Escape From Tarkov is always the most fun around a wipe, so be sure to take your chance to experience early wipe gameplay. The game also has a range of new features, including scav karma that cuts down on the number of player scavs that go around killing other scavs by increasing their cooldowns.
Escape From Tarkov has gone a long time without any significant updates aside from bug fixes, but there’s likely something in the works. The community is divided between thinking that BSG is currently working on another major update or possibly even a map release, but only time will tell.
In the video game industry, many developers have taken to shying away from truly penalizing players for getting killed. Even in games like Rainbow Six Siege
, where you don’t respawn after you die, you’ll still be back at the start of the next round to get another shot at your opponents.
The developers of Escape From Tarkov, Battlestate Games, have taken it upon themselves to change this. Welcome to Escape From Tarkov, where death is final, and your loot truly isn't yours until you extract from a raid. Commonly abbreviated as EFT, this game skyrocketed in popularity over the course of 2020.
Gamers were infatuated by the feeling of fear and dread that you get as you explore an area, wondering if an unseen assailant is going to headshot you before you even get a chance to see them. To balance this feeling, there is no greater relief than when you extract from a raid with a backpack full of loot.
Escape From Tarkov is essentially a seamless blend of a battle royale and a survival shooter. However, unlike battle royale games, you can go into a raid with equipment that you’ve either purchased or looted. However, when you die, you can potentially lose all of the loot that you bring in.
This creates an interesting dilemma where you have to decide if you’re confident enough to go in with hundreds of thousands of rubles (the game’s main currency) worth of gear or if you want to go in with a minimal loadout. Each of these strategies has its risks and rewards, and it’s up to you to pick your favored play style.
Escape From Tarkov also seeks to create a realistic environment in which guns perform much like they do in real life. The game has minimal HUD elements, and you even have to manually check your gun’s magazine to get an idea of how many bullets you have left in it after a firefight.
Tarkov is so realistic that you even have to individually load bullets into magazines while you’re in a raid, and you have a limited number of mags. If you decide to quickly reload and drop a magazine in combat, you’ll either have to go back and pick it up or continue the raid with one fewer clip.
However, the game’s ultra-realistic atmosphere isn’t for everyone. If you’re easily startled or if you’re not that good at first-person shooters, then Tarkov will likely be a stressful place to visit. Thankfully, we have a wide range of Escape From Tarkov hacks available so that you can enjoy playing the game without the stress.
Due to the extremely competitive and unforgiving nature of Escape From Tarkov, this game’s community takes cheating very seriously. Since a cheater can potentially lose players hours’ worth of work in gear, Battlestate Games takes a firm stance against players who hack Escape From Tarkov.
Thankfully, their stance isn’t firm enough to make cheating outright impossible, even with their relatively recent addition of real anti-cheat. For the longest time, Escape From Tarkov used to rely on in-house anti-cheat to keep its servers clean, and this was the golden age of cheating in EFT.