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Summit1g explains how Escape From Tarkov’s looting system punishes kills

Published: 6/Mar/2020 11:27 Updated: 6/Mar/2020 11:28

by Connor Bennett


Twitch star Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar has hit out at Escape from Tarkov’s looting system, claiming it is too slow and that you can be punished for getting too many kills at one time. 

Back in early January, Escape from Tarkov became one of the biggest games on Twitch as streamers flocked to try it out during a period where Battlestate Games, the developers, were handing out free items. 

Some have caught the Tarkov bug and stuck around for quite some time, while others quickly returned to their usual game of choice. One player that has stuck around is summit, although he has also hinted at quitting the intense first-person shooter and looter title in favor of something else. 

An image of Escape from Tarkov characters searching a building.
Battlestate Games
Escape from Tarkov has dropped off since it’s boom on Twitch but streamers are still playing it.

The extremely popular variety streamer dove into the game during his March 5 broadcast, and after running through a few raids, the game bit back and presented him with a few challenging moments while looting. 

That, combined with stream snipers, wound him up to the point where he decided to call it quits and drop back into GTA RP. Though, as he was waiting for that to load, summit aired his frustrations.

“Listen, there’s two things that had happened that are frustrating. Looting for very long times and dying to player scavs, and dying while you’re looting – that’s pretty much it,” he said, before ramping it up and taking aim how player scavs can spawn in certain levels until the last ten minutes.

After hitting out at the game’s issues, regarding scav spawns, summit again zeroed in on the looting, explaining that it takes far too long to dig through a players loot. 

“It’s just like, how long do I sit there on this body and loot? If you’re not a f**king professional on it, it’s going to be a long f**king time let me tell you,” he said, before talking to his chat. “You think I’m slow? I promise you’re slower and it is going to take you forever. Looting bodies is like, sometimes chat, if you kill too many people it doesn’t feel like a good thing.”

Though, the former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player did find a way to air his frustrations in a hilarious manner, mocking how a player digs deep into a bag and ends up at the “depths of the earth” trying to find a weapon.

“F**king Tarkov,” summit exclaimed. “Yo, but if you level, if you play long enough and you f**king get the stupid ass skill level you can search two bags at a time and really quickly! Suck my d*ck, just give that to everyone man.”

Of course, EFT isn’t designed to be easy and rewarding, as players are supposed to face an uphill struggle to come away with a successful run.

It could be easier, no doubt about it, but it remains to be seen if Battlestate Games takes the advice on board from summit and mixes things up in the future. 

Escape from Tarkov

How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 1:37

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.

Battlestate Games
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!