An Escape from Tarkov wipe has been announced for Patch 0.12.11 roughly a week after a number of new events took place in the game.
Escape from Tarkov is a looter shooter that's very different from other games in the genre. No, you won't be firing off a rocket launcher that explodes into colorful clouds of dust like in Borderlands 3; rather, the emphasis is on moving slowly and tactically. Talented and careful players can amass some pretty powerful gear that makes them a force to be reckoned with — and the playing field is about to be leveled.
Escape from Tarkov Wipe Arrives with Patch 0.12.11
The Escape from Tarkov wipe was announced earlier today following weeks of rumors about whether or not the game's economy would be reset following recent events.
"There will be a wipe with patch 0.12.11 #EscapefromTarkov," read a tweet from the developer's official account.
Most recently, some rather exciting events happened in the game alongside a 20% discount. It's unclear if the results of this event or some other factor have led to the decision for a wipe.
Discussion of the Escape from Tarkov wipe announcement on Reddit reveals a fair amount of confusion in the community. Some players were under the impression that no wipe was going to be happening at all. That's been countered by other players highlighting that the game's economy has been a bit of out whack lately with the recent events in-game, something that got players awareness as generally events in Escape From Tarkov have happened around wipes, especially ones that make it significantly easier to get weapons or money.
Unfortunately, there's still a lot we don't yet know. The 0.12.11 patch notes have not yet been released, nor do we know when the patch is coming out or when the wipe will be taking place. For now, it seems like it's as good a time as any to get your start in this game — you can buy Escape from Tarkov on PC via its official website starting at $44.99 or your regional equivalent.
What do you think about the forthcoming Escape from Tarkov wipe? Do you think the developers should have given the community more advance notice? Let us know in the comments below!