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Escape from Tarkov devs tease new weapons: Vector, UMP, more

Published: 12/Nov/2020 11:05

by Lauren Bergin


Escape from Tarkov is renowned for its realistic gameplay, and ahead of the Streets of Tarkov update, Battlestate Games have teased new weapons incoming.

Escape from Tarkov has become one of the most popular military simulation titles in the last few years, championed for its realism mixed with the high-risk-high-reward style of gameplay.

Fans were incredibly excited to hear that the game was expanding with the announcement of Streets of Tarkov, a new story location in the game. Yet, the release date still remains elusive, and there has been little said about the new update.

To keep building the anticipation, Battlestate took to Twitter and Instagram to share concept pictures of some new weapon designs.

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A host of new weapons will be dropping in future Tarkov updates.

New weapon drops in EFT

In a series of conceptual photographs released by Battlestate Games via social media, Tarkov players were introduced to some familiar weaponry.

The pictures showed a vast array of new weapons, specifically feature the Vector, Mjolnir Mark 8, UMP and Sig MCX.


Mjolnir Mark 8



Although the photographs released are all still conceptual, the thought of some new items being added to a game known for its large but infrequent updates is good news nonetheless.

How do I get these weapons?

While the pictures are certainly thought-provoking, their captions leave a lot to be desired. With the only writing being “#EscapeFromTarkov”, Battlestate are keeping the release date and the information surrounding these weapons close to their chest.

So who knows, maybe the release of these new weapons heralds Streets of Tarkov coming soon, but only time will tell. So grit your teeth and get excited, something big is coming.

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How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 8:28

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!