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Hello Escapers,

In this thread we have gathered all story related content for your ease of navigation. More importantly we want to give you a chance to get closer to the stories which you will see within the game itself.

Escape from Tarkov is more than just a shooter game, it is backed by a great story. Every region, district, and city has its prehistory in which behind the scenes is a fierce and bloody struggle for power, money, and influence. As you venture through Tarkov you will come across many questions that this news will give you answers to. You may learn what an event means, who its members are, and what their purpose is.

The news you find may help you connect the dots or it could create a new dot entirely. Know that each dot will be connected in the end, giving you more of an understanding of your purpose as you uncover the truth.


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Familiarizing with Tarkov

With the launch of "North Stream" international gas line construction, at the orders of the Russian government, a new administrative entity was created - the Norvinsk region, located between Leningrad region, Karelia, Finland, and the Gulf of Finland from the South. Although being one the smallest regions both in ...

According to the Norvinsk Regional Prosecution materials, a criminal action was raised against the former Tarkov mayor for the illicit alienation of the municipal lands...


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The Conflicts

It all began in the city port, where a strange news began to be heard.

While a strange activity was being heard a newsletter on World Justice was published about an illegal method of mining  by the corporation "TerraGroup Inc."

There was found a body of a prominent journalist and blogger in the forest plantation. Meanwhile, the port opens up a new branch known as Paradigm Shipping transport and logistics company.

But the strange news did not stop. In an incident within the city; four policemen were killed with another two left injured.

At the same time, the company "Monolith Group" won the tastiest tenders for building both housing and port/terminal areas.

Read the newsletter on "Scientific Life"  containing interviews with the regional director of TerraGroup Labs.

The business enterprises: TARBank and OJSC Polikhim Limited, finalizes on their merger agreement

While the city starts to forget about the recent incidents of the murder of the journalist and the death of the police officers; there was a news about a shootout coming as a surprise.


To be continued....

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Parties in the Conflict and their History

As you all know, the conflict in Tarkov is between three factions. Two PMC groups: USEC and BEAR and the well-armed local scavenger gangs the ''SCAVs''



Allegedly created on direct orders of the Russian government, is employed by the Norvinsk region officials to uncover any evidence of the Terra Group's illicit activities.

The creation of the BEAR PMC has its origins as far back as 2012.

Little is known about their activity, tasks, and numbers at this moment but there is still some information to scrap under the barrel.



Employed by the notorious Terra Group international corporation, vigorously engages in armed clashes, hindering the investigation of Terra Group activities, carried on by local authorities. Moreover, according to intelligence agencies, USEC provides armed cover to illegal work and research of the foreign companies.

The first information about USEC private military company was seen on the ''Solider Magazin'' on August 2011.

The company is very secretive and well hidden but there is still much information about the activity of the members.

It is very clear that the USEC agents are preparing for something...

A ship named Tempo arrives in the port from Oslo with various types of equipment

By monitoring the interest location of the region, it is possible to get information that the company ''Polihim Limited'' breaks contact with the local PMC and goes under the protection of USEC.

A tip came in that Gus Van Saint, the Director of the USEC special operations department, will arrive at the Tarkov airport at 11.30.

Twelve unknown individuals leave the city in haste with the protection of the USEC agents under unclear circumstances.



Having accepted the new reality, savage Tarkov locals - "Scavs" flocked into well-armed gangs and started the division 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.

The SCAV faction is not only one group but many with each of them having their leaders and fierce. You can find some information about these groups below:



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