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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.

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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
Battlestate games
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.