Escape From Tarkov has a total of 4 different weapon tiers. We have already shared the details for Tier 1, now it is time to discuss Tier 2. Escape From Tarkov best Tier 2 weapons guide details stats, how the weapons handle, and available attachment types.

Best Tier 2 Weapons

Escape From Tarkov Tier 2 weapons is for those new to the game and for early low-level players looking for some starter weapons. These weapons are great but keep in mind that they lack the power of some of the other Top Tier weapons possess.


The Soviet Union developed AKM is accurate, lightweight, and has better firing mechanisms. It lacks the power of Tier 1 weapons but with proper ammunition, it can pierce through Class 4 Body armor.

Caliber 7.62x39mm
Feed System 10, 20, 30 or 40-Round Box Magazine, 75-Round Drum Magazines from RPK
Action Gas-Operated, Rotating Bolt
Weight 3.58kg

Available Attachments: Grenade Launcher, Gas Blocks, Muzzle Brakes, Receivers, Pistol Grips, Rear Sights, Front Sights, Magazines, Stocks, Charge Handles.


Another Soviet weapon, this Assault Rifle is a modified version of the AK-74. It is less accurate but can still pierce armor with the right type of ammo.

Caliber 5.45x39mm
Feed System 20, 30 or 45-Round Box Magazine, 60-Round Casket Magazine
Action Gas-Operated, Rotating Bolt
Weight 2.7kg

Available Attachments: Stocks, Pistol Grips, Magazines, Charge Handles, Muzzle Breaks, Gas Blocks, Receivers.

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