Jurassic World Evolution 2: How To Perform Status Checks on Dinosaurs

Taking care of dinosaurs is a risky business in Jurassic World Evolution 2 but someone has to do it. You will need to make sure that your dinosaurs remain happy, otherwise they can throw massive tantrums and eat people. A good way to ensure that you're meeting the needs of your dinosaurs is to perform status checks. This is why we're going to show you how to perform status checks on dinosaurs without being bitten.

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How To Perform Status Checks on Dinosaurs

There are two ways that you can perform status checks on dinosaurs but they both involve your Ranger Teams. The easiest way to perform a status check is to click on one of your Ranger Teams and select the "assign task" option. After you have selected this, click on the dinosaur that you want them to check and they'll automatically go to them to perform a status check. You can then go and focus on other areas of your park.

If you want a more hands-on status check then you can actually take over one of your Ranger Teams. Click on one of the teams and select the "direct control" option which will let you drive the car. You will need to head into the enclosure of your chosen dinosaur to perform a status check and you need to be quick, especially if it's a hungry dinosaur with a lot of teeth.

When you're in the enclosure, you will need to get as close as possible to your dinosaur and then hit your "target" button. If you're unsure which control this is you can check it in your controls settings in the pause menu. If you're too far away from the dinosaur then the scanner/target control will say that the dinosaur is out of range and you will need to get closer. Once the dinosaur is in range, click the prompted control to scan it. You will need to stay still until the scan is complete but once it has finished you should leave as fast as possible.

Jurassic World Evolution 2 status check results for Carnotaurus
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The status check for this Carnotaurus has shown that it is missing live prey.

If you choose either method to perform a status check, you will be able to see the status of the dinosaur and its needs by either trying to scan it again manually or by simply hovering over the dinosaur without selecting it.

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What Are Status Checks?

Status checks show you the basic needs of the dinosaur and if you're meeting them. It shows you the comfort level of the dinosaur, how suitable it finds its environment and if it is missing anything important such as "missing live prey". Status checks help you to create the best enclosures possible to keep your dinosaurs safe and happy. A dinosaur that feels safe and happy is less likely to break out of its enclosure to chomp on guests.

Taking care of your dinosaurs is one of the most important, if not the most important, things you do in Jurassic World Evolution 2. If you're interested in getting the game then you should take a look at our PC Specs guide to see if your computer can run it. Also, we have a guide that shows you everything that is included in the deluxe version of the game.