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Escape from Tarkov changes and new features coming in next update

Published: 31/Mar/2020 16:33

by Calum Patterson


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.

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Some much needed changes are coming to Tarkov soon.

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.

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Players will no longer have to adjust their sensitivity for aiming down sights.

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.

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
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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.


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.