Most ark survival evolved firearms have the option to attach useful tools to them like scopes, flashlights, laser sights and suppressors. Bows do not accept attachments.
How to attach attachments
PC - Drag the attachment you want and drop it on the weapon you wish to have the attachment placed. To remove hold the shift key, drag the attachment and drop is somewhere in your inventory.
Xbox and PS - Select the attachment so that is highlighted, then select the weapon you want it to go to. It should automatically attach. To remove select the weapon, and then select somewhere else in you inventory, and it should drop off into your inventory.
To turn on and off a flashlight and laser.
PC - "N" key
Xbox - Hit X button twice
PS - Hit Square Button
Most firearms will take only one attachment at a time. The exceptions are the double barrel shotgun takes no attachments, and the sniper rifle always has a scope, so in some ways it has two attachments. Also the longneck rifle cannot have a scope attached when armed with darts, but other attachments will work.
A light will always turn off every time you look in your inventory.
Weapons that take attachments
- Simple Pistol
- Fabricated Pistol
- Fabricated Sniper Rifle
- Pump Shotgun
- Longneck Rifle