Escape From Tarkov's Paid Closed Beta is Available Now - Launch Trailer

Written by Neil Soutter on Sun, Jul 30, 2017 9:12 AM
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Promising ultra-realistic online shooter Escape From Tarkov has just edged into its Closed Beta; a new launch trailer arriving to celebrate the news. Why have a launch trailer for a Closed Beta? Well, for fans it means Escape From Tarkov is available to buy, effective immediately. Buying any version of Escape From Tarkov directly from Battlestate Games will net you guaranteed access to the Closed Beta.

The trailer’s looking every bit as spick and span as you’d expect, showing off a raft of new gameplay/ Escape From Tarkov is best surmised as an online STALKER. Players inching through a post-apocalyptic landscape, scavenging for supplies and competing with rival factions.

The current alpha version of Escape From Tarkov includes the Shoreline location, one of the largest areas to be in the final build. There have also been a bunch of new weapons, modifications and items added, as well as a retooled economy and insurance system.

"In recent months we have done a formidable job optimizing the speed and stability of the game, fixed a lot of errors," says 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.”

You can pick up Escape From Tarkov now directly from the official site, beginning at €34.99. I know plenty may balk at the idea of paying for access to a test phase though, particularly when it's such an unknown quantity.

Anyone planning to give Escape From Tarkov a go? Or would you prefer to see how impressions shake out? Let us know!

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04:25 Jul-31-2017

i could see this game frustrating the hell out of me

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21:38 Jul-31-2017

Why is that?

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06:23 Aug-07-2017

i work terribly under pressure so in games where you lose stuff on death i always choke up and get irritated

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12:13 Jul-30-2017

While it is a modified Unity engine, I was surprised a while back when I was playing in Alpha, can't wait for full release. hopefully by then my gtx 1080ti or amd equivalent will be ready

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04:32 Jul-31-2017

Unity gets a bad rap. It's actually a good engine when used well, it's just that its ease of access, readily available pre-made assets, and Steam's open door policy results in a LOT of crap flooding the market.

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11:27 Jul-30-2017

oh the good ol AK-47 FOR EVERY ONEEEEE!!!! angry mob command&conquer FTW

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09:50 Jul-30-2017

Is this like PUBG but first person? Last man standing game?

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10:13 Jul-30-2017

The aim is to kill other players to gather loot and then leave, if you die you lose everything you entered the raid with and anything you've aquired during.

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15:50 Jul-30-2017

Just like the Division then, or is it strictly PvP?

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16:38 Jul-30-2017

I suppose the mechanics for EFT are similar to the DZ.
EFT raids are PvPvE however you can do PVE but I believe you don't keep the loot.

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09:42 Jul-30-2017

Me and my friends are just waiting on keys, I receieved an Email stating they are sent out in waves and we'll have our's prior to 5th of August.
We can't wait to get stuck in :D

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09:39 Jul-30-2017

Looks gorgeous.. i'll give it a go

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