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Escape from Tarkov new Hideout crafts revealed: ammo, armor & more

Published: 5/Jun/2020 16:10

by Connor Bennett


Battlestate Games have given Escape from Tarkov players some long-awaited new crafting options in their Hideouts – including ammunition, medical supplies, and even some backpacks. 

The aim of Escape from Tarkov is to build up your supplies by dropping into different raids, finding items, killing other players or NPCs, and then eventually getting out alive. Even though players had built up some significant stocks of supplies, Battlestate Games recently reset everything with their May 28 character wipe.

The wipe came as a part of 12.6 patch which introduced changes to the market system, steam audio, and the ability to lean while prone – among plenty of other changes. In the days following the updates, the developers have made some slight tweaks and given fans details about things they may have missed. Yet, their newest additions have come in plain sight via the Hideouts. 

Escape From Tarkov hideout
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The Hideout is where Tarkov players can bolster their money or supplies.

In their Hideouts, players can use the items they’ve found in raids to build up cash or craft things that can be pretty difficult to find in raids – though some fans have asked for more common items to be available too.

On June 5, the developers tweeted that they had added some new crafts in the form of Bandages, armor, vests, backpacks, ammunition, medical supplies, and different technological items – thus, giving players want they want. 

The changes were, unsurprisingly, well received by Twitter responses – though it wasn’t the only change that Battlestate revealed. Lead developer Nikita revealed some of the looting spawn rate changes that his team also introduced following the recent patch.

As players continue to descend on Tarkov for raids in order to build up their supply stocks again, the devs will, no doubt, continue to tweak things until they get as close as possible to the optimal level. With Tarkov, still, in beta, problems are to be expected so it’s worth keeping an eye for these smaller changes.

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How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 13/Nov/2020 16:37

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!