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Battlestate Games’ Escape from Tarkov (EFT) is quickly becoming one of the most popular titles in the FPS scene. Praised for its modern twist on survival RPGs, the game is captivating new gamers around the world each day. Set in the ruined city of Tarkov, players must try to navigate their way out of different maps with the most loot possible. However, there are up to 11 other real players and numerous NPCs looking to take your loot. As EFT grows in popularity, more and more people are trying their hand at the game. Here, we’ll help you to download and start playing the game.
Where to download Escape from Tarkov
Escape from Tarkov isn’t available on any major website or application like Steam or the Epic Games Store. Instead, Battlestate Games has its own website and launcher for the title, similarly to how Fortnite does it. As of right now, Escape from Tarkov is only available for PC. Also, keep in mind EFT is currently in open beta, so expect some bugs and glitches.
If you’re looking to download EFT, head over to EscapeFromTarkov.com. The website itself has been a bit buggy as of late with so many people attempting to purchase the game, as a warning. Once you’re on the website, look for the icon that says “Pre-Order” and click on it.
Next, you can peruse which edition of the game you would like to buy. The Standard Edition is $44 and comes with some basic supplies for the game. Above that, the Left Behind Edition is $74, the Ready for Escape Edition is $99, and the Edge of Darkness Edition is $139. The higher the edition, the more stash space you acquire and the better starting loot you receive.
After you pick which version to buy, follow the payment steps the website lays out for you. If you’re all set and paid, make your way to your Profile page and hit the install button, which downloads the Battlestate Games Launcher.
Once the launcher is downloaded, log in to your account and download Escape from Tarkov. The game is around 10 GB, which isn’t anything too meaty. You can only access EFT from the launcher, so don’t delete that once it’s finished downloading. If all goes well, you should see an option to play Escape from Tarkov!
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.