When Is The Next Tarkov Wipe? EFT Wipe Guide 2021

Last Updated on March 4, 2021 by Samuel Franklin

When Is The Next Tarkov Wipe? EFT Wipe Guide 2021

Learn when the next Tarkov wipe is and what a wipe means for your account with our EFT wipe guide. Wipes are a regular part of the Escape From Tarkov experience and currently applied during the beta version to reset player progress and often coincide with the introduction of significant new game features.

In this article we will include details about the next Tarkov wipe, general information about wipes and document the history of Tarkov wipes over the years.


When Is The Next Tarkov Wipe 2021? When Does EFT Wipe?

Currently there is no announcement on the next Tarkov 2021 wipe. Based on the history of recent Tarkov wipes the next wipe is expected to be July 2021.

This is calculated based on the average wipe length of 208 days for the 3 most recent wipes which is  based on the wipe history data located at the bottom of this article. The average wipe length since the beginning of Tarkov is 144 days.

Tarkov wipes are usually only known a few days in advance and sometimes there has been little to no warning before a wipe. Monitoring the community forums and reddit are the best sources of regular information and wipe rumours for those that want to know the day the wipe is announced.

Is The Tarkov Wipe Thursday?

If you’ve seen people of the Tarkov community comment that that the wipe is next Thursday this is actually a meme popularised by Pestily. While wipes have sometimes occurred on a Thursday this meme was started in response to the large number of users in his chat asking for the EFT wipe date as shown here from his Twitch clips and his own Twitter.

What Is A Wipe In Escape From Tarkov?

Escape From Tarkov has utilised wipes since the initial Alpha stage to reset player progress and a mechanic that other early access style games have used during their development. A wipe in Tarkov erases all of your characters progress as if you only just bought Escape From Tarkov.

This means players can expect to lose all of their loot, levels, skills, hideout upgrades, player statistics and task progression. In regards to weapon presents and having items examined these have been wiped in the majority of cases. Occasionally BattleState Games has only wiped some element of progression although these are unlikely going forward and players can expect full wipes as described above.

Wipes are used to reset the player base generally after a large patch that introduces new mechanics as they need to be tested from a fresh slate. Geekseh does a fantastic job of explaining this on his YouTube channel:

Tarkov Wipes After Release

After the full release of Escape From Tarkov BattleState Games original intention was to not have any further game wipes and this currently still seems to be the preferred option although has not been publicly commented on in some time. There is a growing sentiment in the Tarkov reddit community though that has discussed the concepts of seasons in a similar way to Diablo 3 or Path of Exile where players have a season specific character (which matches only with other season characters) that changes to a non season character with each wipe. Players can then keep their progress and still play with others in a separate non season matching pool or opt to start a new character in the new season pool of players.

Tarkov Wipe History – How Often Does Tarkov Wipe?

Below is the history of Tarkov wipes to date to give you a sense of how often does Tarkov wipe. On average Escape From Tarkov has had a wipe every 144 days. The last 3 Tarkov wipes though have been significantly longer than the average with a wipe every 208 days which is the basis for our prediction of the next wipe as wipes have been slowly growing in length as development progresses.

The format of this list is as follows: Date (Patch) / Days Since Previous Wipe

  • 24 December 2020 (12.9) / 210 Days
  • 28 May 2020 (12.6) / 214 Days
  • 27 October 2019 (12.0) / 201 Days
  • 9 April 2019 (11.7) / 152 Days
  • 8 November 2018 (10.5) / 112 Days
  • 19 July 2018 (9.0) / 91 Days
  • 19 April 2018 (8.0) /114 Days
  • 26 December 2017 (5.0) / 60 Days
  • 27 October 2017 (4.0)

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms.

Sam (Seelyon) has over 500 hours, 700 raids and 2,000 kills in Escape From Tarkov (EFT) while also achieving the Kappa Container in his first Tarkov wipe (2020). He loves the Tarkov experience and seeks to share his insights and expertise with new players to the game.


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