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Battlestate Games Reveal Details On Escape From Tarkov’s Realistic & In-Depth Skill System

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If you weren’t already hugely excited for Battlestate Games’ upcoming RPG/FPS hybrid, Escape from Tarkov, you will be now as the developers today invite players to dive deeper into the games hugely impressive skill system. The team touched on many elements of the skill system in Escape from Tarkov including repetition-based progression, the opportunity to “forget” unused skills, and the level of influence each type of skill will have on your experience.

The game boasts 5 different categories of skills, each upgrading through repetitive use of each skill. The more a character completes a specific action, the more adept they become at using that skill. So if you’re hoping to run around Tarkov with an Ak-47 and enough armor to shield a tank, you’ll need to invest plenty of time into related skills to make it worthwhile.

As players improve skills and abilities through use, they can also begin to “forget” other skills that they neglect in the process. Ignoring a skill for long periods of time will see the skill reduce in level, although they cannot be forgotten entirely. The higher the skill before it declines the higher the predetermined minimum level it can reach as it declines.

For further explanation the team highlighted some of the games more prominent skill types and provided information relating to their use, progression and influences as you progress.

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This skill levels up in particular order – first Strength, then Endurance and finally – Vitality. Skill bonuses for the character include a reduced chance of fracture, higher out-of-combat recovery speed and reduced energy consumption and dehydration speed. Upon leveling up to the elite skill level, players are rewarded with bonuses that include, for example, a small reduction in damage taken in combat, and a sustained immunity to poisoning.

To increase this skill, players must use it by searching containers, looting dead bodies, and examining other items throughout the game. The Attention skill bonus increases makes it faster for players to scavenge loot from bodies and containers, while also increasing their chance of finding rare loot. The elite level of this skill opens up the possibility of “instant searching” and an even better chance of finding rare loot.

Melee weapons:
The melee weapon handling skill is upgraded by successfully landing stabs and cuts with close-range weapons. The Melee Weapons skill bonus provides enhanced swing strength and a shorter delay before swinging a weapon. The elite skill level gives players a chance to strike a killing blow in combat, along with the chance of causing a stricken enemy to bleed-out.

Below is a massive list of skills that are currently available in the game, although the developers have said this is likely to change during development.

[columns count=’3′] [column_item]Skill Categories
  • Ph – Physical
  • P – Practical
  • M – Mental
  • C – Combat
  • S – Special
[/column_item] [column_item]Ph – physical
  • Endurance
  • Strength
  • Vitality
  • Health
  • Stress resistance
  • Metabolism
  • Immunity
[/column_item] [column_item]M – Mental
  • Perception
  • Intellect
  • Attention
  • Charisma
  • Memory
[columns count=’2′] [column_item]C – Combat
  • Pistols
  • Revolvers
  • SMGs
  • Assault rifles
  • Shotguns
  • DMR
  • Sniper rifles
  • LMGs
  • Heavy machineguns
  • Under-barrel weapon systems
  • Grenade launchers
  • Throwing weapons
  • Special weapons
  • Melee weapons
  • Preparing for action
  • Recoil control
  • Weapon switching
  • Troubleshooting
[/column_item] [column_item]P – Practical
  • Sniping
  • Covert movement
  • Prowling
  • Basic medical aid
  • Field medical aid
  • Light armor
  • Heavy armor
  • Gear distribution
  • Basic weapon modification
  • Advanced weapon modification
  • Nighttime operations
  • Silent operations
  • Clean operations
  • Barter
  • Multi-level marketing
  • Free trading
  • Task performance
  • Shadow connections
  • Auctions
  • Lock picking
  • Search
  • Electronic hacking
  • Trap placement
  • Minelaying
  • Explosive devices
  • Weapon treatment

The final skill sets are special skills available exclusively to members of the specific faction:

[columns count=’2′] [column_item] Special Skills For BEAR Faction
  • AK weapon systems
  • High caliber
  • Assault operations
  • Raw power
  • Authority
  • Zeroing
[/column_item] [column_item]Special Skills For USEC Faction
  • AR weapon systems
  • Total weapon modification
  • Tactics
  • Negotiations
Source: Press Release

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