The Battle Encounter Assault Regiment (BEAR), is a private military company (PMC) and one of the main factions in Escape from Tarkov. BEAR is employed by the Norvinsk region officials to uncover any evidence of the Terra Group illicit activities.
The BEAR private military company was established by a secret decree of the Russian Federation Government as a countermeasure against illegal activities of the Terra Group in the Russian territory. This Russian PMC comprises ex-special forces officers from all over former soviet countries. The Bears were fighting in the Contract Wars as a Russian government proxy to uncover the illegal activities of Terra Group Labs and bring an end to the continued armed conflict with its security subcontractor, the western-founded PMC USEC.
- BEAR players gain access to a unique skill set: