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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 for December 2022.
Tarkov Wipe 2023 Countdown: When Is Next Update, Pre-Wipe News

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 2022 dates and what you can expect to happen during the next reset.

Update on 3 February 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.

Latest News

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.

December 26 - Patch 0.13 Streets of Tarkov Trailer Revealed 

We still don't have an exact date for the wipe, but we're willing to bet it's coming before the 29th when the Twitch Drops begin.

For now, enjoy the new trailer for Patch 0.13 just above.

December 23 - Pre Wipe Day 7 - No Flea Market Fees. Wipe Finally Coming?

Players who log in today should receive a new message from Ragman which reads:

It’s time for real trade, brother. There’s a carload of goods and a passenger carload of entrepreneurs, The Scavs be scavving, the cash be coming. Limited offer for members of our humble underground flea market! Only today! No transaction fees. Get into cash before the market goes to hell!

Basically, there are no flea market fees, and given this could potentially break the economy of the game, it's possible we're finally getting close to the Escap From Tarkov wipe finally taking place.

Our money is still on the 26th of December, which means this weekend could get even crazier before the wipe next week. More to follow.

December 22 - Pre-Wipe Day 6 - 3 New Explosive Rounds Have Been Added To Hideout Crafts

So we're here with another small pre-wipe event and this time Battlestate Games appear to have added explosive ammo in the form of three new rounds which can be crafted in the Hideout.

With seemingly no wipe today, it seems even more likely that the Wipe could be coming next week on December 26. 

December 22 - TLDR: Who Knows Anymore

Here's the TLDR: "If the wipe isn't tomorrow (December 22) then it could be the 26th, but there is again, nothing concrete to say otherwise so, we're gonna have to wait and see."

It's anyone's guess right now, but our money is on the 26th.

December 21 - Pre-Wipe Day 4 Roundup + More Speculation On Tarkov Wipe Date

It could be tomorrow...

December 20 - Pre-Wipe Event Day 4 - Melee Bonanza Is Now Live

The latest pre-Wipe event in Escape From Tarkov, called Melee Bonanza, is now live.

As the name suggests, it encourages melee combat, and you must get a certain number of melee kills to complete the quest called "Martial Arts Course."

The Martial Arts Course quest in Escape From Tarkov pre-wipe events has two objectives. They are

  • Score a melee kill on Tagilla
  • Kill 15 PMCs with a melee weapon

Completing these objectives will give you the following rewards:

  • +2 reputation Jaeger
  • +2 reputation Ragman
  • +2 reputation Skier
  • +2 reputation Mechanic
  • +2 reputation Peacekeeper
  • +2 reputation Therapist
  • Red Rebel Ice Pick
  • Miller Bros. Blades M-2 Tactical Sword
December 20 - A Quick Recap

The TLDR is that today (December 20) could be integral to understanding if the wipe is coming this week or not.

Either way we're at the mercy of Battlestate Games.

December 19 - Day 2 Pre-Wipe Event - Dog Tags now 2646 per level

Yet another tease from the team at Battlestate Games and looking around the community today it appears as though the developer has massively increased the price on dog tags in the game. And not by a little bit, they're selling for roughly seven-times more than before!

According to ‘Gigabeef‘ on Twitter, in-game dog tags have risen from 378 per level to 2646 per level.

Some fans have also pointed to the number '26' being present again, which seems to at least suggest we might see the wipe on the 26th of December.

But what do you think?

December 19 - What do these numbers mean?

Could 26 be the day of the wipe? That would be next Monday...

December 18 - Another Tease
December 17 - "we will now begin to deteriorate into madness in Tarkov"

A little bit of theory-casting ahead of the new patch.

December 17 - Have the pre-wipe Tarkov events begun?
It looks like it.
The message translation reads (Via @axel__tv):
"shooting for dummies .bro look what I found ( the book ). I have read it and started shouting like a real sniper. Don’t loose it, presents like this don’t lie on the road"
December 16 - Everything you need to know before the pre-wipe begins

Give it a watch...

December 16 - Watch The Chronicles of Ryzhy. Chapter 5 while you wait!
December 15 - Less than two weeks to go?

While not confirmed just yet, we think the Escape from Tarkov server wipe will happen on 28th December 2022, so there is now less than two weeks to go.

December 14 - Discussing the next Escape from Tarkov server wipe.

YouTuber NoiceGuy Tarkov has posted an excellent new video discussing the upcoming server wipe and what could happen.

December 13 - Two weeks before the Escape from Tarkov server wipes?

There's a chance the server wipe date for Escape from Tarkov is 28th December 2022, which means there are just over two weeks left before progress gets reset.

December 12 - Nikita shows off new Steyr AUG Weapon

COO of Battlestate Games, Nikita, has now shared an image of a new Steyr AUG coming to Escape From Tarkov with the next wipe. It looks like we're slowly but surely getting close to the next wipe.

December 9 - What's next for Tarkov? Pre-wipe predictions...

A nice bit of speculation via Noiceguy on YouTube on when the next wipe could arrive.

Could it be as simple as Patch 13 dropping on December 13? They did drop Patch 12 on December 12 last year.

They wouldn't do that.. would they?

December 5 - Nikita Buyanov Confirms Next Wipe Date Is Coming Soon

Can't get any clearer than that, can you... 

Escape From Tarkov Wipe Dates 2022

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

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. 

What To Expect During An Escape From Tarkov Wipe

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

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 Escape from Tarkov wipe 2022 dates.