Battlestate Games announced that their open world survival FPS Escape from Tarkov will enter closed beta testing in July. The game is currently in closed alpha, with invites only going out in small batches to select players. Once closed beta testing begins, everyone who pre-ordered the game will get access to Escape from Tarkov.
The beta will bring a significant amount of new content to the game. The giant new Shoreline zone is being added to the map, bringing the total zones in the map to four. Items, weapons, and the economy have been updated. The classic MP5 submachine gun along with a bunch of new weapon mods and ammo types have been added to the game. A merchant and a new insurance system for weapons and equipment have also been implemented, which should give Battlestate Games tools to balance the economy. Finally, players will be able to participate in the General Chat channel that will deliver messages to all online players.