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Escape from Tarkov devs respond to annoying “encryption library” error

Published: 26/Jun/2020 13:59 Updated: 26/Jun/2020 14:03

by Connor Bennett


Escape from Tarkov devs Battlestate Games have responded to the current “failed to load encryption library” problem that is plaguing the game, noting that they are working on a fix to get it sorted out.

As Escape From Tarkov has exploded in popularity, players have been flooding to Battlestate Games’ intense shooter and looter title in order to experience the mayhem for at least a few raids. 


Plenty have been bitten by the bug and stuck around, developing their hideouts and running riot on raids. Battlestate have been dropping numerous content updates – making changes to what players can sell to traders, what they can craft in their hideouts, and they’ve even revealed their highly anticipated streets of Tarkov map. 

Battlestate Games
The Tarkov devs are keeping their game fresh and addressing issues.

However, there have been problems. In recent weeks, the devs have had to tackle problems like menu lag, frame rate drops, and even a mass influx off hackers, but there is a new major issue rearing its head.


The “failed to load encryption library” issue prevents players from loading into the game, and on occasion, can completely crash it while midway through a raid. Though, the devs are working on a fix.

They confirmed as much via their Twitter on June 26, noting that it stems from an installation issue. The path to the game’s folder must only contain Latin characters, otherwise, the problem keeps cropping up.

To fix this, for now, you can rename the game folder/any folders that lead to the game folder which contains non-Latin characters and then reboot Tarkov. This should get you back into the game.


Of course, the devs are still working on a proper fix, but until that time comes, you will just have to follow the steps that they’ve outlined for now.

Make sure that you keep an eye on Dexerto for the latest news and updates about Escape From Tarkov.

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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.