletoe that you can trade to GachaClaus for holiday cosmetics. Studio Wildcard

If you'd like to try your hand at something a little more random, you can also take just one Coal and one Mistletoe to one of the many different GachaClaus creatures scattered around the map. Place the two consumables in his inventory, and in a few moments he'll drop a Gacha Crystal. Open the crystals in your inventory to get a random holiday item or Chibi. And no, you can't tame GachaClaus or RaptorClaus under any circumstances.

  • Rex Sweater Skin: 10 Mistletoe, 10 Coal, 20 Fiber
  • Carolers Sweater Skin: 10 Mistletoe, 10 Coal, 20 Fiber
  • Bulbdog Sweater Skin: 10 Mistletoe, 10 Coal, 20 Fiber
  • Blue Winter Beanie: two Mistletoe, two Coal, 10 Fiber
  • Purple Winter Beanie: two Mistletoe, two Coal, 10 Fiber
  • Green Winter Beanie: two Mistletoe, two Coal, 10 Fiber
  • Male and Female Noglin Swimsuit Skin: five Coal and five Mistletoe
  • Male and Female Yeti Swimsuit Skin: five Coal and five Mistletoe
  • Candy Cane Club Skin: 15 Crystal, five Metal or Scrap Ingot, 40 Mistletoe
  • Christmas Bola Skin: five Fiber, two Electronics, three, Coal, three Mistletoe
  • Nutcracker Slingshot Skin: two Wood, 10 Fiber, one Hide, 10 Coal, 10 Mistletoe
  • Dino Ornament Swim Bottom Skin: five Mistletoe, five Coal
  • Dino Ornament Swim Top Skin: five Mistletoe, five Coal
  • Jerboa Wreath Swim Bottom Skin: five Mistletoe, five Coal
  • Jerboa Wreath Swim Top Skin: five Mistletoe, five Coal
  • Ugly Bronto Sweater Skin: 10 Mistletoe, 10 Coal, 20 Fiber
  • Ugly Carno Sweater Skin: 10 Mistletoe, 10 Coal, 20 Fiber
  • Ugly Chibi Sweater Skin: 10 Mistletoe, 10 Coal, 20 Fiber
  • Gray Winter Beanie Skin: two Mistletoe, two Coal, 10 Fiber
  • Purple Winter Beanie Skin: two Mistletoe, two Coal, 10 Fiber
  • Red Winter Beanie Skin: two Mistletoe, two Coal, 10 Fiber
  • Felt Reindeer Antlers Skin: two Mistletoe, two Coal, 10 Fiber
  • Santa Hat Skin: 90 Fiber, eight Hide, 30 Mistletoe, 25 Pelt
  • Holiday Lights: one Crystal, three Fiber, one Mistletoe
  • Holiday Stocking: 25 Fiber, eight Hide, two Mistletoe
  • Holiday Tree: 80 Fiber, 10 Mistletoe, 40 Thatch, 80 Wood
  • Gift Box: 20 Fiber, eight Mistletoe, 20 Thatch
  • Snowman: 20 Fiber, seven Mistletoe, five Obsidian, one Rockroot, eight Wood

ARK Winter Wonderland 5 spawn commands

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Use these spawn command cheats and you can take advantage of everything Winter Wonderland 5 has so offer. Studio Wildcard

You'll need lots of Mistletoe, Coal and other materials if you want to make the most of Winter Wonderland 5, but there are also cheats available for those who'd like to cut out the grind and get right to the festive fun. Type in these specific codes, and you'll be able to check out all the new skins and Chibis as fast as your fingers can enter the password.

To enable cheats in ARK, press tab on PC or use L1 + R1 + Square + Triangle [PS4] or LB + RB + X + Y [Xbox One]. This opens the cheat menu. When first trying cheats in a single-player game, start by typing "enablecheats." For the most part, cheats are disabled in multiplayer. Once cheats have been turned on, here are the spawn codes for each new and returning item.

  • Coal: cheat GFI Coal 1 0 0
  • Mistletoe: cheat GFI Mistletoe 1 0 0
  • Rex Sweater Skin: cheat GFI XmasSweater_Rex 1 0 0
  • Carolers Sweater Skin: cheat GFI XmasSweater_Carolers 1 0 0
  • Bulbdog Sweater Skin: cheat GFI XmasSweater_Bulbdog 1 0 0
  • Blue Winter Beanie: cheat GFI WinterHatD 1 0 0
  • Purple Winter Beanie: cheat GFI WinterHatC 1 0 0
  • Green Winter Beanie: cheat GFI WinterHatF 1 0 0
  • Male and Female Noglin Swimsuit Skin
  • Male and Female Yeti Swimsuit Skin: [ttop] cheat GFI SwimShirt_Noglin 1 0 0 / [bottom] cheat GFI Underwear_Noglin 1 0 0
  • Candy Cane Club Skin: cheat GFI CandyClub 1 0 0
  • Christmas Bola Skin: cheat GFI Xmas_Bola 1 0 0
  • Nutcracker Slingshot Skin: cheat GFI Nutcracker_Slingshot 1 0 0
  • Dino Ornament Swim Bottom Skin: cheat GFI Underwear_DinoOrnament 1 0 0
  • Dino Ornament Swim Top Skin: cheat GFI SwimShirt_DinoOrnament 1 0 0
  • Jerboa Wreath Swim Bottom Skin: cheat GFI Underwear_JerboaWreath1 0 0
  • Jerboa Wreath Swim Top Skin: cheat GFI SwimShirt_JerboaWreath 1 0 0
  • Ugly Bronto Sweater Skin: cheat GFI XmasSweaterBronto 1 0 0
  • Ugly Carno Sweater Skin: cheat GFI XmasSweaterCarno 1 0 0
  • Ugly Chibi Sweater Skin: cheat GFI XmasSweaterChibi 1 0 0
  • Gray Winter Beanie Skin: cheat GFI WinterHatB 1 0 0
  • Purple Winter Beanie Skin: cheat GFI WinterHatE 1 0 0
  • Red Winter Beanie Skin: cheat GFI WinterHatA 1 0 0
  • Felt Reindeer Antlers Skin: cheat GFI Antlers 1 0 0
  • Santa Hat Skin: cheat GFI SantaHat 1 0 0
  • Holiday Lights: cheat GFI XmasLights 1 0 0
  • Holiday Stocking: cheat GFI Stocking 1 0 0
  • Holiday Tree: cheat GFI ChristmasTree 1 0 0
  • Gift Box: cheat GFI ChristmasGift 1 0 0
  • Snowman: cheat GFI Snowman 1 0 0
  • Shinehorn Chibi: cheat GFI chibidino_shinehorn 1 0 0
  • Featherlight Chibi: cheat GFI chibidino_featherlight 1 0 0
  • Bulbdog Chibi: cheat GFI chibidino_builbdog 1 0 0
  • Reindeer Chibi: cheat GFI chibidino_reindeer 1 0 0
  • Glowtail Chibi: cheat GFI chibidino_glowtail 1 0 0
  • GachaClaus Chibi: cheat GFI chibidino_gacha 1 0 0
  • Top-hat Kairuku Chibi: cheat GFI chibidino_tophat 1 0 0

That's all you need to know about playing ARK Winter Wonderland 5 with and without cheats. With these tips, you should be able to experience everything the limited-time event has to offer.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, Mac and Linux.

What do you think of Winter Wonderland 5 so far? Have you been able to collect all the new Chibis? Tell us in the comments section!