Escape from Tarkov Articles
In a brace of updates, Battlestate Games addressed the ongoing matching issues in Escape from Tarkov, along with providing a glimpse into future developments.
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Battlestate Games, developers behind Escape from Tarkov, have confirmed there will be no playable female characters in the game because of "game lore" and the "huge amount of work needed with animations."
Battlestate Games has sent out a brand new video to showcase some of the changes coming to Escape from Tarkov. Most notably, players will have the new Terragroup location to explore along with a number of new weapons and equipment, "Killa" scav boss and more. In addition, the team has promised a large number of bug fixes, technical improvements and feature enhancements.
Escape From Tarkov has been updated to v0.10.5 that brings a number of technical improvements, feature enhancements and additions to the game. Most notably, the new update brings the Flea Market to EoT that is present "to create a new economic system in the game" where players can buy / sell goods.
Battlestate Games has published a lengthy developer note to let the community know the plans going forward into 2018. There are a number of features and milestones that the team plans to meet throughout the year including fixing performance issues and squashing the majority of bugs that are currently present.
Battlestate Games has announced that a pair of tie-in novels for Escape from Tarkov. The first book, "Predator", is written by Alexander Kontorovich and has already been published in Russia. The company is already working on translated versions in English, German, Polish and Chinese. The effort is planned to be complete as early as March or April 2018.
Over the next several weeks, Escape from Tarkov beta players will be working with Battlestate Games to "load test" the game servers to adjust processing for large numbers of players. This is being done to stress test servers and identify back end issues to solve prior to the start of open beta in "early 2018".
If you've been looking forward to Battlestate Games' Escape from Tarkov, we have good news for you today. Site-registered users have a chance to check the game out prior to the launch of Open Beta in early 2018. Players chosen to participate in the stress testing event will be granted 7-day access to EFT as well as an opportunity to purchase the game at a 25% discount within a week of the event's end.
Escape from Tarkov has been updated with a beefy patch that brings over 70 new items into the game as well as "enhanced early access sets". Players will have access to a plethora of new weaponry, a full system of gestures and voice commands to assist with communication and advanced weapon handling. Improvements and tweaks were also applied to several features including optimization, grenade functionality, tweaks to armor and character damage and much more.
Battlestate Games has announced that Escape from Tarkov will be ready to hit closed beta testing in July. All pre-order customers will be able to take part and check out some of the new features including insurance to prevent gear loss; economy changes; new weapons with customization options and ammunition types; four locations; and general chat options.
Battlestate Games has revealed extensive new information about The Hideout, a player's personalized space in the world. This new feature will be added in time for the open beta that is currently scheduled to kick off this fall.
The Escape from Tarkov Facebook page has been updated with a new blog post detailing how the team is working to prepare for closed beta testing. Several key features are in the works, many nearing completion, and are cited as goals for the commencement of CBT.
Battlestate Games has lifted the NDA for testers beginning March 24th. The team had delayed allowing testers to speak of their experiences in the game in order to address their feedback and "meet the high expectations of our players and show the project as it was meant to be seen". Satisfied that the criteria has been met, the NDA has lifted.
Escape from Tarkov has received a significant update that expands the "Customs" zone map in the game. According to developers, the change brings new tactical opportunities to players and is filled with hidden passageways, special loot and player spawn points and more. The Customs raid is, by reports, much more difficult than before and gives new challenging game play to hardcore players.