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Escape from Tarkov skills being reset ahead of huge 0.12.4 patch

Published: 12/Mar/2020 11:11

by Kamil Malinowski

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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.

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Escape from Tarkov is a realistic first-person shooter.

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.

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.

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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.