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Escape from Tarkov

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Battlestate Games
Release Date: 2017

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by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2015 @ 5:38 p.m. PST

Escape from Tarkov is a narrative MMO mix of FPS/TPS and RPG genres, where you find yourself in a modern Russian city sunk into anarchy: only the fittest will solve the mysteries of Tarkov and get out alive.

Escape from Tarkov pushes the boundaries of genres and offers a new kind of gameplay based on a multitude of tactical and combat factors and the use of additional modules that improve game realism.

Events take place in a realistic setting in the Russian city of Tarkov. Main characters work for two private military companies locked in bloody conflict on the streets of the settlement surrounded by UN forces and Russian Military. Players need to find a way out of the isolated Tarkov, survive the deadly hazards and unearth all mysteries of the city. Following the wildly twisted plot, heroes of Escape from Tarkov meet many dangers – from hostile mercenaries of enemy faction to aggressive environment. Death may come suddenly in a multitude of ways: character may perish because of consequences of different injuries, illnesses, exhaustion and radiation poisoning. To survive in a harsh and unpredictable world, players use numerous MMO system modules: users can control all actions and movements of their character and choose from a wide range of behaviors and tactics.

Events take place in the fictitious Norvinsk oblast (province), a special economic zone created as a transitional area between Russia and Europe. Great business conditions for big international companies attracted not only law-abiding firms, but corporations with shady dealings. Two years ago, Tarkov, the biggest city in the province, became a scene for a scandal caused by a transatlantic company. Six months later a political struggle escalated into armed conflict between UN peacemakers, the Russian military and two private military companies. Borders of the province were closed and those who ended up in the middle of a local war were separated from the outer world.

Today Norvinsk oblast has become a scene for active agents of two private military companies hired by two sides of the conflict. USEC works for the scandalous international corporation Terra Group and provides local skirmishes in order to obstruct investigation of the company's activity by local authorities. Moreover, according to intelligence, USEC affords protection for the illegal practices of a foreign company. BEAR, which, on hearsay, was created by the direct order of Russian government, and operates as part of the official Norvinsk authorities and searches for any clues of illicit activity of the Terra Group.

With every new day the situation in Norvinsk oblast becomes stranger and more complicated. Panic reigns as the city is plunged into armed conflict: citizens flee while those who stay begin to scavenge whatever they can. Taking the new realities as a matter of course and huddling up into well-armed gangs, scavs start their own battle for territories. Today, Tarkov is divided by unseen borders set by bandit groups. Up-for-anything, they won't stop short at killing innocents or waging a war against two private military companies.

Players will enter the battlefield as surviving ex-mercenaries. After choosing one's side, USEC or BEAR, the protagonist starts off in the middle of the city. Tarkov is blocked by UN forces and Russian military, supply lines are cut, communications are lost – in these realities everyone decides by himself or herself, how to survive and get out of city.

Registration for closed beta testing of Escape from Tarkov is open on the official website.

Key Features:

  • Hardcore online action RPG/Simulator in a contemporary Russian setting. In Escape from Tarkov, everything hinges on the player and their ability to adapt, survive and overcome any obstruction.
  • Story-oriented game advancement with unique quest elaboration. By completing missions and tasks, players not only learn the history of the Tarkov conflict, but also increase their chances to survive and escape the hot zone.
  • Next-level realism. Escape from Tarkov is a combat simulator that includes a multitude of hazardous influences. Player actions are influenced by numerous factors, from character's injuries and physical state to environmental effects.
  • Absolute freedom of actions and character control. the game employs 100% realistic ballistics, a full procedural effect system, absolute control of movement, interaction with environment, stealth actions and more. Escape from Tarkov also employs advanced system weapon handling and customization.
  • Unique skills and character progress system. The character receives different types of experience depending on what they are doing. The player can improve more than 100 skills that are separated into 4 types: physical, cognitive, combat and practical.
  • Individual game progress and choice of tactics. Raids on enemy bases, stealth operations, cooperative missions, trading, exploring, collecting resources, radio communications – in Tarkov, every player finds something for themselves.
  • AI-controlled economy influenced by players. The character can barter useful resources, engage in auction activities or open their own business with subordinates and systems.
  • Multitude of offline activities. Healing, trading, spying, weapons improvement and customization, management of loot stashes, researches, etc.

Escape from Tarkov is planning for a closed beta test in early 2016. Players can register for more information and the beta test on the official website.

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