Fear The Wolves Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Fear The Wolves Guides RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Fear The Wolves Beta: Guide to Best Weapons and Their Usage https://www.gameskinny.com/s9xx7/fear-the-wolves-beta-guide-to-best-weapons-and-their-usage https://www.gameskinny.com/s9xx7/fear-the-wolves-beta-guide-to-best-weapons-and-their-usage Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:00:03 -0400 Zack Palm

The developers behind Fear The Wolves, Vostoc Games, have recently announced they're planning to extend the closed beta of their game, thanks to the helpful back of the players currently trying it out. This decision also comes with the choice of releasing the beta to select players in waves, starting from July 26 to the 30, prior to opening it for early access.

How can you get ahead of the competition? We've compiled a list of a variety of different weapons you can find when you drop into this battle royale and how you can best optimize their use in combat.

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Primary Weapons


When you get up close and personal, this weapon works great when you want to surprise your enemy. You can quickly mow them down with the AEK-919, as the weapon comes a fire rating. While it packs a punch, it does suffer from a lack of stability, and an even lower accuracy. This gun works best when you're entering buildings and need to watch your corners. 

Definitely not a weapon you want to take out into the streets with you. Unfortunately, Fear The Wolves does not have any close quarter outdoor locations, meaning you'll want to tuck this weapon away and use something else when you're outside.


How can you have a game influenced by Russian themes and not have an AK-47? This weapon comes with only medium accuracy and firing rate. If you continuously fire this weapon at once you'll find the stability begins to falter as you pepper your enemy with bullets. The best strategy is to fire this weapon if three to five shot bursts. The weapon was likely modified to serve as a medium range weapon, as the damage done by this weapon knocks anyone back to the main menu, if you can pull the trigger fast enough.

Keeping your fire rate low will increase the chances you hit your target and not have to substitute brutal power for stability. You'll find the most success with this weapon in the urban environments as you can use the small pieces of cover to your advantage, compared to the open forests.


Among the primary weapons I was able to find, this one stood out to me. None of the statistics on this weapon were in the low range. The A-545's damage and fire rating were listed as the highest, but the stability and accuracy were both average, not low in anyway. If you run across this weapon, grab it immediately. There's no negative attributes about it, making any weapon you have on at any point worth exchanging for this one.

Because the stats were above average across the board, it was useful in any situation or environment. The only thing negative about this weapon is you cannot snipe with it, but that didn't stop me from attaching a scope to it.


The Vepr-12 is an automatic shotgun. If you've played PUBG, then you know this weapon is great in sticky situations and when you're inside of buildings because of its high damage. Unfortunately, everything else about this weapon, its stability, accuracy, and fire rating, are all fairly low. Pick up this weapon if you don't find any automatic rifles or submachine guns. 

Due to its high damage, you can likely find use of this weapon when you're clearing buildings or plan to run up to your enemy. Because you only have seven shots with this gun before you need to reload, you better make sure they hit their target.


The classic Uzi makes an appearance in Fear The Wolves and you can bet it does some damage. Surprisingly, its fire rating doesn't stand out too much and settles on the above-average range. Despite its high fire rating, it doesn't lose too much stability, instead it lacks in accuracy. You won't want to walk up to a small village, see an enemy, and start firing with this weapon. Most of your shots won't hit their mark and you'll have given your position away.

Keep this weapon with you, because as the circle begins to tighten your enemies will run to the chopper and you can follow close behind them. This weapon would then make short work of them, granting you the chance to make it to safety.

Secondary Weapons


Of the pistols in this game, I found this one the most. You'll find that this weapon's stability makes it stand out among the other choices. Because you can reliably find the APS in various buildings, it's a great weapon to grab and take with you when you're starting on. 

Of the attachments available to this weapon, make sure you can locate its silencer. If you find this you can take out foes who are a short distance away, from the comfort of a home or a small shed.


This was my favorite secondary weapon to have at my side during my time in Fear The Wolves. I likely clocked most of my kills with this game, as many late-game players who found me were able to pick me out before I could see them. I earned most of my early game kills because of the weapon's outrageous stability. Though it doesn't have the best fire rate, the weapon remained on target and dealt a great amount of damage. When you find this, drop whatever secondary you have and equip it.

You should take out most enemies you encounter during the early game when you have this equipped, unless they come after you with an AK-47 or a A-454.

Fort 17

This ties in second as one of the better sidearms to have in Fear The Wolves. The Fort 17 also came with reliable stability, but I felt like the weapon's lower damage granted my opponents the opportunity enough escape room to run away from sight to heal, or grab a weapon and turn the situation around on me. This is certainly a good gun to start with, but don't rely on it too much. 

Surprisingly, I only found this weapon a handful of times. Despite the CZ-7B being a better gun, I was able to find that more than this one. It almost didn't make the list because of its absence. 

Beretta 93R

The fastest sidearm in the Russian east. Unlike any of its counterparts, this weapon has a burst fire setting, letting you spray your enemy with a rain of gunfire. It goes without saying this pistol has the best fire rating of any other sidearm because of its burst fire, but it does lack in damage and accuracy. If an opponent can get far enough way from you, you're going to miss a majority of your shots.

The weapon felt like a shotgun in that you're going to have difficulty with an opponent at medium range away from you. If you can spot anyone first, try to get closer before firing off the Beretta 93R.

Melee Weapons


You'll likely encounter plenty of these within the first few houses you run into. It's a decent weapon to rush into a building after an enemy with, but once someone sees you, and you're at a distance, you're toast. You'll want to have this weapon on you, just in case you run out bullets early in the game. Otherwise, you can avoid picking this up and try to find a pistol nearby.

