Escape from Tarkov

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Escape from Tarkov
Escape from Tarkov cover
Battlestate Games
2016-2019 Unity 5[Note 1]
2019-present Unity 2018[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows Early access
Themes Eastern Europe
Escape from Tarkov on Wikipedia
Contract Wars
Contract Wars Client 2014
Hired Ops 2021
Escape from Tarkov EA
Russia 2028 TBA

General information

Official forums
Official wiki
Official Discord


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website Linking the game to Steam account is a possibility, the game plans to be release on Steam "awhile after the game is released our own platform." Both versions will play on the same servers.[3][4]
A Mac version was planned in 2015 but remained unsupported as of March 2021.[5][6]
Linux support was said to be planned in one of the streams. [7]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass Currently available only with "Edge of Darkness" pre-order package.
The Predator E-book Get extra game gear as a bonus to the e-book: AKS74U with Zenit body kit; Silenced P226 with special ammo.
The Voice Behind E-book Get extra game gear as a bonus to the e-book: Crye Precision Airframe Tan Helmet with GPNVG 18; 2 adrenaline injectors; 5 RGD-5; 200 rounds of 9x19mm Luger CCI.
DLCs are planned after release – among them Scav Life and Winter.
Pre-order packages come with various pre-order bonuses depending on package. "Edge of Darkness" pre-order package includes a Season Pass.
Books DLCs are currently not available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Escape from Tarkov\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Battlestate Games\EscapeFromTarkov
Game progress and some settings are stored on your account.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Game uses vertical FOV. Slider up to 75 (107 horizontal on a 16:9 screen) degrees.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA and Resampling available, along with sharpness slider.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
You can also set custom FPS limits for the game lobby (up to 60) and in game (up to 144).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate cap of 144. Can be unlocked by enabling VSync in the game's options and disabling it in the Nvidia Control Panel.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Various options like activation on double key press, on key press and after key press.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separate slider for aiming down sights.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Overall, SFX, Interface, Chat sounds and Music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English voiceovers are currently only available for English-speaking characters.
Russian voiceovers are currently only available for Russian-speaking characters.
Website and launcher are currently not translated.
More languages are upcoming. Official translations can be found here.
Subtitles and non-native voiceovers are planned (options are already present in menu but currently not usable).[8]


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
1 Various maps are available to play in "offline mode", although you still need to be connected to the game servers to login, with no progression of any kind. Various settings like AI number and difficulty available.
LAN play
Online play
12 Co-op, Versus
Players can assume a role of NPC player, "Scav" in scenario mode, possibly increasing the amount of 12 online players in session.
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 DirectX 9 support was present before, but was removed and replaced with DirectX 11 in later patches. DirecX 12 can be forcefully enabled with -force-d3d12, but it has graphical issues.
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
64-bit for both the launcher and game itself.
Vulkan support was enabled briefly, but removed afterwards. It was planned for future update.[9]


Middleware Notes
Audio Steam Audio Works when Binaural sound game option is enabled
Anti-cheat BattlEye [10] Custom anticheat was used previously

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 / 8 / 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo - 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon x2 - 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 18 GB
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unity engine build: 5.6.6f2[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2018.4.11f1[2]