Escape from Tarkov

How to fix laggy menu in Escape From Tarkov

Published: 28/Apr/2020 22:01 Updated: 28/Apr/2020 22:19

by Alan Bernal

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Navigating the menus in Escape from Tarkov can be a finicky experience, with players reporting stutters and lags throughout the game – but a simple method can quickly resolve those problems.

While having a good framerate in the menus isn’t as important as having them in a live game, per se, it’s still a hindrance to the EFT experience that can make the title a bother to deal with.

The Tarkov community has been finding ways to amend some of the more pressing issues with the MMO-style FPS, such as the easiest way to get the best FPS performance – which has been a major point of contention with players.

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Escape from Tarkov’s menus can take a while to load and navigate after a raid.

EFT guru ‘lowsisback’ gave the Tarkov community an express means to get rid of slow menus after people exit raids. Apparently, the user found that the menus actually command a lot of performance power that starts to drag the game.

“It’s me again,” lowsisback began. “I noticed that the menu slows down after you end a raid, so even after the first raid, the menu is eating more performance if ‘auto-ramcleaner’ isn’t enabled.”

Simply put, they recommend turning ON the Auto-Ramcleaner (ARC), or else players could see that the “frametimes and responsibility are very bad,” which will result in those laggy menus.

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Turning off ARC could make EFT menus run smoothly.

Prior to the 12.5 patch, the user actually recommended people to switch off ARC, which resulted in better performances, at the time.

However, after the new update landed for the FPS, ARC is impacting how the game runs, resulting in slow and laggy menus.

Whether you’re switching options on or off, you’ll still need to restart your game for the changes to be applied.

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The EFT trick fixes one of a few problems seen in the first person shooter.

This might be the easiest fix for some of the game’s more pressing issues, one of which includes a heinous Ultra Medical exploit that’s letting players enter rooms without power or a key.

While players are still waiting for a fix to that, EFT has been making noticeable strides to improving everything from its gameplay to its performance inside and out of the Norvinsk region.

For now, make sure to use the quick tip in Escape from Tarkov to avoid the frustrating lag in the menus.

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.