Escape from Tarkov

Clever Escape from Tarkov trick to level up faster with no therapist

Published: 30/May/2020 13:41

by Connor Bennett


Escape From Tarkov players have come up with a clever tip that allows you to level up faster so long as you avoid using the Therapist service after a raid. 

Back in the 12.5 update, Battlestate Games gave Escape from Tarkov fans the chance to immediately heal their character once a raid had come to an end thanks to the all-new Therapist service. 

With players just wanting to speed things up, the Therapist service had become well-used prior to the May 28 character wipe. However, some players have pointed out that you could be leaving some serious XP on the table by using the Therapist over your own healing items.

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Tarkov players are looking to level up faster following the recent wipe.

It was noted by Reddit user Gopblin2 that Escape from Tarkov players who dive into the Therapist as soon as a raid has finished could be losing more than 300 XP each time they do so. 

In the Redditor’s example, they said that if you finish three raids just over 1000 XP each time and a 33% survival rate, you’d finish with around 3000 XP by using the Therapist. By avoiding the Therapist and using your healing items, in this example, you’d finish with more than a 20% increase in XP according to Gopblin2.

Post-Wipe Leveling Notice: Every time you use TheRapist service after dying, you’re robbing yourself of ~320XP from EscapefromTarkov

Obviously, some fans might see the Therapist as a cheaper way to heal than using items, but other players revealed that actually isn’t the case. You can buy items like the Grizzly First Aid kit and use it more often in a more cost-effective manner.

By using healing items, you’ll also level up your healing skill whereas using the Therapist service won’t help you at all in that category. 

Seeing as Escape from Tarkov can be quite the grind, some players won’t be bothered all that much by slight XP increase as it will really only help to get through the first 15 levels or so. 

Though, that can easily start snowballing once you reach those sort of levels as you’ll find yourself with more gear and more in-game experience to take on players who might not be at the same rank.

Escape from Tarkov

How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 19:25

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!