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Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 14:45by Lauren Bergin
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.
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.
To test and run new features, content, and updates before they appear in the game, and to enable players to contribute to the world of Escape from Tarkov, we launch Early Test Server (ETS)
— Battlestate Games (@bstategames) November 13, 2020
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:
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!