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Escape From Tarkov (EFT) Servers – Where Are They?
Wondering where are EFT servers before you make your Escape From Tarkov purchase? In this article you’ll learn the Escape From Tarkov servers list and other useful information about the game regions that is vital before making your EFT game purchase.
Like any multiplayer game Escape From Tarkov requires a solid ping to get the full enjoyable experience and part of that is being close to one of the many game servers. With the growth in the community throughout 2020 and 2021 BattleState Games has invested in a wide range of server locations to ensure that the majority of players have a server close to home. For the most part the automatic server selection in Tarkov does a wonderful job so there is no need to change to another region manually but it is an option available to players. One common use case for changing servers is players looking to play Tarkov with friends from outside of their country.
If you are wondering how to find dead servers in Tarkov you can select a server from the list with a lower population and combine this with off-peak times and night time raids to reduce the number of players in your raids.
How To Find The Escape From Tarkov Servers List
For those that do have Escape From Tarkov already installed and want to see what servers are available or select the ones you’ll connect to when playing you can access the list by completing the following steps:
- Open the Escape From Tarkov Launcher and click “Change server”:
- A pop up of the available game servers list will appear allowing you to individually select servers (or use automatic server selection instead that will pick an entire region such as OCE). This will also display the expected ping and average matching time:
Africa (AF) Servers
Asia (ASI) Servers
- Hong Kong
Europe (EUR) Servers
Middle East (ME) Servers
Russia (RUS) Servers
- Saint Petersburg
South America (SAM) Servers
- San Paulo
United States of America (USA) Servers
- New York
- St Louis
- Washington DC
Escape From Tarkov Other Region – Can You Change Region?
It’s important to note that Tarkov uses the term region during the purchase of Escape From Tarkov and this is not related to selecting your EFT server as described above. Region in regards to Escape From Tarkov actually limits where you can play Tarkov (physically launch the game) from and if you’ve been wondering if you can change your region you cannot and will have to repurchase the entire game. This means players wondering how to change region will unfortunately be disappointed at the lack of option which is driven by licensing requirements.
The most common region players are likely to encounter is the Tarkov other region which is for those outside of CIS and EU locations. This page on the Escape From Tarkov official website which details this issue (and error 208) should be read in full before purchasing along with the warning that will appear at the bottom of the purchase page: