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Escape from Tarkov devs reveal more changes after 12.6 patch

Published: 31/May/2020 18:16

by Daniel Cleary


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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How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 22/Nov/2020 12:12

by Lauren Bergin


Battlestate Games have always been about building a fun community, but now they’re letting players influence the game design itself by launching the Escape from Tarkov Early Test Server. 

Escape from Tarkov’s developers, Battlestate Games, has always had a reputation for communicating with the game’s fanbase. By doing this, they’ve formed a dedicated community of players and fans who truly live and breathe the game.

These fans know that the updates for Tarkov are few and far between, normally coming in big chunks instead of occasional drip-fed updates. The announcement of new guns in early November certainly caused a stir, especially with Streets of Tarkov still looming somewhere on the horizon.

To add to the excitement, Tarkov’s devs have come up with an interesting way of including their fans in the development process: the Early Test Server.

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Streets of Tarkov is hopefully coming soon, but fans may be included in its development

What is the Early Test Server?

The Tarkov early test program works similarly to the PBE in LoL or Experimental Mode in Overwatch. As Battlestate’s tweet says, the ETS allows players to “test and run new features, content, and updates before they appear in the game, and allow players to contribute to the world of Escape from Tarkov.”

Additionally, it will help the devs identify any bugs or fixes in a tighter timeframe. Therefore, it will help ensure that any new updates are as polished as possible.

How to access the Early Test Server

In order to participate in the Early Test Server, you must have an active copy of Escape from Tarkov.

To become a part of the Early Test server, simply follow these steps:

  • Activate the launcher.
  • Fill in the ETS form.
  • Await notification that you’ve been selected.

It’s great to see the game’s devs reaching out to their fans to ensure that the Tarkov experience is the best it can be. So, if you fancy shaping the face of Tarkov, apply for the ETS: The possibilities are limitless!