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Weapons are your primary survival tool. Almost all weapons are entirely modular, so they can be fitted for different situations.

This page lists all of the weapons in Escape from Tarkov categorised by the skill they contribute EXP towards.

Primary weapons[edit | edit source]

Assault rifles[edit | edit source]

Name Image Cartridge Description
AK-101 AK101 Image.png 5.56x45mm NATO Export version of a Kalashnikov chambered in 5.56 mm assault rifle also equipped with a side-folding shoulder stock and a side mount for optical and night scopes.
AK-102 Ak102image.png 5.56x45mm NATO Short, export version of a Kalashnikov 5.56 mm assault rifle equipped with a side-folding shoulder stock and a side mount for optical and night scopes.
AK-103 AK-103 7.62x39.png 7.62x39mm Kalashnikov 7.62 mm assault rifle equipped with a side-folding shoulder stock and a side mount for optical and night scopes.
AK-104 AK-104Image.png 7.62x39mm Short Kalashnikov 7.62 mm assault rifle equipped with a side-folding shoulder stock and a side mount for optical and night scopes.
AK-105 AK-105 5.45x39.png 5.45x39mm Short Kalashnikov 5.45 mm modernized assault rifle equipped with a side-folding shoulder stock and a side mount for optical and night scopes.
AK-74M AK-74M.png 5.45x39mm Kalashnikov 5.45 mm modernized assault rifle equipped with a side-folding shoulder stock and a side mount for optical and night scopes.
AK-74N Akn.png 5.45x39mm Kalashnikov 5.45 mm assault rifle, developed in 1970 by M. T. 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 AK-74 is a side mount for optical and night scopes.
AKM Akm.png 7.62x39mm Modernized 7.62mm Kalashnikov, adopted in 1959 to replace AK as a standard service weapon of the Soviet Army. Main differences, compared to AK: enhanced accuracy range, lower weight, new stock, trigger, hammer retarder, muzzle compensator, and other design changes aimed at improving the efficiency of the rifle.
AKMN Akmn.png 7.62x39mm AKMN (with NSPUM-AKMN2 scope) is a small arms system consisting of a modified AKM with dovetail mount for installation of the night vision scopes of NSP familiy - NSP-2/3/3A, NSPU, NSPUM.
AKMS Akms.png 7.62x39mm AKMS (GRAU Index - 6P4) is a variant of the AKM with folding shoulder piece (stock). Folds forward-down, under the handguard. Designed specifically for airborne troops.
AKMSN Akmsn.png 7.62x39mm AKMSN - is a modified AKMS with dovetail mount for installation of the night vision scopes of NSP family — NSP-2/3/3A, NSPU, NSPUM.
AKS-74N AKS-74N.png 5.45x39mm Kalashnikov 5.45 mm assault rifle equipped with a side-folding metal shoulder stock, designed primarily for use with air assault infantry. The key design difference from the standard АКS-74 is a side mount for optical and night scopes.
AKS-74U Aks74u.png 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.
AKS-74UB Aks74ub.png 5.45x39mm Special version of the AKS-74U, modification B (silences) is issued, by default, with a dovetail scope mount, a suppressor device, and special sights designed for firing subsonic ammunition.
AKS-74UN Aks74un.png 5.45x39mm Reduced version of the 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.
M4A1 M4a1.png 5.56x45mm NATO 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.
SA-58 DS Arms SA-58 OSW Para 7.62x51.png 7.62x51mm NATO SA-58 OSW (Operations Specialist Weapon) manufactured by american company DSA (David Selveggio Arms) is a legal copy of the FAL, its made with the same Steyr-Daimler-Puch production line equipment as the StG-58. It may comes with a different barrel length, an aluminum-alloy lower receiver, and improved Glass-filled Nylon furniture. Civilian models are semi-automatic, but military and Law Enforcement clients can procure select-fire models that have a fully automatic cyclic rate of 750 rounds/minute. The DSA-58 can use any metric-measurement FAL magazines.
Vepr AKM/VPO-209 Vpo209.png .366 TKM VPO-209 was created on the platform of Klashnikov (AKM) and has an identical appearance, weight, and dimensions. Hammer type firing mechanism administers single shots and setting the safety to locked. Ammo is fed by detachable box magazine.
Vepr KM/VPO-136 Vpo136.png 7.62x39mm Semi-automatic hunting carbine of 7.62x39 mm caliber. It was created on the platform of Kalashnikov (AKM) and has an identical appearance, weight and dimensions. Designed for professional and amateur hunting of medium and big game, as well as sporting use.

