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Tarkov Gunsmith Part 18 Mechanic Quest Guide

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Tarkov Gunsmith Part 18 Mechanic Quest Guide

After completing Escape from Tarkov's Gunsmith Part 17, Mechanic will offer you another AK-related build, yes, another. Within Escape from Tarkov Gunsmith 18, Mechanic requests you build him an AKMN to match his specific requirements, being around the 4th or 5th AK build we've completed throughout the Gunsmith tasks. However, AKs are easy to build hence their popularity and the quest still provides easy XP and quick money. The rewards from Gunsmith Part 18 are a little more rewarding, urging players to take immediate action. Being a minimum level of 33, players will experience ease in completing the Gunsmith tasks.


What Do You Need to Do for Gunsmith Part 18

Gunsmith Part 18 will require a series of weapon attachments for the AKMN following these criteria:

  • 60 Durability
  • 300 or less recoil
  • 50 or more ergonomics
  • 5 kg or less in weight
  • AK Magpul MOE AKM handguard (Black)
  • AKM/AK-74 Magpul Zhukov-S stock
  • AK Magpul MOE pistol grip (Black)
  • AK 7.62x39 Magpul PMAG 30 GEN M3 30-round magazine (Black)
  • Magpul M-LOK AFG tactical foregrip (Black)
  • Rotor 43 7.62x39 muzzle brake-compensator
  • EOTech HHS-1 hybrid sight (Black)

The AKMN can be purchased from Prapor at loyalty level three, therefore most players will be able to retrieve the weapon from him. However, if on a budget you're able to quite easily find this weapon on raiders within maps like Reserve and Lighthouse. Additionally, the AKMN sells for a cheap price on the Flea market for anyone trying to save time, but make sure to check the durability, if below 60 you'll have to purchase another weapon and restart.

How To Complete Gunsmith Part 18

To complete Gunsmith Part 18, modify the AK-102 with these attachments:

Attachment  Merchant Loyalty Level
AK Magpul MOE AKM handguard (black) Skier LL3
Magpul M-LOK AFG tactical foregrip (Black) Peacekeeper | Skier LL3 | LL3
AKM/AK-74 Magpul Zhukov-S stock Peacekeeper LL4
AK Magpul MOE pistol grip (Black) Mechanic  LL3
AK 7.62x39 Magpul PMAG 30 GEN M3 30-round magazine (Black) Peacekeeper  LL2
Rotor 43 7.62x39 muzzle brake-compensator Mechanic LL2 (Barter)
EOTech HHS-1 hybrid sight (Black) Peacekeeper LL4
AK AKademia Bastion dust cover Skier  LL1

These weapon attachments will be quite hard to obtain due to their rarity. But, if you decide to look for them check locations like The Lab and Interchange Kiba Gun Store. These attachments will secure a worthy weapon but will cost quite a price, personally, I'd recreate this weapon and take it into Reserve or Woods as the weapon will definitely show a return due to its EOTech hybrid scope and muzzle break. 

Gunsmith Part 18 Rewards

Here are the following rewards for Tarkov's Gunsmith Part 18 quest: 

  • +23,100 EXP
  • Mechanic Rep +0.03
  • 50,000 Roubles
    • 52,500 Roubles with Intelligence Center Level 1
    • 57,500 Roubles with Intelligence Center Level 2
  • 1× EOTech Vudu 1-6x24 30mm riflescope
  • 1× AK-74 Hexagon Wafflemaker 5.45x39 sound suppressor
  • 1× AK Hexagon Reactor 5.45x39 muzzle brake
  • Unlocks purchase of Steiner LAS/TAC 2 tactical flashlight at Mechanic LL3
  • Unlocks purchase of AKM 7.62x39 Kiba Arms .308 muzzle device adapter at Mechanic LL3

These rewards are excellent, the attachments are worth quite a lot on the Flea market if you decide to sell them. However, the Vudu is perfect for extract camping on Interchange, so maybe think again!

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