Dire Wolves are large pack animals. If you see a dire wolf on its own, be sure to scan the area for the rest of its pack unless you want to become their prey. Being carnivorous pack animals, dire wolves will likely attack on sight, so caution is advised. However, they do have the capability of being tamed, and are extremely loyal mounts once they are.
Unlike in vanilla the Direwolf will show sniffing targets to any player of the same tribe that is close by, instead of just the rider. The active sniff ability to find hidden dinos and explorer notes can be activated with the dino menu, however only the person activating it will get see the sniffed targets.
Direwolves use the SurvivalPlus Multi-Phase Taming approach: https://www.survival-plus.co/multi-phase-taming/
|Dino Level||70 or lower|
|Phase||Min. Affinity %||Description|
|Bait||0||Direwolves prefer Rhino Liver and Mammoth Meat Treats, but accept any raw meat treat. The default aggro range is reduced to 20m for taming players.|
|Lurking||20||The default aggro range is reduced to 10m for taming players. Players need to stay within 20m for affinity to increase.|
|Smelling||40||Direwolves accept smelling rugs of any tier, but prefer cotton. The default aggro range is reduced to 10m for taming players.|
|Corpses||60||Direwolves accept Dodo, Equus, Deer, Sheep, Phiomia and Para corpses. The larger creatures result in more taming affinity per corpse. The default aggro range is reduced to 2m for taming players. The wolf will follow the player at a distance of 8m when ready to eat.|
|Handfeeding||65||Direwolves accept raw meat treats and raw meat for hand feeding. They prefer Rhino Liver and Mammoth Meat Treats as well as rhino liver, rhino meat, mammoth meat and venison over other foods. The default aggro range is reduced to 0.5m for taming players. The wolf will follow the player at a distance of 8m when ready to eat.|
|Caring||90||The default aggro range is reduced to 0.1m for taming players. The wolf will follow the player at a distance of 6m when ready to accept care again.|
By default the wolf is not ride-able. If you want to enable this please add the following section to your "GameUserSettings.ini" file: