Do Escape From Tarkov Arena Servers get wiped?
Escape From Tarkov developer Battlestate Games is coming out with a standalone game project called Escape From Tarkov (EFT) Arena. This session-based multiplayer FPS will feature the game mechanics of Escape From Tarkov but in session-based battles in arenas of the city of Tarkov. The wipe launched the patch 0.14, which is set to include a new map called Ground Zero, a new boss called Kollontay and changes to the recoil system. Fans of Arena are left wondering if EFT Arenas also has the same server wipe mechanic featured in the main title. Let us look at do Escape From Tarkov Arena Servers get wiped.
Do Tarkov Arena Servers get wiped?
During the recent announcement on X (formerly known as Twitter) where developer Battlestate Games stated that they would initiate the Escape From Tarkov wipe on 27th December 7 a.m. GMT / 2 a.m. EST.
After announcing the wipe date, the BSG team also confirmed a few updates for Arenas but also said that the wipe will have no impact on Escape From Tarkov Arena, and there will not be a wipe for the new game. This means that the answer to the question do Escape From Tarkov Arena Servers get wiped is no.
How Often Do Tarkov Wipes Occur?
In Escape From Tarkov, Battlestate Games does have a set schedule for when a fresh wipe will occur. Having said that, every six months, Escape From Tarkov usually releases a new server wipe.
A "wipe" typically occurs in tandem with the Battlestate releasing some major updates for Escape From Tarkov, and players will see that all of their progress has been reset to zero after the wipe. That implies that all accounts have been reset for the entire game, including character progression, quests, stash, hideout, and more. Essentially Battlestate Games will reset everyone’s progress to avoid added coding work which might come about from releasing their major updates.
This allows new players an opportunity to catch up to others in the game without having to compete against already leveled and inventory-heavy player who have the weapons and equipment to dominate every run.
How to tell when the next Escape From Tarkov wipe is coming?
Battlestate Games, the developer of Escape From Tarkov usually schedules special events around before a wipe is due to hit. We can expect the next Tarkov wipe to be approximately six months from now. So expect the next wipe around June 2024. As of now, Battlestate Games has not announced an official release date for Escape From Tarkov Arena. Arena will be free to download for existing EFT players. Battlestate Games will update players when EFT Arenas gets ready for a wipe.