Dear friends! The New Year and Christmas are just around the corner, so it feels like a great time to start cheering you up with presents. First, we’re announcing the Escape from Tarkov switch over to the Extended Alpha!
What does that mean? It means that testing is drawing near to the Closed Beta, entering a new, more advanced stage, a lot of new features are introduced to the game, and it becomes technically more polished. And most importantly - even more pre-order package owners will be granted the access to testing!
The Extended Alpha version will contain the following features and content:
- A new raid location, the Woods - wide open spaces, dense forest vegetation, entirely new tactics and game experience;
- Weapon failure and repair system;
- Ability to create groups for going into raids together;
- Improved game physics;
- Ceaseless work on performance optimization and troubleshooting of existing issues;
- Everything that has been done to this point in Alpha, including completely operational networking, trade, leveling, inventory management etc.;
- Absolute ABOLITION of the Alpha materials publication restrictions. Yes, from this point onwards you are free to stream, make videos and screenshots of the game and share them.
Also, although some pre-order packages’ owners were supposed to be granted the access to the testing with the start of the Beta, we’ll start the admissions right away!
In a few days, as soon as the networking aspects are updated, we plan to give the Extended Alpha access to the owners of the following pre-order packages:
- 1st wave: "Prepare For Escape" - 25% of those who don’t have the access yet.
- 2nd wave: "Prepare For Escape" - 25 more percents of those who don’t have the access yet.
- 3rd wave: "Left Behind" - 25% of those who don’t have the access yet.
The Escape from Tarkov testing continues, and the future will bring more discoveries, locations and mechanics. Stay on board!
NDA is continuing to act! We will post a separate notice about NDA lift.
The transition to the extended alpha has not yet taken place. This will happen in a few days.