Escape from Tarkov

Summit1g explains why it's tough to get good at Escape from Tarkov

by David Purcell
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Jaryd 'summit1g' Lazar has explained why getting used to Escape from Tarkov was a steep learning curve for him and many other first-time players, despite having a strong first-person shooter background with games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. 

The variety Twitch streamer has been mixing up his selection of games for quite some time, but in recent weeks there has been one game above all else that has maintained his interested and that's Battlestate Games' Escape from Tarkov.

The massively multiplayer online title has replaced the likes of Fortnite and Apex Legends as the top streamed game on Twitch among high-profile personalities but it is still in its beta version.

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Escape from Tarkov appears to be a pretty tricky game to master.

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During a Twitch stream on February 16, when answering a few questions from donators, the former CS:GO player decided to give players considering switching over to Tarkov some advice – speaking from experience.

He said: "Even me, like I come from a Counter-Strike background, a lot of years of FPS games under my belt, and man... EFT is just, you're going to get your ass kicked for a while whether you're a veteran or not in shooter games.

"I don't there's any getting around getting your ass kicked in Tarkov."

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Summit has admitted that EFT was difficult to get used to at the very beginning and he's not the only big streamer to have had difficulty playing it, either, with the likes of xQc raging about the looting system or Dr Disrespect coming across some shooting issues of his own.

Clearly, there's a lot of different things players have to adapt to and this may turn some people away in the early stages, before being able to develop their skills.

However, those who are new, would like to jump on board and start that learning curve for themselves in the PC game, there's probably no better way than to watch these streamers play it and pick up some gameplay tips.

The leader of the 1G Squad might have already played this game for a while now, but we can't see him replacing it as a mainstay of his stream any time soon.