Escape From Tarkov | Weekly Discussion | 14 Aug, 2021 – 21 Aug, 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/08/14 21:00 ID: p4g14p

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2 : Anonymous2021/08/15 02:34 ID: h8zi21u

If you shout cease fire and then shoot player scavs, you have a small wiener

3 : Anonymous2021/08/15 02:55 ID: h8zkfky

Man...level 37 and i dont normally complain about hackers but recently its been really bad...especially on shoreline. Just lost a 700k kit to a level 3 two tapping me through my face shield..2 seconds later my duo same thing. Anyone else notice more hackers recently?

ID: h8ztu13

Yes it’s pretty dreadful right now.

ID: h901rkm

100%. Any map, you name it

4 : Anonymous2021/08/15 02:41 ID: h8zita7

Just wanted to say I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of the game! Level 14, first wipe. My friend and I extracted 5/6 times from customs today doing our Aquarius scav quest. We typically almost never make it out of customs. But we’re picking better routes, and finally getting more confident at fights. I heard movement and wanted another scav kill so I chased it down and it ended up being a PMC, feels so good not trying to hide every two seconds when I hear a noise.

ID: h90z9sd

Customs in my noob opinion is a decently balanced map. Several spots for bosses, some CQB, some not. Lots of extract options, especially if you have a key or money. Good loot as well. I've noticed not much pvp if you travel along the main road to go from one side of the map to the other this wipe .... the contrary was true last wipe in my experience.

ID: h91349r

Yep it’s just the chokepoints that get us killed. I’ve learned to steer clear of old gas station until later in the match, that chokepoint is where we usually die. And yeah I did figure out that literally just running down the map is the safest way to get from one spot to the other. Kinda weird but it makes sense, cause everyone is either north at dorms or south at all the factory buildings and drug hut.

5 : Anonymous2021/08/14 22:30 ID: h8yp4uy

Is there a fast way to transfer gear from one harness/backpack to another? Like if I am looting and the corpse has better gear than I do

ID: h8yt7vh

When looting, ALT+Click outs the item onto your pmc if the slot for that type of item is open.

Ctrl+click will put the item into your backpack or rig/pockets. Mags and grenades will go into rig/pockets before backpack.

Hovering over an item and pressing DEL will drop it on the ground.

ID: h8yturw

Yeah. it looks like the "optimal" route would be to drop/discard my pack/harness, equip theirs, and then search the backpack on the ground? Which may result in another search timer?

So yeah, manually throwing stuff on the corpse, tossing my gear, and putting on theirs is probably how I'll keep doing it. But kind of surprising there isn't a shortcut key to fast put my stuff on the corpse

6 : Anonymous2021/08/15 15:30 ID: h91gvps

New player here, been playing for a few days.

Could you guys recommend how to level up faster? I feel like life in EFT is 100000x easier with the flea market unlocked

ID: h91iaz9

Quests are the main source of xp for most of the game, but if you’re not doing quests, line up headshots on scavs for double the xp, tap f on their body to get a bunch of xp (every item on a body gives xp when you first look at it, so if they have a bunch of items you’ll get ~100 xp). Scav raiders also give 500 or 1000 xp per kill, can’t remember, and if you headshot them it doubles also.

Also, almost all gunsmith quests are profitable and they all give a shitton of xp, it can be tricky to get parts before flea but it’s definitely worth it for the xp.

ID: h91p1wx

Thanks mate will try and grind out all the quests

7 : Anonymous2021/08/15 01:53 ID: h8zdbqv

I just killed someone on woods, it seemed to be a sweaty chad, he had a VSS or something and a large backpack.

I went in at night without NGVs. I couldn't find him. FML.

8 : Anonymous2021/08/14 21:58 ID: h8yl7fx

Hey guys. Played EFT on and off, but never really seriously and never really learned the game mechanics very well. One question I have is regarding 1on1s with other PMCs. My feeling is that most encounters end up with me standing/crouching and aiming for them and trying to tap or spray them down. However, most of the time, my enemy seem to be running/strafing while killing me. Are they shooting without scoping in, like hip-firing me, instead of scoping/aiming like I do?

ID: h8ynwf8

In a sense yes, in EFT there's no actual "hip-firing", your weapon presentation when not aiming down sights is essentially a point firing position; rifles are always shouldered and pistols are already in a firing stance, ADS'ing just shifts your eye to the sight, since inertia when moving is practically non-existent in the game except in ADS, players tend to spam A-D spam as they point-fire, BSG have been working on implementing a more robust inertia system, hopefully we'll get it sooner than later, in the meantime go offline with bots enabled and practice with various weapon systems and configurations.