So far, this was the only melee weapon I could encounter while I played the closed beta. More may get added in the future.


That's everything we have on some of the best weapons we found while playing Fear The Wolves' closed beta. Were you able to find anything else?

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Fear The Wolves Guide: Best Drop Locations https://www.gameskinny.com/me5xj/fear-the-wolves-guide-best-drop-locations https://www.gameskinny.com/me5xj/fear-the-wolves-guide-best-drop-locations Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:37:00 -0400 Zack Palm

The key to winning a battle royale game goes beyond knowing about the weapons at your disposal. You have to find the best locations to land to get a head start of the competition. In Fear The Wolves, having an ideal starting location can mean the difference between being sent back to the main menu and advancing to the top 10.

Because the circle works a little differently in Fear The Wolves than other battle royale games you need to remain on your toes. Here's a break down of some of the best starting locations you can land at to give yourself the best start!

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The Northern Portion

North of Yanov

When your helicopter's path starts out at the northwest point of the map, think about hitting this location. If you land around here you can run towards the small village to north, grab some decent gear, and then dash to the village to the east or the one to the south, closest to Yanov. While you glide down to this position you can watch your competition and make any brass decisions, such as making a hard turn to Yanov, Denisovichi, or Chistogalovka.

Though, be warned you're going to need radiation equipment to enter Yanov. You may want to hit this city after you've already acquired some gear.

South of Chistogalovka

This location is for when you're feeling bold. Because of the river to your east, if you drop here you're left with fewer options of where you can choose to land. When you land near this location, try to prioritize items and gear that protect you against radiation. This way you can travel towards to the west Shepelichi or the east to RLS "Duga" to find some high quality gear, giving you an even further edge against your competitors. 

Though, don't be surprised if you find three or four other players dropping with you. This location has proven to be quite popular.

West of NovoShepelichi

Unfortunately, if you want to land here you'll only be able to do in special cases. When your plane starts you out on the northwest portion of the map, you can confidently choose this area. However, keep in mind other players may have the same idea as you and will drop with you. You're going to rush into buildings if you want to survive here. The option is if your plane ends near here.

The great part about choosing this location is you can immediately rush into NovoShepelichi, or wrap around it to the smaller villages before heading south.

West of Rudnia

This area mirrors the first location, though a number of small clustered homes are spread out. Ideally, you'd want to have your plane route coming from the northwest point and heading down, southeast. You'll have enough distance to hit the middle village, grab what you can, and decide if you want to rush to Rudnia or Rechitsa. The problem with going to Rechitsa is the fact the radiation may already be closing in, cutting you off from this town.

You can risk going to the smaller villages around it to enter the city. There's plenty of decisions when you plan to aim for this area. Don't let the red outlines frighten you! This may deter other players, but you can use it to your advantage to find the best loot.

West of Kopachi

The final location for the northern portion of the map focuses on giving you the chance to run into an enemy far sooner than some of the other options. You can choose to land in Kopachi, or stick to the outskirts to find useful gear in one of the nearby villages. You can confidently change your choice based on how many other players are flying to land near you. Though you may want to land closer to them so you get in as many early kills as you can.

Of the northern locations, this is likely the most risky. If you're not the first person to land, you may find yourself without equipment and back on the main menu waiting for another queue!

The Southern Portion

West of Korogod

This is a great starting location that provides you with plenty of options. When you aim for this place, based on the amount of players dropping near you, you can choose up to four different house-filled villages to head towards. Each one comes with a decent number of potential loot drops. When you're feeling really bold, veer your drop to aim to land in Korogod and try your luck in the city!

Because of the other two cities situated close by you can always run through those. If you survive. 

South of Llintsy

Like the first location in the southern portion, you have several choices available to you. Not only do you have two cities to pick from, but plenty of smaller villages to dive into. Depending on how many players land nearby, or with you, you may want to choose a small cluster of houses and then immediately head into one of the cities. This way, you'll have a small supply of firepower to take with you when you venture into a city.

While I was playing, I found it better to stick to this strategy. Several times when I dropped into a city I struggled to find a weapon and came up short in multiple early-game encounters.


The direct middle may prove a troublesome location, or entirely dead, depending on how aggressive the other players in your match feel. You may not find out until you drop and see the other parachutes around you. If you see a couple, attempt to angle your parachute down so you can land directly in front of a building. But, when you have too many players around you, try to land in one of the building clusters to the east of Kalinovskaya. 

You can drop at that location and then divert further east, or continue south to try your lucky closer to Zapolie. It all depends on the situation and how many shots you hear.

West of Lelev

Now we're getting to the tougher options. Landing around here may get you into a firefight sooner than you'd like. During my matches, I found several players enjoyed to land inside Lelev and then make their way west. If you're feeling confident, dive straight into the city and try your luck! Otherwise, pick one of the small clusters of houses to make your start and then follow the road south.

There's a large forest to the west of his area to the two other cities. You could run towards those after you've grabbed a few weapons, but you may want to stick to the outskirts and pick off other players.

North of Kamenka

The final recommended location! Much like the previous location, this area is going to get hot, depending on your helicopter's flight path. Luckily for you, there's several options available to you at this junction. You can veer your course to go to Zalesie, Opacici, Kamenka, or visit one of the other smaller clusters to grab precious loot before venturing into the cities.

In this area, players will definitely have plenty of weapon drops at their disposal. You'll have to rely on your speed to beat them when you land here. This drop zone can prove to be a great starting position for you to your shooting practice! You'll have plenty of target practice.


Those are all of the locations I think you should choose from during your first few rounds of Fear The Wolves! Don't be afraid to experiment, as this is a new battle royale and plenty of strategies will emerge during the game's development.

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