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Escape From Tarkov will go down on November 29 to adjust the recent “Virtual Region” system

On November 28, Battlestate Games deployed a new Escape From Tarkov update that basically merged the servers that are close to each other. Battlestate Games calls it the Virtual Regions system, which combines the already accessible into regional servers. Players that queue to those regions will get autonomously distributed into one, which naturally alleviates the “empty lobbies issue.”

This change has frustrated a portion of the community, and one of the reasons is definitely that they won’t be able to join empty lobbies anymore. The change has removed the player’s freedom to choose servers filtered by countries, as they are currently depicted in regions. For example, Europa Central consists of Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, etc.

This is how it looks:

However, players from Australia and New Zealand have troubles at the moment. They cannot join a particular server, and their choices look quite dire in terms of RTT (PING). This is why a known Tarkov streamer, Pestily, reacted negatively, saying that this change hurts more than it helps.

Battlestate Games revealed that November 29 would be another day of maintenance for Escape From Tarkov. The maintenance window is planned to last 1 hour and may be extended and result in a longer downtime for the fans of this hardcore shooter.

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Angel Kicevski

I am ANGE1K. I started playing video games a long time ago. In a blink of an eye, I became a hardcore gamer. A couple of years later, I traversed to the professional Counter-Strike 1.6 scene. After the competitive ERA, I managed to find the gaming industry amusing and started working on FGR. My mission is to lurk and discover secrets, create guides and provide you with some important news. I mostly play FPS and love experimenting in good MMORPGs.

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