Ark Survival Ascended Announces Turkey Trial Start Date and New Rewards

Thanksgiving is over, but Studio Wildcard still has a few turkeys up its sleeve. Here's what to expect from ASA's first Turkey Trial.

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Turkey Trial 6 may have been the last Thanksgiving event for Ark: Survival Evolved, but more turkey-themed rewards are on the horizon for this dino-filled world. Studio Wildcard has officially announced Turkey Trial as the first in-game event for Ark Survival Ascended — a bite-sized iteration, at least. Here’s what we know about the start date and incoming content for Turkey Trial 7 in ASA.

When is the Turkey Trial Event in Ark Survival Ascended, and How Long Will it Last?

With Community Crunch 388, Studio Wildcard shared that it’s bringing back the Turkey Trial in an “abbreviated form” on December 1, 2023. Previously, this event would start on Thanksgiving Day, lasting about two weeks. It’s unconfirmed whether this bite-sized version of it will run for the same amount of time, especially since the holiday has already passed. 

For the uninitiated, these Thanksgiving-themed events were annual scavenger hunts featuring event cosmetics, Chibis, boosted server rates, and the ability to summon the fan-favorite DodoRex. While we don’t know what this will look like on a smaller scale, Wildcard has confirmed five new skins, two new emotes, and several rewards returning from previous trials.

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Turkey Trial 2023 Event Skins

  • New: Full-head Cooked Turkey Hat
  • New: Wreath-like Forest Crown Hat
  • New: Cornucopia-inspired Feeding Trough
  • New: Turkey Deep Fryer Cooking Pot
  • New: Pumpkin Pie Hat
  • Bonnet Hat Skin
  • Dodo Pie Swim Bottom Skin
  • Dodo Pie Swim Top Skin
  • Dodorex Swim Bottom Skin
  • Dodorex Swim Top Skin
  • Dodorex-Print Shirt Skin
  • Meat Swim Bottom Skin 
  • Meat Swim Top Skin
  • Murder Turkey Swim Bottom Skin
  • Murder Turkey Swim Top Skin
  • Murder-Turkey-Print Shirt Skin
  • Pilgrim Hat Skin
  • Pitchfork Skin
  • Turkey Hat Skin
  • Turkey Leg Skin
  • Turkey Swim Bottom Skin
  • Turkey Swim Top Skin
  • Ugly Cornucopia Sweater Skin
  • Ugly Trike Sweater Skin
  • Turkey Costume Skin

Emotes Turkey Trial 2023

  • New: Touchdown
  • New: Friends Gesture
  • Belly Rub Emote
  • Food Coma Emote
  • Hungry Emote

Colors Turkey Trial 2023

  • Orange
  • Medium Autumn
  • Light Autumn
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Brown
  • Light Brown
  • Dark Magenta
  • Dark Violet
  • Vermillion
  • Red
  • Dark Red
  • Dino Dark Red
  • Midnight Blue
  • Black Sands
  • Dark Blue
  • Near Black
  • Black
  • Dino Darker Grey
  • Dino Albino

That covers everything we know about Ark Survival Ascended’s first in-game event, Turkey Trial. More details will likely be shared as we get closer to December. In the meantime, check out our guides hub for topics like all island cave locations and best metal farm locations.

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Alyssa Payne

Alyssa is a Seattle-based freelance writer and editor. She’s always playing too many games at once and never gets through her backlog. Dragon Age: Origins, Final Fantasy IX, and World of Warcraft are just a few of the games she loves.