With a lot of sanctions being thrown Russia's way, a lot of Escape from Tarkov fans are wondering where the servers are located and will they shut down soon?
As of the 7th of March, Escape from Tarkov is running as normal as ever. There are some bottleneck issues at crowded times such as weekend evenings but nothing out of the ordinary.
However, with a lot of geo-political things going around currently, especially having in mind the sanctions from EU countries & USA towards Russia, a lot of players are rightfully asking will they be able to continue playing the game and for how long, as the Battlestate Games, the company behind Escape from Tarkov, is Russian.
We took a look at the list of servers that Escape from Tarkov is running on, and while Russia does have the most servers in Europe (8 to be exact), there are still alternatives in almost every larger European state, not to mention the USA which has servers in 17 different cities across the state.
So as things stand right now, players should be able to continue playing the game even if the sanctions target the Russian servers.
It could have an impact on other servers as they would have to handle the load from countries that border Russia but don't have a dedicated server in their own country. There are a lot of ways that could be solved, but most likely the Battlestate Games would just rent other European servers for the time being, until the crisis is resolved.
There is an option that the company gets targeted in a way that the EU & US make it illegal for them to have servers in these countries, however, the fact is that company is actually registered in London, UK, and not in Russia, so the chances for that are slim.
Escape from Tarkov is a popular game but it's not that popular in the sense that it broke to mainstream yet like Call of Duty or Battlefield, and will probably go under the radar.
As for Nikita and the Battlestate Games, they are still silent and without a single statement since the beginning of the war, which we covered in a separate article .
Check out the full server list for Escape from Tarkov below.
- New York
- St Louis
- Washington DC
- Russia ( 8 different servers)
- Hong Kong
- San Paulo