Escape From Tarkov Wipe Event Explained

In order to restore the balance between long-time players and newcomers, Escape From Tarkov institutes a wipe about every six months. Since players keep all the loot they find in a raid each time they manage to extract safely, the gulf between inveterate players and new players grows as time wears on. Before a major wipe, however, Escape From Tarkov hosts pre-wipe events that aim to encourage players to use all their hard-earned loot without the fear of losing it.