ID: h8ywnxt

Thanks a lot. It explains what I am experiencing quite accurately. I watched some Twitch streamers and it's clear as day how effective it is, compared to me just standing there ADSing like an NPC..

ID: h9148t4


play with laser, than you can ez shot and kill in run. and you can aim very exactly on the up to 25meters i think. helps a lot not to scope in houses or closerange is my opinion, and lasers makes its much easier to shot their

ID: h91splg

Yes. Hip fire is very good in EFT. Should be used in CQC fights

ID: h8ym2p4

I’m newer also… but hip-firing like 90% of the time if within 20 meters. Aiming is for when you have TIME to aim, surprise kills or corner peaking. If you’re in the open, full auto spray is preferred for me. Where your barrel is aiming is where the shots go it seems, unlike some other games.

9 : Anonymous2021/08/14 23:29 ID: h8ywb1b

When are they going to do a ban wave???

ID: h900rxn

They do it constantly. Though just account bans, so folks just buy new accounts. If you have sus interactions record them, edit them down to just the interaction, then the player name and send it to bsg. When you do this if it results in a ban it will be a hardware ban.

10 : Anonymous2021/08/15 00:37 ID: h8z4d9f

Okay, so putting a tac device on your gun increases your hipfire acc, everyone knows that. But since waaay back I thought all you need is for them to just be on your gun, do you actually have to turn them on?

ID: h90545b

it has to be on, yes

ID: h8z7813

I would like also to ask a follow up as a new player. Is this true? Does it improve hipefire acc? Or does the tactical laser only give you a perceived hipfire increase by giving you a clear aiming indicator?

ID: h8za2di

It has to be on

It does give an increase to hip fire accuracy

ID: h91d9gf

it's twofold. the visible dots give you a point of aim, and the game gives you a spread reduction when you have a tac device attached and on. you don't actually have to see it - there's an IR tac device that has a faint red glow that does the same spread reduction as all the others.

11 : Anonymous2021/08/15 05:11 ID: h8zy9ri

Ok question. I spawned in as a scav and within the first 10 seconds tagilla was trying to sledge hammer me, if i killed him would I have lost all my fence rep? I didn't do anything to provoke him he was already running towards me as soon as I spawned

ID: h9016il

Only if you are at max rep, otherwise you would lose just some rep if you killed him, I don't remember exact value for killing a boss

12 : Anonymous2021/08/15 10:05 ID: h90jz50

So when i select my server on the launcher it says 40ms but when i load into a raid 9 times out of 10 my ping is 140ms what gives Tarkov?

13 : Anonymous2021/08/15 17:13 ID: h91voje

Is anyone else experiencing extremely long wait times for reserve lately? I feel like i am always waiting 7+ minutes for a scav or pmc

14 : Anonymous2021/08/15 18:17 ID: h924u9a

It’s so rewarding finally getting better at PvP. Got 3 PMCs my last game just off looting guns

15 : Anonymous2021/08/14 22:38 ID: h8yq466

Is there a way to see the Fence karma message history? Thing is when I play as a scav I am too focused on the shootouts that I miss the message. Sometimes I will kill a scav who has been shooting me (but not hitting) and I can't see if I had a rep increase or decrease.

ID: h915b9w

As far as I'm aware there isn't anything like that. Best case, note your Fence rep before Scavving in and then take a look at it afterwards. Also, unless it's a player Scav or you have negative Karma, pretty sure AI Scavs shouldn't shoot at you (Raiders and Scav Bosses excluded. They'll kill you until you get high enough rep).

16 : Anonymous2021/08/14 23:00 ID: h8ysu4v

Hello, I'm going to sound like a complete idiot for asking this but, how do I actually go about downloading and installing this game? I see there is a pre order but i thought people have been playing for years? Thanks in advance.

ID: h8ytbgz

It's still in beta, the pre-order allows you access.

ID: h8z3804

You have to go to battlestate games’s website to download it.

17 : Anonymous2021/08/15 01:28 ID: h8zafmy

What's up with the lightning and no rain 8/14?

18 : Anonymous2021/08/15 10:32 ID: h90lv00

Anyone else feels like their scav loadouts were better at 5.0 than 6.0?

ID: h90rh2k

*me on 1.2* oh yeah totally man

19 : Anonymous2021/08/15 13:31 ID: h911ni3

How important is Fence rep? I'm not really sure how I'm supposed to get it up and I currently sit at almost -1, is that bad and if so how do I fix that?

ID: h914mia

A) It's only important if you wanna run Scavs/ be able to get the quest for kappa.

B) STOP KILLING SCAVS AS A SCAV. I get that you might not have known that to start with, but you have to do a fair bit of killing (with each kill informing you of a -.01 to -.05 Scav karma rating (which is the same as Fence rep)) to get to -1 rep.

C) To fix it, STOP KILLING SCAVS AS A SCAV. Also, just making it through a Scav raid, using a joint exfil (not sure if this ups your rep, but I believe you get a Scav box for it), and using the car exfil on any map as a PMC will all increase you Scav karma.

I literally wiggled and was wiggled back at in Factory, looted a box, and same guy came running at me and shot me in the head. If you wanna kill Scavs or aren't patient/ capable enough to tell the difference, then just run PMC.

P.S. This isn't an attack at you

, just came on to make this post and found yours first. Hope it helped and if you have any more questions feel free to reply.

ID: h915jmd

Thank you! I am pretty new, haven't had the game for even a week and I came in fresh off a warzone addiction, so I'm still learning to suppress that "shoot first, ask questions later" attitude that cod engrained into me. I'm not offended at all, I really appreciate the feedback. Gladly take any opportunity to learn with how complicated this game is

20 : Anonymous2021/08/14 23:05 ID: h8ytgsx

Anyone getting constantly disconnected today? Unsure if its my internet or the game

21 : Anonymous2021/08/15 16:02 ID: h91ldto

I am never using Lps gzh again.

22 : Anonymous2021/08/15 16:14 ID: h91n7x9

To the PMC camping the woods extract when I’m just trying to unlock jaeger, go fuck yourself. You’re kitted enough, don’t need the gear so you’re just out to make misery for others.

ID: h91vdad

Sbih my guy

23 : Anonymous2021/08/15 05:59 ID: h902bxh

Ground stashes have been absolute trash this wipe. Any word as to whether this is a permanent change or a early-wipe-late-wipe thing?

ID: h9190z3

Found an evasion armband and a slick today you just need to hit up the caches that aren't commonly hit up.

25 : Anonymous2021/08/15 15:16 ID: h91ezaq

To the fellow pScav I lit up in the town at Woods earlier today:

I'm sorry. You were wearing a ULACH and didn't mumble back at me, and I took you for a PMC. I wiffed my first shot and you didn't, then I dropped you. You lost rep and your loadout. I apologize.

26 : Anonymous2021/08/15 17:11 ID: h91ve9p

Anyone fancy some chill leveling? I have briefly played since pre hideout but this is the only wipe I have got past level 2! Now leveling 11 with 3 lucky scav boxes. I have fallen in love with the came! Only had a couple trio runs in the past but all this wipe has been solo! Super enjoying it. Hit me up with a DM if anyone wants a game

27 : Anonymous2021/08/15 21:10 ID: h92sx2s

Holy shit why are there so many squads playing Customs today? I dont think I've ever seen so many groups of peoples roaming Customs

28 : Anonymous2021/08/15 22:30 ID: h933odh

There's always groups on customs 0.0?

29 : Anonymous2021/08/15 22:50 ID: h9367mb

"Seen so many" notice that it is more than usual not that it doesnt happen at all

30 : Anonymous2021/08/15 22:43 ID: h935dv9

I couldn't use Visa (European here) so I used Paypal which was a bit complicated; for safety reasons they have to verify your payment so you need to contact their live chat where they will guide you through a few steps of screenshotting the reciept etc. Eventually it worked.

31 : Anonymous2021/08/15 23:00 ID: h937kvb

I used Visa (US), my bank actually called me to verify the transaction but no issues with the purchase. This was very early 2020

32 : Anonymous2021/08/15 22:30 ID: h933nau

Do you still lose a crap ton of rep when you reach 6.0 scav rep and kill someone? Im literally scared of shooting on my scav so i wanna do

33 : Anonymous2021/08/15 22:35 ID: h934a37

I did not lose rep when killing a scav that hit me first but I also did not gain any

34 : Anonymous2021/08/15 22:37 ID: h934mae

But thats just the regular game

35 : Anonymous2021/08/15 17:39 ID: h91zjwt

Rampant cheaters on Interchange. Literally 1 cheater every other raid, EU. Do something maybe ?

36 : Anonymous2021/08/15 20:59 ID: h92rgty

Would anyone be opposed to halving the time you have to wait to do the next scav run if you are killed by a scav player in your last scav run? This wouldnt include if you shot them first, or killed another scav prior.

37 : Anonymous2021/08/15 22:35 ID: h934e1m

You already have cooldown of 5 min with max rep and intel lvl 3

38 : Anonymous2021/08/15 23:54 ID: h93eac0

Little hard to get max rep when u die to player scavs and cant extract half the time, and I dont have 30 hours a week to devote to grinding rep


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