Is Escape From Tarkov Down?

Is Escape From Tarkov Down?
Images via Battlestate Games

Written by 

Harry Boulton


12th Oct 2022 09:41

The question of 'is Escape From Tarkov down?' will definitely be on your mind if you're tried to log in right now, as many players are reporting outages for the hardcore extract-based shooter. As Escape From Tarkov is an persistently online game, the servers being down means you can't even load into the menu, which is frustrating for players who just want to play. So, to find out the answer to the question 'is Escape From Tarkov down?', make sure to carry on reading down below.

Is Escape From Tarkov Down?

Unfortunately, if you're attempting to log in before 11AM BST/6AM EDT on October 12, 2022, then the Escape From Tarkov servers are down for maintenance.

It is even likely that the servers could be down for an hour or two after this scheduled downtime, as Battlestate Games sometimes aren't able to achieve everything they wanted to in the specific time frame they have predicted. They will announce any further delays on their official Twitter though, so we will let you know if there are any further delays.


While the maintenance is happening you won't be able to access the game at all, as the launcher will prevent you from opening the executable. This means that you won't be able to:

  • View or organise your stash
  • Buy and sell through the Traders or flea market
  • Enter an offline raid
  • Enter an online raid

Don't be surprised if there aren't any patch notes released after the maintenance is done either, as Battlestate Games like to be a bit secretive with any potential changes that they have made. But this could very well be a big mid-wipe patch that could introduce a suite of new features and interactions.

So, that should answer your question of 'is Escape From Tarkov down?' giving you a further indication of when the game is likely to be playable once more. In the meantime though, why not check out these Escape From Tarkov best crafts to plan some great money-making avenues.

Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.

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