This is a compilation aimed at absolute UE4/ADK beginners. Im trying to point out the most important tutorials and resources(other than this site) that will get you started:
Essential UE4 Tutorials:
These are the official Unreal Engine tutorial i consider most essential when starting out. Watching them should give you a good overview how things work in the Engine in general which i think is necessary for modding ARK.
Intro to the UE4 Editor:
Basic Overview of the UE4 Editor
Twin Stick Shooter Framework:
Explains Actors, Component, Pawn, Character, Controller and Gamemode.
Basic Introduction to Blueprint Scripting. Useful even if you don’t plan to do graph scripting yourself because it explains how to create class blueprints, how to add components etc.
NOTE: Lot’s of things are done in the Level Blueprint here which is something that you will probably rarely use with ARK, but it is still a good introduction how the graph scripting works!
Covers the most basic Blueprint nodes.
Introduction to Networking:
Series on replication. Very important if you plan on doing scripting since ARK is a multiplayer game.
Unreal Engine Documenation:
The documentation is a very good source of information that you will learn to love. Lots of topics very well explained!
TheWookie’s Ark Modding Tutorials Playlist:
Official Ark Modding Forums:
Ark Modding Discord:
Ark Modding Community Discord Channel. Lots of helpful people in there, good place to get in touch with other modders.
Modding Wiki, still in its infancy and not very complete yet, but we will get there!