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ARK Eggcellent Adventure Event 2023: Start Time Speculation, Features and More

In this article, we'll discuss the possible start date features that you can expect from this year's Eggcellent Adventure Event in Ark Survival Evolved.
ARK Eggcellent Adventure Event 2023: Start Time Speculation, Features and More

As we approach Easter this year, most Ark Survival Evolved fans will be expecting the Eggcellent Adventure event to go live as it always has. However, this year, the event might be different from what we expected as introducing a new event system might change how the entire event works. 

So if you're curious to know more about how this event will possibly function this year, then keep reading. Below we'll be taking a look at what we can expect from the Eggcellent Adventure event in 2023, as well as its start date, its features, and much more. 

Latest News

31 March 2023 - Eggcellent Adventure starting next week

As per the Community Crunch blogpost on 31 March 2023:

"Eggcellent Adventure begins on April 3rd, bringing this full event to players on Nintendo Switch for the first time."

For now there's no further information on what to expect, but given that the team seems to be winding down the game, it's hardly surprising.

ARK Eggcellent Adventure Event 2023 - Possible Start Date

Last year, the Ark Eggcellent Adventure event began on the 11th April and concluded on the 25th April, running for two solid weeks around Easter. This year, it's likely to be around the same time, however, we don't have an official start and end date from the developers just yet, so be sure to check back here once we have a solid date to provide.

As for a start time, these events normally have a start time of 1 PM PST / 9 PM GMT.

Ark Eggcellent Adventure Release Date Similar to last year
This year's Eggcellent Adventure equivalent will likely run around Easter time, similar to last year's event. (Picture: Studio Wildcard)

Once the event does start, however, were likely to see a new event structure thanks to the arrival of ARK 2. This will essentially result in the event being a smaller EVO event that will remove Chibi's as rewards and lessen the number of event boosts and skins available, similar to how the Love Evolved event was changed to the smaller Valentine's EVO event. So expect us to receive a smaller Easter EVo event or something along those lines. 

ARK Eggcellent Adventure Event 2023 - Features

Last year's Eggcellent Adventure event featured tons of event skins, items, emotes, and Chibis as rewards for participating. This year we'll likely be getting fewer skins and with the removal of Chibi's, we're likely to be getting only limited skins, items, and emotes. Below we've listed all of last year's rewards to give you a sense of what you can expect this year: 

Event Skins

  • Full-Body Easter Bunny Costume
  • Bunny Tail
  • Procoptodon Bunny Costume
  • Bunny Ears Skin
  • Dino Bunny Ears Skin
  • Easter Chick Hat Skin
  • Dino Easter Chick Hat Skin
  • Easter Egg Hat Skin
  • Dino Easter Egg Hat Skin
  • Marshmallow Hat Skin
  • Dino Marshmallow Hat Skin
  • E4 Remote Eggsplosives Skin
  • Easter Egghead Skin
  • Chocolate Rabbit Club Skin
  • Sweet Spear Carrot Skin

Event Items

  • Bunny Egg
  • Festive Dino Candy


  • Tail Wiggle Emote
  • Bunny Hop Dance Emote
Ark Eggcellent Adventure Features Similar to last years but no Chibi and less skins
Due to the new event system, this year's event will remove Chibi's as a reward and lessen the number of skins you can get. (Picture: Studio Wildcard)

Aside from the physical rewards, you will also likely be getting some adventure-boosted rates during the event that will give you an increased rate of taming, breeding, harvesting, and more. Last year's boosted rates are listed below, and we'll likely be getting a similar setup for this year's Easter-themed event. 

  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval