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ARK: Survival Evolved: Turkey Trial Thanksgiving Event 7 Guide

Posted on by justin
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Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and ARK players are gearing up for the ARK: Turkey Trial Thanksgiving Event! So when will it start, and how long will it last?

ARK: Turkey Trial Thanksgiving Event 7

ARK Turkey Trial Thanksgiving Event Similar to other seasonal events in ARK: Survival Evolved, particularly the Easter and summer events, ARK survivors will encounter Thanksgiving-themed creatures and items during ARK: Turkey Trial 7. The event also includes XP boosts and varying boosted XP rates across servers.

ARK Thanksgiving Event Start Date and Duration Predictions

At the time of writing, developer Studio Wildcard has not announced the ARK: Turkey Trial 7 dates. However, players can look into the event’s previous instances to speculate when the 7th iteration of this event will launch and last. The previous ARK: Turkey Trial events and their durations are as follows:
  • ARK: Turkey Trial 1: November 25, 2015, to December 1, 2015
  • ARK: Turkey Trial 2: November 24, 2016, to December 1, 2016
  • ARK: Turkey Trial 3: December 18, 2019, to January 7, 2020
  • ARK: Turkey Trial 4: November 24, 2020, to December 8, 2020
  • ARK: Turkey Trial 5: November 23, 2021, to December 7, 2021
  • ARK: Turkey Trial 6: November 22, 2022, to December 7, 2022
Apart from ARK: Turkey Trial 3, most of ARK’s Thanksgiving events begin on the third week of November. These events also last one to two weeks. With that, ARK: Turkey Trial 7 will likely begin somewhere between November 20th and November 24th. Then, it should end on a day in the first week of December. Again, these date ranges are speculations, and players must wait for Studio Wildcard’s official announcement regarding the event.

Event Content

The next ARK: Turkey Trial Thanksgiving event will likely mark the return of previous event-exclusive content. You can check out the lineup for the previous event below to know roughly what to expect:
XP Boosts
  • Official Servers: 3× XP, Harvesting, Taming, Breeding, and 1.5× Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5× XP, Harvesting, Taming, 4× Breeding, and 1.5× Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5× XP, Harvesting, Taming, Breeding, and 1.5× Hexagon Bonus
  • Conquest: 4.5× XP, Harvesting, Taming, 4× Breeding, and 1.5× Hexagon Bonus
  • Summon DodoRex
  • Thanksgiving Candy
  • Wishbone
Event-Colored Creature Spawns
  • Black
  • Black Sands
  • Brown
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Cyan
  • Dark Red
  • Dark Blue
  • Dark Magenta
  • Dark Turquoise
  • Dark Violet
  • Dino Albino
  • Dino Dark Red
  • Dino Darker Grey
  • Lemon Lime
  • Light Red
  • Light Autumn
  • Medium Autumn
  • Midnight Blue
  • Near Black
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Teal
  • Vermillion
  • Yellow
  • DodoRex
  • Super Turkey
  • Bonnet Hat Skin
  • Chieftan Hat Skin
  • Dodo Pie Swimsuit Skins
  • Dodorex Swimsuit Skins
  • Dodorex-Print Shirt Skin
  • Meat Swimsuit Skins
  • Murder Turkey Swimsuit Skins
  • Murder-Turkey-Print Shirt Skin
  • Pilgrim Hat Skin
  • Pitchfork Skin
  • Turkey Costume Skin
  • Turkey Hat Skin
  • Turkey Leg Skin
  • Turkey Swimsuit Skins
  • Ugly Dodo's Revenge Sweater Skin
  • Ugly Cornucopia Sweater Skin
  • Ugly Foliage Friends Sweater Skin
  • Ugly Turkey Target Sweater Skin
  • Ugly Trike Sweater Skin
  • Chibi-Fjordhawk
  • Chibi-Lymantria
  • Chibi-Mosasaurus
  • Chibi-Stuffed Glowtail
  • Chibi-Tek Stryder
Note: Players can still purchase Thanksgiving-exclusive items at the Hexagon Exchange even if the event isn't active.

How Do You Activate the ARK: Survival Evolved Thanksgiving Event on Your Server?

ARK: Survival Evolved players can activate ARK: Turkey Trial outside of the event’s official duration through the game’s server configuration. In particular, type the following command for single-player and self-host servers to trigger this event: -activeevent=TurkeyTrial. Note: Some special bonuses and items from some iterations of ARK’s Thanksgiving event may not appear when triggering the event manually.
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