Video Game Updates & Patch Notes

Escape From Tarkov’s recent balance changes have buffed the loot on Streets of Tarkov and Interchange

Battlestate Games has made new balance changes to Escape From Tarkov, adjusting loot and barter items. First off, the developer has increased the possibility of finding loot of higher value in locked rooms on Streets of Tarkov.

Additionally, the spawn points for PMCs on the Reserve map have been improved to prevent players from killing each other from the get-go, based on recent player feedback. Yeah, the spawn at the checkpoint and ЖОПА (bunker at the edge of the map) were quite close.

But Streets of Tarkov is not the only map with loot changes. Interchange has also received some improvements.  There are also some enhanced spawn possibilities in ULTRA and KIBA, in which players can find ballistic plates and other gear related to armor.

As for the other patch notes, you can find them below:

Escape From Tarkov April 17 Patch Notes

  • Adjusted the loot spawns on Streets of Tarkov: increased the chance of rare loot spawning in locked rooms and decreased it in other areas
  • Added a chance to spawn TerraGroup “Blue Folders” materials at various facilities related to TerraGroup
  • Adjusted the loot on Interchange at the ULTRA medical storage, as well as Kiba Arms store: added a chance to spawn ballistic plates and relevant equipment
  • Adjusted the loot in the room opened with the Rusted b***** key on Streets of Tarkov
  • Improved the PMC spawns on Reserve to avoid spawning in exposed areas

New barters for the following items

  • SilencerCo Hybrid 46 Direct Thread Mount adapter
  • SVDS Lynx Arms AK-series pistol grip adapter
  • Ferfrans CRD 5.56×45 Concussion Reduction Device
  • AR-15 Ferfrans CQB 5.56×45 muzzle brake
  • P226 Stainless Elite pistol slide
  • KRISS Vector Mk.5 modular rail
  • M1911A1 NcSTAR trigger guard mount
  • SVDS custom cut dust cover
  • M1A ProMag Archangel chassis
  • SLR-106/AK 5.56×45 Circle 10 30-round magazine
  • Trijicon REAP-IR scope eyecup
  • P226 Stainless Elite Wooden pistol grip
  • Magpul M-LOK 2.5 inch rail
  • Magpul M-LOK 4.1 inch rail
  • KRISS Vector non-folding stock adapter
  • Remington Model 700 7.62×51 bolt-action sniper rifle MRS
  • KRISS Vector 9×19 6 inch barrel
  • HK 416A5 5.56×45 11 inch barrel
  • HK 416A5 Midwest Industries 9 inch M-LOK handguard
  • SVD SAG MK1 chassis
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