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xQc dives on the floor to rant about Escape from Tarkov “realism”

Published: 5/Jan/2020 11:59

by Joe Craven

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Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has gone on a bizarre rant about “realism” in Escape from Tarkov, seeing him dive around his bedroom with his stereotypical eccentricity. 

While a number of Twitch streamers have become known for their explosive personalities and eccentric habits, few are as fabled as ex-Overwatch professional Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel. Since turning to full-time streaming, he has stunned fans with some bizarre rants and passionate monologues. 

He demonstrated this side of his gaming personality again on January 4, as he exploded on Escape from Tarkov’s realism – or lack thereof. 

Robert Paul/Blizzard EntertainmentxQc started in video games as an Overwatch pro.

Escape from Tarkov, Battlestate Games’ tactical first-person shooter, has had new life breathed into it as a number of streaming personalities flock to play it. 

While it has long had star players like Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek behind it, streamers like DrDisrespect and xQc have recently got into it as well; boosting Tarkov’s viewing figures exponentially. 

“It’s realism!” the Canadian yelled. “Okay guys – this is live footage of World War 3! Alright, we’re going in, go, go go!” He then dives on to the floor and starts mimicking gunfire, while also ‘looting’ anyone he happened to kill – all much to his audience’s bemusement. 

After also mocking a number of Escape from Tarkov features, he concluded his rant by stating: “Nooooo! Who does that? What are you on about? I’m done. I’ve had enough!”

As a tactical first-person shooter in the same vein as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, games like Escape from Tarkov are intended to be far more grounded in realism than games ‘arcade shooters’ like Call of Duty

Despite the supposed emphasis on realism, Lengyel is clearly not that keen on certain aspects of Tarkov, a feeling he demonstrated in the trademark manner for which he has become known. 

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How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 22:51

by Lauren Bergin

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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!