When a game developer speaks, people listen. And this time, Nikita Buyanov, the COO of Battlestate Games, has dropped a big hint. His tweet saying, “End of this year gonna be huge!” has lit a fire under fans who have been waiting for news on Escape From Tarkov Arena, especially since the tactical shooter game has been getting a lot of attention lately, including a Twitch Con Tournament featuring popular streamers.
Sure, a tweet can be vague, but timing is everything. Events related to Tarkov Arena have been increasing, which leads us to think that Buyanov’s tweet is not just hot air. There’s a good chance that the game is in the final stages of development and will roll out by the end of 2023.
end of this year gonna be huuge!
— Nikita Buyanov (@nikgeneburn) October 27, 2023
If you’re new to this, you’re in for a treat. Tarkov Arena promises intense fights, multiple game modes, and unique locations. It aims to blend Escape From Tarkov’s tough mechanics with quicker, more session-based matches.
Players can look forward to various game modes like Shootout, Teamfight, Overrun, and Last Hero. The locations also have a distinct flavor, with maps like Sawmill, Bay5, Air Pit, and Equator already disclosed.
One of the excellent aspects of Tarkov Arena is how it links with the core Escape From Tarkov game. You can carry over your gear and progression, allowing an integrated experience. The game will also offer equipment presets like Assault, CQB, Scout, and Sniper.
Nobody wants to be a small fish in a big pond. Tarkov Arena will have a skill-based ranking system so that you’re pitted against players of your level. If you don’t have the EoD edition, the game can be pre-ordered for €37.00. Bonus gear from The Chronicles of Ryzhy series protagonist is included as a special treat.
It’s still a guessing game, but all signs seem to point toward a significant development in the Escape From Tarkov Arena story by the end of 2023. If Buyanov’s tweet is anything to go by, we could all dive into those intense game modes in just a few months.