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

Primary weapons

Assault rifles

Article: Assault rifles
Name Image Cartridge Description
AKS-74U Aks74u.png 5.45×39mm 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-74UN Aks74un.png 5.45×39mm 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.
AKS-74UB Aks74ub.png 5.45×39mm 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.
AK-74N Akn.png 5.45×39mm Kalashnikov 5.45 mm assault rifle, developed in 1970 by M.T. Kalashnikov, became further evolution of AKM due to adoption on 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.
M4A1 M4a1.png 5.56×45mm 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.
VPO-136 Vpo136.png 7.62×39mm Semi-automatic hunting carbine of 7.62x39 mm caliber. It was created on the platform of Klashnikov (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.
AKM Akm.png 7.62×39mm 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 7.62×39mm 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 7.62×39mm 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.
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.

Assault carbines

Article: Assault carbines
Name Image Cartridge Description
SKS Sks.png 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.
OP-SKS Opsks.png 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.
AS VAL Asval.png 9×39mm 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.

Submachine guns

Article: Submachine guns
Name Image Cartridge Description
PP-91 "Kedr" Kedr.png 9×18mm 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 9×18mm Makarov A rare silenced version of the PP-91 Kedr SMG, denominated as PP-91-01 Kedr-B.
PP-9 Klin Klin.png 9×18mm 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.
Saiga-9 Saiga9.png 9×19mm 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.
PP-19-01 Vityaz SN Pp19.png 9×19mm Parabellum Russian submachinegun based on the AKS-74U design. Standard-issue for many law enforcement and military units of the Russian Federation.
MP5 Mp5.png 9×19mm 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.
MPX Mpx.png 9×19mm 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.


Article: Shotguns
Name Image Cartridge Description


12×70mm 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.
MP-153 Mp153.png 12×70mm Smoothbore multi-shot. MP-153 shotgun, produced by Izhmekh. Reliable and practical hunting and self-defence weapon.


12×70mm Semi-automatic 12ga carbine with folding stock and firing mechanism safety lock that only allows firing from extended stock position. Features short 430mm barrel.


20×70mm 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

Article: Designated marksman rifles
Name Image Cartridge Description


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 9×39mm 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

Article: Sniper rifles
Name Image Cartridge Description


7.62×51mm 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.
SV-98 Sv98.png 7.62×54mmR 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


Article: Pistols
Name Image Cartridge Description
TT Pistol


7.62×25mm 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.
PM Pistol


9×18mm 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.
PM (t) Makarovt.png 9×18mm 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.
PB Pb.png 9×18mm 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.
MP-443 "Grach" Grach.png 9×19mm Parabellum 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.
P226R P226.png 9×19mm 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.
GLOCK 17 Glock17.png 9×19mm 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.
SR1MP Gyurza Sr1mp.png 9×21mm 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.

Melee weapons

Article: Melee weapons

Name Image Description
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.
Gerber Downrange Tomahawk Gerber Downrange Tomahawk.png Tactical tomahawk, multitool and breaching tool, all-in-one solution.
Bars A-2607- Damascus

Bars A-2607- Damascus.png

A Bars knife A-2607, manufactured of damascus steel with wenge handle and brass guard.
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.

Throwable weapons

Article: Throwable weapons

Fragmentation grenades

Name Image Description
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.
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.

Upcoming weapons

This section includes weapons confirmed to be in development but not currently present in any public alpha, beta, or release builds.

Primary weapons

Name Image Cartridge Status
Bushmaster ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) Upcoming acr.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO, 7.62×39mm Shown on this hideout Screenshot
AK-100 Series UpcomingAk101.jpg 5.45×39mm, 5.56×45mm NATO, 7.62×39mm Confirmed, but not revealed
AK-12 Ak-12 placeholder.jpg 5.45×39mm Confirmed, but not revealed
Heckler & Koch G3 G3 placeholder.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO Confirmed, but not revealed
SVT-40 Svt-40 placeholder.jpg 7.62×54mmR Confirmed, but not revealed
RPK Series Rpk-74 placeholder.jpg 7.62×39mm (RPK), 5.45×39mm (RPK-74),(RPK-16) Confirmed, but not revealed
Mosin-Nagant Mosin-nagant develop.jpg 7.62×54mmR Confirmed with screenshots
KRISS Vector Kriss vector.jpg 9×19mm Parabellum, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, 9x21mm, 10mm Auto, .357 SIG Confirmed with Screenshots
Baikal MP-43E-1C Mp-43 develop.jpg 12×70mm Removed Indefinitely
9A-91/VSK-94 VSK-94.jpg 9×39mm SP5, SP6 Confirmed with screenshots
DSA-58 (FN FAL copy) DSA SA58.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO Confirmed with screenshots
Heckler & Koch MP7 HK MP7.jpg 4.6×30mm HK Confirmed with screenshots
Heckler & Koch HK416 HK416-2.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO Confirmed, but not revealed
FN SCAR Scar placeholder.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO/7.62×51mm NATO Located within game files
M14 M14 placeholder.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO Confirmed with Screenshots
Remington Model 870 12ga shotgun M870 leak.png 12×70mm Located within game files

Secondary Weapons

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 officially revealed
Stechkin Automatic Pistol APS develop.jpg 9×18mm Makarov Located within game files

Underbarrel grenade launchers

Despite being present in pre-alpha and alpha stages of the game, they were later removed due to bugs and glitches.

GP-34 Ak74 render.jpg 40x53mm Temporarily removed
M203 M203 placeholder.jpg 40x46mm SR Confirmed, but not revealed

Throwable weapons

RDG-2B Rdg-2b.jpg Smoke Grenade Located within game files
Zarya Stun Grenade Zaryadev.jpeg Flashbang Located within game files

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

Unconfirmed Weapons

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

Personal Defense Weapons

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