Illegal Ammo 1.1.1

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The purpose of this mod is to add balanced late-game ammunition for all calibres that are better than their vanilla counter-parts, without ruining game-balance.

TL:DR? Read only the white highlighted text for summary!


The ammunition is balanced such that it feels entirely fair to unlock, purchase and use. The mod now features an incredibly detailed config that let's you change almost every aspect of every bullet, and also has a simplified settings group if you want to tweak but not that much in detail. I recommend using my mod as it comes and playing it as I envisioned, but you can make the bullets whatever you like.


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This mod adds one "ILLEGAL" ammunition type for each "normal" calibre in the game that are notably better than the best vanilla bullets within their calibres. To keep the ammunition powerful, but not over-powered, each new "ILLEGAL" bullet pulls their stats from the bullets with the best value for each stat in their calibre group. For example, in vanilla the best 9x18mm PM bullet for damage is SP7 GZH, with 77 damage, and the best for penetration is PBM GZH, with 28 penetration power, so the 9x18mm PM ILLEGAL bullet would have their combined stats at 77 damage and 28 penetration. This means that the ILLEGAL ammunition is overall more versatile and a bit stronger than vanilla ammunition, but still contains the essence of limitations that come with each different calibre, a 9x18 can't and shouldn't be able to penetrate armour class 6. The bullet stats that are currently configured to work in this way are: Damage, penetration, Accuracy, Recoil and Velocity.



ILLEGAL ammunition can be obtained through purchase from the custom Dark Web trader "WEB AMMO", or found in various containers. Loyalty level one is unlocked by default. Loyalty level 2 requires level 23 and 1m spent. Loyalty level 3 requires level 35 and 5m spent. Loyalty level 4 requires level 42 and 10m spent. See picture for trader stock and ammo stats, it may be outdated with later versions, can't update it each time I make a change. All ILLEGAL ammo comes in limited stock, amount depending on calibre size, with exceptions. The chance of ILLEGAL ammunitions spawning should be low, but different ILLEGAL ammo have different chances at spawning. The more expensive the ammo is to buy, the rarer it is to spawn. The chance of finding ILLEGAL item in a container depends on what Spawn Category the container is in. The Very High category has the highest chance of spawning ILLEGAL ammunition, and is limited to the more "rare" containers Jaeger's Stash, Safe, Plastic Suitcase, and Jacket (214). The Very High category is used as the "base" or default chance value when calculating the chances for the other categories. The containers in the High category is Dead Scav and Ammunition Box and has three times less spawn chance for ILLEGAL ammunition. The containers in the Normal category is Buried Barrel Cache's, Ground Cache's, and Wooden Crate's and has six times less spawn chance for ILLEGAL ammunition. Finally we have the Low category, which contains All the Weapon Boxes, Sport Bag's and Jacket's, which has ten times less spawn chance for ILLEGAL ammunition. This should be balanced so that you can specifically go out of your way to "farm" ILLEGAL ammunition, but still find it through regular gameplay.


You can now sell ammunition on the Dark Web (to WEB AMMO trader) for a higher price than the regular traders. The higher your reputation (loyalty) on the market, the more people are willing to pay your for your ammunition. This has been balanced such that ammo sells for 65%, 70%, 75% and 80% of the ammunitions buy-price at loyalty levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively. The sell-prices have been balanced such that it should be difficult, if not impossible, to use lower market prices on ILLEGAL ammunition to "cheese" free money, but still give you enough money for ammo that they become worthy loot when the flea market is disabled or not unlocked. ILLEGAL Ammo is now disabled on the Flea Market by default, but can be changed in config.




