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This page lists all of the weapons of Escape from Tarkov. Weapons primarily determine the ease of acquiring targets and dispatching them, with the actual damage determined by the ammunition used.

Primary Firearms[edit | edit source]

Name Image Origin Designer Year Designed Cartridge General Information

Assault Rifles[edit | edit source]

Article: Assault Rifles

Versatile, moddable, and powerful. Can be used on almost any range depending on mods installed.

AK-74N 5.45x39mm assault rifle
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Mikhail T. Kalashnikov 1970 5.45x39mm Kalashnikov 5.45 mm assault rifle, developed in 1970 by М. Т. Kalashnikov, became a further evolution of AKM due to adoption of the new 5.45x39 ammunition by the military. The key design difference from the standard АК-74 is a side mount for optical and night scopes.
AS VAL
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic TSNIITochMash 1987 9x39mm AS VAL (Avtomat Specialniy, Special Automatic Rifle) - silenced automatic rifle with integral suppressor designed for special forces units. Developed in TSNIITochMash on the VSS Vintorez platform.

Carbines[edit | edit source]

Article: Carbines

Rifles with shorter barrels.

Simonov Semi-Automatic Carbine SKS 7.62x39 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Sergei G. Simonov 1944 7.62×39mm Soviet semi-automatic carbine designed by Sergei Simonov for 7.62x39 cartridge and known abroad as SKS-45. Immensely popular both in CIS countries and in the West, this weapon is still in active service in some countries in form of various copies and modifications. This particular specimen comes from extended storage warehouses of Tula Arms Plant and haven't yet undergo the civilian weapon normalization procedure.
Simonov Semi-Automatic Carbine SKS 7.62x39 Hunting Rifle Version Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic "Hammer" factory 7.62×39mm Molot OP-SKS Carbine is designed for loading with 7.62×39 — the most popular ammunition. The weight and dimensions make the carbine ergonomic for shooters of any age and height. It has been used for all types of traditional Russian hunting for more than 50 years. Tested on predators in Africa, Southeast Asia, Central America, Middle East.
Kalashnikov AKS-74U 5.45x39
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Mikhail T. Kalashnikov 1979 5.45x39mm Reduced version of AKS-74 assault rifle, developed in the early 80s for combat vehicle crews and airborne troops, also became very popular with law enforcement and special forces for its compact size.
Kalashnikov AKS-74UN 5.45x39 Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Mikhail T. Kalashnikov 1979 5.45x39mm Reduced version of AKS-74 assault rifle, developed in the early 80s for combat vehicle crews and airborne troops, also became very popular with law enforcement and special forces for its compact size. Mod.N (night) is equipped with a dovetail mount for the night scopes.
Kalashnikov AKS-74UB 5.45x39
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Mikhail T. Kalashnikov 1979 5.45x39mm Special version of the AKS-74U, modification B (silenced) is issued, by default, with a dovetail scope mount, a sound suppressor device and special sights designed for firing subsonic ammunition.
Colt M4A1 5.56x45 Assault Rifle
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United States of America Colt's Manufacturing Company 2010 5.56x45mm Colt M4A1 - an assault rifle (carbine), designed in the USA on the basis of AR-15 platform for 5.56x45 NATO cartridge. It was developed primarily for use by vehicle operators and fireteams, who required a more compact and lighter weapon than a standard full-length rifle, but using the same ordnance. However, US SOCOM (United States Special Operations Command) was soon to adopt the M4A1 for all subordinate units, followed by general introduction of M4A1 into service in the US Army and Marine Corps.

Submachine Guns[edit | edit source]

Article: Submachine Guns

Compact firepower effective at short to medium ranges, especially in close quarters.

