Anton Morozov was born in Novomoskovsk, a city south of Moscow on July 5th, 1987. Most of his family on his father's side comes from a military background dating back to the collapse of Imperialist Russia. He is also a Russian Army veteran who served as a sniper in the 3rd Motor Rifle Division from 2005 to 2012. While serving, he earned the nickname, 'Vasya' who was a Soviet sniper since he usually excelled in shooting targets accurately. He moved down to Chernarus after being convinced to stay by his friends he met while on vacation.