Escape From Tarkov's Newest Update Faces Technical Setbacks

  • Sam Delton
  • 28 Dec 2023
Escape From Tarkov's Newest Update Faces Technical Setbacks

Battlestate Games, the creators behind Escape From Tarkov, have rolled out their latest patch, version 0.14, intended to enhance this highly-regarded extraction shooter. Since its release in 2017, the game has garnered acclaim for its intense, lifelike approach to military-style FPS combat. Set on the battlegrounds of Russia featuring two adversarial private military factions, the game challenges players to emerge victorious in raids while securing their escape.

Being in the early access phase, the game is no stranger to the occasional hiccup following new updates. Regrettably, the most recent update has been marred by stability concerns, with players reporting difficulties downloading the update or accessing the game post-installation. The game's dedicated website is also undergoing maintenance amid these disruptions, indicating widespread technical difficulties with the new patch.

The developers at Battlestate Games have taken notice of these issues and are diligently working towards a resolution. Once operational, update 0.14 promises to deliver significant improvements to the game, including an arsenal of new firearms, an overhaul of the recoil mechanics, and the addition of player maneuvering features like vaulting.

A standout component of the update is the debut of a new battleground named Ground Zero, which presents a unique environment exclusively accessible to players below level 20, offering them a reprieve from the more seasoned contenders. Additionally, the update sees the introduction of a formidable new adversary, Kollontay. This new boss roams the Streets of Tarkov, predominantly near the vicinity of the Klimov Shopping Mall and the Tarkov Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The occurrence of issues post-update is not novel for Escape From Tarkov. The previous patch 0.13, released in December 2022, also contained certain flaws, notably a glitch that disrupted the game's audio for a subset of players. The developers, however, were able to remedy that situation, providing hope that the complications with the current patch will similarly be resolved swiftly. Players await the rectification of these issues, eager to delve into the enriched gameplay experience promised by update 0.14.