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Escape from Tarkov devs reveal big upcoming changes

Published: 15/Mar/2020 14:53

by Connor Bennett


Escape From Tarkov developers Battlestate Games have given fans an insight into the future changes that they will be making – with some pretty big tweaks coming to the game’s weight and armor systems.

Even though it has been around since late 2017, Escape From Tarkov boomed in popularity in January when Battlestate Games made free items drops available for watching streams of the game via Twitch.


Plenty of big-name players flocked to the game to give a try but, as some of the hype died down, they returned to their usual titles. As the game remains pretty popular with fans, both long-term and newer ones, the developers have continued to roll out patches while it is still in beta – tweaking things like the running mechanics, weight system, and adding different exfil spots.

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Plenty of changes have been made to Escape From Tarkov while in beta.

In addition to that recent 0.12.4 update, Battlestate Games have now addressed some changes that they will be making further down the line –  including balancing the tweaks they recently made in the latest patch


The developers tweeted that they’ve done some further balancing changes to the weight system in terms of stamina depletion rates and overweight range, while also Increased heavy armor durability. 

In other changes, the developers noted that there would be changes to the endurance and strength leveling principle. As of now, players can level these while max overweight, but this will be changed to medium. 

There will also be a round of bug fixes, including those that have cropped up following the new patch with invisible rocks and difficulties being able to see properly on the Interchange raid. 


Battlestate revealed that some of these changes go live as when they are ready, while others will come at a later date as hotfixes – so there probably won’t be too much of an update to download.

However, when these later changes will come into effect still remains to be seen as the developers didn’t give a timeframe for their arrival. 

Though, if the difficulties with bugs continue to pile up, it probably won’t be all that long before they get them straightened out.

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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
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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.