Battlestate Games today announced the Alpha release of Escape from Tarkov, the upcoming hybrid of MMORPG-esque progression with FPS mechanics and open-world survival exploration. The new Extended Alpha testing phase is a more advanced stage as the previous testing phases with a number of new features being introduced to the game. Those that have purchased one of the many pre-order packages have the opportunity to get invited, although the more expensive options have a higher chance of receiving an invitation.
Some of the new features introduced with the Extended Alpha include:
- A new raid location, the Woods – wide open spaces, dense forest vegetation, entirely new tactics and game experience
- Weapon failure and repair system
- Ability to create groups for going into raids together
- Improved game physics
- Additional performance optimization and fixes for existing issues
Source: Press Release