Escape from Tarkov

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Escape from Tarkov
Escape from Tarkov cover
Developers
Battlestate Games
Engines
2016-2019 Unity 5[Note 1]
2019-2021 Unity 2018[Note 2]
2021 Unity 2019[Note 3]
Future Unity 2020[4]
Release dates
Windows Early access
Taxonomy
Themes Eastern Europe
Series Russia 2028
Escape from Tarkov on Wikipedia
Russia 2028
Contract Wars Client 2014
Hired Ops 2021
Escape from Tarkov EA
Escape from Tarkov Arena TBA
Russia 2028 TBA

General information

Official forums
Official wiki
Official Discord

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website Linking the game to Steam account is a possible future option, 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.[5]
Windows
Mac[5] and Linux[6] native versions are planned after release.
A Mac version was planned in 2015 but remained unreleased as of January 2022.[5][7] Mac logo is still visible in BattleStateGames website.[8]
Linux support was planned in 2015 as well[9] and was confirmed to be planned in several of the streams.[6][10][11]
Game works with Wine and Proton with BattlEye patches, but online raids don't work due to missing BattlEye modules.[12]. They are planned to be implemented by BattlEye.[13]

Demo/free trial[edit]

The account is free to create and can download the launcher, but the the game is paid with no current permanent free trial, however there exist 7-day trial keys which can be won on various occasions.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
DLC DLCs are planned after release – among them Scav Life, Winter and Sniper. They will be free for the "Edge of Darkness" pre-order package.
The game is said not to have any microtransations,[5] although there are some events (Christmas, participation in tests, Twitch drops events) that can give extra items. There are also some items being given out to contributing community members on certain occasions.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass Currently available only with "Edge of Darkness" pre-order package.
Windows
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.
Windows
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.
Windows
DLCs are planned after release – among them Scav Life, Winter and Sniper.
Pre-order packages come with various pre-order bonuses depending on package. "Edge of Darkness" pre-order package includes a Season Pass.
Upcoming Escape from Tarkov Arena game will be a separate purchase that will be cheaper than the game. It will be free with the "Edge of Darkness" pre-order bonus.[14]
Books DLCs are currently not available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Game uses vertical FOV. Slider up to 75 (107 horizontal on a 16:9 screen) degrees.
Windowed
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)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Color blind mode

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
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
Controller support

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
English voiceovers are currently only available for English-speaking characters.
Simplified Chinese
Czech
Website and launcher are currently not translated.
French
German
Hungarian
Website and launcher are currently not translated.
Italian
Japanese
Launcher is currently not translated.
Polish
Website and launcher are currently not translated.
Brazilian Portuguese
Slovenian
Website and launcher are currently not translated.
Russian
Russian voiceovers are currently only available for Russian-speaking characters.
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Website is currently not translated.
Turkish
Website is 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).[15]

Network[edit]

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]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 DirectX 9 support was present in the early versions, 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. Launcher uses DirectX 9Ex.
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
64-bit for both the launcher and game itself.
Vulkan support was enabled briefly, but removed afterwards. It was planned for future update.[16]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Steam Audio Works when Binaural sound game option is enabled
Anti-cheat BattlEye [17] Custom anticheat was used previously

System requirements[edit]

Windows[18]
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.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.6.6f2[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2018.4.28f1[2]
  3. Unity engine build: 2019.4.39f1[3]

References