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Escape from Tarkov devs give players huge compensation for server issues

Published: 10/Feb/2020 20:45 Updated: 10/Feb/2020 21:05

by Michael Gwilliam


Battlestate Games is awarding players with 1 million in-game rubles after Escape from Tarkov suffered some poor server issues during the February 8 weekend.

Taking to Twitter, the Russian studio apologized to players for having to deal with “unstable server performance.” They went on to announce that as compensation, players would be receiving one million rubles.

Players will be receiving a letter with the compensation over the course of the next three days, which means all the compensation should be sent out by February 13.

“This letter is stored in the game mail for 48 hours from the moment you log in to the game,” the company explained in a follow-up reply.

Battlestate apologized further and stated that they are working tirelessly to improve the game experience. They noted, however, that it’s not always up to them to fix it, implying that other companies could have been responsible for the server issues.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding,” they concluded.

Still, for a game in beta, the Escape from Tarkov developers are going out of their way to accommodate players who may have had unpleasant experiences due to server challenges.

A lot of the player base responded kindly to the announcement, such as AviusL: “Thank you for keeping us updated so fast every time there’s an issue. Much appreciated.”

Twitch streamer JERICHO also pleasantly replied, stating he would be going on a shopping spree.

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Escape from Tarkov players are 1 million rubles richer.

Others, however, complained that the server issues were still ongoing and pondered if the developers would be awarding yet another million rubles to players in the next few days, on top of what they’ve already offered as compensation.

Escape from Tarkov has become one of Twitch’s most popular games of 2020, but these hiccups could really hurt a lot of the success the game has had if they continue.

Still, if you can get online, be sure to claim your million rubles if you get a chance, as all that money could come in handy once the servers regain their stability.

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How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 21:04

by Lauren Bergin


Battlestate Games have always been about building a fun community, but now they’re letting players influence the game design itself by launching the Escape from Tarkov Early Test Server. 

Escape from Tarkov’s developers, Battlestate Games, has always had a reputation for communicating with the game’s fanbase. By doing this, they’ve formed a dedicated community of players and fans who truly live and breathe the game.

These fans know that the updates for Tarkov are few and far between, normally coming in big chunks instead of occasional drip-fed updates. The announcement of new guns in early November certainly caused a stir, especially with Streets of Tarkov still looming somewhere on the horizon.

To add to the excitement, Tarkov’s devs have come up with an interesting way of including their fans in the development process: the Early Test Server.

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Streets of Tarkov is hopefully coming soon, but fans may be included in its development

What is the Early Test Server?

The Tarkov early test program works similarly to the PBE in LoL or Experimental Mode in Overwatch. As Battlestate’s tweet says, the ETS allows players to “test and run new features, content, and updates before they appear in the game, and allow players to contribute to the world of Escape from Tarkov.”

Additionally, it will help the devs identify any bugs or fixes in a tighter timeframe. Therefore, it will help ensure that any new updates are as polished as possible.

How to access the Early Test Server

In order to participate in the Early Test Server, you must have an active copy of Escape from Tarkov.

To become a part of the Early Test server, simply follow these steps:

  • Activate the launcher.
  • Fill in the ETS form.
  • Await notification that you’ve been selected.

It’s great to see the game’s devs reaching out to their fans to ensure that the Tarkov experience is the best it can be. So, if you fancy shaping the face of Tarkov, apply for the ETS: The possibilities are limitless!