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Shroud shows how Vepr Hunter is crazy overpowered in Escape from Tarkov

Published: 2/Jun/2020 20:39

by Bill Cooney


The Vepr Hunter is one of the more infamous weapons in Escape from Tarkov, and none other than the legendary Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek gave us a great example of why the carbine is so rightly feared.

The Hunter, or VPO-101 carbine if you want to get technical, is created on the same Kalashnikov (AKM) platform as many of Tarkov’s Eastern weapons.

This means it also fires the same beefy 7.62×51 round, which, combined with the gun’s effective distance of 400 meters, can make it absolutely deadly in a firefight.

Shroud has played his fair share of Tarkov and opted to bring his own variant of the carbine in with him to a round on Shoreline, a choice that paid off almost immediately.

Shortly after arriving, the streamer ran into a group of rival players and immediately dispatched one with a single shot from his Vepr, causing the rest to fly into a blind panic before they too were cut down.

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The Vepr Hunter is basically a sniper in a carbine package.

“I’d just like to say, that gun is stupid,” shroud laughed after he picked apart the four enemy players. “The Vepr Hunter is dumb as hell. I just sat there one tapping away.”

The Hunter, on top of being an incredibly powerful weapon in the right hands, is usually very cheap to purchase from the flea market as well, since it’s a common drop from Scavs across Tarkov, making it a very solid starter gun.

“I’m disappointed that I used that gun on them, just dirty. I feel like a dirty, dirty man,” the Mixer star admitted, knowing full well how overpowered the gun is.

If you’re new or looking to get into Tarkov, shroud is a great streamer to watch and get a general understanding of what works, and which weapons you might want to avoid, even if almost every gun turn to gold in his hands.

For those trying to score a Vepr for free off of Scavs be warned, thanks to the recent character-wipe update, Tarkov’s NPCs might be a bit harder to take out and loot than before.

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How to access Escape from Tarkov’s early test server

Published: 13/Nov/2020 16:30 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 21:04

by Lauren Bergin


Battlestate Games have always been about building a fun community, but now they’re letting players influence the game design itself by launching the Escape from Tarkov Early Test Server. 

Escape from Tarkov’s developers, Battlestate Games, has always had a reputation for communicating with the game’s fanbase. By doing this, they’ve formed a dedicated community of players and fans who truly live and breathe the game.

These fans know that the updates for Tarkov are few and far between, normally coming in big chunks instead of occasional drip-fed updates. The announcement of new guns in early November certainly caused a stir, especially with Streets of Tarkov still looming somewhere on the horizon.

To add to the excitement, Tarkov’s devs have come up with an interesting way of including their fans in the development process: the Early Test Server.

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Streets of Tarkov is hopefully coming soon, but fans may be included in its development

What is the Early Test Server?

The Tarkov early test program works similarly to the PBE in LoL or Experimental Mode in Overwatch. As Battlestate’s tweet says, the ETS allows players to “test and run new features, content, and updates before they appear in the game, and allow players to contribute to the world of Escape from Tarkov.”

Additionally, it will help the devs identify any bugs or fixes in a tighter timeframe. Therefore, it will help ensure that any new updates are as polished as possible.

How to access the Early Test Server

In order to participate in the Early Test Server, you must have an active copy of Escape from Tarkov.

To become a part of the Early Test server, simply follow these steps:

  • Activate the launcher.
  • Fill in the ETS form.
  • Await notification that you’ve been selected.

It’s great to see the game’s devs reaching out to their fans to ensure that the Tarkov experience is the best it can be. So, if you fancy shaping the face of Tarkov, apply for the ETS: The possibilities are limitless!