Escape From Tarkov Closed Beta Begins

Posted on 31 Jul 2017

The upcoming hardcore online multiplayer FPS from Battlestate Games, Escape from Tarkov, has entered its next stage in development with the Closed Beta testing phase starting up. To gain instant access to the Beta, one must pre-order any of the various editions available via the official website.

For those who would rather wait a bit longer to try out the game before plopping down their hard-earned dosh, I’m sure the Open Beta is just around the corner. As it stands, this is pre-order queued, wave-based, Closed Beta invitation scenario only. For further details about the latest game updates for Escape from Tarkov, check out the Press Release below and enjoy!

Official Press Release

Battlestate Games Announces Launch of Escape from Tarkov Closed Beta Testing

PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JULY 27 2017 – Battlestate Games announces a new stage in development of the hardcore online FPS Escape from Tarkov – the start of closed beta testing.

CBT access will be provided to all owners of early access packages. The admission of players will be conducted in waves, but as soon as reasonably possible. Within a week, every package owner shall receive an invitation email. Players who have purchased early access packages earlier than others will be allowed into testing first. New users will have the opportunity to join the rest of the beta testers immediately after the end of the last wave of early access players.

With start of the new phase, the game receives a significant number of updates: the first part of the largest of game locations – Shoreline, reworked balance of existing locations and new spots to explore, more useful items, medicines and equipment, advanced arsenal of weapons and weapon modifications, balanced economy and insurance system, as well as general chat to search for info or raid companions.

In recent months we have done a formidable job optimizing the speed and stability of the game, fixed a lot of errors,” said Nikita Buyanov, head of the Battlestate Games. “Our main task is to make it comfortable to play for everyone. Therefore, I hope that players will understand the precautions we took with the gradual admission. Of course, the development of the game doesn’t stop here. It will grow richer with features and content with every consecutive update, as soon as they are ready. For example, the closed beta testing will be soon expanded with the quest system.

The studio also notes that there is no non-disclosure agreement set forth for the closed beta testing. All users shall now have the right to make, store and share screenshots and videos, broadcast their gameplay and post game materials online.

Learn more about the project testing plans and the estimated completion time frame on the official website of the project

By following the official Twitter of the game, you will get the current  announcements about in-game events and scheduled maintenance works

About Escape from Tarkov

Escape from Tarkov is a hardcore realistic story-driven online multiplayer game that combines features of FPS/TPS, combat simulation and RPG with MMO elements.

Players will assume the role of one of the mercenaries, the survivors of the initial stage of Tarkov conflict. After selecting one of the parties – USEC or BEAR – the player’s character begins his arduous journey in quest for ways of getting out of the city. All exits from Tarkov have been blocked by UN peacekeepers and Russian troops, all supply lines are cut off, and the link with the command is lost.

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