Assault carbines[edit | edit source]

Name Image Cartridge Description
AS VAL Asval.png 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.
OP-SKS Opsks.png 7.62x39mm Molot OP-SKS Carbine is designed for loading with 7,62x39 - 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.
SKS Sks.png 7.62x39mm 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.

Submachine guns[edit | edit source]

Name Image Cartridge Description
MP5 Mp5.png 9x19mm Parabellum HK MP5 9x19 submachinegun with Navy 3 Round Burst firing mechanism version, which features three-round cutoff. Widely acclaimed model of a submachinegun, primarily known as weapon of GSG9 and similar forces of the world, and famous through frequent appearance in movies and video games.
MP7A1 HKMP7A1Image.png 4.6x30mm HK The MP7 is extremely compact, lightweight, can be used in very confined spaces, and is practically recoil-free. It can be carried continuously, making it the ideal personal weapon for the soldier of today. Those who carry it will be suitably armed for the broadest range of operations.
MP7A2 HKMP7A2Image.png 4.6x30mm HK The MP7A2 is a further modification of the MP7A1. The key feature of this submachine gun is the replacement of the standard folding foregrip for a "picatinny" rail.
MPX Mpx.png 9x19mm Parabellum 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.
PP-19-01 Vityaz-SN Pp19.png 9x19mm Parabellum Russian submachinegun based on the AKS-74U design. Standard-issue for many law enforcement and military units of the Russian Federation.
PP-9 "Klin" Klin.png 9x18mm Makarov A further evolution of the Kedr SMG for new 9x18 PMM cartridge, designated as PP-9 Klin. It has been manufactured since 1996 until 2002 by the order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
PP-91 "Kedr" Kedr.png 9x18mm Makarov The PP-91 Kedr SMG was developed in the early 90's by the order of Ministry of Internal Affairs and is now produced at Ziatoust machinery plant (Zlatoustovvskiy Mashinostroitelnyl Zavod ZMZ). At the moment, it is a service weapon of almost all Russian law enforcement forces.
PP-91-01 "Kedr-B" Kedrb.png 9x18mm Makarov A rare silenced version of the PP-91 Kedr SMG, denominated as PP-91-01 Kedr-B.
Saiga-9 Saiga9.png 9x19mm Parabellum Semi-automatic Saiga-9 carbine was developed as a variant of PP-19-01 Vityaz-SN for civilian market and designed for purposes of shooting sports and plinking.

Shotguns[edit | edit source]

Name Image Cartridge Description
M870 M870.png 12x70mm The Remington Model 870 is a pump-action shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms Company, LLC. It is widely used by the public for sport shooting, hunting, and self-defense and used by law enforcement and military organizations worldwide.
MP-153 Mp153.png 12x70mm Smoothbore multi-shot. MP-153 shotgun, produced by Izhmekh. Reliable and practical hunting and self-defence weapon.
MR-133

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12x70mm Multi-shot, smoothbore MR-133 pump-action shotgun produced by IzhMekh. Reliable and practical hunting and self-defence weapon. Considered unique in its class for having a slide stop.
Saiga-12

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12x70mm Semi-automatic 12ga carbine with folding stock and firing mechanism safety lock that only allows firing from extended stock position. Features short 430mm barrel.
TOZ-106

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20x70mm Single-barreled 20ga hunting shotgun with sliding breech bolt. Widely known by it vernacular name, the Death of the Chairman, for its compact size.

Designated marksman rifles[edit | edit source]

Name Image Cartridge Description
M1A M1A Icon.png 7.62x51mm NATO The Springfield Armory M1A is a civilian version of the M14 rifle designed and manufactured by Springfield Armory, Inc.
RSASS

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7.62x51mm NATO The Remington Semi Automatic Sniper System is the culmination of a joint effort between Remington Arms and JP Enterprises to develop a highly accurate and superbly built rapid firing sniper rifle. This weapon delivers sub-MOA accuracy out to 800 meters and beyond while providing the tactical advantage of a semi-automatic platform.
VSS Vintorez Vss.png 9x39mm VSS (Vintovka Sniperskaya, Special Sniper Rifle) - suppressed sniper rifle with an integral suppressor, designed in the 80s in TSNIITochMash Institute for the needs of special-purpose teams and task forces.

