Ark server is stuck in an infinite restart loop

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  • I bought a server last night for me and my friends to play on, but after setting it up, it is now just stuck on an infinite restart loop, I tried forcing it to stop and then starting it again, but it has done nothing to change it, help please.

  • BluTackWarrior

    Changed the title of the thread from “Server is stuck in an infinite restart loop” to “Ark server is stuck in an infinite restart loop”.
  • Hello,


    If you are still having issues, some basic things to do:

    (1) Restart the server. If is hangs, about 5-10m a button appears to forcestop, then restart.

    (2) Check out the server logs. If you see crashstack, that more likely is a corrupted gamefile. It happens with ARK. Sadly the resolution is to rollback to the last known saved file. And no way knowing which one is bad. Some folks that do not feel comfortable trying this- you can contact Support.

    (3) If this is a new server, try a reinstall. *note: sometimes this happens after a game update. Wildcard suggests to do a recovery backup.

    (4) If all the above fails, please contact Nitrado Support to further investigate. If you already have please continue to be patient. We are unable to assist you here in the forums.

    Moderators have no access to servers or accounts. We are volunteers and able to share experiences just like the rest as this is a Community Support Forum for Gamers and Admins just like you and I.


    Link: NITRADO

  • Same Issue since last night, put in multiple tickets and still no reply if fix. followed all the advice from all the forums with still no luck. ive spent more time in the restart server loop than game time, Such a shame.