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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
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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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How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 8:28

by Lauren Bergin


Battlestate Games have always been about building a fun community, but now they’re letting players influence the game design itself by launching the Escape from Tarkov Early Test Server. 

Escape from Tarkov’s developers, Battlestate Games, has always had a reputation for communicating with the game’s fanbase. By doing this, they’ve formed a dedicated community of players and fans who truly live and breathe the game.

These fans know that the updates for Tarkov are few and far between, normally coming in big chunks instead of occasional drip-fed updates. The announcement of new guns in early November certainly caused a stir, especially with Streets of Tarkov still looming somewhere on the horizon.

To add to the excitement, Tarkov’s devs have come up with an interesting way of including their fans in the development process: the Early Test Server.

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Streets of Tarkov is hopefully coming soon, but fans may be included in its development

What is the Early Test Server?

The Tarkov early test program works similarly to the PBE in LoL or Experimental Mode in Overwatch. As Battlestate’s tweet says, the ETS allows players to “test and run new features, content, and updates before they appear in the game, and allow players to contribute to the world of Escape from Tarkov.”

Additionally, it will help the devs identify any bugs or fixes in a tighter timeframe. Therefore, it will help ensure that any new updates are as polished as possible.

How to access the Early Test Server

In order to participate in the Early Test Server, you must have an active copy of Escape from Tarkov.

To become a part of the Early Test server, simply follow these steps:

  • Activate the launcher.
  • Fill in the ETS form.
  • Await notification that you’ve been selected.

It’s great to see the game’s devs reaching out to their fans to ensure that the Tarkov experience is the best it can be. So, if you fancy shaping the face of Tarkov, apply for the ETS: The possibilities are limitless!