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Escape From Tarkov gets Patch Notes

Battlestate Games has revealed the patch notes for today’s update, which maintenance takes a long, long time to complete. The maintenance is still ongoing, but after it finishes, players will be able to jump into and see what’s changed. As always, BSG has revealed the patch notes, which can be found below, but the most important change or addition is definitely the Unheard Edition, which is here to replace the Edge of Darkness one.

For the complete list of changes, please check below.

Escape From Tarkov Patch Notes

The Unheard Edition

  • The Unheard Edition is now available for purchase on the website, featuring:
  • Access to PvE co-op mode with persistent progression. Progression will not be reset with wipes;
  • Enhanced stash size (10×72);
  • Increased starting level of character skills;
  • Expanded PMC pockets;
  • Additional equipment and resources in stash;
  • Unique in-game ID;
  • Unique radio-electronic item “Mark of The Unheard”;
  • Unique in-game melee weapon;
  • Unique in-game armband;
  • Increased mail retention time;
  • More slots on the Flea Market;
  • Increased Fence standing;
  • Additional main menu background;
  • Free access to all subsequent DLCs (Season pass);
  • Access to the Early Test Server (ETS).

List of changes

  • Switched the in-game season to late spring;
  • Reduced the base inertia strength;
  • Reduced the aim punch effect;
  • Reduced the blur effect when taking damage;
  • Reduced the camera shake effect while shooting.

Body hitbox penetration rework

  • Changed the mechanics of body hitbox penetration. Now the body hitbox is always penetrated if the round’s penetration power stat is higher than the hitbox penetration threshold;
  • Head, Forearm, Shoulder, Calf and Thigh hitboxes now have a threshold value of 20;
  • The damage and penetration power of the bullet degrades when it penetrates the body hitbox, meaning that the next body hitbox will receive reduced damage:
    • The extent of damage reduction depends primarily on the round’s penetration power stat;
    • Secondly, it depends on the caliber of the round and the body part’s hitbox penetration threshold;
    • The greater the penetration power stat and caliber of the round, the smaller the damage reduction.
  • Reduced the armpit hitbox size.

Armor penetration rework

  • If the round’s penetration power stat is 15 more than the armor’s effective durability, this will result in a guaranteed penetration. The following must be taken into account:
    • Effective durability for intact armor is approximately equal to its armor class multiplied by 10;
    • Effective durability for damaged armor decreases with the loss of its durability points;
    • Many cartridges have a small starting variation in armor penetration;
    • Ammo penetration degrades with loss of bullet velocity;
    • Ammo penetration may degrade after colliding with armor, body hitboxes, or obstacles.
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