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Classic Escape from Tarkov speed glitch returns worse than before

Published: 31/Jul/2020 15:36

by Daniel Cleary


An old Escape from Tarkov movement speed glitch that allows players to walk faster has resurfaced after it was fixed by Battlestate Games in a recent update.

Escape from Tarkov’s raids requires players to make their way through a map of enemies, collecting loot, before they can make their grand escape to safety.


Some raids can prove to be challenging, as the character’s base walking speed is quite slow, however, a glitch was previously found to move around maps at a quicker pace.

Escape from tarkov character runs through container
Battlestate Games
A strange Escape from Tarkov has been found which can increase your character’s movement speed.

The strange bug, which was only recently patched, could be done due to a weird interaction when ‘shift-walking’ but it seems as if it has already returned to Escape from Tarkov – with a unique twist.


One EfT player u/metalnewspaper revealed that a new variation of this “fast movement” bug had been found, making your character go twice as fast as before.

However, unlike the initial glitch, this new movement bug is now only possible for players when running backwards.

New fast movement bug while overweight. The forward movement fix works as they intended, but moving backwards is another story. I’m linking this post inside the report option in the launcher. (Also, I suck at explaining things, so hopefully the process is understood) Cheers. from EscapefromTarkov

“The fix for the fast movement while overweight has definitely worked moving forward but it has completely changed while moving backwards,” the player explained, “you can go almost double the speed as to what you’ were able to do before.”


While the glitch itself can be done similarly to the original and help you move much quicker, it is also much harder to take advantage of, as you can not see what lies ahead of you.

Although it is much more situational, it could still be abused by experienced players who are familiar with the maps or even in large open spaces.

As a similar glitch was only recently removed from the game, it is quite likely that Battlestate Games will also be looking to implement a patch for this unusual bug in a future update.

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Escape from Tarkov update ups Bitcoin value & fixes bugs: patch notes

Published: 13/Aug/2020 13:00

by Calum Patterson


Escape from Tarkov developers Battlestate Games have rolled out a significant update on August 13, patch, to fix a host of bugs and issues in the game.

The game was down for around two hours as the patch was rolled out, with the changes resolving a number of complaints players have had – some for a matter of weeks now.


The update also generally better optimized the game, namely regarding memory usage, which should result in smoother gameplay overall regardless of your hardware.

Streets map in Tarkov
Battlestate games
Streets is the next map coming to Escape from Tarkov, in patch 13.0.

Battlestate have now provided a full list of the changes in the update, via official patch notes.


Escape from Tarkov update patch notes


  • Optimizations of memory consumption.
  • A bug with the grenade launcher’s load status.
  • A bug with the glass shader (face shields).
  • Error when purchasing items in exchange for dogtags.
  • A bug when the character did not leave the location, after the reconnect at the “train” exfil.
  • Various fixes for bot behavior.
  • Various bugs and problems on locations.
  • Various minor bugs and problems.

Bitcoin value increase

After the update, players also noticed that the value of bitcoin had shot back up to 150K.

Bitcoin price back up to 150k from EscapefromTarkov

There doesn’t appear to be a fix for the notorious speed glitch which has reared its head again in EFT though, as players noted back at the end of July.


The devs did manage to fix this exploit when players are moving forwards, however it still seems to work if the player is moving backward instead.

Patch 12.8 is expected to come this month, in August, at least according to the most recent information from Battlestate. What exactly it will contain is not known though.

Patch 12.9, expected in September, is set to bring  Chest Rig and Plate Carriers customization, before the new Streets of Tarkov map is added in 13.0, expected in October.