“When is the next Escape From Tarkov wipe” that’s likely a phrase you’ll see a lot from the Escape From Tarkov community every 5 to 6 months as players prepare for Battlestate Games’ next big server reset. The EFT fans who think they’re funny will probably reply with ‘Thursday’, but the answer isn’t always so simple, or straightforward.
If you don’t know what a wipe is in Tarkov, or if you’re new to the game and want to know why you’re suddenly facing the prospect of getting booted back to level 1 with no gear, then don’t worry, it’s normal. Read on, we’ll explain everything you need to know, including the most important question: when is the next Escape From Tarkov Wipe.
You’ll find all the latest news on the next Tarkov Wipe, just below.
Battlestate Games has confirmed that the Escape From Tarkov Wipe will take place on June 29, at 08:00 BST/03:00 EDT “We are planning to install patch 0.12.12.30. The installation will take approximately 5 hours, but may be extended if required.
How Often Do Tarkov Wipes Occur?
Battlestate Games don’t go out of their way to give specific timeframes for when a new wipe takes place in Escape From Tarkov. It’s a bit like the DayZ Wipe Schedule, in that it happens every year, but there’s no specific timeframe. That being said, we typically see Escape From Tarkov release a new server wipe every 6 months. This isn’t an exact science, and there was at least one occasion when the game issued a server wipe after just 2 months. But broadly speaking you can expect a server wipe every 6 months in Escape From Tarkov.
Just below you can see the rough timeframe for when the game’s past wipes have taken place and how many days passed between each wipe.
Days Since Previous Wipe
|29 June, 2022||12.12.30||200 Days|
|12 December 2021||12.12||165 Days|
|30 June 2021||12.11||188 Days|
|24 December 2020||12.9||210 Days|
|28 May 2020||12.6||214 Days|
|27 October 2019||12||201 Days|
|9 April 2019||11.7||152 Days|
|8 November 2018||10.5||112 Days|
|19 July 2018||9||91 Days|
|19 April 2018||8||114 Days|
|26 December 2017||5||60 Days|
|27 October 2017||4||N/A|
When Is The Next 2022 Server Wipe In Escape From Tarkov?
The last EFT wipe happened on June 29, 2022 along with the 0.12.12.30 patch update. Generally speaking these major game wipes take place every 6 months, so it seems logical that the next Escape From Tarkov wipe will take place in either December 2022 (if the team choose to go early) or January 2023 if the team decides to give themselves more time for the next big wipe. For anyone curious, if the next wipe was to take place 175 days after the June 29 wipe, it would mean the next Tarkov wipe coming on December 15, 2022.
If you’re interested YouTuber pestily had calculated the average length between wipes prior to the 12.12.30 Patch dropping in June. It’s obvious not a guarentee, but it’s still pretty insightful based on the developers previous update schedules. If you want to give his latest video a watch to see how he came to this conclusion, have a watch just below.
We should have a better idea of when the next Tarkov wipe takes place a month or two before it drops, since we’ll start to see some strange in-game events messing with the in-game economy. This is perfectly articulated by Pestily in the video, who explains:
What you should expect for an end of wipe event is stuff that’s going to totally screw over the economy, so that everyone is rich. We’re talking stuff like having mass scav bosses on every map or making everything extremely cheap, it’s usually some sort of escalation of like making the economy completely absurd.
What Happens During An Escape From Tarkov Wipe?
A ‘wipe’ will usually coincide with the release of major updates in Escape From Tarkov and following the release of the wipe players will normally find that all player progress is reset to zero. Yes, that means everything, it’s a game-wide account reset. All character development, quest progress, stash, hideout and much more are completely reset. You will normally be given your accounts starting items again following the release of the wipe.
If you’re wondering why it’s partly due to the game being still being in development and in beta. Essentially Battlestate Games will reset everyone’s progress to avoid added coding work which might come about from releasing their major updates.
Arguably it’s also a useful tool since it allows new players a good opportunity to jump into the game without being absolutely beasted by players who might have all the weapons and equipment to dominate other players. It’s the same situation as with Rust, which resets every month to allow the new players a chance to succeed.