Escape From Tarkov Brings Surprise Additions Inspired by World War 2

Published 05/11/2020, 12:39 PM EDT


Developed by Russian studio Battlestate Games, Escape From Tarkov is an online first-person shooter known for its realistic graphics and gameplay. The game, still in early access and undergoing regular updates, gathered popularity after prominent Twitch streamers started playing it.

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To further add to the game’s popularity, the developers recently added an element of World War 2 to their game. The additions include two weapons from the deadliest military conflict in humankind’s history, and players can now use the iconic weapons in-game.

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What are the new WW2 weapons in Escape From Tarkov?

On May 9, which marks the Victory Day in Russia, Battlestate Games’ official Twitter account unveiled the latest additions from World War 2 era to their game. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory against the Nazis in WW2, the developers added the Shpagin PPSH-41 submachine gun and the Colt M1911 pistol. Both the legendary firearms are regular features in most first-person-shooter games. Now, the Escape From Tarkov player base has the chance to relish both the new inclusions.

The PPSH-41 SMG played a significant role in the Soviet Armed Forces’ defeat of Nazi Germany. Made of stamped steel, it’s historical variants typically load either a  35-round box or 71-round drum magazine. It fires 7.62x25mm Tokarev pistol rounds. The SMG is deadly at close and somewhat mid ranges but ineffective at long range. Many countries have used different variants of this weapon in combat since 1941, and few still do to this day.

On the other hand, the Colt M1911 semi-automatic pistol served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1986. It takes a .45 ACP cartridge, and there are many modern variants available, including custom and civilian models. Several countries still use their variants of the pistol, and many more have done so in the past.

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How to get the new weapons in EFT?

To get the PPSH-41 submachine gun, players have to purchase it from in-game weapons vendor Pavel Yegorovich Romanenko aka Prapor. He is the warrant officer in charge of supply warehouses.

For the Colt M1911 pistol, players can buy it from weapons dealer Tadeusz Pilsudski, better known as Peacekeeper, the supplies officer deployed by the UN.

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Which one of these is your favorite from the WW2 era, and which gun will you be rocking in-game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! I wouldn’t mind picking up both because why not!

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Souhardya Biswas

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Souhardya Biswas is an eSports writer for EssentiallySports. He joined the organisation in 2020, wanting to explore the sphere of professional eSports journalism. His passion for gaming started with titles like GTA San Andreas, Far Cry 2, Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 09, eventually developing an interest in Battle Royale games like PUBG and Apex Legends.

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