Tarkov’s Biggest Creator Isn’t Happy With Arena

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Battlestate Games started rolling out closed beta access for Tarkov Arena, the standalone, session-based multiplayer game that serves as an aside to Escape From Tarkov, on Sunday. However, the world of Tarkov has been turned upside down by what many have claimed is a ‘mishandling’ of the rollout, with the game being provided to brand-new users before being handed to those who have played Escape From Tarkov for years and who own the ‘highest edition’ of the game.

Recently, Escape From Tarkov’s most prolific creator, Pestily, went on record talking at length about Tarkov Arena. He slammed the game, offering up an overall score of 4/10 and explaining that some of the game’s mechanics are awful and it doesn’t run well, even on a top-tier gaming PC.

It’ll Get There

Pestily stressed that Tarkov Arena is ‘harmless fun’ but there are several glaring holes and issues with the all-new game that need to be addressed before it can be taken seriously. Following a successful esports tournament that took place in Germany this past weekend, Tarkov Arena was opened up to a select few, with that pool growing bigger all the time – but it’s not fast enough, and some players are raging at the fact that they’re being left out of the beta.

Despite branding the game a ‘hot mess’, Pestily is hopeful that it’ll recover and deliver the kind of experience he and many millions of players know and love from playing Escape From Tarkov for several years. He has made a name for himself on the challenging extraction shooter platform that has been around since 2016, amassing more than 1.3 million followers on Twitch and around 700,000 subscribers on YouTube.

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