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How To Buy Escape From Tarkov: All Preorder Edition Differences

Where to get access to the Escape From Tarkov beta, the difference between each edition, and preorder bonuses.

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Escape From Tarkov is a hybrid FPS and online action RPG that delivers a wholly unique take on the hardcore military shooter, providing players with an exhilarating risk/reward cycle and an ever-changing in-game loot economy to keep the stakes high and raids fresh despite its difficulty. It's still in early access, but it's built up quite the reputation over its long closed alpha and now closed beta period. Its popularity among streamers, high viewership on Twitch, frequent updates, and regular video logs from developer Battlestate Games has nurtured a strong playerbase over the years, keeping fans engaged and occupied with new content. There are around 100 firearms and several hundred unique parts, mods, and attachments to create endless variants, seven maps with more on the way (including the highly anticipated Streets of Tarkov), over 200 quests, an unlockable marketplace for buying and selling loot, and a hideout system you can upgrade for a number of out-of-raid operations.

If you're curious about Escape From Tarkov, you should be aware of its various preorder editions before making your purchase. There are four editions of the game, including the Standard edition, Left Behind edition, Prepare For Escape edition, and Edge of Darkness Limited Edition, all ranging in price from $45 to $140. Each comes with an increasingly larger in-game loot stash (essentially your out-of-raid inventory), a ton of item bonuses, and even some special perks. For more detail on the specific version differences, pricing system, head to the official website or read on below.

Escape From Tarkov preorder bonuses

Each of Escape From Tarkov's editions, including the Standard edition, grant instant access to the closed beta and its own set of bonus equipment to start you off. Stash sizes increase with each version. Your stash is your in-game inventory, which you can use out-of-raid to store items you've scavenged, purchased, or received through other means, such as insurance, trades, or gifts.

The most expensive special edition comes with a few additional perks as well as a season pass, granting free access to any upcoming paid DLC.

Escape From Tarkov Standard Edition

The Standard edition of Escape From Tarkov costs $45, includes the basic 10x28 (280 slots) stash, and the following bonus equipment:

  • Secure container Alpha (2х2.)
  • PACA soft armor (3 pcs.)
  • 9x19mm Pst gzh (425 pcs.)
  • Zarya stun grenade (2 pcs.)
  • Can of beef stew (2 pcs.)
  • Water bottle 0.6 l. (4 pcs.)
  • AI-2 kit (3 pcs.)
  • Aseptic bandage (3 pcs.)
  • Analgin painkillers (3 pcs.)
  • Immobilizing splint (4 pcs.)
  • Esmarch tourniquet (2 pcs.)
  • Car first-aid kit (2 pcs.)
  • Vaseline
  • Expeditionary fuel tank
  • Peltor ComTac 2 headset
  • Army bandage
  • Ripstop fabric
  • Fleece fabric
  • 500,000 roubles

...plus more depending on your faction.


Escape From Tarkov Left Behind Edition

The Left Behind edition of Escape From Tarkov costs $75, starts you off with a 10x38 (380 slots) stash, and includes the following bonus equipment:

  • Secure container Alpha (2х2.)
  • PACA soft armor (3 pcs.)
  • 9x19mm Pst gzh (500 pcs.)
  • Zarya stun grenade (2 pcs.)
  • Can of beef stew (4 pcs.)
  • Water bottle 0.6 l. (4 pcs.)
  • AI-2 kit (5 pcs.)
  • Aseptic bandage (3 pcs.)
  • Analgin painkillers (4 pcs.)
  • Immobilizing splint (4 pcs.)
  • Esmarch tourniquet (3 pcs.)
  • Car first-aid kit (2 pcs.)
  • Vaseline
  • Expeditionary fuel tank
  • Mossberg 590A1 12ga shotgun
  • 12/70 7mm Buckshot (60 pcs.)
  • CMS Surgical kit
  • Salewa first aid kit
  • Augmentin antibiotic pills (2 pcs.)
  • Army bandage (3 pcs.)
  • Ripstop fabric (2 pcs.)
  • Fleece fabric (2 pcs.)
  • Peltor ComTac 2 headset
  • 500,000 roubles
  • 500 dollars

...plus more depending on your faction.


