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How to get Escape from Tarkov Twitch Drops: schedule, rewards, more

Published: 9/Jun/2020 23:35 Updated: 9/Jun/2020 23:42

by Alan Bernal


The Escape from Tarkov community is going to be getting a new round of Twitch Drops to take with them in their treks across Norvinsk, and here’s how to prepare for the upcoming items.

The  Twitch promotion will give new players and seasoned veterans the chance to earn some extra in-game gear ranging from weapons to equipment.

But audiences will have to be sure to follow the simple process of signing up for the actual giveaway by linking a few accounts together in order to be eligible for Battlestate Games’ upcoming event.

EFT Twitch Drops schedule

Twitch Drops for Escape from Tarkov will be going live on Thursday, June 11 at 2:00 AM PT / 5:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM BST and will run for 11 days. The promo will end on Monday, June 22, also at 5 AM ET.

There’s going to be a huge list of streamers getting the “Drops are enabled” tag on the first day and will rotate through multiple broadcasts for the majority of the giveaway. However, on the final days of June 21 and June 22, everyone who was eligible to have drops enabled their EFT streams from before will have them active to give viewers a chance to watch, collect and play.

Battlestate Games
EFT players looking to add to their inventory will have a chance to do so during the Twitch Drops event.

How to sign up for EFT Twitch Drops

Signing up for the drops is easy, but will take a bit of a procedure to make sure your account is eligible to start earning rewards as soon as you tune into a qualifying stream.

  1. Create an Escape from Tarkov Profile (if you don’t have one) which will be linked to your game.
  2. Link your Twitch profile to your Escape from Tarkov account from the EFT site here.
  3. Tune in to any approved EFT streaming channels with the “Drops are enabled” tag from June 11 – June 22.
  4. Farm hours to start earning rewards!

The devs said that “at certain intervals” people will get one item. You can have multiple items but the time logged will only count for the streams that are qualified for drops.

Battlestate Games
There’s going to be a swarm of EFT streamers eligible for Twitch Drops.

EFT rewards from Twitch Drops

The developers weren’t specific about the rewards that would be available, but they did say that there were going to be a host of chances for getting a guaranteed drop.

Weapons, equipment, “various” rare items and more will be available for players to collect. Though EFT veterans hope that the devs don’t get too generous and drop items that can sway the game’s economy.

Like all Twitch Drop events, this is sure to get more people interested and will be a good time to load into the survival game and enjoy the fruits of your viewership.

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How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 18:15

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.

Battlestate Games
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!