Escape from Tarkov’s alpha test is coming in August


Watch out, everyone: The Russian invasion is coming this summer.

Escape from Tarkov announced this past weekend that it will be heading into alpha testing on August 4th. The gritty urban multiplayer shooter expects to build a solid foundation for the game by then, including the addition of several features that haven’t been revealed yet.

The team said that it didn’t want to introduce players to the game before it was ready: “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.”

Could we be seeing a new standard for what makes up an alpha test here?