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How to get exclusive Escape from Tarkov rewards with Twitch Rivals

Published: 14/Apr/2020 14:55 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 15:00

by Connor Bennett


Battlestate Games and Twitch are linking up with Twitch for a Twitch Rivals Escape From Tarkov that will see some exclusive drops handed out to viewers. Here’s what you need to know.

While Escape from Tarkov has been around since 2016, it exploded in popularity in late 2019 thanks to Battlestate Games adding exclusive drops to Twitch. Viewers flocked to the game in hopes of getting a new piece of loot that would net them a few million in-game rubles.


As viewers flocked to the game, so did the streamers. Plenty of content creators have stuck around meaning that the intense shooter and looter title has a sizable following on Twitch. As a result, there is another Twitch Rivals event in the works.

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Plenty of streamers are still loading into Escape from Tarkov raids.

When is the Escape from Tarkov Twitch Rivals event?

The next Escape from Tarkov Twitch Rivals event will kick off on Tuesday, April 14 at 5 pm BST/6 pm CEST/9 am PDT/12 pm EDT. That is only the European portion of the event, however.


North American streamers will have their chance to claim glory a little bit later in the day. Their side of things will get underway at 1 pm PDT/4 pm EDT/9 pm BST/10 pm CEST. Each region will have a $30,000 prize pool – with the top prize of $4,500 going to each of the regional winners.

How to get exclusive Escape from Tarkov Twitch Rivals loot drops

Now, viewers who tune in to watch the event and have an Escape from Tarkov account can also grab some exclusive Twitch-themed loot.

All you have to do is make sure that your Battlestate Games account is linked to the Twitch account that you’re watching streams with and then tune in to a stream that has the drops enabled. If you haven’t linked your accounts already, this can be done in the connections part of your Twitch account setting page.


We’ve linked the main Twitch Rivals stream below so you can check out all the action there.

The event will be contested under a Bingo! format – meaning that the teams involved will get a Bingo card that they need to fill out in either a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line.

Teams who managed to call out the quickest bingo will also be able to net themselves an additional cash prize so it should be a pretty entertaining event – not to mention that the longer it goes on, the more chance you probly have of grabbing one of the legendary pieces of exclusive loot.

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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.