Heckler & Koch MP5 9x19mm SMG Western Republic of Germany Heckler & Koch 1964-1966 9x19mm
PP-91 Kedr 9x18PM SMG
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic/Russian Federation Yevgany Dragunov 1970s/1994 9x18mm The PP-91 Kedr SMG was developed in the early 90s by the order of Ministry of Internal Affairs and is now produced at Zlatoust machinery plant (Zlatoustovskiy Mashinostroitelnyi Zavod, ZMZ). At the moment, it is a service weapon of almost all Russian law enforcement forces.
PP-91-01 Kedr-B 9x18PM SMG Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic 9x18mm A rare silenced version of the PP-91 Kedr SMG, denominated as PP-91-01 Kedr-B.
PP-9 Klin 9x18PMM SMG Russian Federation Izhmash 1996 9x18mm A further evolution of the Kedr SMG for new 9x18 PMM cartridge, designated as PP-9 Klin. Has been manufactured since 1996 till 2002 by the order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
SIG MPX 9x19mm SMG United States of America SIG Sauer 2013 9x19mm SIG MPX boasts the unprecedented operation speed in the familiar form factor of the AR platform. Short-stroke gas piston allows SIG MPX to use the full range of 9 mm ammunition without any adjustments to the gas valve. Full-sized mount provides the means of installing a wide range of scopes and sighting devices.

Shotguns[edit | edit source]

Article: Shotguns

Extreme firepower at short ranges. At long ranges, you might as well be throwing stones and shouting.

МP-133 12ga Shotgun
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Izhmash 12 gauge Multi-shot, smoothbore МR-133 pump-action shotgun produced by IzhMekh. Reliable and practical hunting and self-defense weapon. Considered unique in its class for having a slide stop.
МР-43e Double-barrel Shotgun 12 gauge A hunter's dream. A classic double-barrel beauty, simple and elegant, with selective shell ejector. Fed with 12ga shells.
MP-153 12ga semi-automatic shotgun Russian Federation Kalashnikov Concern (Baikal) 12 gauge Smoothbore multi-shot MP-153 shotgun, produced by Izhmekh. Reliable and practical hunting and self-defence weapon.
Saiga 12ga ver. 10 12ga Shotgun
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Russian Federation Izhmash 1990s 12 gauge Semi-automatic 12ga carbine with folding stock and firing mechanism safety lock that only allows firing from extended stock position. Features short 430mm barrel.

Designated Marksman Rifles[edit | edit source]

Article: Designated Marksman Rifles

A precision rifle for medium to long range combat. High damage and accuracy, low fire rate.

Special Sniper Rifle VSS Vintorez
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Petr Serdjukov and Vladimir Krasnikov (TSNIITochMash) 1987 9x39mm VSS (Vintovka Sniperskaya Specialnaya, Special Sniper Rifle) - suppressed sniper rifle with integral suppressor, designed in the 80s in TSNIITochMash Institute for the needs of special-purpose teams and task forces.

Sniper Rifles[edit | edit source]

Article: Sniper Rifles

Weapons optimized for high accuracy and firepower at very long ranges. Don't try close combat with them.

SV-98 bolt-action sniper rifle
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Russian Federation Vladimir Stronskiy 1998 7.62x54mm SV-98 is a Russian sniper rifle developed in 1998-2000 by a group of weapon engineers led by V. Stronskiy. Serially produced by IzhMash group. It is a magazine-fed bolt-action rifle, designed to engage the military personnel at the distances of up to 1000 m.
DVL-10 "Saboteur" sniper rifle Russian Federation Lobaev Arms 2009 7.62x54mm DVL-10 is a lightweight, compact and silenced rifle in proprietary and current military subsonic calibers has been developed for special service and combat missions where exceptional accuracy and range are needed. Equipped with standard Lobaev foldable butt-stock and Lobaev Hummer Barrels stainless steel match-grade barrel.

Sidearms[edit | edit source]

Handguns[edit | edit source]

Article: Handguns

Backup weapons with excellent ergonomics, but generally very low stopping power.

