Escape from Tarkov is a hybrid looter shooter with an emphasis on tactical realism. Tarkov takes a break from the fast-paced first-person shooter by rewarding thoughtful and tactical gameplay. In Tarkov, you will balance risk versus reward by deciding what loot to take and what loot to risk. Take on quests for traders, sell your wares, and engage in a deep progression system as you shoot your way through a variety of maps.
With each passing day the situation in the Norvinsk region grows more and more complicated. Incessant warfare in Tarkov has sparked massive panic; the local population has fled the city, but those who stayed are looking to improve their fortunes at the expense of others. Having accepted the new reality, savage Tarkov locals - "Scavs" flocked into well-armed gangs and started the redivision of the city. Nowadays, Tarkov is separated by unseen borders, controlled by different groups. Gain-greedy gunmen would go to any length to have their way, including the murder of civilians and direct confrontation with the two private military companies.