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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’.

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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.

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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.

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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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Escape from Tarkov update ups Bitcoin value & fixes bugs: patch notes

Published: 13/Aug/2020 13:00

by Calum Patterson

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Escape from Tarkov developers Battlestate Games have rolled out a significant update on August 13, patch 0.12.7.8599, 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.

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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.

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Escape from Tarkov update 0.12.7.8599 patch notes

Fixed:

  • 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.

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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.

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