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How to get Escape from Tarkov Twitch Drops: schedule, rewards, more

Published: 9/Jun/2020 23:35 Updated: 9/Jun/2020 23:42

by Alan Bernal

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The Escape from Tarkov community is going to be getting a new round of Twitch Drops to take with them in their treks across Norvinsk, and here’s how to prepare for the upcoming items.

The  Twitch promotion will give new players and seasoned veterans the chance to earn some extra in-game gear ranging from weapons to equipment.

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But audiences will have to be sure to follow the simple process of signing up for the actual giveaway by linking a few accounts together in order to be eligible for Battlestate Games’ upcoming event.

EFT Twitch Drops schedule

Twitch Drops for Escape from Tarkov will be going live on Thursday, June 11 at 2:00 AM PT / 5:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM BST and will run for 11 days. The promo will end on Monday, June 22, also at 5 AM ET.

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There’s going to be a huge list of streamers getting the “Drops are enabled” tag on the first day and will rotate through multiple broadcasts for the majority of the giveaway. However, on the final days of June 21 and June 22, everyone who was eligible to have drops enabled their EFT streams from before will have them active to give viewers a chance to watch, collect and play.

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EFT players looking to add to their inventory will have a chance to do so during the Twitch Drops event.

How to sign up for EFT Twitch Drops

Signing up for the drops is easy, but will take a bit of a procedure to make sure your account is eligible to start earning rewards as soon as you tune into a qualifying stream.

  1. Create an Escape from Tarkov Profile (if you don’t have one) which will be linked to your game.
  2. Link your Twitch profile to your Escape from Tarkov account from the EFT site here.
  3. Tune in to any approved EFT streaming channels with the “Drops are enabled” tag from June 11 – June 22.
  4. Farm hours to start earning rewards!

The devs said that “at certain intervals” people will get one item. You can have multiple items but the time logged will only count for the streams that are qualified for drops.

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There’s going to be a swarm of EFT streamers eligible for Twitch Drops.

EFT rewards from Twitch Drops

The developers weren’t specific about the rewards that would be available, but they did say that there were going to be a host of chances for getting a guaranteed drop.

Weapons, equipment, “various” rare items and more will be available for players to collect. Though EFT veterans hope that the devs don’t get too generous and drop items that can sway the game’s economy.

Like all Twitch Drop events, this is sure to get more people interested and will be a good time to load into the survival game and enjoy the fruits of your viewership.

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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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