Escape from Tarkov is a harrowing multiplayer, first-person shooter experience. You can quickly die in this game, along with dealing with server issues. Nothing stops you harder than trying to log on for a game and not being able to.
If you want to check to see if any connection issues you are experiencing are affecting other people, we know the steps you should take. We can also show you how to check your matching times and ping to servers quickly.
To check the server matching time, and ping, follow these steps:
- Open the BattleState Games Launcher
- Click on Changer Server, above on the launcher it tells you the game edition
- A list will open that shows you all the available servers, their matching time, and the ping to your location.
Matching times will tell you the average matchmaking time on the server, giving you an idea to its population, while the ping denotes how fast information goes between the PC and your server. Ideally, you want to find the ideal combination of low matching time and a low ping for the best experience. This combination ensures you find matches quickly and have the best possible gunplay experience while playing.
Unfortunately, other than simply trying to log in, or checking to see if this list is live, there is no other way to see the server status. If you want to stay aware of server outages, or connectivity issues, it is a good idea to follow Battlestate Games’ official Twitter account. You can also use a service like Down Detector to see if there have been other user-generated reports about the service being down.
Battlestate Games has stated that they are making the API for the game public, which allows people to develop all kinds of ways to check on server status, and other critical server information.