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Tarkov Wipe 2023 Countdown: When Is Next Update, Pre-Wipe News

Escape from Tarkov wipes occur roughly every 5 to 6 months. Here's everything you need to know about the next reset.
Tarkov Wipe 2023 Countdown: When Is Next Update, Pre-Wipe News
Battlestate Games

Escape from Tarkov wipes are global resets that will kick players back to level 1 and remove all the gear they have collected. This might sound like a scary prospect to newcomers who have just spent the last six months grinding, but this is entirely normal and happens several times a year.  The main question then becomes: "when is the next Escape from Tarkov wipe?" This article will cover the latest news relating to the next wipe, as well as some speculative potential 2023 dates plus what you can expect to happen during the next reset.

Update on 10 August 2023: We've updated this article with the latest news on the next Escape from Tarkov server wipe date. Keep reading for the latest updates, leaks and theories.

The Escape from Tarkov wipe has arrived with patch 0.13.5 focusing on Streets of Tarkov, including a new area, boss, preset kits and much more! Check out a video below for an overview of the new content straight from developer Battlestate.

Latest Escape from Tarkov Wipe News

Just below, we'll keep you updated on all the latest news, leaks, teasers, and pre-wipe events related to Escape From Tarkov and its annual server wipes.

9 August 2023: The Escape from Tarkov server wipe takes place this week!

1 August 2023: The TerraGroup Trial guide
31 July 2023: Unlock the Lightkeeper now!
27 July 2023: Free LABS for everyone, including scavs!
20 July 2023: Escape from Tarkov Wipe Prestige system

Learn about the Wipe Prestige system the Escape from Tarkov devs are implementing.

19 July 2023 - TWO WIPES

Battlestate Games has announced a new preliminary roadmap for Escape From Tarkov, including two wipes! One in August and one in December. This page will be updated shortly with more info. For now, here is the roadmap courtesy of the dev team.

19 July 2023 - How To Watch The TarkovTV Show

The TarkovTV Show starts later today at 5:30PM BST/12:30PM EDT.

You can watch the full show on Battlestate Games Twitch channel, just below:

18 July 2023 - What is coming tomorrow in TarkovTV?

It's well worth giving this video from NoiceGuy a watch in light of the TarkovTV show coming tomorrow:

14 July 2023 - TarkovTV podcast returns next week

There's a new TarkovTV podcast coming next week including news on "current ongoing work" and "future plans".

We wonder if it will include any information about the next Tarkov wipe?


13 July 2023: Testing of new Escape from Tarkov matching server system available

10 July 2023 - 'There's no way of knowing' when EFT update could arrive

"When it comes to figuring out BSGs plans for Escape from Tarkov around Tarkov wipes there is no secret formula especially not these days but BSG has completely shattered what little we knew about prewipe and now it's leaving us in limbo. I can honestly say that no matter what happens the wipe can be in 2 weeks or two months there's no way of knowing until BSG tells or shows us more"

NoiceGuy with the completely honest explanation of where we're at with the state of the game and wipe right now.

7 July 2023: Prewipe events still going on as patch 13.1 releases

5 July 2023 - New Update Tomorrow, But No Wipe Planned

Tomorrow, July 6, at 8AM BST/3AM EDT Battlestate Games is planning to install technical update

Intriguingly though, the official patch notes mention that there will not be a wipe with this update.

Something tells us we're going to have to wait a long time for that next wipe. 

 "In the near future, we plan to publish an updated release roadmap for this year, which will include a game engine update, content patches, and more" Battlestate Games told fans.

Hopefully, the new roadmap gives fans an idea of how long they have to wait before the next wipe drops.

Stay tuned for more details.

28 June 2023 - Patch 13.1 Is On Tarkov ETS

Today Battlestate Games confirmed in this tweet that the Escape From Tarkov Early Test Server includes patch 13.1 available for testing. This is the next planned update for the game. So hopefully we're finally getting closer to that impending Wipe.

More info on the below video courtesy of Noice Guy:

27 June 2023 - Oh, stop teasing!
26 June 2023 - Technical update

23 June 2023 - We Now Know When Wipe Won't Happen!

An interesting twist on the normal news because we now know when the Wipe is NOT happening.

As pointed out by NoiceGuy Tarkov, there's a PVP tournament being hosted by "The Hunt" and it's going to happen on the 1st of July for NA, then 15th of July for EU.

We would imagine that Battlestate aren't going to mess with this tournament, so the wipe most likely wont happen until some time after July 15th.

22 June 2023: Escape from Tarkov AMPED tournament with drops enabled announced
19 June 2023: Time for a new event!
26 May 2023 - A New update, But No Wipe

Earlier today Battlestate Games released a new update for Escape From Tarkov, but as you may know, there was no wipe. 

 Escape from Tarkov update is more concerned with changes to sound in the game. It's probably worth taking a look at the Patch Notes.

This latest update is the first of several patches planned in 2023, as outlined on the official roadmap. Somewhere along we should also get a server wipe too. It won't be long now.

23 May 2023 - An Event Came and Went, Very Quickly

So, over the weekend it seems like Tarkov had an unprompted event that looked an awful lot like a Tarkov Pre-Wipe event.

