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Escape from Tarkov 0.12.7 AI update is giving players mountains of loot

Published: 29/Jul/2020 1:29

by Bill Cooney

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Escape from Tarkov’s 0.12.7 patch made a number of updates to the behavior of AI NPCs in the game, and the results are apparently working out quite well for some players.

There was a lot more included in the latest Tarkov patch than just “Improved AI Behaviour” changes, but in addition to the Customs expansion, they’ve definitely been some of the most noticeable.

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In particular, they’ve made the AI Scavs roaming around the various areas of Tarkov act vastly different than players were previously used to. The scavengers are now more prone to moving quickly, and they can rush players as a group. This new tactic has definitely overwhelmed some of us already, but it’s paying big dividends for some.

Like a lot of things in Tarkov, it all depends on where you are. If you’re caught out in the open by a hostile group of AI, you’re going to have a bad time. But, as you can see in the clip below, some players have been able to corral the Scavs somewhat and take advantage of the new group rush tactic.

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So uhh… The scav rework is pretty nice. from EscapefromTarkov

Amazing and hilariously appropriate S.T.A.L.K.E.R. music aside, the clip above does a great job of showing why some players are absolutely loving the new AI functions.

Obviously, if you’re able to pull this off without dying yourself, there will be a nice pile of Scav loot waiting for you as a reward – definitely something to consider for your next bare-bones raid.

Even if you’re fully kitted out and in no need of the low-tier loot Scavs usually have on them, this tactic can still definitely be useful for dealing with large groups of hostile AIs if they manage to spot you and decide to rush you.

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We wouldn’t go trying this on Shturman, Glukov, or any other Scav bosses in Tarkov, though.

It’s currently unknown whether or not this strat would also work on Scav bosses or their followers, since they tend to act differently than your run of the mill AI.

If you do decide to test it though, let us know how it goes and whether or not it works on Twitter @Dexerto. We would suggest not bringing your very best gear to try it out, though.

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

Published: 13/Aug/2020 13:00

by Calum Patterson

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Escape from Tarkov developers Battlestate Games have rolled out a significant update on August 13, patch 0.12.7.8599, 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.

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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
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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.

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Escape from Tarkov update 0.12.7.8599 patch notes

Fixed:

  • 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.

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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.

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