To balance the new ammunition I considered price, negative stats, secured container removal and time of unlock. ILLEGAL ammunition is powerful, but their lack of quality regulation make them unreliable ammunition. Overall, they have a higher chance at malfunctioning and misfiring than other bullets in their calibres. Their poor construction make your gun heat up and wear down MUCH faster than with most regulated ammunition. Depending on the calibre size and purpose of the bullet, they are categorized into four; small, medium, large and special. With this patch, all ammunitions within the same category have the same values for these stats, but with the rework that is coming soon™, each bullet will have their own value for each stat. Through testing, the stats have been balanced such that you can spray about two "normal" sized magazine for each calibre, 35, 30, 20, 10 capacity magazines respectively, in quick succession without having a huge chance of malfunctions, however anything more than that and you run into major malfunction issues, as well as a high weapon max durability degradation. The higher the calibre category, the earlier you will experience major malfunction issues. After shooting three mags of "normal" size for the calibre in quick succession, you can expect to have had many, 3-10+, malfunctions, most being with the last magazine, and to have lost about 20 durability and 15 max durability. Note that when I tested this I emptied 3 magazines at full-auto right after each other, so weapon heat was a major factor to increase malfunction chance in the later magazines. Since you loose max durability and have a higher chance at malfunctions when you shoot with a overheated gun, this can be avoided by simply shooting less within a short time period. This encourages an interesting playstyle of conserving fire, and only spraying when it is smart to. Since they are contraband, and only sold on The Dark Web, they are also expensive and in limited quantity. The general rule is that small calibres such as 9x18 has a limited stock of 50 per trader reset, medium calibres such as 5.45x39 has a limited stock of 30 per trader reset, big calibres such as 7.62x51 has a limited stock of 10 per reset and special munitions has a limited stock of around 5 per trader reset, but there are exceptions. The WEB AMMO trader resets his stock every 3 hours by default. The better calibres are also difficult to unlock, as Dark Web traders doesn't sell their best wares to just anyone. ILLEGAL ammunition can also no longer be placed inside secured containers, increasing risk/reward when finding and using them.




When considering what ammunition to unlock at what loyalty, and at what level those loyalties should unlock, I took into account ammunition progression of vanilla bullets, guns available to the player at the time of unlock, encouraging calibre exploration and the bullet's stats. My aim was to make it so that there was no easy META development, where you would be able to run only one ILLEGAL bullet from the very start until late-game. I am encouraging exploration of lesser used calibres, such as 7.62x25mm TT, .300 blackout, 5.7x28mm, 9x21mm, 9x39mm, .357 Magnum and 20/70 buckshot by having their ILLEGAL bullets unlock earlier than the normal META calibres. In many instances these calibres are also a lot stronger than the other available ammunitions at the time of unlocking them. However, I think their stats are not so much better than available ammunitions that they outcompete them at the prices they are sold for. It is by design that by the time you unlock new ILLEGAL bullets, the very best of the ILLEGAL bullets that are unlocked, are often for guns that should be unavailable to buy from traders for money at that time. This is to encourage the use of barter trades, to get early access to guns that can use better ammunition than other's that are available to the player.



How to install:

  • Download .RAR
  • Unpack the .RAR into your ...\"SPT INSTALL"\user\mods
  • Run SPTarkov
  • Enjoy!


How to update:

IMPORTANT: Check Patch Notes txt file or in the patch notes on SPTarkov website for important notes on how to update which may vary per update.

  • Optional: Save your config file somewhere if you have custom settings that you want to keep, and replace the config file with the one you just saved after update.
  • Delete previous version of the mod inside "SPT INSTALL"/user/mods/
  • Follow install instructions


How to remove:

  • Remove all modded ammunition from your inventory
  • Delete the mod inside "SPT INSTALL"/user/mods/






This mod contains a config file for easy configuration of almost everything, although I recommend playing with my balanced default settings. It also contains .TS files for those that understand some coding and want to tweak in more detail.



Known Issues:

  • .357 ammo doesn't fit the Chiappa Rhino 50DS .357 revolver - Fixed
  • 9x19mm doesn't fit the Chiappa Rhino 50DS .357 revolver - Fixed
  • The MP-43-1C 12ga double-barrel shotgun can only hold one 12/70 shell - Fixed
  • 20/70 and 12/70 buckshot is stronger than intended because I took the best stats for buckshot AND slugs, instead of just buckshot - Fixed
  • 40x46mm (HE) Grenade ammunition does not fit in the new Grenade Launcher M32A1. - Fixed
  • Due to taking the wrong loot table ID, regular jackets do not spawn ILLEGAL ammunition, only the jacket by Customs Checkpoint that spawns the dorms 214 key. - Fixed
  • A bug causes .357 to fit inside .366 guns and magazines - Fixed
  • Setting "Remove From Secured Containers" does not work - Fixed
  • Conflicts with KMC SVM option "Remove secure container filters". Temporary fix is to rename my mod so that it appears higher up in your folders list than KMC SVM so that it loads first.
  • When creating a new profile, first time you enter WEB AMMO trader, ALL loyalty level items are available until you force an update by making a purchase from WEB AMMO or possibly by restarting the server.


