Escape From Tarkov... Every time I watch a gameplay video of this game, I feel an urgent need to download Call of Pripyat and play it for a hunredth time. That’s probably because of my obsession towards the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series; and I’ll admit that the “downloading” part of the previous statement was partly a lie. There is always a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game ready to play in my computer. Zone is the home.

Whatever, enough babbling nonsense; we’re here to talk about Escape From Tarkov, and its Alpha stage. The alpha testing starts in August 4, Battlestate Games state in their recent post, and until that time, we will get more info, features & content about our much-anticipated backpack simulator. The developers also mention that putting this state of the game under an alpha test would not serve any purpose, for they want a fluid and benefical alpha process. Here’s the announcement:

Dear friends, today we have conducted an ultimate analysis of the expected alpha testing launch of Escape from Tarkov and are now ready to disclose the date of launch. The most important point of the early testing is the solid base that will be added to the game in the coming days and will make it to the Alpha – and, ultimately, serve as a steady foundation to Escape from Tarkov.


Opening access to whatever we have now, “as is”, in our opinion, does not serve any purpose. Alpha testing should not only polish the project and add content, but thoroughly balance and flesh out the details of game mechanics. This is why we have formed a perfectly clear vision of what alpha testing should include – the version of the game where we could solve all of these tasks together!


We hereby announce the start of Escape from Tarkov alpha testing for August 4. In the time remaining to the launch of the tests we are going to reveal several new game features in form of videos or streams, so stay tuned!

After the streaming accident they’ve had in the passing months; our hope for a fluid, optimized game got a little dampened but it’s still enough. Not getting hyped for this game is hard, especially for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fans, am I right? Well there is no Zone, nor anomalies (probably) in this game but the sense of absolute loneliness and the paranoia of a hostile world… We’re in. Please make this game and make it good.

Stay tuned!


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