Sniper rifles[edit | edit source]

Name Image Cartridge Description
DVL-10 Dvl10.png 7.62x51mm NATO DVL-10 is a lightweight, compact, and silenced rifle in proprietary and current military subsonic calibers and has been developed for special service and combat missions where exceptional accuracy and range are needed. Equipped with a standard Lobaev foldable butt-stock and Lobaev Hummer Barrels stainless steel match-grade barrel.
Mosin MosinInspect.png 7.62x54mmR Mosin Nagant M91/30 PU is a sniper variant of the famous russian rifle, which was commonly in use by russian snipers during WW2.
SV-98 Sv98.png 7.62x54mmR SV-98 is a Russian sniper rifle developed in 1998-2000 by a group of weapon engineers led by V.Stronskly. Serially produced by IzhMash group. It is a magazine-fed bolt-action rifle, designed to engage military personnel at distances of up to 1000 m.

Secondary weapons[edit | edit source]

Pistols[edit | edit source]

Name Image Cartridge Description
APB APBImage.png 9x18mm Makarov Silenced verison of a Stechkin Automatic Pistol. Widely used by different Russian special forces.
APS Stechkin Automatic Pistol 9x18PM.png 9x18mm Makarov The Stechkin automatic pistol or APS is a Soviet selective fire machine pistol. It bears the name of its developer, Igor Stechkin.
GLOCK17 Glock17.png 9x19mm Parabellum Glock 17 is an Austrian pistol designed by Glock company for the Austrian army purposes. Thanks to both to its impressive combat characteristics and reliablity gained wide recognition and popularity also as a police, shooting sports and civilian self-defence weapon.
GLOCK18C Glock18CImage.png 9x19mm Parabellum The Glock 18 is a selective-fire variant of the Glock 17. The firearm is typically used with an extended 33-round-capacity magazine, although other magazines from the Glock 17 can be used, with available capacities of 10, 17, or 19 rounds. It has a keyhole opening cut into the forward portion of the slide, similar to the opening on the Glock long-slide models, although the Glock 18 has a standard-length slide. The keyhole opening provides an area to allow the four, progressively larger (from back to front) compensator cuts machined into the barrel to vent the propellant gases upwards, affording more control over the rapid-firing machine pistol.
MP-443 "Grach" Grach.png 9x19mm Parabellum Russian-produced semiautomatic 9x19 pistol, a service weapon of Russian army, special forces of Ministry of internal affairs and other defence and law enforcement agencies.
P226R P226.png 9x19mm Parabellum 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.
PB pistol Pb.png 9x18mm Makarov 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.
PM (t) pistol Makarovt.png 9x18mm Makarov 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.
PM pistol Makarov.png 9x18mm Makarov 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.
SR-1MP Gyurza Sr1mp.png 9x21mm Gyurza The Serdyukov automatic pistol - also known as SPS and Gyurza (“Viper”), GRAU index 6P53. Pistol designed for the Russian Federation special forces purposes by P. Serdyukov and I. Belyaev, for 9x21 mm cartridge.
TT pistol Tt.png 7.62x25mm Tokarev 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.
TT pistol (gold) TT Pistol 7.62x25 TT gold 2.png 7.62x25mm Tokarev 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. Special gold edition.

Melee weapons[edit | edit source]

Name Image Description
Bars A-2607- 95x18 Bars A-2607- 95x18.png A Bars knife A-2607, forged of 95x18 steel with fine wood handle and brass guard.
Bars A-2607- Damascus Bars A-2607- Damascus.png A Bars knife A-2607, manufactured of damascus steel with wenge handle and brass guard.
Gerber Downrange Tomahawk Gerber Downrange Tomahawk.png Tactical tomahawk, multitool and breaching tool, all-in-one solution.
ER Fulcrum Bayonet ER Fulcrum Bayonet.png 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.

Throwable weapons[edit | edit source]

Fragmentation grenades[edit | edit source]

Name Image Description
F-1 F1.png 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.
M67 M67.png M67 grenade (M67 Fragmentation Hand Grenade) is an American hand grenade, designed for antipersonnel combat purposes and adopted in 1969 by the army of the United States.
RGD-5 Rgd5.png 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.

Smoke grenades[edit | edit source]

Name Image Description
RDG-2B RDG-2B Smoke grenade.png Soviet-made smoke hand grenade, designed to create smoke zones with covering or target designation purposes. Cheap and pretty common in the countries of former Soviet Union.

