Battlestate Games, the team behind Escape from Tarkov, have revealed their update plans for the future, as they move to a work from home status.
Although the global crisis is affecting all types of industry, many game developers have been able to transition to working from home successfully, keeping their plans on track.
For Tarkov, lead developer Nikita has revealed that the next update, 12.4.2 will contain several major freezes and stuttering fixes. After this small update, 12.5 will roll out, which will include many more significant changes.
Nikita confirmed that the team is "almost fully operational from our homes" so we're not expecting too much of a delay for these updates.
Although we don't have specifics yet about some of the bug fixes, Nikita confirms that a 'quick healing feature' will be added for the end of a raid.
Escape from Tarkov update 12.5 patch notes
Quick healing feature (at the end of the raid)
Post-effects settings (sharpness. color grading setting etc.)
Some optics rendering optimizations
Various bug fixes
QoL improvements, such as the dependence of mouse sensitivity on the magnification of optics
The mouse sensitivity fix will come as great news for players who have been getting frustrated by the effect of sight magnification. It remains to be seen how exactly this change will be implemented though.
Fixes for stuttering and freezes is also exactly what players have been waiting to hear, showing complaints about Tarkov's general performance haven't been ignored.
Beyond update 12.5, Battlestate explain that "further development of the project is divided into patches - 12.6, 12.7, etc." Nikita also revealed that patch 12.6 will include some new content.
Concluding their post, Battlestate reaffirmed that "game stability and anticheat measures is №1 priority for us." They also revealed that "a lot" of cheaters had been banned recently, and that they would continue to take a hard stance on the issue.
There is no confirmed date for either the 12.4.2 or 12.5 updates yet though, so stay tuned.