Do You Lose Stuff When You Play Offline in Escape from Tarkov?
Escape from Tarkov can be a very overwhelming experience for new players, that is why Offline mode is a great way to improve at the game. In this article we’ll answer the question, do you lose stuff in offline mode?
Do You Lose Stuff When You Play Offline Mode?
Basically, playing in offline mode you will not connect to the servers, which means no other players. You can decide whether or not you want the bots in there with you, and you will not lose any of the gear you brought in.
So no, you do not lose any of your stuff in offline mode.
The Caveat is, that you can’t take anything with you either, you won’t gain any experience, and you won’t level any skills. Offline mode is strictly for practice.
Who is Offline Mode For?
Offline mode is good for beginners that are looking to get familiar with the map and look for extractions without any consequences. So if you are new to Escape from Tarkov or just to a specific map in general, offline mode is a great tool.
Offline mode is also useful for more experienced players to find specific loot spots or hidden stashes. You can also use it to test changes that come with new patches - stuff like recoil and new animations.
Warming up in Offline mode is great, and as for which map you should play, we recommend Factory. As for weapons, we recommend a Mosin-Nagant, but whatever is in your inventory is fine since your ammo doesn’t get wasted anyway. Try going for headshots and kill as many scavs as you can. Once you are feeling warmed up, feel free to jump into a real raid.
How to Play in Offline Mode?
Getting into Offline Mode is simple:
Pick your PMC and the map of your choice as usual.
Tick ‘Enable Practice mode for this raid’.
If you want the A.I with you don’t forget to tick ‘Enable PvE’ at step 2.
Can I Play With Friends in Offline Mode?
Ever since patch 0.12.12.30, you can play Offline Mode with friends. It may sound a bit confusing since it’s called Offline Mode but think of it as a PvE-type mode.
However, as of the time of writing this article, only people with EoD versions of the game can access them. Does this seem pay-to-win to you? If so we have an in-depth article on that topic here.
Hence why Offline mode is a great way to learn and explore the game with your friends, and it is a great opportunity for your friends to show you around and vice-versa.
All in all, the offline mode has many uses. Not only can you use it to test the game’s core mechanics, but you can also use it to create fun custom games like deathmatch, 1v1s, hide & seek, etc.
With that being said, we hope you found this guide useful. Be sure to check out our other guides on Escape from Tarkov.