Escape from Tarkov – Patch 12.5 Notes

The long-awaited moment for most players will soon be upon us, “The Wipe”. For now, however, here comes patch 12.5 with some new features added that will help new players, and old players alike, with optimizations as well. For a game that I wasn’t even playing in 2019, this game has taken up a lot of my time, and other players’ time as well, so these changes were needed.


Since December, Escape from Tarkov (EFT) has taken off in terms of popularity. There were a lot of streamers who switched from other games to take on the hardcore challenges that EFT provides to its player base. With the influx of new players came other server-side issues that also caused some headaches. The developers have been very open about the direction the title is going. They have talked about it on podcasts, and even on streamers Twitch pages. With this openness comes patch 12.5.

I have tended to only use a certain few optics in EFT due to how the sensitivity of the scopes worked. For example, the HAMR scope had a very low movement speed, with the changes in 12.5 scopes, such as this one, have similar sensitivity now and this allows for smoother aiming from one scope to another. Another issue I had that was fixed was stuttering in the game when using ADS with the scopes.

Another feature that has been added is PostFX in the settings menu. This replaces the Nvidia filters that players were using to change how they perceived the game by changing brightness levels, game clarity, and even changes for people who need different settings because of color blindness. Here are some views of the game with and without these filters.

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You can see the clear differences in the game.

Here is the Escape from Tarkov update 12.5 patch notes.


  • Redesigned part of the optics functionality, which reduces the occurrence of errors and on some PC configurations gives an increase in performance while aiming.
  • Fixed some subsystems that could cause short-term freezes.
  • Various minor performance improvements


  • New Therapist service – quick treatment, available at the end of a raid. It allows you to heal the character immediately after the raid, as well as shows the sources of damage in untreated parts of the body in the raid.
  • “Hideout” and “main menu” are added to the panel at the bottom of the screen for quick access
  • In-game color correction settings (post-fx)
  • Various improvements to the UI layout
  • Added dependence of mouse sensitivity on the multiplicity of optics


  • Fixed one of the bugs where the grenade and its explosion were not visible
  • Fixed a bug with the missing image in optics after reconnect
  • Fixed a bug displaying the movement of the bots in the third person
  • Fixed a bug where money could be spent on insurance from the character’s inventory, and not from the stash
  • Fixed a bug that blocked the entire interface when calling the context menu
  • Fixed one of the bugs that caused the player to see the “Leaving the game” error before the end of the raid
  • Bolt-action sniper rifles have a shot sound delay removed
  • Fixed a bug where the sharpness setting was reset
  • Fixed an exploit with a door pushing the player out at an Interchange that allowed you to get into a locked pharmacy
  • Fixed a bug with displaying the map if you zoom in and out
  • Fixed incorrect display of a third-person grenade throw
  • Adjusted the position of the weapon behind the character’s back
  • Fixed a minor bug that turned on the flashlight when getting into the Hideout
  • Fixed cursor position offset when dragging windows (inspector menu\looting interfaces) for 2K resolution
  • Fixed a bug that left the inspector window open if you close it via ESC
  • Fixed a bug where aspect ratio changed every time the game was launched
  • Fixed a bug where the stock of weapons in the inventory does not fold if the player is holding a melee weapon
  • Fixed a bug where the context menu on the map screen disappeared
  • Various bug fixes on locations
  • Many different fixes in the interfaces
  • Various bug fixes for AI behavior
  • Various minor bug fixes and improvements


  • Location map moved from the matching screen to a separate button
  • Now, when using items, the use of the new item is blocked until the use of the previous one is completed

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