Escape From Tarkov Prepare For Escape Edition

The Prepare For Escape edition of Escape From Tarkov costs $100. In addition to the larger, 10x48 cell (480 slots) stash and a host of bonus equipment, listed below, the Prepare For Escape edition also starts you off in good standing with Tarkov's in-game traders.

  • Secure container Beta (3x2)
  • PACA soft armor (3 pcs.)
  • 9x19mm Pst gzh (500 pcs.)
  • Zarya stun grenade (4 pcs.)
  • Can of beef stew (6 pcs.)
  • Water bottle 0.6 l. (4 pcs.)
  • AI-2 kit (5 pcs.)
  • Aseptic bandage (4 pcs.)
  • Analgin painkillers (4 pcs.)
  • Immobilizing splint (4 pcs.)
  • Esmarch tourniquet (4 pcs.)
  • Car first-aid kit (2 pcs.)
  • Vaseline
  • Expeditionary fuel tank
  • Mossberg 590A1 12ga shotgun
  • 12/70 7mm Buckshot (60 pcs.)
  • CMS Surgical kit
  • Salewa first aid kit
  • Augmentin antibiotic pills (2 pcs.)
  • Army bandage (3 pcs.)
  • Ripstop fabric (2 pcs.)
  • Fleece fabric (2 pcs.)
  • Peltor ComTac 2 headset (2 pcs.)
  • Aluminum splint (3 pcs.)
  • Morphine injector (2 pcs.)
  • Metal fuel tank
  • Cold Fear infrared balaclava
  • 500,000 roubles
  • 500 dollars
  • 250 euros

...plus more depending on your faction.


Escape From Tarkov Edge Of Darkness Limited Edition

The Edge of Darkness Limited Edition costs $140 and comes with the largest amount of preorder bonus content and perks. It will increase your in-game stash to 10x68 (680 cells), place you in good standing with all in-game vendors, and provide you with a unique in-game ID. Best of all, it comes with a season pass that grants you free access to any and all upcoming DLC. You'll also get a ton of bonus items, listed below.

  • Secure container Gamma (3x3 cells)
  • PACA soft armor (3 pcs.)
  • 9x19mm Pst gzh (500 pcs.)
  • Zarya stun grenade (4 pcs.)
  • Can of beef stew (6 pcs.)
  • Water bottle 0.6 l. (4 pcs.)
  • AI-2 kit (5 pcs.)
  • Aseptic bandage (4 pcs.)
  • Analgin painkillers (4 pcs.)
  • Immobilizing splint (4 pcs.)
  • Esmarch tourniquet (4 pcs.)
  • Car first-aid kit (2 pcs.)
  • Vaseline
  • Expeditionary fuel tank
  • Mossberg 590A1 12ga shotgun
  • 12/70 7mm Buckshot (60 pcs.)
  • CMS Surgical kit
  • Salewa first aid kit
  • Augmentin antibiotic pills (2 pcs.)
  • Army bandage (3 pcs.)
  • Ripstop fabric (2 pcs.)
  • Fleece fabric (2 pcs.)
  • Peltor ComTac 2 headset (2 pcs.)
  • Aluminum splint (3 pcs.)
  • Morphine injector (2 pcs.)
  • Metal fuel tank
  • Kiba Arms Tactical Tomahawk
  • Haley Strategic D3CRX chest rig
  • Oakley Mechanism heavy duty backpack (Black)
  • Cold Fear infrared balaclava (2 pcs.)
  • CALOK-B hemostatic applicator (2 pcs.)
  • Propital (2 pcs.)
  • Grizzly first-aid kit
  • IFAK (3 pcs.)
  • 500,000 roubles
  • 1000 dollars
  • 500 euro

...plus more depending on your faction.

Additional Things To Know

According to Battlestate Games, Escape From Tarkov will not have microtransactions, but there may be paid DLC later on down the road. For now, all content updates remain free to all players regardless of which edition you buy.

All purchases are also region-locked, meaning if you buy Escape From Tarkov in North America, you will only be able to play the game in North America.

To play any edition you purchase, you'll need Battlestate Games' dedicated game client. According to the developers, Escape From Tarkov may come to Steam eventually, but there has been no word on release date just yet.

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