An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 5: The Hideout

An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 5: The Hideout

Now we’re got some of the main items out of the way (previous article on Loadouts can be found here), we can start to look at the more involved aspects of the game. Chief amongst these is the hideout. The hideout itself is a very complex-interconnected project you work on in-between raids, granting passive bonuses to character stats, a selection of ‘in-raid’ items, and can be used as a passive income source. It’s definitely worth your time and can greatly ease your way through a number of the missions.

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Beyond Good & Evil Film Adaptation Announced

Beyond Good & Evil Film Adaptation Announced

Here’s a bit of news I don’t think any of us were expecting: Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and Evil has been picked up by Netflix and is set to receive the film treatment.

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An Escape from Tarkov guide, Part 4: Your Load-Out, Guns and Ammo

An Escape from Tarkov guide, Part 4: Your Load-Out, Guns and Ammo

Ok, time to delve into what makes an effective load-out. Which guns and gear should you be considering and what play-style best suits you. The previous piece in this series on Trades and missions can be found here.

This ‘should‘ be pretty straightforward though it does come with the following disclaimer: The advice here is based off my particular play-style (which I’ll explain in a minute), but I have tried to make some general comments based on other styles as well. Depending on how you play you may want to adjust appropriately.

It’s going to be a looong post though, so maybe grab a cuppa…

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Beyond Blue – The Verdict

Beyond Blue – The Verdict

I adore the ocean, so whenever a game like E-Line Media’s Beyond Blue pops up, I’m right there. The video-game is an ideal medium for ocean exploration, capable of creating the illusion of a vast expanse of blue and its uncharted depths and evoking feelings of utter isolation, which can be felt as either peaceful or terrifying, depending on your inclinations.

For me, it’s often both. So, before I get into Beyond Blue itself, I’m going to dig a little into why video-games helped nurture those twin feelings of love and fear.

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An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 2: The Maps

An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 2: The Maps

So, we covered the basics in the first part of our Escape From Tarkov guide; next on the list are the maps. Knowledge of which aside from not only being integral to the game and actually getting the misison themselves, will often make-or-break your entire raid and whether you’re likely to survive an engagement or not. So, Let’s find out about them!

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S.2.A.L.K.E.R: Back In The Zone

S.2.A.L.K.E.R: Back In The Zone

The first time I ever played Stalker, a friendly group of soldiers helpfully took the time to impart a great deal of advice about how to stay alive. They told me what to look out for, where to travel and how to stay safe in the Zone, Stalker’s terrifying and sinister take on Chernobyl and its surrounding area.

I thanked the men for their advice and watched them slowly walk up the distant hill, where they were immediately set upon and devoured by a pack of mutant dogs.

This memory of my first encounter with the Zone has stuck with me ever since – a powerful lesson in how unpredictable and dangerous the world of Stalker was. It’s also one of the reasons I’m so excited by today’s reveal of Stalker 2 during the Xbox Game Showcase.

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An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 3: The Economy, Traders and Missions

An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 3: The Economy, Traders and Missions

OK we’re flying through these now, here’s part 3 of our Tarkov guide where we’ll focus on the Economy, the Flea Market and a bit on Traders. The first and second parts of this uber guide can be found here and here.

This will be a nice short one as the essentials are easy to cover. So let’s jump in.

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Escape From Tarkov: The guide starts here

Escape From Tarkov: The guide starts here

Escape from Tarkov has been available since July 2017 and has come a long way since then. It’s been constantly developed and updated by BattleState Games, and is turning into something very special indeed having exploded in popularity through some genius marketing on Twitch.

I’ve been playing it since late 2018 and have put in a ridiculous amount of time in it- I’m not exactly sure how much as the stats are reset each wipe, but the last time I checked I was at over 100 hours in the last wipe alone. What?!?! Don’t look at me like that….

So given that, I decided it was time to start pulling my experience together into a guide that will hopefully stop people making some of the mistakes I made during my early Tarkov life, and bridge some of the middle ground between newbie and pro.

It helps though to understand why Tarkov is such a great game. One of these reasons is that it generates truly memorable experiences like the one I had just the other day.

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