Escape From Tarkov has been experiencing heavy server issues this past weekend, even heavier than usual. Pretty much everyone had trouble playing, which is too much, even for an early access game. The discontent is palpable, and the developers at Battlestate Games aren’t blind to it. They’ve decided to offer players 1 million in-game rubles each, as a way to apologize for the inconvenience. Although most would prefer stable servers, it’s a step in the right direction – they’re acknowledging the problem.
The compensatory check is waiting for you in the mail, and will continue to do so for the next two plus days. The letter will be stored for 48 hours from the moment you next log into the game, so better claim it as soon as you can. It’s a tidy sum, and it would be a shame to let it go to waste.
You can buy a lot of gear with one million rubles, or, if you’re a decent player and don’t keep dying left and right like we do, you could invest it into hideout upgrades. All of them offer some sort of bonus, so it doesn’t really matter whether you choose the med station, rest space, security or something else entirely – cash poured into the hideout enhancements is money well spent.
The developers have also tweeted assurances, letting the player base know they’re “working tirelessly to improve the server situation”, adding that it’s “not always up to [them] to fix it”. This sounds like the networking issues may be (at least partly) caused by some middleware, a software solution they’re using but have no control over. If that’s the case, then it must be pretty frustrating having all that hate directed at them, knowing it’s not entirely their fault.