The Bitcoin Farm in Escape From Tarkov is one of the two upgrades you can make to your hideout that allows for passive income, but it’s expensive to build and is never fully explained in-game.
In this guide, I’ll be explaining what the Bitcoin Farm is, how it works, and how many resources are worth investing in it.
What are Bitcoins?
Bitcoins are extremely rare treasure items in Escape From Tarkov that can either be traded with vendors or sold to Therapist for current price of 145,000 Roubles. Due to the value of the trade options, selling to Therapist is currently the most profitable option.
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How do I get Bitcoins?
As treasure spawns, Bitcoins are an extremely rare drop that can be found in Safes, Sports Bags, Jackets, in Caches, or in Shturman’s crate. No matter where you search, Bitcoins are extremely rare. The only reliable way to get them is from the Bitcoin Farm.
What is the Bitcoin Farm
The Bitcoin Farm is one of the two methods of generating passive income through your hideout, with the only other option being the Scav Case. Unlike crafting with other stations, or using the Scav Case, the Bitcoin Farm will produce bitcoins at a steady rate so long as you have at least one GPU in the farm, and your generator is turned on. This is true regardless of if you’re logged in or not.
How to build the Bitcoin Farm
Building the Bitcoin Farm requires a decent amount of investment in your hideout to even get started. For now, I’ll list all the pre-requisite Hideout upgrades. But for details on what those upgrades require to build checkout our Hideout guide.
Hideout upgrades needed before building the Bitcoin Farm:
- Level 2 Intelligence Center
- Level 3 Security
- Level 3 Medstation
- Level 3 Nutrition Unit
- Level 3 Illumination
- Level 3 Lavatory
- Level 2 Generator
- Level 2 Vents
- Level 2 Stash
How does the Bitcoin Farm work
So now that you have it built, how does the Bitcoin Farm work? The Bitcoin Farm will produce Bitcoins at a steady rate based on the number of GPUs installed in the farm. As of now, there is no durability or condition affects on the GPUs, and they can be used indefinitely, so this is not a recurring cost.
A single Graphics Card will produce one Bitcoin every 20 hours, but this time can be reduced with additional GPUs. A level 1 Bitcoin Farm can hold 10 Graphics Cards, and if fully stocked will produce a Bitcoin around once every 12 hours and 50 minutes.
A level 2 Farm can hold 25 GPUs total, and a Level 3 can hold a total of 50. But there are diminishing returns on the benefit of using more cards.
How long does it take to produce a bitcoin
Time-per-bitcoin (Generator must be on at all times)
- 5 GPUs: 16 Hours
- 10 GPUs: 12 Hours 50 Minutes
- 15 GPUs: 10 Hours 46 Minutes
- 20 GPUs: 9 Hours 15 Minutes
- 25 GPUs: 8 Hours 6 Minutes
- 30 GPUs: 7 Hours 12 Minutes
- 35 GPUs: 6 Hours 30 Minutes
- 40 GPUs: 5 Hours 54 Minutes
- 50 GPUs: 5 Hours
How many bitcoins can I farm at a time?
One last thing to remember, the Bitcoin Farm can only hold 3 Bitcoins at a time. So investing more than 10 or 15 GPUs may not be worth it if you only play every 3 days. Even if you play daily, there still might not be an impactful benefit from investing more than 25 or 30 GPUs. However many you use, remember that it’ll take that much longer for your overall investment to start to pay off.
With all those GPUs, you should take a look at our Looting Guide to get an idea for how best to hunt for them, or our Hideout Guide to help you get started on building your own Farm.
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