Escape from Tarkov is not free to play. The game is still in development. And you can pre-order it to get access to its currently available beta version. It is priced at $44.99 for the standard edition, $74.99 for the Left Behind edition, $99.99 for the Prepare for Escape edition and $139.99 for the limited Edge of Darkness edition.
Escape from Tarkov is a multiplayer online first-person shooter video game developed by Battlestate Games. It is a hardcore online multiplayer game in which players must explore and fight their way through a post-apocalyptic world. The game takes place in the fictional Norvinsk region, which is infested with military and paramilitary forces, who are fighting for resources and control over the area.