Escape from Tarkov

How to raise Escape From Tarkov strength skill quickly after stat reset

Published: 30/Mar/2020 11:03 Updated: 30/Mar/2020 13:00

by Connor Bennett


An Escape from Tarkov player has revealed how fellow players can quickly level up their strength stats after the recent stat reset – all by using a little help from their friends.

In their previous updates to Escape from Tarkov, Battlestate Games made a number of big changes – including changing the overweight system, adding additional sounds for when a player is out of stamina, and tweaks to the leveling principles.

One of the leveling changes came for strength, with the max weight at which players would rank up the statistics being sent all the way up to max overweight, before coming down to medium. Since then, the weight needed has been changed again – but players have found a clever work out routine to level up quickly.

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Stat resets do annoy plenty of Escape from Tarkov players.

The tip was posted to the Escape From Tarkov subreddit by Reddit user nekrosys93, who noted that players can easily level up their strength to level three by fighting a friend in a raid who is in the same position.

All the players need to do is carry a backpack with 126 grenades – though it doesn’t matter what type they are – as well as an A-2607 butter knife. Once the selected raid starts, players then have to throw seven of these grenades away pretty quickly. 

After that, the two players need to meet up in a spot and begin attacking each other – aiming for the left arm and leg – until they are out of stamina. At this point, attacks can continue, but you’ll gain skill points until one player dies. 

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From there, the other player has to die as well, though they can loot a little if they want to subside the cost. According to nekrosys93, this method will grant players around 3.5 skill points, which will certainly help you towards level three.

Though, as getting to level three costs 60 skill points, it might be a bit of a hard slog so be prepared to grit your teeth and level up – unless Battlestate changes things again in the meantime. Then, we’ll have to find another clever trick.

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How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 18:33

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!