Craft, Steal, Brawl and Escape! It’s time to bust out of the toughest prisons in the world as you return to the life of an inmate in The Escapists 2, now with multiplayer! Have you got what it takes to escape?
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Release Date:
Aug 21, 2017

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February 21

Big Top Breakout DLC & Prison Editor Update Available Now!

Gather around prisoners, we’ve got brand new attractions for you!

Big Top Breakout DLC
We’re extremely excited to announce our brand new The Escapists 2 DLC prison; Big Top Breakout! Challenging you to escape from a travelling circus with new jobs, new customisation options, new weapons and crafting recipes, and of course new wacky ways to get yourself and your friends to freedom!

Check out the Big Top Breakout Launch Trailer right here
The Big Top Breakout DLC features:
  • A brand-new circus themed map to escape
  • New circus themed customisations for your inmate
  • New jobs. Tame lions, hang carnival posters, paint faces and blow up balloon animals to purchase vital supplies you’ll need to break out
  • New items and craftable recipes
  • New achievements and trophies to unlock
Big Top Breakout is available RIGHT NOW both separately, and as part of the Season Pass.

The Escapists 2 Prison Editor Update
For those that have been eagerly awaiting updates to The Escapists 2 Prison Editor, I’m very happy to announce that we have a content update available for you RIGHT NOW as well. We’ve added the Rattlesnake Springs theme to the editor, adding new desert-themed tile-sets, rooms, objects, guards and soundtrack! You’ll find the new content in the tiles, rooms and objects lists, and the ability to select guard and soundtrack theme from the editor Settings. We can’t wait to see what you create and add to the more than 13,000 player-created prisons already on Steam Workshop!

For a full list of all the changes in today’s big update, find the full patch notes below.

1.1.4 Patch notes:
  • Editor Specific - Fixed a graphic issue when holding a premade room and hovering over the UI in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue causing the player to lose the ability to use the "Join Game" feature provided in the Steam Overlay.
  • Fixed various issues regarding invites within private versus sessions and lobbies.
  • Fixed an issue altering the front end menus when spamming “continue” on the first screen.
  • Fixed an issue causing the chat to close at the same time as the inventory would close.
  • Fixed an issue in various maps where the home icon wouldn’t display and escapes sometimes not trigger.
  • Fixed an issue causing character models to disappear from the Character Select carousel after a certain amount of loads.
  • Fixed an issue whereby plugging in a controller and pressing A during the character select screen would remove all control from the player.
  • Fixed an issue whereby pressing “Quick Mould” without the appropriate items would lock players in the inventory view.
  • Fixed an issue causing animations to reset upon performing a Save / Load when knocked out.
  • Fixed an issue whereby pressing Space to equip an item would sometimes consume or use it.
  • Fixed an issue causing animations to freeze when switching item from grappling hook whilst climbing.
  • Fixed an issue whereby the "Medic Deployed" text didn’t always fit correctly in the UI in Russian.
  • Changed the amount of stamina standard items use.
We hope you’re as excited about these new updates as we are, and would to hear your thoughts. Rest assured that we are continuing to look for ways to improve The Escapists 2 for both creators and escapists alike, and your feedback is essential in this. Please keep reporting potential issues in our Report a Problem forum, and all other feedback in the discussions forum.
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January 18

Share your thoughts about The Escapists 2!

Hey there, Escapists!

We’re looking for some feedback for The Escapists 2! Whether you loved it, hated it, or just wanted to beat up fellow inmates for the hell of it, we'd love to know what you think!

We always like to reward Teamsters with special items. At the end of the survey, there will be an option for you to enter a prize draw where you can be in with a chance to win one of three cool Team17 loot items!

You can start the survey by clicking this link, which will take you to Google Forms.

Q. What happens to my feedback?
A. All feedback will be passed on to the development team.

Q. If I enter the prize draw who gets to see my email address?
A. Only Janey_Team17, and it will only be used for the purposes of the prize draw.

Q. I'm experiencing issues with the survey. How can I still give feedback?
Q. I submitted my survey responses, and now I just remembered something I wanted to tell you guys!

A. Don't worry! Send me an email with your information -

Q. How long does the survey take to complete?
A. The survey should take approximately 4 minutes to complete, but this also depends on how long it takes you to make choices. This time does not include answering optional questions.

Q. What kinds of question are in the survey?
A. The survey will ask you about your gameplay experiences with The Escapists 2 and consist mainly of 'Tick all that apply' or 'Choose one option' formats.

For a few of the questions, there are 'Other' options for you to write your own thoughts, if the ones provided don't match your experiences.

There are also [Optional] sections which you can use to talk about your experiences, and if you want to skip these, that's fine!

The survey will close on Monday, 22nd January 2018, at 9.30 a.m. GMT.
If you missed the survey link at the top, here it is again.

Thanks for helping us out! Your feedback is helpful, and appreciated!

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Just Updated

Festive fun in free Santa’s Shakedown update

Deck the cells with bars and escape attempts! Christmas has come early in the latest free game update to The Escapists 2, featuring a brand new map – Santa’s Shakedown. Not content with life in a perpetually festive lock-up, you must devise ingenious new ways of getting out of prison without getting caught in the tinsel! Featuring brand new items and some very unique craftables, you must pitch in with new prison jobs such as Christmas tree-decorating and toy soldier construction to blend in until the time is right to ho-ho-hop out of there!
Wrap up warm, grab some fellow inmates if it tickles your fancy, and head to the Play Game menu now to experience Santa’s Shakedown.

Featured DLC

Things have taken a strange turn in the locked off rooms of an abandoned hospital. Once again, you’ll have to craft, fight and scheme your way to freedom from this eerie supernatural slammer.

About This Game

The Ultimate Prison Sandbox!

Risk it all to breakout from the toughest prisons in the world. Explore the biggest prisons yet, with multiple floors, roofs, vents and underground tunnels.
You’ll have to live by the prison rules, attending roll call, doing prison jobs and following strict routines; all the while secretly engineering your bid for freedom!
Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier!

Escape Team Assemble!

Unite with up to 3 friends to create the ultimate escape crew and engineer the wildest escapes yet! Jump online or gather round on a couch to prepare for your sneaky adventures. By working together you’ll be able to create even more elaborate and daring plans.

Feeling competitive? Dive into the versus mode and show that you’ve got the skills to break out of any prison faster than your friends can. If all else fails, settle your rivalry in the court yard with a prison punch up!

Create YOUR Con!

It’s time to make your prisoner truly yours. Choose from a massive array of customisations to make your character unique to you. It’s important to look stylish whilst you mastermind your escape.

Craft your Escape!

Being in prison forces you to be creative and work with the limited tools at your disposal. You’ll have to combine everyday objects like soap and socks to craft new weapons and tools to help you achieve your goal. Steal forks from the cafeteria to chip a tunnel in your room, and craft a poster from magazines and duct tape to hide the evidence. You’ll soon learn that duct tape solves (almost) everything!

Prepare for a fight! 

The Escapists 2 introduces a brand new combat system to make every prison brawl more exciting and interactive. You’ll have to block and tie together chains of attacks whilst strafing around your locked on targets to gain the upper hand in combat. Make sure your visit the gym first to build up those muscles!

New ways to escape!

As the prisons get tougher you’re going to have to get more creative with your escape plans. There’s a ton of options to tackle almost any prison escape.

Construct a clink!

With the Prison Map Editor, it’s your turn to construct a prison worthy of housing the toughest inmates! It includes all the rooms, fences and guard dogs you need to build a prison that’s as hard as your imagination makes it – no duct-tape required.
You can pick up those prison blueprints and start crafting your own creations through the Custom Prisons option on the main menu, and when you’re ready you can show the world by sharing them through Steam Workshop where you can download subscribe to fellow architects’ lock-ups – all custom maps can be played either solo or in both local and online multiplayer!


  • 11 Prisons
  • Up to 4 player co-operative and versus multiplayer
  • Drop-in/ Drop-out Online/Splitscreen multiplayer
  • Over 300 customisations
  • Multi-storey Prisons

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (32-bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4400, GeForce GT 8800, AMD Radeon HD 4650
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound card
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
    • Processor: i5-2500k@3.3GHz, AMD FX 6300 3.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 750, AMD R7 370
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound card
    • OS: OSX 10.10 Yosemite
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @2.7Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT 640M, AMD Radeon HD 5750, Intel HD Graphics 6100
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 18.2
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @3.3Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTS 8800, AMD Radeon HD 4650, Intel HD Graphics 6100
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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