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Escape From Tarkov drop April 12 update to fix performance issues

Published: 13/Apr/2020 14:39

by Joe Craven

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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 0.12.4.6716 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!

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How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 21:04

by Lauren Bergin

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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!