This weapons guide is designed to give new players a very comprehensive view on the weapon systems in Escape from Tarkov. Perhaps you just got the game and might feel overwhelmed by the choices presented or you are experienced want to take a deeper look at the different weapons.
The first question a new player has is what weapon and what ammo to use. The choices are vast, over 60 types of weapons and over 70 types of ammo are presented to the player.
So what is the best weapon?
To answer this question, the shooter should consider two more questions:
What is the target?How far away is the target?
What is the target?
The target is human, and its physical constitution is represented by seven different bodyparts. These are the head, chest, stomach, arms, legs.
Each hit location has a different amount of hitpoints and the whole body has 435 hitpoints in total. Let's take a brief look at how damage to bodyparts affects the player:
A shot to the head will kill the player instantly if the…