Are you jumping into Escape From Tarkov today? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that Battlestate Games’ latest mini-event has almost completely waived all Flea Market fees for players looking to trade a thing or two on the marketplace. We know this is somewhat redundant given the fact that there’s probably an Escape From Tarkov wipe on the way, but it’s not a bad thing if you plan to play regularly between now and then – and something you should take advantage of before the fees return.
Interestingly, this limited time event hasn’t actually been teased by Battlestate Games yet – at the time of writing, anyway. However, redditor ‘NovolineHook‘ shared the discovery online – which means it’s currently active in-game.
If you’re planning on jumping into Tarkov a little later in the day, you’ll be pleased to know that the benefits of this mini-event should be available until 00:00 PST / 03:00 EST / 08:00 GMT on December 24. Then, it will most likely be replaced by something else; we’ve seen explosive TOZ shells, a Tagilla melee quest, and dog tags worth seven times their price so far. There’s no telling what’s next.
If you’re new to Tarkov and you’re sitting there wondering why this is simultaneously a decent event and also quite pointless, allow us to explain.
In an Escape From Tarkov wipe, every single player’s progress is reset. This includes all their skill upgrades, statistics, and inventories. You’re left with a little bit of money, but an EFT wipe effectively starts everyone from scratch – everyone is placed on a level playing field.
While these updates do coincide with major updates, more often than not, it’s worth remembering that you won’t really be able to keep any of the money you make from taking advantage of this new limited-time event. It’s good for the short term, but isn’t going to matter too much.
Still, we’re hopeful Battlestate Games has a few more fun things in the works, maybe even something that affects some of the Escape From Tarkov maps, as we haven’t seen that yet. Either way, it’s best to keep an eye on the Escape From Tarkov patch notes over the coming weeks; big things are happening when it comes to this extraction shooter.