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Escape from Tarkov Pre-Wipe Event 2020

Escape from Tarkov players have been preparing for the game’s 2020 wipe, and the pre-wipe event has finally arrived. The developers at Battlestate Games previously revealed that the 2020 wipe date would coincide with the game’s next major update. That update is 12.6, and it’s apparently right around the corner. Here’s what the Escape from Tarkov pre-wipe event 2020 means and when you can expect the full wipe to land.

Escape from Tarkov | Pre-Wipe Event 2020

escape from tarkov pre-wipe event 2020

The Escape from Tarkov pre-wipe event for 2020 once again sees the game flooded with damage-dealing Raiders. Fans may recall that such pre-wipe events tend to occur shortly before server wipes, at which point the game resets all progress and deletes all inventories.

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The pre-wipe event for 2020 has just recently begun, meaning some players are being caught off-guard by high-level resistance. Many or even most of the Scavs have been replaced by Raiders, the likes of which can and will kill at any given opportunity.

Going by past events, it’s likely that the influx of Raiders will only last a matter of days. Typically, pre-wipe events begin no more than a week before the update is released and the wipe is executed. By all estimations, the 2020 wipe is imminent: Escape from Tarkov may be wiped this weekend, or right around June 1, 2020.

Whenever the specific date may be, now is the time to finish up with any pressing matters. The wipe will reset all of your mission progress and delete all of your inventory items. The only thing you’ll be able to keep are your weapon presets and your list of inspected items.

As such, now is the best time to try new strategies, sell off your items, or just get to know the maps better. After the wipe is complete, you’ll find yourself as a low-level character without any gear. Most maps turn chaotic at this point as everyone struggles to find new weapons. The more awareness you can practice, the better your chances of survival will be.

The Escape from Tarkov pre-wipe event means that the 2020 wipe date is right around the corner. Now is the time to tie up any loose ends before global progress is reset.