Escape from Tarkov is a lot of emotion — mainly because dying during a raid means you lose your gear. Read our tips below to reduce the number of deaths — these tips will help you win and make the game more fun.
Maps help you navigate locations.
Maps will help you better understand what’s going on — you’ll find out where important locations and extraction points are. You should carefully examine the cards before starting the raid, but remember that you can also check the card during the game
All cards in Escape from Tarkov can be purchased from a merchant named Therapist. At first, the card icons in the store are black. To change this, use the “Explore” option on them — they will become available for purchase.
Remember Your Main Inventory
Take healing items with you on every raid.
Every raid requires preparation. The quality of your gear depends on your funds and the loot earned throughout the game, but there should always be a few basic items in your inventory. You have to be mindful of ammunition, as well as basic medications — first aid kit, bandage, and splint. You should also take water to stay hydrated. EFT Money is also useful — on some maps, it is possible to unlock loot points by paying money.
Sound is very important in this game.
The sound in the escape from Tarkov plays an extremely important role — you must constantly listen to what is happening around you (use headphones if you can). Focusing on sound will help you find opponents — you can hear if the enemy is wounded or fleeing. You should also pay attention to the noise generated by the doors.
You should also be aware of the sounds your character makes. Move slowly as often as possible — the speed can be adjusted with the mouse. Avoid injury. Injuries make your hero noisy.
Don’t search for bodies immediately.
When you kill an enemy, the first thing you probably want to do is immediately search the items on the corpse. Make sure the area is safe before searching the body. Look around and listen — maybe another player is waiting for you. You will usually kill with firearms — these weapons make a lot of noise. If someone is nearby, they will definitely hear you, so wait a bit and check your immediate surroundings.
Use The Keyboard Shortcut Toolbar
Hotkey toolbar greatly reduces the time of using items.
Hotkeys are essential if you want to play Escape from Tarkov efficiently. Place the most important items at the beginning of the raid — bandages, first aid kits, or grenades. You will be able to use them faster. This is especially useful during battles — instead of searching through your inventory, you simply press one button.
Use Secure Containers
Safe containers ensure that the items placed in them are safe.
Safe containers (Alpha, Beta, and Gamma containers) ensure that the items placed in them remain in your inventory even if you die. Use them to store your most valuable items. These can be items needed to complete a mission for merchants, or money.
Completing the mission offers multiple profits.
The gameplay in Escape from Tarkov is not only about competing with other players, but also about completing missions for traders. Open the Tasks tab of the merchant to start a mission for him (assuming you meet the required character level). There are various goals: you may need to kill a certain number of enemies, deliver a weapon to a merchant, or obtain a specific item. Complete missions to gain experience, money, and equipment — try to complete them as often as possible.
If you play as a SCAV, don’t kill other SCAVs
As a SCAV, you must adhere to this rule.
Playing SCAV makes raids less stressful — you don’t have your own equipment, but you also don’t lose anything when you die. However, you must adhere to the unwritten Escape from Tarkov community rule — if you are playing as a SCAV, do not kill other SCAVs. Violation of this rule is not only due to negative reactions from players — your character will be marked as a target for other SCAVs.
Close The Door
In most cases, closing the door is a good idea.
This advice may sound trivial, but it has a huge impact on the gameplay. If you close the door behind you, you can hear the enemy following you (doors make a sound when someone opens them). This way you will avoid being attacked from behind. In addition, a closed room or building gives the impression of emptiness, which can be useful if you want to surprise an enemy.
Losing your favorite weapon can hurt.
Gear insurance gives you the option to keep some items after death (you can insure items before the start of the raid). For example — you insure your rifle. If you die and the insured rifle is not taken by another player, it will appear in your inventory. Of course, insurance usually doesn’t work, but it’s the only way to get your favorite equipment back.