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Escape from Tarkov devs are finally adding the Kriss Vector

Published: 13/Apr/2020 19:40 Updated: 13/Apr/2020 19:45

by Bill Cooney


Escape from Tarkov developers, Battlestate Games, has announced that the Kriss Vector submachine gun will be coming to the popular first-person MMO style game.

On April 13, Battlestate tweeted images of the unique-looking Vector and several different attachment options that would be available for players to kit it out.


Although we got a good look at the possible add ons for the weapon, there wasn’t much information about the in-game specs or when exactly we could see the weapon added.

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The Kriss Vector definitely doesn’t look like any other weapon out there.

Even though we don’t have any specifics yet on the Vector, since Battlestate likes to make their weapons as realistic as possible, we can get a good idea about the gun from it’s IRL specs.


The weapon commonly uses 9×19 Parabellum rounds, which would make it use the same cartridges as the MP5, PP-9, or a number of other submachine guns in Tarkov.

This is somewhat good news since the 9×19 Parabellum is one of the most common, cheapest, and easily obtainable cartridge types in all of Tarkov.

It’s not the heaviest hitting round out there though, so if you intend on using the Vector to spray enemies, it might be worth going with the drum magazine, which was also teased in the promo images.

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The Kriss Vector is capable of putting 1,200 rounds/min downrange IRL, so expect it to have a very high rate of fire in Tarkov as well.

There are variants of the weapon that can use the heavier-hitting .45 ACP cartridges as well, and devs have hinted that a .45 version of the Kriss would be available. Whether or not players will have the option to switch out barrels to use the ammo of their choice though, remains to be seen.

We also don’t have a price for the Kriss yet either, but since it’s a new weapon and generally considered to be on the upper end of the technological spectrum, it will probably be a bit more expensive than say a regular MP9 or MP5, for example.

Developers also didn’t mention a timeframe for when we could see the weapon added, but several players have speculated it could be coming along with the new “Streets of Tarkov” map, which is supposed to be arriving soon.

Battlestate Games
The upcoming Tarkov Streets location will feature a sprawling urban environment and possibly a few new weapons to play with as well.

Streets of Tarkov has already been confirmed as the next new location coming to EFT by devs, but exactly when the new level will arrive remains to be seen.

If the Kriss is set to come out with the new streets stage and is currently being teased though, we may not have very much longer to wait for some new Tarkov content after all.

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.