Russian indie developers Battlestate Games Studio has announced that the technical Alpha test of their upcoming sandbox FPS Escape from Tarkov has begun today. Those who have pre-ordered the game will have priority access to the Alpha, followed by those who signed up. Battlestate Games Studio will be adding more slots to the Alpha every one or two days.
The Alpha test will be set in the Factory and Customs maps that has been showcased in many gameplay videos so far, where they will have access to 15 types of weapons and plenty of weapon mods. The game is has most of its main features, including weapon mods, medical system, inventor management, and trade. Battlestate Games Studio hopes to stress test servers, pinpoint bugs, and get some early feedback on their game.
Pre-orders for Escape from Tarkov is currently being accepted through the official site. The lowest tier is available for $45 USD and includes the game, guaranteed access to the closed beta, and some bonus starter equipment.