Escape from Tarkov closed Beta preparations are is in full swing, however, our current work is not limited only to the tasks related to the closed Beta.
And now, we are pleased to announce one of the features of the game, which was been already mentioned in the early stages of EfT development - the Hideout.
The process of escaping from Tarkov is not as quick as it may appear from the outside. Our characters need some place to settle down to gain strength, store supplies, stash discovered gear and weapons. In other words, regroup before setting out to achieve the main goal of the game.
Player begin the construction and arrangements of Hideout from the scratch - initially it is found as an abandoned and cluttered up bomb shelter without any means of of life-sustaining. Consistently building and improving the Hideout modules, such as the power generator, water collection system, ventilation, medical treatment facility, recon center, heating, bathroom and many others, players improves various parameters of their characters, such as out-of-raid health, hydration and energy regeneration speed. The player also gets special opportunities for the production of medicines, ammunition and other items from various resources. Recon center improvements provide new opportunities of working with merchants and playing as Scavs and much more.
Each module, there are already over 13 of them in production now, has unique bonuses, and requires a unique scheme for building. The player will need different resources, access to a variety of merchants and necessary skill levels to unlock the module installation capabilities and the possibilities for their improvement.
To maintain the Hideout operational condition, the first thing player will need to install is the generator, which consumes fuel. With a lack of fuel, production and regeneration of characteristics will be slowed or disrupted. It should also be noted that the size of the cache will directly depend on the level of Hideout cache. Players with a Limited Edition of the game will receive the cache of maximum, third level.
In addition to the basic modules of the Hideout, the player will be able to install elite modules that drastically improve living standards and security, accelerate skills leveling, allow producing unique items and resources, and simply add warm feel and comfort in your new home.
What is worth noticing separately is a full-fledged shooting range, where you can test your weapons.
The Hideout will be an integral part of the game, which will justify all out-of-raid processes that happen to character - restoring health, size of caches, access to new services of merchants, objects research and events in the world of Escape from Tarkov.
This major innovation is being developed in parallel and independently from the main course of the company. We plan to launch the Hideout in open beta testing.