Known as one of the most realistic and hardcore first-person shooters out there, Escape From Tarkov has a very dedicated fan base. Although the game is certainly not for everyone, many fans around the world appreciate Tarkov’s particular approach to realism and difficulty. However, as is unfortunately the case with all online games, Escape From Tarkov can often break down. This can be due to scheduled routine maintenance or sometimes unforeseen issues on the developer’s side. Anyway, in this guide we will answer the question of whether or not Tarkov is down, how and where to check the status of the server, and whether there is scheduled maintenance.
Is Escape From Tarkov down and is there a server outage?
Currently, as of this writing – Monday, May 16, 2022 – everything seems to be working as expected, and Escape From Tarkov is not down. The last time Escape From Tarkov experienced significant technical difficulties was on May 14th, due to the recent technical update which took place a few days ago on May 11th and 12th. Of course, new issues can arise at any time, just like in any other game. If that happens, we’ll update this guide to let you know the current state of the game.
Now, to know where to check server status and if there is any scheduled maintenance, the best answer is also this guide. We’re constantly updating it with the latest information – both from official sources and places where players talk about the game (like Reddit), so you can always just come back here to see if you can play the game. Other places you can double-check to see if the game is down or not include Battlestate Games Twitter PageDowndetector’s Escape From Tarkov page, as well as Escape From Tarkov customer support.