Stun grenades[edit | edit source]

Name Image Description
Zarya Zarya stun grenade.png Intended to suppress the mental stability by creating a sudden sound effect and a bright flash. Used in special operations for apprehension of criminals and in riot suppression.

Upcoming 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.

Primary weapons[edit | edit source]

Name Image Cartridge Status
HK 416A5 HK416.png 5.56x45mm NATO Found in game files
9A-91/VSK-94 VSK-94.jpg 9x39mm SP5, SP6 Confirmed with screenshots.
AK-12 Ak-12 placeholder.jpg 5.45x39mm Confirmed, but not revealed.
AR-15 (Russian Manufactured) Upcomingar15.jpg 5.56x45mm NATO Confirmed for 0.11 in this reddit post.

and on Twitter.

Bushmaster ACR/

Magpul Masada

Upcoming acr.jpg 5.56x45mm NATO, 7.62x39mm Shown on this hideout screenshot. Model unrevealed.
FN SCAR-L/H Scar placeholder.jpg 5.56x45mm NATO/7.62x51mm NATO Confirmed, but not revealed

3 sound files located in game files

FN P90 Upcomingp90.jpg 5.7x28mm FN Shown on the screen of a designer this reddit post.
Heckler & Koch HK417 HK417 Plan.jpg 7.62x51mm NATO Confirmed for 0.11 during Talking Tarkov #6
Heckler & Koch G3 G3 placeholder.jpg 7.62x51mm NATO Confirmed, but not revealed
KRISS Vector Kriss vector.jpg 9x19mm Parabellum, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, 9x21mm, 10mm Auto, .357 SIG Confirmed with screenshots
MP43e Mp-43 develop.jpg 12x70mm Present in alpha, removed while code

for reloading is reworked

PPSh-41 Pappash.jpg 7.62x25mm Tokarev Confirmed here. Model unrevealed
Remington 700 Upcoming remington 700.png 7.62x51mm NATO Confirmed, shown in this tweet
RPK Series Rpk-74 placeholder.jpg 7.62x39mm (RPK), 5.45x39mm (RPK-74 & RPK-74M) Confirmed, but not revealed
RPK-16 RPK-16 dev.jpg 5.45x39mm Confirmed, shown in this tweet
SVT-40 Svt-40 placeholder.jpg 7.62x54mmR Confirmed, but not revealed
SVD Dragunov SVDwood.jpg 7.62x54mmR Confirmed for 0.11 during Talking Tarkov #6

Secondary Weapons[edit | edit source]

Name Image Cartridge Status
Chiappa Rhino 20/40/50/60DS Chiappa rihno final.jpg .357 Magnum, 9x19mm, .40 S&W, 9x21mm Confirmed with screenshots
M1911 M1911 develop.jpg .45 ACP Confirmed, but not revealed

Launchers[edit | edit source]

Name Image Cartridge Status
GP-30M GP-30M-Preview.jpg 40x53mm Twitter
GP-34 Ak74 render.jpg 40x53mm Temporarily removed due to bugs
M203 M203.png 40x46mm SR Located within game files
MK13 EGLM MK13 develop.jpg 40x46mm SR EFT Beta Announcer
Milkor MGL M32 dev.jpg 40mm Talking Tarkov #6
RPG-7 RPG-7 Trigger.jpg 40mm Image of trigger and grip posted to

BSG's Twitter

Melee Weapons[edit | edit source]

Name Image Status
Izhmash Bayonet 907 HC-AK HC-AK-Preview.png Confirmed with screenshots
Cultist Knife Cultist Knife preview.png Confirmed with screenshots
Entrenching tool Entrenching Tool preivew.png Confirmed with screenshots
M1 Tactical Sword Shortsword Preview.png Confirmed with screenshots
Crowbar Crobar.png Confirmed with screenshots

Throwable weapons[edit | edit source]

Name Image Cartridge Status
VOG-25P + UZRGMfuze hand grenade NewGrenadeUnknown.png Fragmentation Grenade Located within game files
RGN hand grenade RGOImpact.png Fragmentation Grenade Located within game files

Light machineguns, heavy machineguns and rocket launchers are also planned.

Unconfirmed Weapons[edit | edit source]

This section includes weapons that are speculated to be in development, but are unconfirmed by the developers.

Personal Defense Weapons[edit | edit source]

  • KAC PDW - Several sounds are present in the game files. These sounds are identical to the KAC PDW in Contract Wars.