Escape from Tarkov – Extensive patch brings many fixes to the game

Escape from Tarkov - Patch
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After it was rather quiet about updates and hotfixes for Escape from Tarkov at the start of the new wipe, the last few days have seen a flurry of updates and hotfixes.

Recently, some significant changes to the recoil, stamina and weight systems were released, and now a new patch and a hotfix follow, the contents of which we would like to present to you in the following article, including the patch notes.

What’s in the patch – short and compact

The new map Streets of Tarkov is mainly known for desynchronization, rubberbanding and performance problems. The patch is supposed to have alleviated some of these problems, for example through adjustments to the server system, but also fixes for geometry and lighting and occurring artifacts.

Besides these changes, the sound is currently one of the systems that players have the most problems with. The new patch has also addressed this issue by fixing and adapting several bugs and problems, especially regarding the binaural audio technology.
According to initial player reports, the improvements in sound are noticeable, but mostly only when using the new technology, which still causes quite a strong performance loss.

The update is completed by several other fixes, such as bugs when using the gym in the lair, the now correct calculation of quest rewards and the fix of the so-called “softlock”, where you suddenly couldn’t use your weapons anymore.

A hotfix that was applied shortly thereafter also took care of the incorrect volume controls (many sounds were either much too loud or much too quiet) and fixed other bugs on Streets of Tarkov.

Escape from Tarkov patch notes

  • Adjusted the server system to reduce the rubberbanding and desync on the Streets of Tarkov location
  • Numerous geometry and lighting fixes on the Streets of Tarkov location
  • Fixed issues that led to duplication, stuttering, and lack of some sounds with binaural audio enabled
  • Fixed missing sounds of airplanes and airdrops in some cases
  • Fixed missing sounds of weapon interactions when the volume of interface sounds is set to 0
  • Fixed missing bush and container search sounds with binaural audio enabled
  • Fixed incorrect volume of footstep sounds during crouched and standing movement
  • Fixed incorrect gym behavior in the Hideout with third-party overlays enabled
  • Fixed incorrect duration of the muscle pain status
  • Fixed incorrect weapon sounds for Chiappa Rhino, RSh-12, Benelli M3, AI AXMC, SR-2M, M203 underbarrel grenade launcher, GP-25 underbarrel grenade launcher
  • Fixed incorrect weight for several items
  • Fixed incorrect durability of weapons on Rogue bosses
  • Fixed incorrect conditions for the unlocking of customization options from Ragman
  • Fixed incorrect calculation of skills in quest rewards
  • Fixed the ability to apply the effects of some consumables without losing them
  • Fixed the inability to level up skills above level 50
  • Fixed several visual artifacts on the Streets of Tarkov location
  • Fixed incorrect player spawn positions on the Streets of Tarkov location
  • Fixed incorrect conditions for Jaeger to buy weapons from players
  • Fixed the incorrect tooltip of unsellable items when switching between screens
  • Fixed incorrect visuals of NVGs and thermals when changing screen resolution and switching to full-screen mode
  • Fixed the lack of durability loss when repairing some weapons with repair kits
  • Fixed the incorrectly working D2 exit on the Reserve location
  • Fixed the softlock that appeared while interacting with some weapons
  • Fixed the incorrect calculation of the physical skills level bonus from the Air Filtering Unit zone in the Hideout
  • Fixed incorrect skill point calculation when using the gym in the Hideout
  • Fixed several bugs in the dialogue system when interacting with Lightkeeper
  • Fixed incorrect spawns for Rogues
  • Fixed the incorrect display of objectives for Lightkeeper quests while in a raid
  • Fixed incorrect positions of Zryachiy’s guards
  • Fixed the incorrect behavior of the co-op mode settings interface when switching between screens
  • Fixed the missing localization of some interface elements while in a raid
  • Added a new 5.56×45 muzzle brake
  • Fixed incorrect camera behavior while aiming with Chiappa Rhino 200DS

Subsequent hotfix notes (January 27, 2023):

  • Fixed the interface volume in Raid and the ability to adjust the volume in the settings.
  • Fixed a visual bug in Streets of Tarkov.
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Chris is a survival & sandbox game fanatic and has been "infected" since the first hours of the DayZ mod and Minecraft. He is also the founder of the site and takes care of a lot of different news about the genre. He is also responsible for the administration of the site and takes care of everything that happens in the background.


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