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