In the last few weeks, Escape from Tarkov players have been experiencing certain problems with the game that are negatively affecting the experience.

Reports have described situations such as performance drops, audio issues, unbalanced weapons, among others. But, there are still more bugs that require correction.

Escape from Tarkov Twitch Drop event issues

Game running slower, servers overloaded

Escape from Tarkov developers and Twitch teamed up for a Christmas drop event. From December 28 (2021) to January 8 (2022), players will receive drops for watching streams from select Twitch Affiliates.

But, it seems that this brought more problems than advantages. According to multiple reports, the Escape from Tarkov Twitch Drop event is collapsing the game servers.

The above results in several issues. For example, some players claim that all actions and menus in the game run slower due to the event (1, 2).

Unpopular Opinion: Twitch Drops aren’t worth it if it means the game runs slowly

Currently all the trader/inventory management systems are slow as all hell, and it’s most likely because of the ongoing Twitch drops. The servers are overloaded, and I’d rather have a working game than drops every 4 hours.

I want to play Tarkov, not watch it.

So, many players demand that drops be disabled to regain acceptable performance in the game, as they can’t play in it current state.


Insane watch time requirements for legendary drops

In addition to the above, players are complaining about the insane watch time requirements. It seems that they have to spend around 14 hours watching the streaming to get the daily legendary drop.


However, there are extensions specifically designed to automatically claim drops in Escape from Tarkov. They are available for both Chrome/Opera/OperaGX and Firefox browsers.

Difficulty claiming drops

In addition, players report that, after the large number of hours required for a legendary drop, they receive items that are not worth it. In some cases they cannot even claim the item (not listed in their inventory).


A new queue system is bothering many

As a quick answer to server performance issues, the developers of Escape from Tarkov introduced a queue system to the game.

The queue system is designed to prevent further stress on servers, making players to have waiting times to access. However, many are not happy with how this system works (1, 2, 3).

For example, for some, the wait to enter the game is excessive. Reports indicate situations such as having up to 25,000 players ahead in the access queue.

Oh so the work the devs are doing to fix the “issues” is to add a 25000 man queue. lovely.

Meanwhile, those who can access but have to restart the game for some reason (glitches, for example) will have to queue again. There is no ‘grace time’ to reconnect immediately.


Other reports indicate that, while attempting to get out of a queue, the game gets stuck on a ‘leaving the game’ screen. This cannot be solved even by restarting the game.


On the other hand, some players consider that EOD owners should not suffer from queues to enter. ‘EOD’ is basically the Edge of Darkness Limited Edition that costs more than 100 USD.


Players also offer a possible temporary solution to the situation to improve the state of the game, while the issues with the servers are fixed (or until the Twitch drop event ends):


Players can’t buy M61 even meeting the requirements

Another reported issue prevents the purchase of a weapon. More specifically, the weapon is the M61, which should be available after completing the mentor/wet job part 6 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

However, after completing the mission, Escape from Tarkov players are still unable to purchase the weapon. It should be noted that one of the explicit rewards of the mission is being able to acquire the M61.


Game developers are reportedly aware of this problem and working on a solution. However, there is still no estimated time of arrival for a fix to solve this situation.

Support ticket created when I submitted on the 26th, they said they are working on this known issue, it’s not intended.

Metal Spare part price reportedly too high

Finally, Escape from Tarkov players also report an outrageously high price for metal spare parts. These items are used for things like upgrading the hideout and others.

The issue is that the players need too much of these, and the price is very high. In addition, they are extremely rare in the game, so the players are practically obliged to buy them (1, 2, 3, 4).


If there is any new development related to the issues described above, we will update this article. So stay tuned.

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