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New Content Update for Escape from Tarkov Adds Secret Laboratory, and a Plethora of New Content

Escape from Tarkov just got a load of new weapons, a new location, and next year is planned to offer even more.

December 27, 2018

The latest major update for the beta of Escape from Tarkov brings the game to version 0.11.0 and brings a bunch of weapons, a new location, and more. A new trailer shows off all of this and can be found at the bottom of this post, but let’s get into the details.

The update will bring players to a fairly fancy looking laboratory called TerraGroup Labs, now abandoned and with various areas to explore within it. Due to it being a secret location, there is no insurance return available, and there are no usual Scav’s within it and also roaming raiders.

The new location will offer players combat in tight corridors and large open areas, but will also bring firefights above and below as multiple floors within the laboratory walls keep enemies together. There is also a new consumable called Stimulators which will increase player skills but at the cost of affecting health.

There’s also a new Scav boss “Killa”, and four new weapons: ADAR-2-15, HK416 A5, RPK-16, and a Remington 700. Additionally, there are different variants of the Mosin rifle, and there are more than eighty weapon attachments in total added. You’ll also be able to give a good whacking with eight new melee weapons being made available to Escape from Tarkov,

  • Entrenching tool MPL-50
  • Bayonet 6h5
  • Tactical sword M-2
  • Hatchet Crash Axe
  • Machete SP-8
  • Grylls Ultimate Fixed Blade Knife
  • Ice Axe Rebel Adze Axe
  • Axe X7

Also joining the games range of equipment and gear is the following,

  • Night vision goggles NVG-10T
  • Night vision goggles Armasight N-15
  • Night vision goggles GPNVG-18
  • Skull Lock Armasight NVG Mask
  • Helmet Maska 1Sch + Armoured Face Shield
  • Helmet PsH-97 “Jeta”
  • Helmet SsH-68m
  • Firefighter Helmet ShPM
  • Helmet Crye Precision Airframe Tan
  • Additional Armour Crye Airframe Ears
  • Additional Armour Crye Airframe Chops
  • SLAAP Module for Fast MT Helmet
  • Assault Vest 6B13 (Digital Flora/Flora)
  • Assault Vest 6B23-1 (Digital Flora)
  • Assault Vest 6B23-2 (Mountain Flora)
  • Highcom Trooper TFO Body Armour (Multicam)
  • ZuHK-3 Body Armor (Press)
  • ZuHK-6a Body Armor

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Escape from Tarkov also has been graphically optimized with this new update and fixes some stuttering issues. There are also new quests available for you to take on. You’ll find most of the above equipment featured in the video below and they certainly look pretty good.

Developer Battlestate Games has stated that the hours after the update goes live, servers may experience overload, which can increase matching wait times and see network delays. However, they say there will be no wipe of saved data.

The studio also teased what’s in store for 2019 with new game mechanics such as offraid healing, character clothing customization, VOIP, and more weapons with a system to create and share weapon presets. The game will continue to be optimized and a “Hideout” is planned to be added in Escape from Tarkov.

While currently only available in closed beta since June 2017, Escape from Tarkov is available to pre-order from the official website, and pre-ordering the standard edition will find you getting instant access to the closed beta, pre-loading, basic stash (10×26 cells) and bonus equipment. We’ve had a look at the title previously, you can find our preview here.

Escape from Tarkov is available on PC, but no official release date has been confirmed as of yet.

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