Escape From Tarkov: Download And Pre-Order Guide

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A PMC player looking at the 'Welcome to Hell' graffiti on the Customs map in Escape From Tarkov.

Escape From Tarkov has exploded out of nowhere and has quickly become one of Twitch's most viewed games. If you are eager to try out the game, you may encounter some issues while trying to actually find it. While it may not be as simple as logging into Steam and purchasing the game, we’ll cover every step you need to take to download and pre-order Escape From Tarkov in this guide.

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Read More: Escape From Tarkov: Beginners Guide, Tips & Tricks

How Do I Download Escape From Tarkov?

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Unlike other games nowadays, Escape From Tarkov is not available on any of the big game clients such as Steam, Epic Games or Origin. Instead, you the game can only be purchased through Escape From Tarkov’s official website, which can be found here.

Once you are on their website you will notice a big logo that says “Escape From Tarkov, Pre-Order” so yes, the game is still not officially released. Technically this is still the beta, but games such as Fortnite are still in early access so do not be alarmed. Simply, click pre-order, and you will be prompted with all the purchasable editions of Escape From Tarkov. 

We've more details on what the game is about and how to install it from your profile here.

Can I Buy It Anywhere Else?

While we understand that patience is wearing thin in the community, we do not currently recommend purchasing Escape From Tarkov from any third-party websites yet.

The prices will be different from the official website, and it will not be as easy to redeem a code on Escape From Tarkov.

Editions

As of writing, there are currently four editions of Escape From Tarkov that players can choose from. All have their pros and cons, and the higher you go, the easier you will find the game right off the start. 

Standard Edition – $44.99

  • Guaranteed instant access to the closed beta.
  • Digital copy preload
  • Basic stash (10×26 cells)
  • Bonus equipment at start includes an ER bayonet, pistols, tactical equipment, ammunition, food supplies, medical supplies, 300k roubles and the AKS74U.
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Left Behind Edition – $74.99

  • Guaranteed instant access to the closed beta
  • Digital copy preload
  • Increased size of stash (10×36 cells)
  • Bonus equipment at start includes an ER bayonet, pistols, extra tactical equipment, ammunition, extra food supplies, extra medical supplies, 400k roubles, the AKS74U, the AK74N and an RGD-5 grenade. 
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Prepare For Escape Edition – $99.99

  • Guaranteed instant access to the closed betaDigital copy preload
  • Even greater size of stash (10×46)
  • Bonus equipment at start includes an ER bayonet, pistols, extended tactical equipment, ammunition, extended food supplies, extended medical supplies, 400k roubles, the AKS74U, the AK74N, the Vityaz or HKMP5 SMG, RGD-5 grenades, 1000 dollars, and the AK74 M1-B handguard.
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Edge of Darkness Edition – $139.99

  • Guaranteed instant access to the closed beta
  • Digital copy preload
  • Largest available size of stash (10×66)
  • Bonus equipment at start includes everything from the ‘Prepare For Escape’ package, as well as: tactical tomahawk, 3000 dollars, the Kiver helmet, reflex sight, morphine injector, SV98 sniper rifle, hybrid silencers, 6B43 6A body armour, the MPX machine gun, a unique in-game ID and free access to all subsequent DLC.
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This edition will certainly set you back for the month, but it will give you a step-up on the majority of enemies while offering the highest level of customisation.

For more on Escape From Tarkov now that you hopefully have your hands on, get up to scratch with the rest of the players by checking out our healing guide and our weapons guide.

This article was updated on the 15th of December 2021 by Kelsey Raynor.