Battlestate Games and Escape From Tarkov have been on a roll recently, thanks to the exciting Winter Event. Thousands of players have joined the ride and bolstered Tarkov’s popularity to extremes. The winter event was also combined with Twitch drops, which could be one of the reasons for the extreme server overload and increased in-game popularity. Sadly, the ending of the Winter Event in Escape From Tarkov was confirmed for tomorrow, January 9.
The developer stated the update would take two hours of server maintenance and will face extension if necessary.
“Tomorrow, January 9 at 13:00 MSK, we plan to install an update that concludes the New Year’s in-game events. The installation will take approximately 2 hours, but may be extended if necessary. The game will be unavailable during this time. Players will need to download the update via the launcher afterwards.”
January 8 is the last day of the Twitch Drops event in Escape From Tarkov, which schedule makes every Tarkov streamer eligible for having drops ON. Therefore, you will have the freedom to watch your favorite Tarkov streamer and still get the in-game goodies for free. This event will also eradicate our beloved Santa Clause from the game and every other feature coming with it, such as the Christmas Tree. So if you have something to build in the Hideout, this is the very last day to do it.
The closure of such an event could result in less populated servers, as it happened over the past years. It’s always weird, but according to Tarkov’s history, whenever there are Twitch Drops enabled, there’s a disproportionate number of players hooked on the game. So, I am looking forward to seeing if this settles things down…
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