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Escape from Tarkov devs give players huge compensation for server issues

Published: 10/Feb/2020 20:45 Updated: 10/Feb/2020 21:05

by Michael Gwilliam


Battlestate Games is awarding players with 1 million in-game rubles after Escape from Tarkov suffered some poor server issues during the February 8 weekend.

Taking to Twitter, the Russian studio apologized to players for having to deal with “unstable server performance.” They went on to announce that as compensation, players would be receiving one million rubles.


Players will be receiving a letter with the compensation over the course of the next three days, which means all the compensation should be sent out by February 13.

“This letter is stored in the game mail for 48 hours from the moment you log in to the game,” the company explained in a follow-up reply.


Battlestate apologized further and stated that they are working tirelessly to improve the game experience. They noted, however, that it’s not always up to them to fix it, implying that other companies could have been responsible for the server issues.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding,” they concluded.

Still, for a game in beta, the Escape from Tarkov developers are going out of their way to accommodate players who may have had unpleasant experiences due to server challenges.


A lot of the player base responded kindly to the announcement, such as AviusL: “Thank you for keeping us updated so fast every time there’s an issue. Much appreciated.”

Twitch streamer JERICHO also pleasantly replied, stating he would be going on a shopping spree.

Battlestate Games
Escape from Tarkov players are 1 million rubles richer.

Others, however, complained that the server issues were still ongoing and pondered if the developers would be awarding yet another million rubles to players in the next few days, on top of what they’ve already offered as compensation.


Escape from Tarkov has become one of Twitch’s most popular games of 2020, but these hiccups could really hurt a lot of the success the game has had if they continue.

Still, if you can get online, be sure to claim your million rubles if you get a chance, as all that money could come in handy once the servers regain their stability.

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.