Escape from Tarkov

How to improve Escape from Tarkov FPS performance with simple trick

Published: 21/Apr/2020 16:52

by Jacob Hale


One major complaint from Escape from Tarkov players is consistent drops in frames-per-second – but a new fix has been discovered that boosts FPS both quickly and easily.

In any multiplayer game, you want to be getting as many frames as possible per second – it allows you to react slightly quicker and generally provides a much smoother gaming experience.

In Escape From Tarkov, this is just as important as in any other game, but players have found that their FPS can be quite up-and-down, but this new fix will help you keep it as high as possible.

Battlestate Games
Escape from Tarkov has a committed fanbase, despite not meeting the heights of competitors such as Apex Legends and Fortnite.

EFT player abudabi discovered this trick, and saw his FPS rise from 92 up to 102 immediately after using it – more than a 10% increase. To get this FPS gain, abudabi simply re-applied fullscreen mode before each raid, with the change coming in to effect straight away.

In a Reddit thread after posting the video, they added that one of his friends tried the same method and the game went from unplayable to a comfortable level, so this could be an absolute necessity if you’re struggling to play the game right now.

It’s not quite clear why exactly this happens; maybe it’s simply a reset of the graphical settings that puts everything back to its optimal state, but how this occurs is somewhat of a mystery.

If you’re having issues with FPS and game performance, this might be a decent quick fix, at least temporarily.

Obviously, it’s not ideal to have to reset fullscreen mode every time you take part in a raid, but it’s definitely better than nothing, and maybe it will inspire developer Battlestate Games to look into why players are facing performance issues.

Escape from Tarkov

How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 1:09

by Lauren Bergin


Battlestate Games have always been about building a fun community, but now they’re letting players influence the game design itself by launching the Escape from Tarkov Early Test Server. 

Escape from Tarkov’s developers, Battlestate Games, has always had a reputation for communicating with the game’s fanbase. By doing this, they’ve formed a dedicated community of players and fans who truly live and breathe the game.

These fans know that the updates for Tarkov are few and far between, normally coming in big chunks instead of occasional drip-fed updates. The announcement of new guns in early November certainly caused a stir, especially with Streets of Tarkov still looming somewhere on the horizon.

To add to the excitement, Tarkov’s devs have come up with an interesting way of including their fans in the development process: the Early Test Server.

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Streets of Tarkov is hopefully coming soon, but fans may be included in its development

What is the Early Test Server?

The Tarkov early test program works similarly to the PBE in LoL or Experimental Mode in Overwatch. As Battlestate’s tweet says, the ETS allows players to “test and run new features, content, and updates before they appear in the game, and allow players to contribute to the world of Escape from Tarkov.”

Additionally, it will help the devs identify any bugs or fixes in a tighter timeframe. Therefore, it will help ensure that any new updates are as polished as possible.

How to access the Early Test Server

In order to participate in the Early Test Server, you must have an active copy of Escape from Tarkov.

To become a part of the Early Test server, simply follow these steps:

  • Activate the launcher.
  • Fill in the ETS form.
  • Await notification that you’ve been selected.

It’s great to see the game’s devs reaching out to their fans to ensure that the Tarkov experience is the best it can be. So, if you fancy shaping the face of Tarkov, apply for the ETS: The possibilities are limitless!