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Assault rifle


A light machine gun chambered for the 5.45x39mm cartridge. The RPK-74 is the first first machine gun in-game and the only one chambered for the aforementioned cartridge and repaired with assault rifle parts.

Heavier than a regular AK-74 and requiring 1 more AP to use, the RPK-74 deals much more damage for the same ammo expenditure.

Cannot be assembled from a broken RPK-74




  • Can be bought at the shop for 500 caps

Perk upgrades

The RPK-74 can be further enhanced by using either direct or indirect perks, where direct perks affect the weapon category and indirect perks affect the survivor.

Saving on weapons cost (Indirect perk)

Saving on weapons cost increases the durability of the weapon.

Durability table
Base durability Saving on weapons cost
Lvl 1 Lvl 2 Lvl 3 Lvl 4 Lvl 5
100 uses 111 125 143 167 200

Machine gun expert (Direct perk)

Increases the damage output from the weapon category.

Damage table

(MG expert + Hunter + Shawarma)

Base Machine gun expert
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Base 220-260 231-273 242-286 253-299 264-312 275-325
Shawarma275-325 Shawarma289-341 Shawarma303-358 Shawarma316-374 Shawarma330-390 Shawarma344-406


242-286 254-300 266-314 278-329 290-343 302-358
Shawarma297-351 Shawarma312-369 Shawarma327-386 Shawarma341-404 Shawarma356-421 Shawarma371-439


264-312 277-328 290-343 307-359 317-374 330-390
Shawarma319-377 Shawarma335-396 Shawarma351-415 Shawarma367-434 Shawarma383-452 Shawarma399-471


286--338 300-355 315-372 329-389 343-406 358-423
Shawarma341-403 Shawarma358-423 Shawarma375-443 Shawarma392-463 Shawarma409-484 Shawarma426-504

Hail of lead (Direct perk)

Total damage can be further increased by using the Hail of lead perk at the cost of double the ammo consumption. AP cost of using the weapon will remain the same

Damage table

(MG expert + Hail of lead + Hunter + Shawarma)

Hail of lead Machine gun expert
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Base 330-390 341-403 352-416 363-429 374-442 385-455
Shawarma413-488 Shawarma426-504 Shawarma440-520 Shawarma454-536 Shawarma468-553 Shawarma481-569


363-429 375-443 387-458 399-472 411-486 424-501
Shawarma446-527 Shawarma460-544 Shawarma475-562 Shawarma490-579 Shawarma505-597 Shawarma520-614


396-468 409-484 422-499 436-515 449-530 462-546
Shawarma479-566 Shawarma494-584 Shawarma510-603 Shawarma526-622 Shawarma542-641 Shawarma558-660


429-507 443-524 458-541 472-558 486-575 501-592
Shawarma512-605 Shawarma529-625 Shawarma546-645 Shawarma563-665 Shawarma580-685 Shawarma597-705

The Shawarma icon indicates the damage dealt by using the shawarma effect against animals. +25% damage.

Hunter perks stand for any of the following perks:

  • Headhunter (+ Damage for people)
  • Monster hunter (+ Damage for Mutants)
  • Hunter (+ Damage for animals)

Maximum damage can only be achieved by combining Hail of lead, Machinegun expert, (Animal) Hunter level 3 and shawarma, for People and mutant enemies maximum damage does not include shawarma effect.


The RPK is used by machine gunner level 1 type bandit. This type of bandit is commonly found between Chelyabinsk and Tyumen.

Machine gunner lvl 1
Level 1
Health 100
Armor 700
Movement Range 1
Weapon RPK-74
Armor piercing No
Easy mode 176-208
Normal / Online mode 176-208
Hard mode 198-234
Attack effect None
Perks None
Dodge None
Spawns in
Bandit city fort
Forts Fist fort (Shadrinsk)
Spiders fort (Isilkul)
Izhevsk bandit fort
Wasteland Yes
Special class None



IconBackgroundPickupPick up

IconBackgroundCraft Repair (click to expand/collapse)
Requires the following materials :
Results :
  • Durability (+20%)
IconBackgroundDestroy Disassemble (click to expand/collapse)
Results :

On history

Soviet designed light machine gun, the RPK-74 replaced the original RPK which replaced the even older RPD machine gun used by the soviet forces. The RPK-74 is a heavier variant of the AK-74, this means that while essentially the same gun, the RPK-74 has a longer, heavier and sturdier barrel to improve effective range and withstand longer firing periods, thus improving the gun life span, The internals of the guns have also been reinforced with thicker steel to improve durability, and at last, the buttstock is wider and shaped differently to aid in prone shooting.

Designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov, the RPK-74 was adopted into military service in 1974 along with the AK-74 in an effort to standardize the arsenal of the soviet union.

Version changes


  • Reduced Ammo usage from 10 to 5 (20 to 10 if using hail of lead perk)


  • New in-game icon.


See also

See also:

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