Battlestate Games has installed a new Escape From Tarkov update that will prevent players from choosing a specific server through their launcher. While it’s not a region lock, its job is to allow multiple servers to relay data between each other. This should migrate and remove the specific country servers so players can only choose a region that will correspond to their geolocation.
What is this going to do? This would naturally combat the empty lobbies and allow players to have a smooth and hardcore gameplay experience. While I am reading some nasty comments about this change, you should realize that this also mitigates the damage done by cheaters, boosters, etc.
If you go to the launcher, the servers are no longer defined by country name. Instead, they are defined by regions. EU West, EU East, EU Central, NA East, NA West, etc… It’s not a region lock, no, but you won’t be able to pick a designated country you want to play in. Instead, you will be propelled on a server by the game’s choice, resonating in a filled lobby.
This will have a counter effect on those who queue up at the same time on less populated servers and usually get thrown inside together. Such actors could deal with overwhelming quests and easily overcome challenges by queueing with friends. Getting Kappa would be more difficult now, and I’ll be looking forward to seeing who’ll get it first after the next wipe.
In this update, we have migrated data centers to virtual regions. Players can no longer choose a specific data center (server) in the launcher. Instead, they can choose a region that corresponds to their geographical location. The initial region selection will be done automatically based on the data centers selected before the update.
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