The developers are quiet on the release date.
Escape from Tarkov has been in closed beta for a few years now, and many gamers are anxiously waiting for it to be officially released. You may have seen many streamers playing this survival-like realistic first-person shooter PC game. You thought you might try it out for yourself. Sadly, pre-ordering the game is the only way to get into the closed beta. While this may seem tempting, being a beta, the game still has bugs that need to be ironed out. Also, during the closed beta, the developers are wiping progress every few months.
If that doesn’t sound appealing to you, it is best to wait until Escape from Tarkov officially releases. When does the game officially release? Hopefully, sometime soon, let’s jump into more details about Escape from Tarkov below.
What Is Escape from Tarkov?
Escape from Tarkov is a hardcore and realistic online first-person action RPG/Simulator with MMO features and a story-driven walkthrough. It features a lot of character and inventory management. This game isn’t meant for players who like to run and gun; it offers a much slower pace of combat compared to other games in the genre.
In Escape from Tarkov, players will experience intense firefights in a PvPvE setting. Players will be able to explore a large map, loot for Tarkov items, craft weapons and gear, and try to survive if they can. If you die during a mission, you will lose any equipment you were carrying while on that mission. If you want to keep some of your gear, you will need to use closed containers and other methods. This feature means death means something. Be prepared and take your time.
Tarkov items found in raids, raids are maps, can also be traded with NPCs on the Tarkov market or players by meeting and swapping with them in-game. So, staying alive and earning items has its benefits.
The game is still in closed beta, but it has already received positive reviews from gamers and critics alike. The game has also built up a sizeable, dedicated community.
When Is Escape from Tarkov Officially Releasing?
The Escape developers from Tarkov, Battlestate Games, have not given an official release date for the game. Considering that the game is still in closed beta, even after almost five years, says a lot about when it will release. We also have to think about if the game will go from a closed beta or if it will do an open beta. If it goes into open beta, who knows how long it will remain that way. But, an open beta will have a lot more players for testing, which could speed up the process.
As of right now, there is no confirmed release date for Escape from Tarkov. There is no mention of an estimate of when it will release. This year, the developers could do a surprise release, but that is just wishful thinking. Still, many gamers hope that the developers will give us a more specific release date soon.
Will Closed Beta Progress Carry Over?
There’s a very high chance that none of your gear will carry over to the official release. Considering that the developers do server wipes every few months in the closed beta, they will likely do it before the release. Server wipes reset the economy and erase all Tarkov items you have gained, even the valuable SICC case. A server wipe is a perfect time for new players to jump in. Since everyone is on a leveled playing field it is best to learn how to play before everyone starts leveling up and getting high-end loot.
So it is best to not get to attached to your equipment because it isn’t going to last very long. However, many people like starting over. It makes it feel like the game has leagues/seasons. Server wipes sometimes come with updates as well.
Is It Coming To Consoles?
There is always a possibility that it will come to consoles. However, Escape from Tarkov has very complicated mechanics that may be hard to port to a controller. This game feels like it was made for PCs using a mouse and keyboard. The UI is also much easier for a mouse and keyboard. It would be very hard trying to manage your inventory with a controller. There is currently no controller support for PC players yet. Again, it doesn’t mean it won’t; however, it is unlikely to come to Xbox or PlayStation consoles.
In short, the Escape developers from Tarkov have been reticent lately about when the game will leave closed beta or when it will release. However, if you want to get in on the action early, you can pre-order the game and gain access to the beta. Everyone else, in the meantime, will just have to wait a while longer until it is finally released, whenever that is.
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