Server wipes in Escape From Tarkov can be rather hectic, and players will need to prepare for the next one, as your character will be reset back to square one.
The hardcore survival FPS Escape From Takov has one of the most loyal player bases around, and the game has definitely carved out its own unique niche since the closed beta released in 2017.
To keep things fresh, developers at Battlestate Games will periodically implement a server wipe, which resets every character right back to square one.
This is obviously a big deal in EFT, as everyone will be starting from scratch. So, it helps to have an idea when the next one will be coming, which is where this handy guide comes in.
What are Escape From Tarkov server wipes?
As we mentioned above, Server Wipes are when Battlestate Games erases the progress of all players in the game. The wipe gets rid of all the loot, hideout upgrades, and other items you’ve acquired through raiding.
This puts all players on the same playing field, with only their starting equipment, for a few raids anyway. Of course, you’ll quickly encounter players who will be highly geared shortly after the restart, but that’s just the way things go in Tarkov.
When is the next Escape From Tarkov server wipe?
Battlestate Games usually give players several months in between wipes to gather loot, upgrade their hideouts, and progress as far as they can through the various trader’s tasks.
The most recent EFT wipe was on December 12, 2021, and there is a rough pattern of several months between each one, give or take a few weeks. On top of that, Battlestate usually doesn’t implement more than two server wipes a year, either.
Taking all of that into consideration, it stands to reason that the next Tarkov wipe will happen in late June or early July of 2022. If you need a little help getting as far as you can before it happens, be sure to check out some of our EFT guides down below: