Escape from Tarkov Fans Outraged by New $250 'Pay-to-Win' Edition
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Escape from Tarkov Fans Outraged by New $250 'Pay-to-Win' Edition

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Escape from Tarkov players are up in arms over the release of The Unheard Edition, a new $250 bundle that offers exclusive modes and “pay-to-win” upgrades. This latest offering has sparked outrage among the gaming community, especially those who previously purchased the Edge of Darkness edition.

The Unheard Edition guarantees access to a PvE co-op mode, along with several upgrades that provide players with an advantage during gameplay. These upgrades include a larger stash for storing loot, improved skills, and “increased fence standing” which prevents AI scavengers from attacking players with a certain reputation level.

Many players argue that The Unheard Edition is “pay-to-win” as those who are willing to shell out $250 will have a significant advantage over those who opt out of the purchase. The controversial nature of this edition lies in the perceived unfair advantage it offers.

The community response to The Unheard Edition has been overwhelmingly negative. Escape from Tarkov’s official Discord server has restricted chat in an effort to control the flood of complaints. Meanwhile, the game’s Reddit page has seen an influx of posts criticizing the new edition and accusing it of betraying player trust.

The mod team on the Reddit page has relaxed their typical rules to allow for more discussion on the topic, acknowledging the widespread discontent among players. The consensus is clear – players are unhappy with the direction the game is taking with the introduction of The Unheard Edition.


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