Planned Changes (Coming SOON):

  • Add installation guide to ReadMe.md file - Updated
  • Put mod into folders to make it easier to install - Updated
  • Allow WEB AMMO trader to buy ammo at a better rate than vanilla traders - Updated
  • Update mod to newest AKI version 3.2.0 - Updated
  • Ammunition Stat Rework part 1 (more and balanced stats) - Updated
  • Economy Rework; sell price, spawn chances, remove ammo from flea, remove ammo from secured containers, etc - Updated
  • Add detailed configurations in config file for ammo stats and trader stock restriction. Incredibly detailed config for easy access to ammo's important stats for users. Includes all stats changeable for each bullet individually, or simple config that uses multipliers to change all values of a certain stat of all bullets. Certain settings can be nerfed or buffed on all bullets while maintaining the stat balance between bullets and potentially it's own stats. - Updated
  • Massively update all mods code to shorten, simplify, reduce and make modular - Updated
  • A LOT of tiny changes (So many I literally don't even remember 80% of them, mostly fixes to small things like names, descriptions, stats, etc) - Updated
  • Remove ILLEGAL ammo from Flea Market -Updated
  • Remove ILLEGAL AMMO from Secured Containers - Updated
  • Ammunition Stat Rework part 2 (Advanced functions and equations to automatically calculate certain stats and spawn chances)
  • Custom 3D models for each bullet
  • Add quests, barters or both to unlock and buy ILLEGAL ammunition with a story-line
  • Additional items (Grenades and both buckshot and slug for each shotgun calibre)
  • Make sure AI can spawn with ILLEGAL ammo, if not add it. Potentially change likelihood.

If you have any coding experience and can help me out with achieving any of the above points, I would be happy to get guidance. For some of these, I do not have the experience to fulfil them yet. Doesn't mean I won't in the future, but as of now, there are many things I am unsure how to add or fix.



A special thanks to fellow modder JoshJ5Hawk for allowing me to use his source files from his mod Super Ammo to build this mod upon, and for his help figuring out some issues I encountered during development. Please check out JoshJ5Hawk's Super Ammo mod, it is a great mod for those that want super over-powered ammo. A big thanks to Kobrakon for helping me out a ton, certain important features would not be possible without him. Go visit their profiles and mods, they are great at what they do. Also a special thanks to the other modders in the SPT Pub Discord channel for helping me.


This is my first mod for SPTarkov, and very much experimental. Let me know of any issues, but due to my lack of coding experience, there is only so much I am able to fix.

Rate this mod ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ if you enjoyed all the work I did to bring you this!

  • Version 1.1.1

    Patch Notes:

    IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THE OLD CONFIG.JSON, YOU CAN. HOWEVER, YOU MAY WANT TO REMOVE THE PLACEHOLDER CODE LIKE I DID IN THIS UPDATE TO HAVE A CLEANER SETTINGS FILE.

    • Fixed a bug that made .357 ammo fit inside .366 calibre magazines and guns
    • Fixed a bug that made setting "Remove From Secured Container" not work. With the changes made to "Removed From Secured Container", it is uncertain whether this will still conflict with SVM or not, Please give feedback if it conflicts.
    • Removed a lot of placeholders from config
    • Added description of setting "Fin's AI Tweaks" to CONFIG GUIDE file
  • Version 1.1.0

    Patch Notes:
    WARNING: BEFORE UPDATING, REMOVE ALL ILLEGAL AMMUNITION FROM YOUR INVENTORY. NOT DOING SO MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF BULLETS OR MORE SERIOUS ISSUES. FOLLOW THE README FOR HOW TO UPDATE. IDS FOR MANY BULLETS WERE CHANGED AND THEY WILL LITERALLY JUST DISAPPEAR. I RECOMMEND YOU USE THE NEW CONFIG SYSTEM TO CHEAT BACK WHATEVER AMMUNITION YOU HAVE IF IT IS A BIG PROBLEM. THIS SHOULD NOT BECOME THE NORM, THIS IS AN EXCEPTION SINCE I LITERALLY CHANGED 90% OF THE OLD CODE TO BETTER CODE.

    THIS IS A HUGE UPDATE THAT CHANGES A TON ABOUT THE MOD AND BRINGS IT SIGNIFICANTLY CLOSER TO MY END VISION FOR THE MOD. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND UPDATING. THIS FILE SHOULD WORK FOR AKI SERVER VERSIONS 3.1.0, 3.1.1, 3.2.0 AND POSSIBLY EARLIER VERSIONS, ALTHOUGH ANY OTHER VERSION THAN 3.2.0 WILL GIVE YOU A CONSOLE WARNING UNLESS YOU MANUALLY CHANGE THE PACKAGE.JSON AKI SERVER VERSION ENTRY TO CORRESPOND WITH WHATEVER VERSION YOU ARE RUNNING.

    • Updated to Aki Server Version 3.2.0
    • Fixed a bug that made you unable to load ILLEGAL 40x46mm (HE) Grenades into the M32A1 Grenade Launcher
    • Fixed name typos for 9x18mm gzh, 23x75mm buckshot and 4.6x30mm SX to fit more seamlessly in with vanilla names
    • Added tracers to ALL ILLEGAL ammunition except for Flare and 40x46 (HE) grenades, because they can't have tracers
    • 23x75 damage has been reduced significantly, recently took total damage from a buckshot, but it is a slug 23x75 Accuracy, Light and Heavy Bleed chance has been dramatically increased, and Recoil massively reduced to improve the bullet
    • ILLEGAL Flare ID has been changed in anticipation of adding a second Flare that can spawn AirDrops in the future. This cannot be added yet because SPTarkov currently, with server version 3.1.1, doesn't have AirDrops. Code is already made and waiting for update
    • MASSIVELY organized and rewritten code, it should now be much easier for those that know code to tweak all settings in my mod to their liking from the .TS file, this is also a preventative measure for bugs in the future: The tidier, the less chance I make a mistake
    • Added custom advanced ammunition stats for Damage To Armor, Fragmentation Chance, Ricochet Chance, Light Bleed Chance and Heavy Bleed Chance. The first three have taken their stats from the cartridge with the highest penetration value for that calibre, the two last gets their stats from the cartridge with the highest value for that stat in their calibre
    • Added incredibly detailed configuration settings, so you can tweak almost every tiny little thing to your liking. Check out the new txt file CONFIG GUIDE, and config.json to start tweaking
    • Added simple and convenient optional config settings alongside the more advanced and detailed
    • Reworked WEB AMMO trader picture and resized it to proper scale
    • Made a plethora of changes and additions that are far too many to mention or remember


    This patch looks a little different than usual, because a lot of important things have changed. This patch comes with a whole new Economy Rework, and also the first iteration of the Ammunition Stat Rework.



    Ammunition Economy Balance Rework:


    The purpose of the Economy Balance Rework is to make it harder to abuse ILLEGAL ammunition as a quick-money-scheme, and to make ILLEGAL ammunition FEEL more important, rare and valuable. All ILLEGAL ammunition has been added to the Secured Container black-list. This means that ILLEGAL ammunition can no longer be kept inside of your Secured Container for safe-keeping. This adds risk and excitement to the game: When you find ILLEGAL ammunition you have motivation to get out safely. It also encourages players to bring good gear along with their ILLEGAL ammunition, which adds additional risk to using the best ammunition in the game. ILLEGAL ammunition has also, finally, been removed from the Flea Market, so no more cheesing money or higher quantities of bullets than you should have. Since ILLEGAL ammunition is imported illegally, the price that you pay for them from the Dark Web is lower than the actual value. Therefore, traders will only give you the actual value of the bullet, which is half, minus their greed-tax. ILLEGAL ammunition is now more evenly distributed than before and has been added to many loot tables. The chance of finding ILLEGAL item in a container now depends on what Spawn Category the container is in. The Very High category has the highest chance of spawning ILLEGAL ammunition, it is has the same chances as the previous mod versions, but it is now limited to the more "rare" containers Jaeger's Stash, Safe, Plastic Suitcase, and Jacket (214). The Very High category is used as the "base" or default chance value when calculating the chances for the other categories. The containers in the High category is Dead Scav and Ammunition Box and has three times less spawn chance for ILLEGAL ammunition. The containers in the Normal category is Buried Barrel Cache's, Ground Cache's, and Wooden Crate's and has six times less spawn chance for ILLEGAL ammunition. Finally we have the Low category, which contains All the Weapon Boxes, Sport Bag's and Jacket's, which has ten times less spawn chance for ILLEGAL ammunition. This should be balanced so that you can specifically go out of your way to "farm" ILLEGAL ammunition, but still find it through regular gameplay. I am not entirely sure how chance's work in EFT, whether the value I put is a static value with a set chance, or if the value numbers of all potential items in a container is added together, and then is calculated based on how much of this sum an item's own value is of the total. If the second is true, then the current system may be fairly unbalanced. Since I have not had time to thoroughly test spawn chances, I am just making an educated guess on balanced probabilities, and may be completely under or overshooting it. Please give me feedback on this specific point.



    Ammunition Stat Rework Part 1:


    Since my next major update will require a lot of work, it will take some time, so this serves as a temporary re-balance, to create a similar-to-intended effect

    Changed the Malfunction chances, Heat and Durability burn to be more in-line with the end-vision that will come with a later rework. All these stats have been increased SIGNIFICANTLY, to make it more interesting and balanced to use the bullets. I think I found the perfect balance between usability, and adaptability. Depending on the calibres size and purpose, they are categorized into four; small, medium, large and special. With this patch, all ammunitions within the same category have the same value for these stats, but with the rework that is coming soon™, each bullet will have their own value for each stat. Through testing, the stats have been balanced such that you can spray about two "normal" sized magazine for each calibre, 35, 30, 20, 10 capacity magazines respectively, in quick succession without having a huge chance of malfunctions, however anything more than that and you run into major malfunction issues, as well as a high weapon max durability degradation. The higher the calibre category, the earlier you will experience major malfunction issues. After shooting three mags of "normal" size for the calibre in quick succession, you can expect to have had many, 3-10+, malfunctions, most being with the last magazine, and to have lost about 20 durability and 15 max durability. Note that when I tested this I emptied 3 magazines at full-auto right after each other, so weapon heat was a major factor to increase malfunction chance in the later magazines. Since you loose max durability and have a higher chance at malfunctions when you shoot with a overheated gun, this can be avoided by simply shooting less within a short time period. This encourages an interesting playstyle of conserving fire, and only spraying when it is smart to.

  • Version 1.0.2

    Patch Notes:

    • Fixed a typo that made the 9x18mm malfunction stat much higher than intended
    • Fixed a typo that made the 5.45x39mm malfunction stat much lower than intended
    • Increased Flare penetration value to 25, so it can ignore armour level 1 and 2 with a fair chance to penetrate armour class 3. - Turns out flares have a 100% ricochet chance that cannot be turned off, which means penetration has no effect.
    • The damage dealt by explosive shrapnel from the 12/70 and 20/70 Buckshot has been halved
    • .366 TKM and .357 Magnum are now categorized under the medium calibres category instead of the previous large and small respectively, while 12/70 and 20/70 Buckshot are now categorized under the large calibres category instead of the previous medium, which affect their stats. A higher calibre group means their malfunction, heat and durability burn stats became significantly worse, and a lower calibre group means those stats have become significantly better
  • Version 1.0.1

    Patch Notes:

    • Fixed a bug where you could not put .357 Magnum into the Chiappa Rhino 50DS .357 revolver
    • Fixed a bug where you could not put 9x19mm into the Chiappa Rhino 200DS 9x19 revolver
    • Fixed a bug where the MP-43-1C 12ga double-barrel shotgun would only accept one shell
    • Fixed 12/70 and 20/70 buckshot stats, previously took the best stats from both buckshot and slugs, now takes stats only from buckshot
    • Massively decreased flare penetration. It is a flare why did it even have 50 penetration value in the first place?
    • You can now sell ammunition on the Dark Web (to WEB AMMO trader) for a higher price than the regular traders. The higher your reputation (loyalty) on the market, the more people are willing to pay your for your ammunition
    • Added installation, update and uninstallation instructions to file
    • Simplified installation process
  • Version 1.0.0

    Re-upload of version 1.0.0, with a slight change in ReadMe.md, and with a new link to download the file.

