Known as one of the most realistic and hardcore first-person shooters, Escape From Tarkov has a very devoted fanbase. While the game certainly isn’t for everyone, many fans around the world enjoy Tarkov’s particular approach to realism and difficulty. Though, as is the unfortunate case with every online game, Escape From Tarkov can often be down. This can be due to scheduled routine maintenance, or sometimes because of some unforeseen issues on the developer’s end. Whatever the case may be, in this guide, we will answer the question of whether or not Tarkov is down, how and where to check the server status, and if there is scheduled maintenance.
Is Escape From Tarkov Down and Is There a Server Outage?
Currently, at the time of writing this guide – Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 – Escape From Tarkov is down. This is so that the developers can apply the latest patch 0.12.12.30 to the game. As is the case with every Escape From Tarkov patch – and this one is no exception – you can expect to see a lot of new things and bug fixes being added to the game. The servers are expected to be down for approximately five hours (though this can be prolonged if the devs encounter any problems).
Now, as for where to check the server status and if there is scheduled maintenance, the best answer is, likewise, this guide. We are constantly updating it with the latest information – both from official sources as well as places where players talk about the game (such as Reddit), so you can always simply check back here to see if you can play the game. Other places which you can double-check to see if the game is down or not include Battlestate Games Twitter page, the Downdetector’s Escape From Tarkov page, as well as Escape From Tarkov’s customer support.