Battlestate Games announces a new stage in development of the hardcore online FPS Escape from Tarkov – the start of closed beta testing.
CBT access will be provided to all owners of early access packages. The admission of players will be conducted in waves, but as soon as reasonably possible. Within a week, every package owner shall receive an invitation email. Players who have purchased early access packages earlier than others will be allowed into testing first. New users will have the opportunity to join the rest of the beta testers immediately after the end of the last wave of early access players.
The official Battlestate Games YouTube channel has posted a video about the start of the CBT.
With start of the new phase, the game receives a significant number of updates: the first part of the largest of game locations – Shoreline, reworked balance of existing locations and new spots to explore, more useful items, medicines and equipment, advanced arsenal of weapons and weapon modifications, balanced economy and insurance system, as well as general chat to search for info or raid companions.
“In recent months we have done a formidable job optimizing the speed and stability of the game, fixed a lot of errors,” said 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.”
The studio also notes that there is no non-disclosure agreement set forth for the closed beta testing. All users shall now have the right to make, store and share screenshots and videos, broadcast their gameplay and post game materials online.
Learn more about the project testing plans and the estimated completion time frame on the official website of the project https://www.escapefromtarkov.com/.
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