Escape From Tarkov was released more than five years ago, but it has proven in 2022 that it has some real staying power
Escape From Tarkov was released more than five years ago, but it has proven in 2022 that it has some real staying power. In a report published by StreamsCharts.com, it was revealed that Escape From Tarkov was the sixth most-watched shooter on Twitch this year, beating out the likes of Rust, Overwatch, PUBG, and Rainbow Six Siege in the same category. It came in just behind Call of Duty: Warzone, and it was only the heaviest hitters like Fortnite and VALORANT that were more popular.If you need more information about Tarkov in Top 10 in ‘Twitch Most Watched’ Breakdown for 2022 then read carefully and don’t forget to share with your friends.
Not only that, but LVNDMARK, one of the most recognized Escape From Tarkov streamers, made it into the top-ten most viewed creators in this category. This was a great achievement for Escape From Tarkov, but in recent times, the game has been burdened with a number of issues. From streamers leaving the game for other titles to some pointless updates, and stability issues to a plague of cheaters, Tarkov has had its fair share of concerns this year.
The report published by StreamsCharts states that:
“Escape From Tarkov is probably the most unique game on this list. Despite the game not yet being in a “fully released state”, it is (already) very popular, with players from all over the world enjoying its gameplay. It was watched 269 million hours in 2022.”
Escape From Tarkov offers a unique viewing experience, with no two ‘raids’ ever being the same. It is a grueling game for many, boasting complex mechanics such as inventory and weight management, complex healing procedures, and deep weapon customization and loadout features. It’s an unforgiving game, and that’s putting it mildly, but there’s something exhilarating about watching a skilled player move in and out of the various maps in the game.
In November, Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 launched, and with it, the DMZ. It’s Activision’s attempt to compete with Escape From Tarkov to some extent, and it offers a similar experience in a more ‘arcade’ type fashion. There are very few titles on the market right now with the depth and complexity of Escape From Tarkov, and it’s infamous for having an incredibly steep learning curve for newcomers.
Despite several ‘starting’ issues, Escape From Tarkov has managed to maintain a popular, positive following over the years. It’s officially still a beta product, and every six months or so, the game ‘wipes’ – it resets the entire playing field, nagging players and resetting their accounts. It’s a balancing mechanic, but it’s the main draw to Tarkov, as when the ‘wipe hits’ there will always be an update that introduces new bosses, maps, quests, weapons and more.
In the coming days, a wipe is expected to hit, the first iteration of a long-awaited map, with a huge range of updates, modifications and changes. There’s already a lot of anticipation running high within the community that, if Battlestate Games, the developer, can pull it off, Tarkov will once again rise to the top of the charts.