Escape from Tarkov makes final preparations for its open beta

Don’t get too comfortable, because the real war is about to begin. Right now, Escape from Tarkov’s development team is in the final stage of preparations for the upcoming open beta test.

While there’s no announced date for the open beta test, the team did say that it should be coming in the early part of 2018, perhaps within the month. To make sure that the beta will be as smooth as possible and able to handle the influx of many more testers, Escape from Tarkov ran a New Year event over the holidays to stress test the servers. The team said that the event topped previous population records and greatly increased the game’s presence on Twitch.

“We were able to perform a quality and quantity assessment of the required server base expansion in different regions. New servers are already being ordered to ensure the minimum matching wait time,” the team wrote. “Soon after the next patch we’ll be able to determine a precise open beta start date.”

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sirsam

I can’t believe theres no HUD. Kudos devs

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Dug From The Earth

I was sooo interested in this game for awhile, but only based on hype videos. After recently digging into the actual game details, one thing has really turned me off to the game. The Unity Engine.

It just seems to be a huge struggle for Unity to handle the level to detail and complexity that this game is shooting (hah, punny) for. The end results, is some pretty awful pop-in and visual downgrading of graphics in parts

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shear

I don’t know Rust runs on Unity and looks really good and runs fairly well too. So I think your fear is unfounded.

There are pop-ups now though… :D

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ruax

This video is the possible worst presentation of the game. Jack knows shit about this game. He just jumped the hypetrain.
Dont let that fool you! Take a look some of the other youtubers! At least to have a better understanding what game it is really!

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Dug From The Earth

Oh, i wasnt using his view of the game mechanics and gameplay itself.

I was linking it just because he is one person to point out the Unity Engine issue. I own plenty of games that use Unity, some good, some awful. As Jack mentions, this games seems too ambitious and large scale for what Unity Engine can really handle. Based on what ive seen and read about the game, Unity seems like a poor choice.

The game still looks interesting to me, but the downsides of Unity could be enough to bother me as I tried to play this game. Just my personal opinion however. If you look at all the people who play Pubg (which has a horrible and ugly engine), its obvious that many gamers dont care enough about visuals to keep them from having fun.

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van_glorious

With all due respect, I have to disagree. A bad musician blames his instrument.

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Dug From The Earth

And a great musician, with a broken instrument, would still sound like crap

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Daniel Greiner

I just think it’s stupid and yet funny how they are all complaining about how it runs on unity and stuff but I’ve watched many YouTubers play it and not have any problems with it not to mention if there were any problems what would you want from a that was once a 4 GB download (going off of what I seen in a video) and I seen someone say that it’s now 10 GB but still complain of they must honestly should try playing the game first before judging it right?

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Greaterdivinity

Been seeing this for years now…so is it just kinda a Chernobyl-esque survival shooter type thing? Because that’s what it seems like.

If there’s a PvE option where I don’t need to worry about gank squads, I’ll likely give it a go when it hits OBT.

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shear

There is no PvE without PvP the game is PvPvE and from the looks of it, it’s going to be staying that way. But I’ve wiped a squad of four on my own today and it was the most exhilarating feeling, my hands were shaking. Very cool game.

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K38FishTacos

Best shooter I’ve played. Keep a cool head and don’t expect COD or BF.

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CapnLan

Been hearing a ton of buzz about this game lately. Might have to take a look at it.

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shear

I just started playing this a few weeks ago. This game is going to be very special.

10/10