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Escape From Tarkov Lightkeeper Trader: Location, Items & More

Below we'll be walking you through everything you need to know about the new Lightkeeper trader in Escape from Tarkov.
Escape From Tarkov Lightkeeper Trader: Location, Items & More

With the new Escape from Tarkov 0.13 update on its way, players can expect tons of new content to enjoy, such as the new Streets of Tarkov map, new weapons like the Steyr AUG, and a new trader that everyone has been waiting for, the Lightkeeper. If you're unaware of this new trader and want to know more about him, then keep reading. 

Below we've broken down everything you need to know about the new Lightkeeper trader coming to Escape from Tarkov. As well as when we can expect him to arrive and everything else we know so far. 

When Does Lightkeeper arrive in Escape from Tarkov?

Based on what we know so far, the Lightkeeper trader will likely arrive in the game once the 0.13 update drops on either the 28th or 29th of December.

This information comes from the fact that we see a small glimpse of the lightkeeper in the new 0.13 patch trailer right toward the end when the player enters the lighthouse building. 

Escape From Tarkov Lightkeeper Trader When Will he be released into the game
Based on the footage from the 0.13 patch trailer, we see a glimpse of the Lightkeeper, meaning he's likely to appear in the next update. (Picture: Battlestate Games)

More interestingly, he's expected to arrive alongside the new boss called Zryachiy Aka Antlerman, who will be appearing in the new update. The link between the two has been speculated by the fact that both characters appear to own the same necklace that links back to the Cult and represents a witness to the blue flame. How exactly they're connected is yet to be discovered, but it's an interesting detail to ponder over. 

We suspect that it's likely players will need to defeat this new boss to access the Lightkeeper and unlock the ability to with him. Likely having to battle through the lighthouse entrance, which is littered with explosive mines. And after doing so, you'll likely be able to trade with him for some unique goods.

What Will Lightkeeper Offer Players in Escape From Tarkov?

Speaking of unique goods, many players are speculating on what the Lightkeeper trader will have available for players to purchase. And based on recent statements, it appears that the trader will have electric/explosive items such as trip mines, remote-controlled explosives, and more. 

Escape From Tarkov Lightkeeper Trader Items for sale and specialized goods
Similar to how the Ragman trader has specialized goods for sale, the Lightkeeper trader will also have his own specialized goods for sale, namely trip mines and remote-operated explosives. (Picture: YouTube / Brian Chu)

This would make sense given the fact that his area was previously littered with landmines, as well as the trip mine, which was recently teased in a tweet from the COO of Battlestate Games but not yet for sale in the game. These goods and weaponry would undoubtedly change the meta for Escape from Tarkov in a massive way, causing players to change their strategies and approaches in various scenarios. 

So we're excited to see what more we can expect to buy from the Lightkeeper trader once he arrives in the game. And be sure to check back here soon for more news and updates on the Lightkeeper once he's hopefully released in the upcoming 0.13 patch.