  • Version 1.1.0 is out now. It is a HUGE improvement on the old code. I highly recommend updating. Please inform me if any features are not working or if my mod causes any issues.

    • New version seems to be incompatible with Server Value Modifer. Server crashes as soon as it tries to load illegal ammo.


      Narrowed it down.
      "remove secure container filters" option in SVM being selected with illegal ammo will make the server crash on launch.


      Edit: was wrong on one part removed for accuracy

    • I will look into it, if you want to use SVM, you can disable said option for the time being or possibly disable a setting in SVM that has to do with the secured container. I think if two programs try to edit the same entry, the code becomes unhappy.

    • yea that’s what I did, thanks for the hard work on the mod by the way.

    • The problem is in src file on line 524.
      The reason of the error is how SVM removes the filters...It removes(no pun intended) filters field completely, therefore if there is no such field - it will say that it's undefined.unknown.png
      I was trying to fix it by leaving the filter fields in SVM with no IDs, but it completely blocks anything to get into containers.
      Adding all parent IDs into my code will require too much work, so...

      My best solution i've come up with - include

      db.templates.items[id]._props.Grids[0]._props.filters[0] !== undefined

      in 3 if statements you got on line 513,523 and 528.
      So your code will not throw an error.
      That's how it would look like


                                  if (db.templates.items[id]._parent == ContainerBlacklistID && db.templates.items[id]._props.Grids[0]._props.filters[0] !== undefined ) {


      I can recommend checking for every field in DB before doing any changes to avoid conflicts,
      or empty fields.
      If you're interested what exactly happens on SVM side - check SVM.js - line 832 and 838.
      And I generally recommend optimizing code, that part look horrendously bad with empty if statements.

    • Hey.

      Thank you for the in-depth explanation and trouble-shooting. I will have a look at this for next update, whenever I get time to compile that. Yeah the method for removing the container filters is about what I theorized, but I didn't see a fix at the time. I will see if your suggested fix may work.


      Edit: Your suggested fix appears to work perfectly fine and will roll out with next update, thanks.

  • Dev update:


    My studies are starting now, so that will probably slow down development of my mod. However, it will not stop. Right now seems to be an overall stable version, which is good since it may take time between updates.

    I am working on further optimizing my code, ironing out minor bugs and adding some settings and features.

    As for balancing, I have not had a lot of time to test between coding, so I may have made ammo too rare, too expensive, etc. Luckily you now have access to the detailed settings and can tweak to your liking. However, I would love to get feedback on the balancing from you users. Keep in mind my goal for the mod when giving suggestions. The ammo is supposed to feel rare, and valuable, however I want it to be good enough stat to price wise, that it is justified to buy, but only for when you have a lot of money or a particular goal in mind. I don't want this to be viable ammunition for regular use and spraying, then I have undershot the rarity and price. The ammunition is meant of end-game users, semi-auto, spare-some use or for when you have a monumental goal in mind that requires better ammunition. Please send me your feedback wherever you can reach me.

    I am currently experimenting with half buy and sell price of default and twice the spawn chance.

    Thanks and have a nice day :)

  • The "remove from secure container option in the config does not seem to change anything" i tried both true and false. Both wont allow me to put illegal ammo in secure container

    • i have found another bug, .357 can be loaded into .366 mags and can be shot by .366 guns

    • I will do some testing. I redid a bunch of my code, something was bound to break. That is a funny bug though :D

    • yep now i can be a true cowboy by shooting revolver rounds out of my rifle to simulate 357 lever gun

  • Little dev update here:

    I know I have not updated in a while, but I am working hard on the mod. The reason why I have not updated is because I am changing how all systems in my code works, and a lot of the changes depend on each other, so I can't release parts of it in separate updates.


