The shooter genre continues to gain and hold one of the championships in popularity among gamers, regardless of the branch.
Players are interested in both simulators and active online modes like GTA 5 online and MMO Destiny 2 and popular session projects like CS:GO.
Escape from Tarkov offers players a combined concept of a military simulator and a battle royale, where the player needs to find equipment and weapons, emerge victorious from the battle, and act according to the real rules of warfare and the mechanics of shooting and ballistics of bullets and grenades.
The concept implies that you appear in the world with minimal equipment and must find weapons and ammo for yourself, but there are professional services like Skycoach, where you can buy rubles and dollars and get good starting equipment that will give you an advantage in battle.
1 The basic principles of the game Escape from Tarkov
You are transported to the territory of the conflict of interests between the US and Russia in a small area of the city of Tarkov, where not regular armies but private military companies are opposed.
You must choose a side and join the fight for your preferred country.
The difference between the PMCs of Russia and the USA is not big – they differ in uniforms and standard weapons, and they use communication in their native language.
The main emphasis of the project is on the extraction of equipment and the battle between the parties to the conflict.
You’ll start out with low ammo and bad gear and must go on combat missions and raids to ensure you’re equipped with more modern gear. Weapons can be strengthened with various sights, butts, a handle for stabilizing fire, and enlarged magazines. Try to get a sniper rifle as well – it will allow you to fight at any distance in comfortable conditions, but be prepared to look for special ammo and weapon amplifiers.
The basis of the game is primarily a combat simulator and only then a battle royale shooter.
This means that the emphasis in Escape from Tarkov is on realism in combat and respect for the laws of physics when shooting and moving.
The flight of the bullet will not be straight during the shot, as in most arcade games, but will correspond to real ballistics and constantly decreasing. This means that you need to aim
above the target’s head so that the bullet can follow the correct trajectory and reach the target.
2 Raids and sorties
The main activities in Escape from Tarkov are combat sorties and raids. They perform several tasks for the players at once:
1. They add an element of rivalry and, therefore, battles.
2. Allow you to replenish your inventory with useful items
3. Serve as a source for making money.
4. Allow you to play different tactics as part of your squad.
5. Open access to raid locations where the most valuable drop is located.
- They add an element of rivalry, and therefore battles
In Escape from Tarkov, the number of places where you can get good equipment, weapons, and amplifiers for them is quite limited, so there is a constant struggle and shooting for important territories.
You have to study the physical map in detail in order to know where the very treasured points with loot are located and go there. Do not forget to remember where the entry and exit points are from the location in order to leave the zone in a timely manner after the sortie is completed.
- Allow you to replenish your inventory with useful items
In each outing or raid, you will have the opportunity to replenish your inventory with useful items.
You can get:
● Weapon accessories
● Bulletproof vest and helmet
● Backpacks to expand inventory
● Various items for sale to merchants
Weapons and ammo will come in handy in battle, but you can always sell them to local NPCs or other players if you have them in abundance.
Medicines will always be needed because in Escape from Tarkov you can not only die from a well-aimed shot but also not survive a serious injury if you do not have a special first-aid kit, so try to always keep a supply of medicines with you and not sell them unless absolutely necessary.
As for accessories, they can be sights, collimators, enlarged magazines, stocks, and stabilization handles. Whatever suits your weapon should be used. Sights are divided according to the degree of approximation, so strive not for the farthest but for the optimal one in a given situation.
- Serve as a source for making money
Going on a sortie or a raid, your main task is to earn not only valuable equipment and weapons but also money.
To do this, you should pick up and bring to the base everything that has value – the same weapons, body armor, ammunition, and medicines in order to sell them to local merchants and exchange them for rubles and dollars.
In addition to the obvious items for sale, you will also come across a lot of non-standard ones. For example – interior items of rooms, at first glance, may seem that this is ordinary garbage, but a nurse will gladly buy them, subject to a high level of loyalty, which can be raised by special tasks and by trading medicines with her.
- Allow you to play different tactics as part of your squad
Tarkov is imprisoned for team interaction. Of course, you can play alone, but it will be difficult for you to stand against close-knit groups.
Playing in a squad allows you to achieve cohesive actions that will help you survive in a tactical simulator. Allies can cover you; you can use the cover system and tactics. Use suppressive fire and flanks, keep an eye on the rear, and attack to the front – all of this you cannot do effectively without a good and well-played squad.
- Open access to raid locations where the most valuable drop is located
There are special areas in Escape from Tarkov that require special access in the form of a key card. It is quite difficult to get them – they are randomly found in resource extraction zones, and they can be bought from more successful players or from the Skycoach gamer help service.
Once in a special zone, you will have access to random items of equipment and weapons of high quality – much of this equipment can only be obtained in raids.
You will have limited time, and you need to manage it as efficiently as possible. Remember that you need the most unloaded inventory and good knowledge of the area in order to safely carry your prey to a safe zone.