Escape from Tarkov developers Battlestate Games have confirmed that Endurance and Strength skills will be reset with the upcoming patch.
Escape from Tarkov is due for one of its biggest patches yet as the devs have confirmed the addition of a huge new feature, ‘overweight’.
When this is introduced, players will be affected by the items they carry and holding too much weight will result in making more noise, slower movement, and using stamina faster. In addition to this change, players will also have their strength and endurance skills reset to really get a feel for the new feature.
This new weight feature is coming alongside a slew of changes in patch 0.12.4, with the most notable changes including a rework to Interchange and stamina being split up into upper and lower halves.
Although, the focal point is definitely on overweight and the fact that skills are being reset. Strength and Endurance are the two skills being reset, likely because they both affect movement, the ability to carry items, and stamina.
If players were able to have their skills maxed out when this new feature was introduced then they’d barely feel it and as the game is still in beta, Battlestate Games no doubt want to get a good test on any features they add.
Attention! With the upcoming patch endurance and strength skills leveling will be reset to 0 for everybody (with the introduction of new weight system)#EscapefromTarkov
— Battlestate Games (@bstategames) March 12, 2020
Strength and Endurance are both earned by playing the game and performing actions like sprinting and jumping, so it will be quite a long grind for players to get back to where they were.
Understandably, many fans were disappointed with the reset of their hard-earned levels, but some were relieved as there has been an exploit discovered that allows players to level their skills way too quickly, so this may balance things out once again.
A release date for the patch is yet to be revealed, but with the patch notes already being out, it may be just around the corner.