Battlestate Games and Twitch are linking up with Twitch for a Twitch Rivals Escape From Tarkov that will see some exclusive drops handed out to viewers. Here’s what you need to know.
While Escape from Tarkov has been around since 2016, it exploded in popularity in late 2019 thanks to Battlestate Games adding exclusive drops to Twitch. Viewers flocked to the game in hopes of getting a new piece of loot that would net them a few million in-game rubles.
As viewers flocked to the game, so did the streamers. Plenty of content creators have stuck around meaning that the intense shooter and looter title has a sizable following on Twitch. As a result, there is another Twitch Rivals event in the works.
When is the Escape from Tarkov Twitch Rivals event?
The next Escape from Tarkov Twitch Rivals event will kick off on Tuesday, April 14 at 5 pm BST/6 pm CEST/9 am PDT/12 pm EDT. That is only the European portion of the event, however.
North American streamers will have their chance to claim glory a little bit later in the day. Their side of things will get underway at 1 pm PDT/4 pm EDT/9 pm BST/10 pm CEST. Each region will have a $30,000 prize pool – with the top prize of $4,500 going to each of the regional winners.
Tune in to #TwitchRivals on April 14th, during the Escape from Tarkov Showdown, for a chance to earn exclusive Twitch Rivals Legendary Drops!
— Twitch Esports (@TwitchEsports) April 11, 2020
How to get exclusive Escape from Tarkov Twitch Rivals loot drops
Now, viewers who tune in to watch the event and have an Escape from Tarkov account can also grab some exclusive Twitch-themed loot.
All you have to do is make sure that your Battlestate Games account is linked to the Twitch account that you’re watching streams with and then tune in to a stream that has the drops enabled. If you haven’t linked your accounts already, this can be done in the connections part of your Twitch account setting page.
We’ve linked the main Twitch Rivals stream below so you can check out all the action there.
The event will be contested under a Bingo! format – meaning that the teams involved will get a Bingo card that they need to fill out in either a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line.
Teams who managed to call out the quickest bingo will also be able to net themselves an additional cash prize so it should be a pretty entertaining event – not to mention that the longer it goes on, the more chance you probly have of grabbing one of the legendary pieces of exclusive loot.