Escape from Tarkov

Escape from Tarkov new Hideout crafts revealed: ammo, armor & more

Published: 5/Jun/2020 16:10

by Connor Bennett

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Battlestate Games have given Escape from Tarkov players some long-awaited new crafting options in their Hideouts – including ammunition, medical supplies, and even some backpacks. 

The aim of Escape from Tarkov is to build up your supplies by dropping into different raids, finding items, killing other players or NPCs, and then eventually getting out alive. Even though players had built up some significant stocks of supplies, Battlestate Games recently reset everything with their May 28 character wipe.

The wipe came as a part of 12.6 patch which introduced changes to the market system, steam audio, and the ability to lean while prone – among plenty of other changes. In the days following the updates, the developers have made some slight tweaks and given fans details about things they may have missed. Yet, their newest additions have come in plain sight via the Hideouts. 

Escape From Tarkov hideout
Battlestate Games
The Hideout is where Tarkov players can bolster their money or supplies.

In their Hideouts, players can use the items they’ve found in raids to build up cash or craft things that can be pretty difficult to find in raids – though some fans have asked for more common items to be available too.

On June 5, the developers tweeted that they had added some new crafts in the form of Bandages, armor, vests, backpacks, ammunition, medical supplies, and different technological items – thus, giving players want they want. 

The changes were, unsurprisingly, well received by Twitter responses – though it wasn’t the only change that Battlestate revealed. Lead developer Nikita revealed some of the looting spawn rate changes that his team also introduced following the recent patch.

As players continue to descend on Tarkov for raids in order to build up their supply stocks again, the devs will, no doubt, continue to tweak things until they get as close as possible to the optimal level. With Tarkov, still, in beta, problems are to be expected so it’s worth keeping an eye for these smaller changes.

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect explains what Warzone could learn from Escape from Tarkov

Published: 12/Jan/2021 16:55

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect is never one to keep an opinion to himself on the big shooter games and the same goes for Warzone, as he’s pointed the game’s developers could learn a thing or two from Escape from Tarkov. 

EFT has been up and down in terms of popularity in the last 12 months, enjoying purple patches where streamers like xQc, Summit1g, and shroud have jumped in to boost its popularity. One of those big personalities was Doc, who played Tarkov multiple times for his audience to watch along.

His stint on it was never really consistent enough to call it his main game, whereas Warzone has been a staple of the Champions Club streams for some time.

Now though, the Two-Time has singled out one feature where the Call of Duty title just doesn’t compare.

Warzone character skydiving without a parachute
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Warzone has had many major updates since Black Ops Cold War released, but audio issues remain present.

Dr Disrespect on Warzone audio issues

During his YouTube stream on January 11, the self-proclaimed best video gamer in the world lashed out at the battle royale’s audio after a defeat. He claimed that it made it sound like opponents were 100 feet away in a warehouse, before creeping up on him.

He said: “A game like Escape from Tarkov, a game that has perfect audio, blows this game’s audio out by 500% – trust me.

“Trust me, any real gamer would say the same thing. It blows this audio out by like a thousand, but the reason why is because it caters to (competitive players). You hear something at a distance, a shot, footstep, you hear it!”

The streamer proceeded to imitate the sound in Warzone, making loud beatbox-style noises with his mic.

Discussion starts at 1:12:48 in the video below. 

This isn’t the first game that Doctor Disrespect’s had a problem with, from an audio standpoint. Almost all battle royale games have come under fire at the hands of the Two-Time, who has previously mocked Fortnite, Apex Legends, and others for the same thing.

It appears that Escape from Tarkov – despite not being as popular a game as Activision’s – is one that he actually admires.

Whether or not future updates will address the issue he’s highlighted remains to be seen, but until that time it looks like he’s going to have some big frustrations on Verdansk and Rebirth Island.