According to developers

  • Escape from Tarkov, the hardcore survival shooter from the team at Battlestate Games, is a hit. But some fans think the sudden popularity of the game, which spiked over the New Year holiday, has upset its Escape From Tarkov Money delicate balance. Many are calling for a reset — a global wipe of every player’s progress to date. According to developers, that reset is already on the calendar. Just don’t expect it to be anytime soon.

    Like most Escape from Tarkov newbies, I used to play pretty carelessly. I'd spawn, zip from one end of the map towards my designated extraction point, and typically catch a bullet or two along the way. But that changed after I read this handy guide for solo players, which encouraged me to play it slow, waiting for players to come to me instead of rushing to them. I was excited to put this advice to practice.

    Escape From Tarkov's guns are technically just as disposable as those I find in Destiny 2. There's an entire market of players buying and selling them just to make a profit, never caring for where they came from or where they're going. But my Lone Star is special because it's symbolic of my growth as a player.Right now, my love for this Lone Star is an effect of Tarkov's open-ended PVP and punishingly sparse loot, but I'd love an option to personalize it in some subtle way so that's future owners might know that this particular one was once mine. Tarkov's guns are changing hands all the time, and having some understanding of the journeys they make from one player to another would be fascinating.