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Escape From Tarkov drop April 12 update to fix performance issues

Published: 13/Apr/2020 14:39

by Joe Craven


While some games are plagued by the same bugs for months on end, Battlestate Games, developers of tactical FPS Escape from Tarkov, are striving to make sure their game does not follow suit. 

Escape from Tarkov has recently experienced a surge in popularity thanks to a number of household content creators playing it. In the last few months we’ve seen the likes of summit1g and TimTheTatman try their hand at the tactical title.


Some players have since moved on to Warzone or Valorant, but EFT remains a popular FPS title for a large group of gamers. However, since the game’s last update a variety of players have been reporting issues with the game’s stability and performance.

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EFT originally released back in 2017, but has become more popular with age.

Despite the issues, in an April 12 update, one Battlestate Games’ developer provided a lengthy update for fans, explaining exactly what caused the issues and what they’ve done to fix them.


“We just released small technical update related to boot.config issue,” the dev said. “It looks like the Unity incorrectly set some parameters in the config file during project build (it was found that instead of “1” there was blank value in some parameters).”

They went on to explain that they have altered this config file and added a couple of fixes, and are welcoming player feedback to confirm the patch has done what was intended.

potential performance fix (boot.config fix) from r/EscapefromTarkov

“Also thanks to u/lowsisback for pointing to this potential problem!” they concluded. “We hope that the fix will work (so far we checked and don’t have any noticeable boost in performance). But we need a massive test to collect statistics and possible new issues.”

The EFT developer’s attitude is a welcome departure from development companies occasionally ignoring smaller fixes, or removing posts that point out issues in their respective titles.

It remains to be seen whether the fix has ironed out the relevant performance issues but, as Battlestate Games are encouraging, hop in and find out!

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.