Name Image Origin Designer Year Designed Cartridge General Information
TT pistol 7.62x25 TT
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Fedor Tokarev 1930 7.62x25mm A legendary pistol. It has seen numerous military conflicts and is still being in service in the certain spots of our planet, in one modification or another. This one is a classic TT-33, the most mass-produced version. It features Browning short-recoil tilting-barrel system, but very different otherwise - purposefully simple, single-action, no safety measures except half cock notch, it is able to withstand horrible operating abuse. Thanks to powerful 7.62x25 cartridge and relatively long barrel, TT boasts high muzzle velocity, penetration and impressive accuracy, even over long distances.
PM 9x18PM pistol
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Nikolay Makarov 1948 9x18mm A time-proven PM. Due to the ubiquitous spread of both pistol and ammo it is still being used by Russian Spetznaz, thanks to exceptional reliability, light weight and compact size. The only serious drawback is its lack of a knockdown power.
PM (t) 9x18PM pistol People's Republic of Bulgaria Early 1960s 9x18mm A semi-mythical PM with extended barrel and suppressor mount threading. Some claim it was a limited series manufactured in Bulgaria, others insist on DDR, and some are even prone to think of it as a handcrafted upgrade. How did it end up in the Norvinsk region, no living soul can tell.
PB 9x18PM silenced pistol
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic A.A. Deryagin 1967 9x18mm PB silenced pistol (GRAU Index 6П9) was designed for the purposes of army reconnaissance groups and USSR KGB personnel and introduced into service in 1967. Still operated nowadays by FSB special forces and internal troops of Ministry of Internal Affairs.
P226R 9x19 pistol
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Western Republic of Germany Sig Sauer 1980-1983 9x19mm The SIG Sauer P226R is a full-sized, service-type pistol made by SIG Sauer, a standard service weapon of Navy SEALs. Chambered for the 9x19mm Parabellum, features a Picatinny rail mount on the underside of a frame.
Yarygin MP-443 Grach 9x19 pistol
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Russian Federation Vladimir Yarygin 1993-2000 9x19mm Russian-produced semiautomatic 9х19 pistol, a service weapon of Russian army, special forces of Ministry of internal affairs and other defence and law enforcement agencies.

Melee Weapons[edit | edit source]

Article: Melee Weapons

Tools for improvised field surgery on unwilling patients.

ER Fulcrum Bayonet Republic of Italy Extrema Ratio - Extrema Ratio developed its Fulcrum knife by the order of Italian Alpine Troops Headquarters, who required a multipurpose knife suitable for the infantry, a knife that could be used in any action and that could successfully solve any type of problem even where more specialized equipment proved inadequate. It was so successful that the multipurpose knife then led to the development of the Fulcrum Bayonet, which had the same characteristics but could be fixed to the issued rifle.
Gerber Downrange Tomahawk
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United States of America c. 2013 Tactical tomahawk, multitool and breaching tool, all-in-one solution.
Bars A-2607- Damascus A Bars knife A-2607, manufactured of damascus steel with wenge handle and brass guard.
Bars A-2607- 95x18 A Bars knife A-2607, forged of 95x18 steel with fine wood handle and brass guard.

Throwable Weapons[edit | edit source]

Article: Throwable Weapons

Fragmentation Grenades[edit | edit source]

Currently primarily things that go boom.
Name Image Origin Designer Year Designed General Information
RGD-5 hand grenade
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic RGD-5 (Distance Hand Grenade, mod. 5) is classified as antipersonnel fragmentation time-delayed offensive hand grenade. Igniter delay time 3,2—4,2 seconds. Due to offensive type of the grenade, fragments are relatively light and have a smaller radius of dispersion. Even these you should not trust them.
F-1 Hand grenade Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic F-1 hand grenade (GRAU Index 57-Г-721) is an anti-personnel fragmentation defensive grenade, designed for neutralizing enemy personnel in the defensive combat. Due to significant effective fragmentation radius it can only be thrown from behind the cover, APC or tank. Legitmately a fucking nuke.

Planned weapons[edit | edit source]

This section includes weapons confirmed to be in development but not currently present in any public alpha, beta, or release builds. *Items in italics have been confirmed by the developers but have not yet been revealed in screenshots, while items in bold have been revealed.

Handguns[edit | edit source]

  • Chiappa Rhino 20/40/50/60DS

Submachine Guns[edit | edit source]

  • Vityaz-SN
  • Kriss Vector
  • Heckler & Koch MP5 variants

Rifles[edit | edit source]

  • SVT-40
  • *The entire Avtomat Kalashnikova (AK) platform. These consist of the currently implemented AK-74N, AKS-74U, and Saiga-12, and presumably many other weapons, possibly including (but not limited to): the AKM, milled & stamped receiver AK-47s, AK-12 series, AK-100 series, RPK & RPK-74 LMGs, and Molot Vepr. This does not include foreign variants, as Blackb1rd (developper) confirmed it will be limited to variants manufactured by Izhmash. This may also include later similar weapons like the AN-94, AEK series, Valmet/RK series, SVD Dragunov, and SA Vz.58, but as many of these are not AK rifles it is only speculation.
  • Mosin Nagant

Launchers[edit | edit source]

  • GP-34
  • M203