How to install Escape From Tarkov on PC

The steps needed to install and play the Beta Test for Escape From Tarkov on your computer.

If you pre-ordered a copy of Escape From Tarkov, or received a promo code for Beta Test access, you may be wondering how to install the game. Escape From Tarkov is currently exclusive to PC, though it’s not available through a launcher like Steam. Instead, you’ll need the Battlestate Games launcher installed. Confused? We’ve got you covered! Below, we’ll walk you through the process of installing the Beta Test for Escape From Tarkov on your computer.

How to install Escape From Tarkov on PC

How to install Escape From Tarkov on PC
When you have a Beta Test promo code for Escape From Tarkov, you can redeem it in your profile on the game's website.
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  • Pre-order Escape From Tarkov, or receive Beta Test code.
  • Visit the Escape From Tarkov website.
  • Log in, then visit your Profile page.
  • Select "Activate Promo Code" from Actions list.
  • Paste your Beta Test code.
  • Install the Battlestate Games launcher from the welcome email sent to your Profile.
  • Install Escape From Tarkov through the launcher.

The first step in getting Escape From Tarkov installed is pre-ordering a copy. To help, we have the steps on how to buy Escape From Tarkov outlined in a previous guide. After pre-ordering Escape From Tarkov, you should receive a code which can be redeemed for Beta Test access, allowing you to play the game early.

Alternatively, if you’re a streamer and reached out for a code, you may be wondering what to do with the code you received in your email. With a promo code for Escape From Tarkov in your possession, you’ll want to redeem the code by heading to the official Escape From Tarkov website. There, find and click on your profile at the top-right corner.

When you have the Battlestate Games launcher installed, you will be able to play Escape From Tarkov.
When you have the Battlestate Games launcher installed, you will be able to play Escape From Tarkov.
© Battlestate Games

Make sure you’re signed in, then look at the action options listed in your profile to the right. In the actions list, select “Activate Promo Code” and then paste in the code you received. After that, your profile will update and you should see a Beta Test welcome email. At the bottom, you’ll find a large “Install” button.

Select Install, then download the Battlestate Games client. When the client has installed on your computer, you’ll then need to open the client and install the actual game. When Escape From Tarkov has finished installing, you should be able to launch and play it through the Battlestate Games launcher.

Now that you know how to install Escape From Tarkov on PC, be sure to check out some of our other guides including the squad size limit in Escape From Tarkov, how to play with friends in Escape From Tarkov, and how to Extract in Escape From Tarkov.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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