Is Escape from Tarkov coming to Steam?

Battlestate Games’ first-person shooter is only available on the developer’s platform currently


Is Escape from Tarkov coming to Steam? Battlestate Games’ looter shooter has attracted plenty of attention lately thanks to streamers like Dr Disrespect and XQC trying it out over Christmas, making Escape from Tarkov the top Twitch game for a spell of time. Other streamers, like Shroud, have been playing it for longer. And yet, if you search for it on Steam nothing shows up. Puzzling.

The game is currently in closed beta, and you can access it by pre-ordering Escape from Tarkov through the developer’s website. As such, the game is only playable through a special launcher. There are currently four bundles available for pre-order but fear not as access to the closed-beta is available through all of them. The only real difference between them all is various perks for trading and crafting better guns.

Looking toward the future, though, we are curious ourselves as to whether or not Escape from Tarkov is launching on Steam when the game fully launches. On that note, here’s what we’ve dug up about whether or not Escape from Tarkov is coming to Steam.

Is Escape from Tarkov coming to Steam?

Rest assured, Escape from Tarkov should be coming to Steam. In a fairly problematic interview with Wccftech back in 2016, programmer Pavel Dyatlov explained it was certainly the “plan” when asked. “We will first release the game on our platform and then we will launch on Steam, that’s the plan,” he said.

As to when the Escape from Tarkov release date is, though, we don’t know. Developers had spoken about a 2016 release date on the forums, but the FPS game is still in closed beta. If we find out more, we’ll be sure to update this guide.