    At the bottom of the mod overview I actively change the lists of known issues and planned changes to reflect what changes I have more or less already coded. Those that are marked as "coming", are mostly features I am already done with coding for.

    I still have a list of things I NEED to do before the next update. I am down-prioritizing quests for the trader, custom 3d models and advanced stats functions. These will come in later updates, as they are all quite comprehensive tasks on their own, and I want to push these major economy balances, spawn chance changes, code improvements and much more essential features that will make my mod run, and work more smoothly and improve user experience first and foremost. That way I can take my sweet time with the less essential and also more monumental tasks mentioned.


    This update is such a major step towards my final vision, that it really will feel like a much more fleshed out experience, and almost like a version 2.0.0. You will find the ammo in multiple locations at different rates, you now have incentive to seek out certain loot containers such as safes, or Shturman stash, because they spawn much more illegal ammo. Everything economy wise is better, feels less cheesy, no need to ignore flea market anymore. The stats much better reflect the end vision, if used wrong, with these new stats, they WILL fuck up your guns, give you malfunctions, etc. It encourages playing preservative with the ammunition. A plethora of small issues have been fixed. And of course, the modularity is off the hinges. If someone does not like the vision for my mod, they can essentially tweak the bullets to be whatever they want. Whether you want an ultrabullet that instakills anything, or a bullet with literal negative damage values, so you heal the enemy (not tested or advised, but in all theory this should work, LOL.)

    I spent way too much time fool proofing the config to not create game breaking issues if configured wrong. But I am willing to bet someone will mess up either way


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    Thanks for your patience.

  • Loving the mod, thank you!


    Are you taking suggestions? If so, I thought maybe two kinds of "illegal grenade" would be interesting additions. One non-impact grenade that inherits the best stats of the regular, fused grenades (with the possible exception of the fuse time from the VOG-25, which is very short and prevents the grenade from being thrown significant distances), and another impact grenade that gets its stats from the RGO and RGN.

    • Yeah, I am always open to ideas! I can look into doing this, although I have not done it before, so it may take time to figure out. Currently I am still working with the next huge update. It comes with huge changes for the better, but also I am restructuring and simplifying and automating huge parts of the script which is a lot of extra work for little to no extra functionality it will only assure an easier future coding for me. I will keep a note of your suggestion.

    • The Pineapple blitz grenade mod sounds like what you're looking for.

  • As far as I know, my code is compatible with AKI version 3.2.0. It will only give you a warning because I have not yet changed the "AKI version" in the documentation to the newest. Feel free to use my mod with the newest version.


    If that little error annoys you, all you have to do is open package.json in a text editor, and change "akiVersion": from 3.1.1 to 3.2.0, save and that's it.

  • I am currently working on update 1.1.0, and have for a while.


    There is a lot to be excited about here. Almost the entire mod code has been re-done and re-visited. In addition to a bunch of small fixes and tidying up the entire organizational system of my code, the update will also come with Advanced bullet stat rework that will use a lot of algebra to make most settings easy to understand and edit for the user for almost all the stats in great detail, AND an economy rework that completely changes accessibility to the ammunition, their prices, sell values, spawn rates, spawn areas, etc. PS: I was able to get ILLEGAL ammunition removed from the Flea Market. Yay.

    There is also a possibility for a questline being added, but don't get your hopes too high, I may delay that. Overall though, I am well on my way there, but there are still hurdles to pass and code to write. Don't expect it out too soon.

    It should also release for the newest release of AKI 3.2.0.

    Have a good day to you all.

  • Due to a recent happening in the SPTarkov Discord Channel, where I was ridiculed by certain modders for asking a dumb question. I decided to leave that Discord Channel. What this means for ILLEGAL AMMO is that progress will significantly slow down, since I have to figure out everything myself, and do not have access to human or other resources to help me mod. This experience has left me with a sour taste for a large part of the SPTarkov modding community (the modders themselves, not the users), and I am not sure if I will make any further mods after this one. However, since I don't want to let any users down, I will try to my best ability to finish my mod to my vision, and maybe keep it updated when never SPTarkov versions releases.

