escape from tarkov

Official Site: Escape From Tarkov
Studio: Battlestate Games

Escape from Tarkov adds offline single-player and offers currency for reporting cheaters

Sure, you can try to fight cheaters in online games with technology, but that just ends up turning into an arms race. One of...

Persist Online interview: CipSoft explains why Persist is an MMORPG, not a survival shooter

Earlier this week, we covered the surprising news that Tibia developer CipSoft has a new MMORPG on the way. At least, the studio is...

Escape from Tarkov studio offers special edition compensation in the form of a single-use $50 coupon

Escape from Tarkov developer Battlestate Games just can't stop shooting itself in the foot over its PvE mode debacle. As a refresher, the studio...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 467: The end of an ArcheAge

Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge's sunset, the cancellation of BlizzCon 2024, Escape from Tarkov's no good very bad day, Age of Water's early access launch, and the 20th anniversary of City of Heroes, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, Fallout 4, and Guild Wars 2, plus mailbag topics on defensive characters in MMOs and whether Crowfall has any kind of future.

Escape from Tarkov cedes PvE mode to earlier special edition buyers, but only ‘in waves’ and after full release server updates

This past weekend saw Escape from Tarkov start a row with its biggest supporters by paywalling a PvE mode, forcing new buyers to cough...
This is who you are.

Escape from Tarkov causes firestorm by locking PvE mode behind $250 special edition

Battlestate Games has decided that access to a PvE mode for its otherwise PvP-centric shooter Escape from Tarkov is worth a whole lot of...

Escape from Tarkov brings a new low-level area, a new boss, and a Shoreline rework in latest patch

Escape from Tarkov isn't a game that crops up terribly often, but that's primarily because its update cadence tends to be rather sporadic -...
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The MOP Up: Warhammer Online’s Return of Reckoning ‘chickens out’

Return of Reckoning's rogue server changed how combat buffs worked and added a new level 40 quest that pays out in, er, a "Chicken...

Escape from Tarkov names-and-shames thousands of cheaters in a Google doc

Ah, welcome to Friday evening, folks, and a video game doing a little bit o' name-and-shame on some dastardly cheaters. The game is multiplayer shooter...
It helps that the game is bad, I guess.

Escape from Tarkov adds a new city region, new skills, improved systems, and more weapons

Remember back in 2020 when Escape from Tarkov said it was adding a new map to the game? You'd be forgiven for forgetting that...

Whatever happened to anti-grinding MMO Zeal? It joined the NFT craze

Every so often, we are reminded about an MMO or online RPG that caught our attention years ago but then sank into the mire...

The MOP Up: EVE Echoes racks up one million players

It looks like CCP's newest mobile game is already a smash hit. According to the studio, EVE Echoes has already crossed one million players...

Escape from Tarkov is getting a new map as it hits new viewership highs on Twitch

It's been a while since we've last heard major things out of Escape from Tarkov, the FPS survival multiplayer game from developer Battlestate Games....

The MOP Up: Second Life’s super expensive brothel

It's not every week that my editor marches up to me and demands that I cover virtual brothels as headlining stories, but this did...
It helps that the game is bad, I guess.

Escape from Tarkov players call for a server wipe in light of gear balance issues and bad player behavior

When they're not abusing DMCA to silence dissenting voices or coming up with threadbare excuses for not adding female models, the devs at Escape...
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Global Chat: Why player representation in games matters

The recent flap over Escape from Tarkov's public pronouncement of "no icky girls" (my paraphrase) as playable characters in its game elicited more than...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 255: Girls, elementals, and other things that ruin MMOs

Justin and Bree discuss Magic Legends, Tarkov, World of Warcraft, Crowfall, Lost Ark, Elder Scrolls Online, and SWG Legends, with mailbag topics on how MMOs can avoid murderhobo gameplay and how to escape MMOs that suck you back in.
Lady guns are so complicated

Escape from Tarkov confirms no playable female characters because of ‘game lore’ and workload

Sorry, ladies, but it's just too ding-dong-dang difficult to put y'all in Escape from Tarkov. That's the cited reason why the game's developer, Battlestate Games,...

Massively Uplifting: Charity comes in many forms for Bethesda, Square Enix, and Digital Extremes

Summer smiles -- get 'em while they're hot! If you are looking for a way to make your mood rise like the temperature, we've...

Escape from Tarkov devs apparently abused DMCA to target more than one YouTube critic

Back in December, we covered trouble brewing in the Escape From Tarkov community, as Russian developer Battlestate stood accused of abusing DMCA takedowns against...