ARK player death/respawn mechanics

Hello devs!
I’m here on a quest to create a game mode for ARK. I already know what I want, but since I am new to Unreal and modding in general, everything seems a bit overwhelming (for now). I don’t wish to be spoon fed, but I’d like someone to point me in the right direction. I searched the forums but honestly I’m not even sure what to search for.

What I’m trying to accomplish: I want to mix certain aspects of vanilla ARK and Hardcore mode. Specifically, I want the player to lose all engrams, stats, and levels upon death(hardcore mode). BUT I also want them to be able to respawn in their bed if available, and I want them to maintain dino ownership and tribe membership (normal mode). Nothing more, nothing less.

Again, I am new to modding and what I’m really asking here is for someone to point me in the right direction, or at the very least suggest where/what to focus on within the Dev Kit. My only other experience is Valve’s Source Engine, and even that, I only created maps. I feel like this is a simple mod but it might also be way over my head, but for now I’m gonna give it my best.

Thanks for taking the time to read through all this! I shall update with progress and headaches as time progresses

I tried finding any settings related to hardcore in the devkit but no luck. I also tried looking for
‘RestoreSavedStats’ and ‘SaveStats’ functions to no avail. I’m thinking this might need a custom GameMode to make this work.