On August 11, 2022, the developers of Escape From Tarkov held a new TarkovTV live stream and gave incredible updates on the upcoming features of the survival shooter. We summarize all the info from the stream for you.
TarkovTV Live Overview: In today’s edition of TarkovTV-Live on twitch.tv, the developers mainly talked about Streets as well as showed new screenshots. Other interesting topics include audio and arena:
- Streets of Tarkov – New info on size & scope.
- Steam Audio – That’s why it’s out
- Arena Mode – This is how big it is at launch
- Hideout – New areas for the Hideout
- New Weapons – Various new weapons in the works
TarkovTV Live: All new features from 11.08.2022
#1 Streets of Tarkov
The final version of Streets of Tarkov won’t be released in 2022, that much is certain. At launch in 2023, however, you won’t have access to the entire map yet, but only a small part. As we know, Streets of Tarkov is supposed to be the biggest and most extensive map in the game. Chief developer Nikita Buyanov reveals:
It has to be playable in terms of performance and network performance, because as I already promised, the map (Streets of Tarkov) has to be played with at least 30 to 40 PMCs and a lot of scavs and bosses.
A raid on Streets of Tarkov is supposed to be filled with 40 players, while other maps have a maximum of 12. The reason for this, according to the developer, is that the map would otherwise feel empty and dead because it is so large. Whether this 40-player mark will be present in the first iteration of Streets is unclear. Buyanov says about it that it will show, he doesn’t want to promise anything.
To conclude the section on Streets of Tarkov, the developers share around 20 new screenshots of Streets of Tarkov, the most exciting of which we have picked out for you:
When will Streets of Tarkov be released? The new and biggest map of the game is supposed to appear in its first version with the upcoming update .13. According to the developer’s latest statements, patch .13 is still planned for 2022.
#2 Steam audio is removed – why?
The next big construction site on developer Battlestate Games’ list is Steam Audio (Binaural Audio). When the new technology was introduced with update 12.10, gamers were ecstatic: Finally good sound, footsteps above or below you can finally be clearly identified, and sound cut-outs are now part of the story — they are part of the story, aren’t they?
No, and that’s one of many reasons why Steam Audio is already out after only about a year. They don’t reveal what solution the team is aiming for in the stream, though. They only reveal that they want to replace Steam Audio in 2022. Other reasons for the removal could be limitations of Steam Audio, which cannot be circumvented as a third-party developer. What exactly the problem is, however, remains vague as mentioned.
#3 New area for the Hideout
A few new areas are planned for the Hideout. The developers have presented one of them — the fitness room. Here, players will be able to train on weight benches and fitness equipment to improve their strength skills.
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#4 News about Tarkov Arena
The upcoming — detached from the main game — Arena mode has also been a topic in the TarkovTV live stream. The team didn’t have much news, but the number of maps for the launch is known: Four maps will be available at the launch of Tarkov Arena, with more to follow.
#5 New weapons in Escape From Tarkov
Over a dozen new weapons are planned. However, there is no release date for all the new guns. The most likely to surprise you is the AUG, which is already completely finished except for sounds.
All planned weapons for EFT:
- 12.7 mm revolvers
- LMGs (Light Machine Guns like PKM)
- Tagillas Hammer (can be looped)
- AK12 family of weapons
All denied weapons for EFT:
- M1A Garand
- Bow & Crossbow
All other planned content for Escape From Tarkov
- Seasons are planned to come after release via DLC.
- Customizable armor/vest (Customizable Rigs) will come after release.
- Scav boss Killa will get voice.
- Vaulting / Parkour is planned and should allow you to climb over walls.
- New animations for the Glock range.
- In the future you can be knocked unconscious by explosions or hard hits.
- Hits to the leg may cause you to fall.
- Using repair kits should possibly provide armor and weapons with buffs.
- Helmet-mounted cameras are to be introduced in Tarkov that record past raids.
- No buff for TOZ shotgun.
The developers also shared 5 promo codes during the stream, all of which together should give hints about upcoming features:
All promo codes from TarkovTV Live: