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Escape from Tarkov: Best FPS Gun Customization?

If you're not a gamer you may never have heard of Escape from Tarkov. Described by design company Battlestate Games as a “hardcore narrative MMO mix of FPS/TPS and RPG genres”, it's evidently a dystopian battle between two PMCs (Private Military Companies) trapped in the fictional Russian city of Tarkov. Early reports indicate it really does have some seriously badass weapon customization and equipment options, enough so that even desultory gamers and people who would normally never pick up a controller might like it. It's interesting to see them do some of their “homework”, as you can do in the developer's diary video below.

Here's what Battlestate Games says about it:

“All weapons featured in the game are absolutely real and have truly lifelike physical properties. They get misaligned, jam and malfunction in all sorts of ways. We guarantee you hadn’t seen anything like this before. As for nonexistent exotic guns like railguns and stuff, we’re not going to introduce any. Realism all the way.”

Escape from Tarkov

Here is the intro released last November.

This is a look at some of the research they did, specifically at Lobaev Arms.

Here's an example of gameplay with some loadout customization.

Key game features include:


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Hardcore online action RPG/Simulator in a contemporary Russian setting. In Escape from Tarkov, everything hinges on the player and their ability to adapt, survive and overcome any obstruction.
Story-oriented game advancement with unique quest elaboration. By completing missions and tasks, players not only learn the history of the Tarkov conflict, but also increase their chances to survive and escape the hot zone.
Next-level realism. Escape from Tarkov is a combat simulator that includes a multitude of hazardous influences. Player actions are influenced by numerous factors, from character’s injuries and physical state to environmental effects.
Absolute freedom of actions and character control. the game employs 100% realistic ballistics, a full procedural effect system, absolute control of movement, interaction with environment, stealth actions and more. Escape from Tarkov also employs advanced system weapon handling and customization.
Unique skills and character progress system. The character receives different types of experience depending on what they are doing. The player can improve more than 100 skills that are separated into 4 types: physical, cognitive, combat and practical.
Individual game progress and choice of tactics. Raids on enemy bases, stealth operations, cooperative missions, trading, exploring, collecting resources, radio communications – in Tarkov, every player finds something for themselves.
AI-controlled economy influenced by players. The character can barter useful resources, engage in auction activities or open their own business with subordinates and systems.
Multitude of offline activities. Healing, trading, spying, weapons improvement and customization, management of loot stashes, researches, etc.

There's a Reddit threat about the game right here. The Battlestate Games YouTube channel is right here. The Escape from Tarkov site is here. Follow game developments on Facebook in a group at /escapefromtarkov.

Hat tip to Andy Chalk of PC Gamer.


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