May 24, 2024

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On the heels of Tarkov's worst week ever, a new competitive shooter is looking to appeal to a disaffected audience

On the heels of Tarkov's worst week ever, a new competitive shooter is looking to appeal to a disaffected audience

Tactical fps Gray zone war It's scheduled to launch in Early Access tomorrow⁠. It's an exciting release considering this shooter's mix of realistic and Arma-style extraction gameplay, but the recent turmoil around Escape From Tarkov's monetization debacle has put all eyes on Gray Zone as a potential Tarkov killer.

There's a lot of other excitement in the world of shooters right now, but Tarkov has created a special place with its hyper-realistic military aesthetics and modern gameplay: the time to kill in Tarkov is extremely fast, and bullet wounds must be taken care of lest you get killed and bleed out, leading to gun battles. Firearms are as much about situational awareness and taking down enemies as they are about quick aiming. Underpinning this knife-edge combat is a ruthless, winner-take-all scavenger economy that turns every decision into a risk-reward gamble.