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Escape From Tarkov update patch notes: price changes & more

Published: 5/Jul/2020 12:52 Updated: 6/Jul/2020 0:37

by Connor Bennett


Escape from Tarkov developers, Battlestate Games, have revealed the changes they made in their small July 3rd update – including the return of BS ammo being purchasable. 

In recent weeks and months, Battlestate Games have continued to keep Escape from Tarkov fresh with new content and bug fixes. Though, not everything has gone down a storm with fans. The devs recently apologized for a change they made to a few quests.


However, since then, they’ve dropped two new updates – one on June 29 where they added two brand new quests for players over level ten, and another on July 3. 

The latter was more of a tweak focused update rather than a full-blown patch, with changes being made to sale prices and spawn rates in certain scenarios.

Battlestate Games
The Escape From Tarkov devs have been rolling out updates regularly.

The Tarkov devs revealed the changes on Twitter, tweeting out that they’d added an alpha container for purchase, upped quantity of items to spawn in plastic weapon boxes, and lowered stress resistance requirement in ‘Skier flint’ quest.

The stress resistance change saw the required level drop from eight to six, making it more accessible to players who haven’t got their skills up all that much just yet. 

On top of that, the devs also noted that they’d upped the sell price for certain items – with heavy armor, video cards, and dry fuel being mentioned as the standouts. 


BS ammo was also added back to be gained through the barter system. You’ll have to give up two can of Hot Rod to get your hands on it. 

As a result of the tweaks, the Tarkov market has already seen some changes in price for items and the double damage bug that had plagued the BS ammo sees to be no ore. We’ll just have to keep an eye on any future changes, too.

Escape from Tarkov July 3rd patch notes

  • Added alpha container for purchase (LL2 PK)
  • Upped quantity of items to spawn in plastic weapon boxes
  • Lowered stress resistance req in Skier flint quest (was 8, now 6)
  • Upped sell prices for several items (heavy armor, video card, dry fuel, etc)
  • BS ammo is back to purchase as barter
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Escape from Tarkov update ups Bitcoin value & fixes bugs: patch notes

Published: 13/Aug/2020 13:00

by Calum Patterson


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


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.


Escape from Tarkov update patch notes


  • 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.


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.