EFT Patch Notes for August 20 Hotfix Update, Nvidia Reflex Added

Escape from Tarkov new hotfix is now available for download.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

August 20, 2021

The latest EFT patch notes reveal the addition of Nvidia Reflex support to the game to further improve the competitive experience of the game.

Escape from Tarkov has been one of the pretty popular realistic shooters out there, even though it’s still in the early access phase.

The game’s availability through its own launcher might be a downside for it, but those who are looking for realistic, competitive experiences know where to find gems like Escape from Tarkov.

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Earlier today, Battlestate Games released the patch notes for two new updates for Escape From Tarkov. While these updates fix a lot of issues and bugs, they also add the Nvidia Reflex support to the game.

In case you don’t know, Nvidia Reflex is a technology made for competitive multiplayer games that utilize the capabilities of Nvidia GPUs to further reduce system latency. Simply put, this is a technology that reduces the amount of time it takes your system to implement your inputs in the game.

Depending on the game, Nvidia Reflex could lower the system latency by 6-30 milliseconds. If you equip your gaming system with an RTX 3080 and use a monitor with up to a 360 Hz refresh rate, the latency number could be decreased by nearly 50 milliseconds in some games.

Below, you can take a look at the Escape from Tarkov update notes.

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EFT Patch Notes, August 20


List of changes:

  • Added a Fence reputation changes tab in the post-raid statistics screen.
  • Nvidia Reflex optimizations to reduce latency (Reflex optimizations to enable additional latency savings in Unity titles)

List of fixes:

  • The Fence reputation penalty will now be calculated correctly if a player with 6+ reputation points kills a Scav Boss and their guards.
  • Several technical fixes and optimizations.


List of changes:

  • Added a Fence reputation increase when successfully exiting any location as a Player Scav
  • PMC-Scav cooperation extracts are now permanently available on all locations
  • Adjusted Tagilla’s melee sounds
  • Added Sorting Table on the Scav item turn-in screen
  • Added new quests for high-level players
  • Added the ability to change PMC voices in the Sound settings tab. You can change the voice at any time while out of raid
  • Various AI fixes
  • Added the ability to use the Flea Market to search and buy items from Traders for players below level 20
  • Dogtags will now be sorted by their levels
  • Added a 30% discount on all items bought from Fence on maximum loyalty level
  • Added the “Very Low” graphics preset

List of fixes:

  • Raindrops are now correctly displayed on all hand models
  • Fixed the loot spawn in the lockers on Interchange
  • Fixed a bug due to which in some cases the after raid healing menu was missing
  • Ammo box names now correctly display their contents
  • The actual crafting time in the Scav case now changes correctly based on reputation with Fence 
  • Fixed a bug that caused a blank screen when examining modules on the weapon preset screen
  • Fixed a bug that wouldn’t let open an offer if clicking on the offer ID in any window beside the Flea Market screen
  • Fixed a camera shake that appeared when trying to crawl up on an inclined surface
  • Players no longer fall into geometry when reaching the junction of two inclined surfaces
  • Raiders can no longer sprint with blacked-out legs
  • Fence reputation will no longer increase when you kill a Player Scav that killed another Player Scav who was killing Scavs
  • Players can no longer slide off ledges while prone
  • Fixed a bug when players couldn’t turn while prone on elevated surfaces
  • Added the missing wall in the underground area on the “Factory” location
  • Removed the ability to look through the wall near the door next to the cars on the “Factory” location
  • Removed the ability to look through the wall in the underground areas on the “Reserve” location
  • Backpack and chest rig straps are now correctly displayed on the PMC head selection screen
  • Fixed the flickering lights from lamps in the underground tunnels in the extended areas of the “Factory” location
  • Fixed the flickering lights from lamps from specific distances on the “Customs” location
  • Player head model “Hudson” is now correctly displayed with balaclavas and masks
  • Fixed several issues with lighting on the “The Lab” location
  • Fixed the Scav spawn in the open area next to repair and maintenance building on the “Reserve” location
  • Fixed the air filter working time in the Hideout
  • Fixed the probability of Scavs spawning next to players on all locations
  • Fixed the possibility of stashing a quest item on the location while the item was moved into the quest items stash
  • Fixed the probability of Scavs spawning inside the geometry
  • Insurance icon (the orange rectangle) will no longer disappear after a reconnect
  • Sounds are now correctly overlapped in some of the rooms on the “Shoreline” location
  • Fixed the double animation while equipping Mk47 Mutant
  • The gas station fire on the “Shoreline” location now deals damage again
  • Fixed the incorrect display of the Daypack backpack straps
  • Fixed the possibility of players spawning outside the map on the “The Lab” location
  • Cultists can now melee players while moving
  • Adjusted the ability of equipping the SIG ROMEO8T sight on some rails
  • Fixed the freezes while moving through tabs and filters on Trader screens
  • Fixed the logic of the notification about exceeding the number of items before loading into the raid
  • Fixed the issue with typing cyrillic symbols in the “player name” screen
  • Quick melee hits can no longer be performed with no stamina
  • Fixed the displacement of the aiming reticle in the collimator on the PL-15 pistol after firing all rounds
  • Dead bodies will no longer fall through the ground on the “Interchange” location
  • The progression value of the “Endurance” skill in the raid will no longer change after players reconnect to the raid

Escape from Tarkov is now available on PC as an Early Access game. You can only purchase it from the game’s own launcher, which can be downloaded from here.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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