[Update: Dec. 28] Escape From Tarkov players losing fence rep for killing player scavs in PMC

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…

Original story (published on December 27, 2021) follows:

If you are into realistic multiplayer first-person shooting games like PUBG, chances are pretty high you must have heard of Escape from Tarkov.

Set in a fictional region where a war has broken between two private militaries, Escape from Tarkov is currently in closed beta since July of 2017.

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The game involves players joining raids where they have to fight other players and loot them and survive. Currently, there are several game modes available, such as online PMC raids, Scav raids, and also a temporary offline mode.

Having said that, Escape from Tarkov players are now reporting (1,2,3,4,5) that they are losing fence rep for killing player scavs when playing as PMC.

Also known as scav karma, players can earn fence reps by killing those unfriendly towards other players. They can use these rep points to trade with a trader called Fence who sells uninsured items lost by other players.

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Is anyone else losing reputation with fence with killing scavs as a PMC? I’ve never shot my gun as a scav to make sure I keep my rep and checked earlier and I was on 0.10, haven’t used my scav today but been killing scavs on interchange for a task. Now at -0.40.. @bstategames
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Random fence rep loss?
I just turned in a couple quests, gunsmith part 4 and ragman business (level 2 with ragman). I noticed my fence rep was way lower than earlier today. I don’t kill other scavs on my scav runs, and took a couple car extracts. I know it was at least 1.17, and after those quests I notice it’s .71. I can’t think of anything that would lower it .5 in the past couple hours. Anyone else seeing this? I saw there was a bug where killing player scavs as PMC lowers .01 but I definitely don’t kill enough to lower it .5 that quick.
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This is a really serious issue since players are unable to play the PMC online mode and are losing fence rep at an alarming rate.

Unfortunately, Battlestate Games seems to be unaware of the Escape from Tarkov rep fence issue. Since they are yet to acknowledge the bug, it still remains unknown if and when it will be fixed.

In the meantime, those playing as PMC should refrain from killing scavs if they want to save their rep fence.

As always, we will be keeping a keen eye on further developments on the matter and update this space as and when required, so make sure you stay tuned.

Update 1 (December 28)

IST 11:21 am: Battlestate Games now notes that they’ve started installation of an update that brings fixes including one that will make PMCs to no longer lose Fence reputation for killing Player Scavs.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.