Escape from Tarkov

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Escape from Tarkov
Escape from Tarkov cover
Developers
Battlestate Games
Engines
Unity 5[Note 1]
Future Unity 2018[Note 2]
Release dates
Windows Early access
macOS (OS X) TBA[3][4][5]
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Russia 2028 TBA

General information

Official website
Official forums
Official wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website Linking the game to Steam account is unknown possibility, the game plans to be release on Steam "awhile after the game is released our own platform." Both versions will play on the same servers.[6]
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass Currently available only with "Edge of Darkness" pre-order package.
Windows
The Predator E-book Get extra game gear as a bonus to the e-book: AKS74U with Zenit body kit; Silenced P226 with special ammo.
Windows
The Voice Behind E-book Get extra game gear as a bonus to the e-book: Crye Precision Airframe Tan Helmet with GPNVG 18; 2 adrenaline injectors; 5 RGD-5; 200 rounds of 9x19mm Luger CCI.
Windows
DLCs are planned after release.
Pre-order packages come with various pre-order bonuses depending on package. "Edge of Darkness" pre-order package includes a Season Pass.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Battlestate GamesBsgLauncher\settings
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Escape from Tarkov\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Battlestate Games\EscapeFromTarkov
macOS (OS X)
Game progress and some settings are being stored on the account.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Vertical FOV slider up to 75 (105 horizontal) degrees.
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Display mode in launcher must be set to Borderless, and Fullscreen option in menu must be unchecked.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SSAA 2X and 4X. Recommend SMAA for most users.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate cap of 120.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

SMAA[edit]

SMAA Anti-Aliasing with ReShade[7]
  1. Download custom ReShade preset
  2. Extract archive contents to executable location

Notes

SSAA options severely reduce FPS on most mid-high end systems. Injected SMAA has better edge smoothing than FXAA and will also give a crisper picture at same performance.
ReShade is approved by the game's developers and will not be flagged by the game's anticheat. Source

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Separate slider for aiming down sights.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Overall, SFX, Interface, Chat sounds and Music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
English voiceovers are currently only available for English-speaking characters.
German
Russian
Russian voiceovers are currently only available for Russian-speaking characters.
Spanish
Website and launcher are currently not translated.
More languages are upcoming. Official translations can be found here.
Subtitles and non-native voiceovers are planned (options are already present in menu but currently not usable)[8].

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
12 Co-op, Versus
Players can assume a role of NPC player, "Scav" in scenario mode, possibly increasing the amount of 12 online players in session.
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 DirectX 9 support was present before, but was removed and replaced with DirectX 11 in later patches.
Vulkan 1.0 Vulkan support was enabled briefly, but removed afterwards. It is planned for future update.[9]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
64-bit for both the launcher and game itself.
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat BattlEye
Steam Audio is planned to replace existing audio solution in future patches.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum[10] Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Dual-core 2.4 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo, i3)
2.6 GHz (AMD Athlon, Phenom II)
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) 1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible audio card
Other Permanent connection to the Internet
A 64-bit system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.6.6f2[1]
  2. Unity engine build: 2018.3.8f1[2]

References