|Information on this page is checked and up to date with the current version v.670.|
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
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.
|Base durability||Saving on weapons cost|
|Lvl 1||Lvl 2||Lvl 3||Lvl 4||Lvl 5|
Machine gun expert (Direct perk)
Increases the damage output from the weapon category.
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
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|
|Normal / Online mode||176-208|
|Bandit city fort|
|Forts||Fist fort (Shadrinsk)|
|Spiders fort (Isilkul)|
|Izhevsk bandit fort|
|Requires the following materials :|
| Results :
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.
- Reduced Ammo usage from 10 to 5 (20 to 10 if using hail of lead perk)
- New in-game icon.