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Escape From Tarkov wipe 2023 - when is the next full reset?

If you're looking forward to the next reset, here's when the next Escape From Tarkov wipe looks set to take place so you can prepare for the fresh start.

When is the next Escape From Tarkov wipe? Escape From Tarkov is a gritty hardcore shooter that’ll make you fiercely protective over your gear. From Kappa containers to meta M4s, everything you own in the game comes at a price. But don’t get too attached because every now and then Battlestate Games wipes everyone’s progress with the Escape From Tarkov wipe, giving you – and your character – a new lease of life.

However, an Escape From Tarkov wipe is usually shrouded in secrecy, with Battlestate Games leaving most of its player base in the dark about when said wipe will actually happen. We know wipes come with major updates that happen every six months or so, but other than that, we know very little about the process for one of the best competitive FPS games. However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as we do get some hints as to what we can expect every six months or so.

When is the Escape From Tarkov wipe?

The next Escape From Tarkov wipe took place on August 10, 2023, with the wipe being confirmed by BattleState on Twitter. There will also be another wipe later this year in December, with that being the last wipe of 2023.

This is a little later than we have come to expect from BattleState, with wipes typically coming every six months. The last wipe was in December 2022, so it’s two months later than we anticipated, meaning the time between this upcoming wipe and the next one will be a lot shorter.

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However, there are plenty of things to enjoy with the upcoming wipe. When the wipe arrives, BattleState is releasing the “Summer Update”, which will bring new QoL features, such as selecting body parts to heal, new weapons, the Streets of Tarkov expansion, and more. You can check out the full roadmap below, which also gives some planned changes for the Winter update in December 2023.

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When was the last Escape From Tarkov wipe?

The last EFT wipe took place on December 28, 2022. The patch added the Streets of Tarkov, new stims, weapons, crafting, and more.

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What is an Escape From Tarkov wipe?

An Escape From Tarkov wipe is essentially a full reset of the game. Everyone’s progress is wiped, from skills, inventories, missions, and stats. These wipes usually happen every six months or so, and usually on a Thursday.

If you’ve never played Escape From Tarkov before, or you fell off the bandwagon mid-way through the last update, then post-wipe is the perfect time to play. Everyone is on the same level playing field in terms of loot, giving you – and your friends – the best possible chance of surviving your trips into Customs, Interchange, and more.

That’s everything we know so far about the next Escape From Tarkov wipe. If anything changes, we’ll update this guide, so stay tuned. While you wait for the next wipe, you can also look forward to the Escape From Tarkov Arena release date for more action.