The most asked questions and answers from Tarkov players, 2021

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Escape from Tarkov is a multiplayer first-person shooter with survival elements. Players are divided into two teams, and the task of each user is to find a way out of the location, which is usually located in the opposite part of the map. If you have any questions about Escape from Tarkov, be sure to check out our FAQ. This guide is the Most asked questions and answers from Tarkov players, 2021.




Which server should a newbie choose?

You can choose any server since their workload is approximately identical. Try to select servers in your country so that you are less likely to face the consequences of high ping.


How do I increase the size of the stash?

To do this, you need to increase the level of the warehouse in the shelter or open the boxes.


How to enlarge the pouch / Where to find the pouch?

A pouch is a separate container in which you can store various items. As you know, if a character dies, you lose everything in your inventory. However, items from the pouch will be preserved.

  • You cannot increase the capacity of the pouch, but you have the opportunity to find and install more advanced models:
  • Belt bag 2x2 (removed from the game).
  • Secure Container Alpha - 2x2. You can get it if you have the standard edition of the game or buy it from the Myrtvor.
  • Secure Container Beta - 3x2. Issued with the Prepare for Escape Edition or purchased from the Peacemaker.
  • Secure Container Epsilon - 4x2. You need to complete the task "Punisher. Part 6 ".
  • Secure container Gamma - 3x3. Awarded for the Edge of Darkness Limited Edition.
  • Protected Kappa Container - 4x3. You need to complete the "Collector" quest. However, unloading, weapons and so on cannot be stored inside. Only regular loot, including jewelry, and containers.

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What does "wild" mean?

The game has two opposing sides, as well as the Wild - characters that can be controlled by bots or players. In the case of players, by controlling the Wilds, they receive free loot, but they do not start the battle from the very beginning of the session.


How to increase FPS?

There are several ways:

  • Install the latest drivers for your graphics card.
  • Press CTRL + Shift + Esc to view the processes in the task manager. If a process consumes too many CPU resources, then disable it if possible.
  • In the game settings, you can turn off anti-aliasing and post-processing level.


How do I increase my download speed?

Use an SSD.


How to play Wilds?

There are many advantages and differences to playing as a Wild instead of a mercenary. First, all equipment is free and you can escape with it. Secondly, you cannot choose weapons or level up proficiency. Thirdly, all bots (Wild) will not attack you until you shoot them first.

You can get into the game not from the very beginning of the session, but after 15-20 minutes. That is, you find yourself there in the middle of the match. Wilds appear in a wide variety of points, and often much farther from the edge of the map (closer to the center). The game allows you to drive the Wild only once every 30 minutes. The cooldown starts after you die or exit the mode.

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How to improve relationships with merchants?

Buying goods and completing their quests.


How to reduce the impact?

To do this, you need to pump the skill "Recoil control". Depending on its level, you will receive a recoil reduction of 1-30%. All you need to do to level it up is to shoot. Each shot you shoot increases recoil control whether you hit the target or not. If you want to pump faster, then collect cheap ammunition and use a rapid-fire weapon with a silencer (so that no one bothers you). To increase skills by 1 level, you need to make about 1000 shots.


How to build strength?

By pumping your strength, you will receive a huge number of bonuses:

  • Jump height + 1-25%.
  • Loading capacity + 1-50%.
  • Melee attack power + 1-30%.
  • Increase in running speed + 2-100%.
  • Throwing Power Increase + 1-50%.

To constantly pump strength, make sure to move around with an overloaded inventory. Stuff the pouch with something heavy and play for fun. Things will not disappear from the pouch, and you will provide yourself with constant overload. You will build strength by running with overload (endurance also increases) by throwing grenades.


How do I rotate items in the inventory?

Select the item you want, hold LMB and click on the R key.


Which cartridges are best?

It is impossible to give a definite answer, since some N-caliber cartridges can have increased damage, others - slightly less damage, but better penetration. There is a wiki on the Internet with large tables in which you can study and compare the characteristics of the cartridges.

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How to keep items and which to sell / What items to collect?

In the game you will find various items. Some should be sold, some should be used, and some should be put off as they come in handy for completing quests. Here are all the items that are needed for the tasks of the Prapor, Peacemaker, Therapist, Mechanic and Skier:

  • Shotgun MP-133 - 3 pcs.
  • Magazine 6L31 - 6 pcs.
  • Lower half mask - 10 pcs.
  • Knife "Bars A-2607 95x18" - 10 pcs.
  • Makarov pistol 9x18PM - 10 pcs.
  • Kalashnikov assault rifle AK-74N - 5 pcs.
  • Assault rifle Colt M4A1 - 3 pcs.
  • Stew - 30 pcs.
  • Salewa first aid kit - 5 pcs.
  • Morphine - 20 pcs. (10 each for Therapist and Peacemaker).
  • Gas analyzer - 4 pcs.
  • Spark plug - 8 pcs.
  • Car battery - 4 pcs.
  • Gunpowder - 3 pcs.
  • WD-40 100 ml - 1 pc.
  • Bleach - 3 pcs.
  • Windscreen wiper - 3 pcs.
  • Corrugated hose - 8 pcs.
  • Alkali - 5 pcs.
  • Propane cylinder - 3 pcs.
  • A set of tools - 2 pcs.
  • Power cable - 5 pcs.
  • Tee - 5 pcs.
  • Printed circuit board - 8 pcs.
  • Video card - 10 pcs.
  • Cooler - 5 pcs.
  • Processor - 3 pcs.
  • Battery - 6 pcs.
  • GPhone - 3 pcs.
  • Malboro, Strike, Wilston - 30 pcs. You need 10 packs of cigarettes of different brands!
  • Bullet-proof vest "Module ZM" - 5 pcs.
  • Shotgun TOZ-106 20 caliber - 5 pcs.
  • USB flash drive - 2 pcs.


How to fill the canister?

Canisters cannot be filled. You have the option to buy cans of fuel that are already full.


How to run offline?

By choosing any card, you will be able to activate offline mode. To do this, check the box next to the corresponding word.


How to earn money?

First, make sure to use a secure container (pouch), as the items stored inside it will not be lost even if your character dies. Thus, put all valuable items inside the pouch! Keys in the game are the most expensive, but take up inventory space. To store them in the pouch and save its space, it is recommended to use an additional container - a key holder.

There are many expensive items at the "Factory" location. When you appear on it, run to the third floor and look for a room with a safe. Lock up and search the safe. Various keys can be found inside the file cabinets. The most expensive keys will be braided.

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How to bind phrases?

Y + Y + move the cursor over the desired phrase and press RMB. You will bind a phrase (or gesture) to keyboard shortcuts between F2 and F12 inclusive.


How to return the insured items / How does the insurance work?

Before starting any escape, you will be able to select the items you want to insure with Prapor. The cost of insurance directly depends on the value of the item and your relationship with Prapor. You can return things from Prapor after 24-36 hours. It is also possible to insure items with a Therapist. The character will return them after 12-24 hours, but the cost of insurance will be higher.

A very important point: you cannot return insured items if they are removed from the map by another gamer. As soon as the items can be returned, you will see a "Get" button in the chat. Even if you do not have free space, you should not rush and part with other items. Items that are returned under insurance can be obtained at any time during the game.


How do I turn on the flashlight?

Press T or CTRL + T.


How to get out of the raid?

You need to use the available exits. Either buy a card from a Therapist or use our tips above.


Why is a leg injury dangerous?

Any injury to one leg reduces movement speed by 45%. The jump height is also reduced. Running or jumping with an injured leg will only worsen the injury.


How to restore health?

Use first aid kits and other medications.


How to restore power to the elevator?

To leave the Terra Group laboratory, you must use one of the many exits. Moreover, there are three elevators at once that you can activate. In each case, you will be faced with a simple task - to restore power to the elevator. The freight elevator is located in room G21, and to restore power, you need to go down to the basement G1. The central lift is located in the basement between R6 and R8. To restore his power, go to the room in front of sector R4. The lift for the medical unit is also located in the basement. Look for it between rooms G3 and G4. Power can be restored in room G6.


How to get the quest?

Open the "Merchants" section, select the desired character and go to the "Quests" tab. If the tasks are not visible, then you have either completed all the quests, or they are not yet available to you (for example, a higher level is required). To see completed or unavailable tasks, put a tick in the empty box at the top of the screen.


How do I get my backpack off the ground?

You can only pick up a smaller backpack from the ground that will fit into the backpack currently on the back of the protagonist. In this case, there must still be enough free space. Otherwise, you will only see the Search button.


How to pump health?

Increasing the health level gives a number of bonuses:

  • The chance of a bone fracture is reduced by 1-60%.
  • Energy consumption is reduced by 1-30%.
  • The water consumption is reduced by 1-30%.

By pumping the skill to the maximum, you can absorb damage. The skill will swing automatically. Just participate in raids. There is also one interesting feature: health is pumped in the same ways as strength and endurance, but it happens 2 times slower. You shouldn't focus on manual pumping.

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How do I split ammo?

To do this, use the CTRL key.


How to unfold the bipod?

Using the bipod, you can increase the effectiveness of the weapon. use the Alt + L keys to unfold or fold the bipod.


How does armor work / How is damage calculated?

To protect yourself during raids, you can use body armor and helmets. Usually, body armor only protects the chest / stomach, but some additionally absorb damage to the arms (for example, 6B43). In the "Character" menu, click on the "Protected Areas" command to see what you have protected. As for helmets, they are different in size and only protect the parts that they cover.