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    • I have experienced similar responses when asking for help as a user/player.

      It's as if some modders/users are under the assumption that you know as much as they do, due to just being here, and are a moron for asking pretty much questions.

    • I've also experienced similar things, albeit not in this community, yet. In my experience it's best to just block the assholes and move on. Don't let some twat discourage you from doing what you want. Doing so gives them power over you. You've done a great job on this mod and I am rooting for you.

  • The Mod is Awesome . I love it that its so expensive makes them quite rare and makes you feel awesome when u find them in raid .


    Cheering for further updates.


    Cheers Mate!

    • I am happy you like it. Please report any bugs you find or even come with suggestions. A lot of the mod is currently untested, such as the chances to find ammo in raid. So if anything feels too easy, hard or unbalanced, let me know.

    • Hey There skybellrock


      There is a spot on customs where a jacket is only spawning your ammo is that intended?

    • And bout suggestions , you could add trades where you could trade 50 vanilla meta bullets for 1 illegal bullet or 100 vanilla meta bullets for 1 illegal bullet


      Like lets say


      100 5.45x39 BS For 1 5.45x39 Illegal GS

    • That is not intended, but it should also be impossible. I have no code that could even remotely bug into that.


      Please keep doing testing for me.


      My ammo has been added to the loot table of jackets and ammo boxes, but should not be the only thing that spawns there. Please try a few more times in that jacket in case it is just up to random chance, and check if the same happens with other jackets and ammunition boxes for me.


      I like your suggestion, I will keep a note of it. As of now though, I have more important additions to work on when I can, and balancing is also higher in priority.

    • Hello after doing 10 Test runs on that exact jacket it appeared to spawn randomly and not all the time , after 10 times opening i got 2 impossible ammo


      i was extremly lucky last time


      And i checked other jackets and it was complety normal .


      Cant wait for further improvments !


      Cheers , Marta

  • Nice mod, Big THX !!!!

    PS: Dosent work with zRaiRaiTheRaichu-AmmoStats-2.1.2 .....

    • I am happy you enjoy my mod, next update will contain improvements and bug fixes.


      Ah, I am not sure I have the knowledge to make them compatible, I think if anything, it is in RaiRai's mod that compatibility must be added.

      I know that my mod works with Faupi Munitions Expert, which also adds stats to ammunition description. It is also made by a more experienced modder (Sorry RaiRai, but CWX is after all a developer of SPTarkov itself).

    • It works with the latest version, as that's what I run.

    • Thank you for confirming. It must have been either an unintended bi-product, or Kokajay has some mod incompatibilities, which might be unfixable, or may need to be fixed in the other mod. Either way, if my mod creates the incompatibility I cannot fix it before I get more info on what mod conflicts, which may be neither this mod or the ammostats one.

    • Thx for the Faupi info & the easy tweaking ability inside your mod.

      As you are a modder and way more inside the data i would like to ask, if i tweak the ammo speed under 340+- the game recognize it as subsonic automatically???

    • Good question. I would assume so, but I am unsure. Best way is to just try and test.

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  • Is the a way to change buy amount of the rounds i know its for balance but i wanted to try them out with multiple mags with large amounts of AI.

    • Yes, there is a way to do that. Almost all settings are available in either SRC\IllegalAmmo.ts, db\DarkWebAmmoTrader.json or config\config.json, just don't mess with code you don't know what does. What you are looking for specifically is in SRC\IllegalAmmo.ts, search for "BuyRestrictionMax:" under the category "//Define Trader Settings" and change the value after it for whatever calibre you want to change the limit for.


      Currently, I have not made the code to remove the custom ammo from the flea market, so as long as you have unlocked the vanilla ammo that the model is taken from, you can also buy it in big quantities for cheap from market, don't do this for game purposes though, it is ultra balance ruining, which is another reason I recommend a late unlock of flea, ignoring the flea entries for ILLEGAL ammo or disabling flea altogether.

  • The .357 isn't fitting into the Chiappa

    • Thanks for reporting the bug to me.


      I did some research. I am working on the issue now, should be fixable. Fix should come next update.

      Edit: It is fixed, will come with next update.

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    • The new update is out and the fix for the revolver has been added! :)