Escape from Tarkov bugged Scav vests & TV rig issues come to light

Escape from Tarkov is one of the most realistic online multiplayer first-person shooting games of all time.

The game takes place in a future setting in the region of Norvinsk, where dying means losing all items you have with you. Developed and published by BattleState Games, the game is still in closed beta since July 2017.


Having said that, players have recently complained about issues such as the bugged air filter not giving skill bonus XP boost and solar power not working as the fuel was burning at a faster rate.

And now, Escape from Tarkov players are reporting (1,2,3,4,5) that Scav vests and TV Rig are bugged. Many say Scav vests have randomized item slots whereas the TV Rig has an inaccessible slot.

The problems seem to have surfaced after the recent update. Players say they tried restarting the game and verifying game files but it did not help. You can see in the image below what one of the bugged Scav vests looks like.

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Below are some reports from Escape from Tarkov players complaining about bugged Scav vests and TV Rig.

tv rig and scav vests are bugged (haven’t checked many other rigs)TV rig and scav vest are bugged, with tv rig having an inaccesible slot. I haven’t checked many other rigs besides azimut, strandhog, tv-110, belt combo and avs. Anyone else having this issue?Edit: I tried clearing cache and checking integrity, still same result.Edit: I can place 10 items into the tv rig but the meds are inaccesible after placing them in

Im not sure if its just a bug or what, but in this most recent update, the scav vest pockets are, in order, 1×2,1×1,1×2,1×1, and it is extremely annoying

As it turns out, other vests such as the security vest might be affected as well.

Security vest, which previous has the same slot configuration as scav vest does, also received the same change, just weird, changing from 1221 to 2121. I hope it was to buff them some how, making them to 3 1x2s and 2 1x1s or something.

We hope Escape from Tarkov developers notice the issues with bugged Scav Vests and TV Rig and fix them in an upcoming update.

Until then, we will be keeping tabs on the issues and update this space as and when we come across new information so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

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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.