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Escape from Tarkov guide: Best gear to bring before a raid

Here’s everything you’ll want to bring with you

A Russian BEAR mercenary with an integrally silenced bullpup style weapon points at the horizon. Behind him a man at a heavy weapon takes aim. Image: Battlestate Games

After hearing extensive feedback from the Escape From Tarkov player community, it’s clear the initial tips included in this guide weren’t the best recommendations. (On the bright side, ‘Walking Tank’ will be forever emblazoned as a meme, so at least there’s that.) As an alternative, we’ve brought in an expert on the game, pro streamer Sacriel, to offer up the best advice he can muster for folks just starting out:

Also be sure to check out the Escape from Tarkov subreddit for any questions you may have on the game.

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