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‘Escape from Tarkov’ gains fresh slate

Escape from Tarkov has undergone some major changes!

Escape from Tarkov has undergone some major changes!

Battlestate Games have a rather large, new patch for Escape From Tarkov which included a partial wipe of all players – so all that loot that you’ve been hoarding onto is now all gone! The only thing that was left untouched is your trader reputation points and your weapon mastering.

The update sees a tonne of new gear, but the best addition (by far) is that SCAV boss. Called ‘The Dealmaker’ he will be strutting around Customs and can quite often be hanging out with a few mates. He is tough too, he plays and moves like a real player, super aggressive and lobs a lot of stun grenades your way. This is a fantastic addition to this game and a perfect reason if you’ve step away from Tarkov for awhile to come back and check it out.


For those who wanted a Hide Out and Medical animations, they are still in the works and not in this patch.

Escape From Tarkov is still in Beta with no date set in stone for a full release.

Patch notes below:


  • Added the first of planned Scav bosses, the Dealmaker His favorite haunts are dorms and gas station at the Customs. His leadership skills allowed the Dealmaker to easily pull together a posse of former factory workers. Well armed, they continue to force their own rules in Tarkov. The Dealmaker prefers to avoid fair fights, quickly retreating to a safe place and leaving his guys to deal with the enemy. The boss does not make an appearance on location every time, but with a certain chance.
  • Added flashbang grenades
  • Added smoke grenades
  • Added Nvidia Highlights, recording episodes of your firefights, if your graphics card supports this technology.
  • Added armbands of basic colors, players can now pick the color to make it easier to tell friend from foe in combat.
  • New weapon modifications
  • Vulcan MG scope eyecup
  • EOtech Vudu 1-6 x scope
  • Nightforce 30mm Mount for sights installation
  • Armasight Vulcan MG bravo 3.5x night scope
  • Armasight installation base for Vulcan MG 3.5x
  • Zenith 2U Klesch Tactical flashlight
  • Annihilator flash hider for 7.62×39, 5.56×45, and 9mm
  • Bridge type mount for P226
  • Rubberized pistol grip for P226
  • EMOD stock
  • Salvo 12 sound moderator adapter for carbines SOK, VPO, etc.
  • SilencerCo Salvo 12 Sound moderator
  • Sig Sauer Romeo 4 reflex sight
  • Sig Sauer mount for Romeo sights series
  • 10-inch Alexander Arms rail mount
  • 3-inch Alexander Arms rail mount
  • Holosun HS401G5 reflex sight
  • MOE pistol grip for AK
  • Rifle length MK 10 handguard for AR-15 and compatible
  • 30 mm mount Burris-produced AR-P.E.P.R. for sights installation
  • Burris FullField TAC 30 1-4×24 scope
  • Combo Kit – handguard and gas tube by TROY Industries.
  • Raptor charging handle for AR-15 and compatibles
  • Zenit PT-1 stock
  • PT stock lock for AKM and AK-74
  • Izhmash 7.62×39 aluminum magazine for AK and compatibles, 10-round capacity
  • Bakelite 7.62×39 magazine for AK and compatibles, 40-round capacity
  • Glock 18C 9×19 slide
  • Glock 18 9×19 barrel with compensator
  • Zhukov-S stock for AK
  • DS Arms Holland Type rear sight for SA-58
  • Foldable stock adapter for SA-58
  • Extreme Duty receiver cover for SA-58
  • TAPCO SAW-Style black pistol grip for SA-58
  • DS Arms “3 prong trident” 7.62×51 flash hider for SA-58
  • FAL/SA-58 7.62×51 20-round magazine
  • Handguard with rail mounts for SA-58
  • 280 mm 7.62×51 barrel for SA-58
  • F93 Pro Stock
  • LAS/TAC 2 Steiner tactical flashlight
  • Lightweight pistol grip for AR-15-compatible weapons
  • SE-5 Express tactical grip
  • Fab Defense UAS stock for AK
  • TAPCO SAW-Style pistol grip for SKS
  • TAPCO stock tube
  • Tapco INTRAFUSE polymer stock for SKS
  • Troy QARS mounts

New equipment:

  • Armored visor for Kiver helmet
  • BNTI Kirasa-N body armor
  • IOTV Gen4 body armor (mobile)
  • IOTV Gen4 body armor (assault variant)
  • IOTV Gen4 body armor (full protection)
  • 11 Tactec armor-plated vest
  • Blackhawk! Commando Chest Harness
  • Ana Tactical Beta 2 Combat pack
  • Momex balaclava
  • LShZ Helmet
  • GP-5 Gasmask
  • 6B34 ballistic glasses
  • GSSh-01 active headphones
  • Deadly Skull mask
  • Shattered lightweight reinforced mask
  • DEVTAC Ronin ballistic helmet
  • Pompon hat
  • Miltec boonie
  • Bandana
  • Neoprene face mask
  • Shemagh(v. 2)
  • USEC Cap black
  • BEAR Cap black
  • Highcom Striker ACHHC IIIA Helmet Olive
  • Highcom Striker ACHHC IIIA Helmet Black
  • Highcom Striker ULACH IIIA Helmet Coyote Tan
  • Highcom Striker ULACH IIIA Helmet Black
  • Armband (yellow)
  • Armband (green)
  • Armband (blue)
  • Armband (red)
  • Armband (white)

New weapons:

  • GLOCK 18C 9×19 pistol
  • DS Arms SA-58 OSW Para 7.62×51

Added new quests:

  • 5 Mechanic quests
  • 4 Ragman quests
  • 5 Skier quests

Added new containers and new loot on locations:

  • Factory
  • Woods
  • Customs

Added new paid exits on the maps:

  • Customs
  • Interchange


  • Adjusted loot spawn chances on all maps
  • Price rebalance for weapons, grenades, weapon mods
  • Increased price of powerful ammo
  • Vests and headsets can now be put into item case
  • Increased internal size of ammo case (now 6×6)
  • Reduced mouse sensitivity when aiming through high magnification scopes
  • Changed some quest rewards
  • Changed some quest requirements
  • Changed Alpha vest configuration
  • Increased penetration of SP-5 and SP-6 rounds
  • Various adjustments of weapon mods and armor parameters
  • Improved the behavior of individual AI enemies
  • Optimized geometry of level objects
  • Improved collection of crash dumps

Additional changes:

  • Further freezes and stuttering fixes
  • Further improvement of anti-cheat, work on disconnects associated with anti-cheat
  • Further optimization of the graphical and functional component (preparation for the animation optimization phase)
  • Various bug fixes
  • Increased rate of leveling for weapon mastery, weapon skills, and MagDrills
  • Increased stash size for all players
  • Reputation with traders is retained on wipe
  • Weapon mastering is retained on wipe
  • Reduced tracer size and brightness
  • Reduced dirt and distortions on visors
  • Silencer parameters and price balancing adjustments

Fixed issues:

  • Fixed various glitches
  • Lack of visibility and audibility of shots from SR-1MP for other players
  • Armor now stops the bullet flight correctly (if there was no penetration)
  • Fixed incorrect dimensions of certain items
  • Other visual fixes

Known issues:

  • Chance of faulty vest inventory slot on double/triple grenade throw
  • Players of one group get pushed away from each other on loading
  • Scavs can’t exit through Bunker Door
  • Incorrect third-person animation when turning on NVG with a smoke grenade in hands
  • Flashbang stun state is not localized
  • The Highlights button is displayed as pressed after overlay is closed
  • The smoke grenade sparks effect is displaced to the side with high FOV settings



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