The TLDR: Certain maps were free to enter, which rotated depending on the number of kills. Bosses were also spawning 100%. Scavs were also free.

However, the event suddenly ended as soon as the Labs Map counter hit 100k/100k.

So yeh, this doesn't look like a pre-wipe event, but maybe Battlestate Games could be gearing up for more regular weekend events in the future. We'll have to wait and see.

For a deeper overview of what happened, check out the video below from NoiceGuy.

19 May 2023 - A New Update Coming Next Week?

But no word on when this next wipe might arrive.

4 May 2023 - Next Tarkov Wipe Could Be A Big One

"I have a theory right now that we are about to head into the worst yet best 6-8 months in the history of Escape from Tarkov."

Yeh, you might want to watch this latest YouTube video from NoiceGuy. 

2 May 2023 - Two Wipes Coming Soon?

Here's something interesting that we didn't think about when we first saw the Escape From Tarkov Roadmap last week.

YouTuber NoiceGuy Tarkov has suggested that we might see two wipes in quick succession as the game rolls out the 13.01 Technical update and the 14.0 Content Update.

For the full reasoning (which, does make sense) follow the link above to the video at around the 6-minute mark where NoiceGuy explains why it makes sense for us to have two quick wipes across these two updates. Of course, this is assuming the 14.0 Content Update isn't the update coming in December, in which case, it could be a dry few months of content for the game.

29 April 2023 - Escape From Tarkov Roadmap Revealed!

For the first time ever Battlestate Games have put out an actual roadmap for Escape from Tarkov

The developers call this a preliminary roadmap so it's likely to change, but this is a good look at what we can expect to see over the coming months, especially as we approach that next EFT Wipe.

Follow the link above for all the key details. 

28 April 2023 - New Streets Map Expansion Revealed

Battlestate Games has just shared a few new screenshots showing the expansion of the next Streets map in Escape from Tarkov, which you can see below.

Will we see this new content added to the game following the next big EFT wipe? 

21 April 2023: New balance changes
14 April 2023: Watch The Chronicles of Ryzhy. Season 2. Chapter 1


7 April 2023: Next episode of TarkovTV LIVE coming very soon
31 March 2023: Streets of Tarkov update coming soon!
17 March 2023: Checked for any new Escape from Tarkov server wipe info

We checked but couldn't find any new details on the next Escape from Tarkov wipe, which is still a long way off. Stay tuned as we continue our search.

3 February 2023: Tech client update
27 January 2023: Balance changes released
20 January 2023: Next server wipe date?

We expect the next Escape from Tarkov server wipe to take place in either June or July this year.

December 29 - When we expect the next Escape from Tarkov server wipe

With the Streets of Tarkov update out now, and the last server wipe happening on 28th December 2022, we've updated this article with the next expected Escape from Tarkov server wipe, the first in 2023.

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Escape from Tarkov wipes usually happens twice a year. (Picture: Battlestate)

Escape From Tarkov Wipe Dates

There is never a specific timeframe used by Battlestate games when it comes to when the next Tarkov wipe will occur. Roughly,  wipes occur every 5-6 months. 

We can estimate when the next 2023 Escape from Tarkov wipe will be based on previous wipes. The following is the list of wipe dates since 2017:

  • 26 December 2017
  • 19 April 2018
  • 19 July 2018
  • 8 November 2018
  • 9 April 2019
  • 27 October 2019
  • 28 May 2020
  • 24 December 2020
  • 30 June 2021
  • 12 December 2021
  • 29 June 2022
  • 28 December 2022

As you can see, aside from a few anomalies early in the game's lifespan, wipes tend to happen at an average of 150-200 days. Considering the last wipe in Escape from Tarkov occurred in late December 2022, we can likely expect to see another wipe sometime in June or July 2023. We will update this section as soon as new information is revealed. 

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Hopefully, you didn't get too attached to your weapons... (Picture: Battlestate Games)

What To Expect During An Escape From Tarkov Wipe

Wipes usually come along with major game updates. As such, every player's progress will reset to zero. This includes quest progress, weapons, equipment, and more. Players will, however, usually be given their account starting items after the wipe is complete. 

Escape from Tarkov wipes happens for several reasons. Most importantly, it allows the developers to avoid glitches or unnecessary coding mishaps that may occur during these massive gameplay overhauls.

Additionally, it is an excellent opportunity for newcomers to jump into the game without the threat of veteran players having already acquired the best weapons and equipment. 

And that's all we have to say about the next Escape from Tarkov wipe. 

For more Escape From Tarkov news, be sure to check out our dedicated section or take a look at some of our Guides & Tutorials just below:

MAJOR NEWS - Latest Patch Notes | When Is The Next Tarkov WipeIs EFT Down? How To Check Tarkov Server Status |

FUTURE UPDATES - Tarkov 2023 RoadmapArena Mode Release Date Speculation & Latest News

MAP EXTRACTION GUIDES - Customs | Interchange | Factory | Woods | Reserve | Shoreline | The Lab | Lighthouse | Streets of Tarkov

GAME GUIDES - Beginners Guide & Tips | Best Weapon BuildsHow To Get Kappa Container | How to Complete "the Stylish One" Quest Quickly