Escape from Tarkov in full swing this holiday season. With the addition of Christmas trees to many maps and now Twitch drops are back. This is definitely the time for any Tarkov player, new and old. Twitch drops are not a new concept for Escape From Tarkov, but this year the drops have been changed. In the past, drops were random, but now a schedule has been set and time requirements must be met to get each drop. Let's see how you can get your drops from Twitch streams.
How to Earn Twitch Drops
In previous Twitch events in the game, Twitch Drops were given out randomly, just like watching a participating stream. To divide the community, Battlestate Games would designate certain streamers to have drops enabled on certain days so multiple streams could spend their time in the limelight. This time around they seem to have done something similar. Every day different streamers will announce in their stream title if they have drops or not. What's different this time is when the drops are dispensed.
This year, the drops are not randomly distributed. You have to watch a stream for a set amount of time and then you will receive a drop. The time it takes to watch streams has been reduced from what it was originally. When the event started, you had to watch 2 hours of a stream for your first drop, then 4 hours of viewing time for every other drop. Now you only have to watch 2 hours for each drop.
With six drops in total, that means you'll need to watch at least 12 hours of live streaming to earn all the drops for a day. However, if you are not quick to claim your drop, it may take longer for the next one. This is because the 2 hour timer for each drop does not start until the previous drop has been claimed. So if you leave the stream open for 6 hours but don't claim the first drop after 2 hours, you will only get one drop.
As long as you remember to take your drop every two hours, you will be fine. If you need more help with Escape From Tarkov, check out our other guides.
Escape from Tarkov is available now on PC.