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Factions are organized groups active in the region. The most active forces in the Norvinsk region are two private military companies, hired by the sides of the initial conflict.



Employed by 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 company.

Armed primarily with Western equipment, USEC skills focus on modifying AR systems and long ranged optics.


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Allegedly created by a direct order of the Russian government, is employed by the Norvinsk region officials to uncover any evidence of the Terra Group illicit activities.

Armed with Russian based weaponry, BEAR skills focus on the usage of AK systems and raw power.


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Civilians, gang members, and other miscreants who have taken up arms to carve out a niche for themselves in the war-torn Tarkov. Untrained, poorly equipped, they are nonetheless numerous and a significant threat to anyone who stands in their way.

Armed with a wide assortment of primarily cheap weaponry, SCAVs focus on their overwhelming numbers to take out opponents.

Scav Raiders


Shady group of armed people, according to rumors, consisting of former PMC operators, local residents and others with obvious combat and tactical training.


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Illuminated NPCs who sneak up behind the enemy to attack them with only a sacrificial knife. Their motivations are still unknown, but they believe in an upcoming cataclysm. They have several ritual spots across Tarkov, for example in Customs, Woods and Shoreline. They offer Weapons in sacrifice.


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Rogues are ex-USEC operatives, who defend the water treatment plant on Lighthouse. They will warn USEC PMCs to leave the area before engaging, but will shoot BEARs on sight.