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Escape from Tarkov Offers Vouchers Instead of Refunds After Rolling Back Upgrade Prices

No, it didn't placate the fans.

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Escape from Tarkov is an example of how easy it is to destroy a company's reputation with a single unfortunate (greedy) choice. It seems like Battlestate Games can't find a satisfying answer after a recent backlash featuring an overpriced game edition.

Last month, the studio introduced the Unheard Edition of the game, which cost a whopping $250 and offered a PvE co-op mode, enhanced stash size, and other stuff. Naturally, players were outraged. Moreover, the owners of the $150 Edge of Darkness edition pointed out that they had been promised access to all future DLCs. Long story short, Battlestate Games first tried to twist the meaning of a DLC but then apologized and offered the Edge of Darkness owners to upgrade to the Unheard Edition for $100.

You can guess how it went. Eventually, Battlestate lowered the price of the upgrade to $50, but some players had already purchased it for the old amount, so what's the next logical step for the company? If you thought "refund", go take a look at how much the studio wants for the Unheard Edition again. 

No, Battlestate offered a $50 compensation in the form of a voucher with limitations. "Please note that you can only use the compensation once: if the cost of all the expansions you have selected is lower than the compensation, the remaining balance cannot be used later."

I'm not sure what the team expected, but this didn't placate players, and the studio is still (once again) under fire on social media. Well, at least if you have a Standard, Left Behind, or Prepare for Escape edition, you'll get two extra lines of the in-game stash.

Hopefully, Battlestate will stop generating questionable decisions before it's too late. Follow the updates here and join our 80 Level Talent platform and our Telegram channel, follow us on InstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.

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