Russian indie devs Battlestate Games announced that their upcoming hardcore MMOFPS Escape From Tarkov will be entering another round of alpha testing. Being called an extended alpha, the new build introduces the Woods environment that provides a more natural contrast to the urban environments featured in the game’s first alpha. The Woods is a mix of open fields and dense forests, which creates plenty of opportunities to ambush unsuspecting PMCs. Additionally weapon failure, weapon repair, and player groups have been added to the game. Behind the scenes, Escape from Tarkov’s in-game physics have been improved and plenty of optimizations have been implemented.
A new round of keys for Escape from Tarkov’s extended alpha are being sent out, with priority going to those who have purchased pre-orders. Those who purchased a more expensive package will have a higher chance of getting into the alpha. Closed beta is scheduled to start later this year.