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Escape from Tarkov April 8 update: full patch notes

Published: 8/Apr/2020 15:00

by Calum Patterson


Battlestate Games have rolled out the patch for Escape from Tarkov, and while it doesn’t feature any new content or major changes, there are some much-needed fixes for bugs and freezes.

Lead developer Nikita already revealed what’s coming in future updates, but this smaller patch is just as important when it comes to Tarkov’s general stability.


There have been growing complaints from players about freezes and stuttering, and this update should go some way to resolving many of these issues.

RIfle in Escape from Tarkov

We know what’s coming in the 12.5 patch too, which will include more significant changes and some new features, which you can read all about here.


This smaller update is crucial though for the basics of the game, ensuring fewer freezes, plus rectifying some very annoying bugs. The servers were down for around three hours as the update was pushed live, but are all back up and running now.

Whether the stuttering issues are completely and totally resolved, however, remains to be seen. Some players have been reporting freezes and stutters almost every game, and while Battlestate have made efforts to fix it, it’s a persistent nuisance.

escape from tarkov player
Battlestate Games
This update should fix stuttering in Tarkov – hopefully.

The main bug fixes include an issue allowing players to get to the Lab during nighttime, and ammo decreasing visually in the hideout’s shooting range.


Check out the full patch notes from Battlestate for Tarkov below.

Escape from Tarkov update 12.4 patch notes


• Fixed some causes for the main freezes during combat


• Various bugs causing minor freezes and stuttering have been fixed.



• Fixed a bug where ammo was visually being spent in the hideout’s shooting range (and related bugs)

• Fixed a bug of the ability to get to the Lab during nighttime.

• Partial interface layout fixes for 4: 3 screens. The screen layout for selecting the location and group lobby got affected.

• Fixed a bug that occurred when trying to buy mods for a weapon preset

• Various technical changes

Escape from Tarkov

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.