As Escape from Tarkov has you behave like a true scavenger in the game, players will need to learn how to craft and barter for Ammo with the in-game Traders. But with an abundance of bullets for your Weapons, it can get hard knowing which is best to search or scrap for. A lot of Ammo should be avoided as much as possible as there are others that provide lower recoil patterns, more damage output and easier general use to make your Weapon feel more accessible and powerful. But what should players look out for when deciding which Ammo to use? This is Vincent’s guide on the best Ammo to use in Escape from Tarkov, with a full Ammo Tier List to match.
Ammo Tier List for Escape from Tarkov
When talking about Escape from Tarkov Updates, Ammo has seen no changes since February, 2023 and even the change was relating to their icons rather than the addition or removal of Ammo. Because of this, the general consensus for the best and worst Ammo in Escape from Tarkov has been reached 2 years ago, with the latest Ammo – .357 Magnum being added into the game in early 2022. As the Ammo Charts have seen few changes across the years and will likely see few changes in the future, players can continuously return to this for any updates or a reminder on the best Ammo to use in the game.
Your bullets can easily change the outcome of the game, especially when faced against other players during your Raid. You do not want to waste resources or cash by purchasing mediocre or downright terrible Ammunition. As your damage is primarily determined by the Ammunition Type you use rather than the Weapon itself, you will need to learn what is best to use and what to avoid during your runs. Ammo is incredibly important in Escape from Tarkov as it can be the whole reason as to why you lost the fight and died mid-Raid. Therefore, this is our Escape from Tarkov Ammo Tier List.
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