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Escape from Tarkov devs reveal more changes after 12.6 patch

Published: 31/May/2020 18:16

by Daniel Cleary

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Battlestate Games have shared that they have added even more changes to Escape from Tarkov following the 12.6 update on May 26.

After over a year of waiting, Escape from Tarkov players were finally given the chance to start from a level playing field after Battlestate Games implemented a full character wipe on May 26.

The long-awaited wipe was not the only thing added to the game, however, as they also made many changes, that were well received, during the latest patch.

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New gunsmith and looting changes have also been added in the follow-up changes to patch 12.6.

Escape from Tarkov’s 12.6 update introduced many new changes such as adding captchas to the flea market to reduce suspicious activity, as well as some new gameplay features and bug fixes.

Battlestate devs were not finished there, however, and surprised fans by revealing that they had brought about some more improvements on May 31.

The EFT devs shared that they had made changes to the mechanic’s gunsmith quests and to some of the traders’ offers, which will help players a bit more during the early stages of their playthrough.

As well as increasing the restock count for many of the go-to items on the market, they revealed that they had made some looting improvements as well in the follow-up patch.

Flash drives now have an increased spawn chance and there are also more modding parts that have been added to the loot tables in Tarkov.

One of the most welcome changes was left till last, with Battlestate sharing that they would be making more OCE servers available shortly, which will likely be well received by many players, namely popular Australian streamer Pestily.

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Summit1g hits out at Escape from Tarkov’s overpowered Scavs

Published: 24/Dec/2020 16:17

by Lauren Bergin

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Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar has become one of Escape from Tarkov’s most famous faces, but in a recent stream he slammed the FPS title’s AI Scavs for being overpowered.

Summit1g and Escape from Tarkov have a long history. With the game rising to prominence at the end of 2019, Summit was one of many streamers to break through to Tarkov fame. While never having stuck to one game in his career, Summit and the FPS go somewhat hand in hand.

Well, that’s until recently. In a recent stream the former CSGO pro explained that he was unlikely to return to the game due to it being “stressful.”

While the Twitch star has decided to give the game another whirl, he wasn’t exactly satisfied with the current state of the game.

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It doesn’t seem like the Twitch streamer is happy with the EFT meta.

Summit slams EFT’s AI

While Summit has returned to Tarkov over the past couple of days, he’s continued to be disappointed by the game’s inconsistencies when it comes to AI, specifically the Scavs.

Seen targeting one of the game’s bandits and narrowly missing a couple of headshots, Summit is instantly deleted by a shot that travels through a tree. It’s clear immediately that he’s not pleased.

Later in the stream he attacks the issue head on, asking “do you know what the joke is about this game? It’s that Scavs hit you full moving from any distance… maybe when a Scav f*cking moves he gets a little bit of a decrease on f*cking accuracy or something just like players f*cking do.”

“The amount of time I’ve been strafing shotgun from so f*cking far is just stupid, through f*cking trees no doubt where they can’t f*cking see me.” He then concludes that “their AI sucks d*ck in this game.”

It seems as though the streamer is reaching the end of the line with Tarkov’s confusing balancing system. Maybe the new patch, which wipes characters and introduces new guns and a map expansion to the game will reignite his passion for the shooter, but we’ll have to wait and see.