When a bullet hits the armor, a calculation is triggered, which takes into account the caliber, types of ammunition and protection. Thus, bullet damage will be inflicted in full only if you hit an unprotected area of the body. If the bullet hits the armor, the comparison is triggered. Not all bullets can penetrate Class III armor. In addition, even if the armor was pierced, health damage will be reduced by N percent.


How do I repair my armor?

Many things can be repaired in the game. To do this, you will have to turn to one of two characters: Skier or Prapor. Each subsequent repair reduces the overall efficiency of the item. But one of the characters will repair it better than the other. The skier charges more money, but the overall power loss will be lower.


How to open the Huntsman?

To open the Huntsman's tasks, you need to complete the "Assignment" quest from the Mechanic.


How do I open the Peacemaker?

To gain access to the tasks of the Peacemaker, complete the Skier quest "Friend from the West. Part 2".

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How do I lower the visor of my helmet?

The N key is used as for a night vision device.


How to distinguish a Wild from a bot?

By motion. If you killed him, you can search the body. If there is a section with a pouch, then the Dikim was controlled by a real player. For bots, the pouch is not even displayed.


How to open a flea market?

To open this trading platform, you need to pump your character to level 5.


How do I open a card?

A map of some locations can be purchased from the Therapist.


How do I turn on the generator?

You need plastic and metal cans with gasoline, which are lying around in workshops or in the trunk of cars.


How to open a car in the woods?

You need a Yotota car key. In this case, you will be able to open a car of the same name, standing at the location "Forest". It is located near wooden huts. However, it is of little use, since one random little thing will lie inside the car.

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How do I open merchants?

Read above.


How to exchange dollars for roubles?

There are several monetary units in the game, with Tarkov roubles being the main ones. However, the Peacemaker offers a lot of equipment for dollars, and the Mechanic for euros and even bitcoins. The current exchange rate may change depending on the released patches and updates. At the time of this writing, it was as follows:

  • $ 1 = 96 roubles.
  • 1 euro = 115 roubles.
  • 1 bitcoin = 90,873 roubles.


Where can I get the card?

At the Therapist.


Where can I find the battery?

Go to the roundabout and visit the OLI and Goshan store. Also explore the various industrial areas and premises.


Where can I find a housekeeper?

Visit "Customs" or "Shore". You will most likely find the housekeeper on the third floor of the hostel at the "Customs", but for this you need to open the door to the Marked room. You will need a key of the same name. Search corpses, drawers in offices, dig in the trash and soon you will find a key marked with a symbol. Then go to the hostel and search room # 314 on the third floor.


Where can I find a gas analyzer?

Search boxes, bags and backpacks in any location. Comes across randomly.

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Where can I find a gamma container?

Buy the Edge of Darkness Limited Edition or trade / redeem from another person.


Where to find nails?

Any industrial area. For example, an OLI store at Interchange or warehouse shelves at Berega.


Where can I find a corrugated hose?

Similar to nails (see above).


Where can I find a gold watch?

Visit the Cote d'Azur sanatorium or any other object where jewelry may appear. There is a possibility of finding a watch in the safe.


Where can I find a protective container?

Above we examined this point in the question of pouches.


Where can I find skier sticks?

There are several places where the likelihood of flash drives appearing is higher than in other points. But keep in mind that we are talking about some kind of probability, and not about a guaranteed finding of the item! Thus, you can visit the camp with tents in the Forest, behind the sawmill. As soon as you find the item, move it to the pouch so as not to lose it.


Where can I find water?

You can get it for completing the quest "Operation Aquarius".

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Where can I find graphics cards?

There is a small chance that you will find a video card inside computers (system units). It is best to visit electronics stores - "Techno" or Techlight.


Where can I find a Salewa first aid kit?

Search medical bags and drug spills.


Where can I find an antique teapot?

Points where various jewelry appears.


Where to find gunpowder?

A rare item that, however, is generated in a wide variety of places.


Where can I find a document tablet / Where can I find docks?

The tablet has 16 slots for money, keys and key cards. Moreover, it takes up only 2 slots in a regular backpack or pouch. You can find the tablet or "Docks" in the Marked One's room. He can also appear at the gas station of the "Customs" location. Pay attention to the table at the entrance. The tablet can be obtained after completing the mission Prapor "Punisher. Part 5 ".

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Where can I find a processor?

Inside computers or electronics stores.


Where can I find the bundle of wires?

Industrial plots and premises, OLI store.


Where can I find the Reshal?

The solver can be found at the "Customs" location. He, along with his fellow Zavodskoy, can visit a hostel, a new gas station or a checkpoint at a military base.


Where can I find a watch on the instructions of the ensign?

Where jewels appear.


Where can I find the figurines?

Exhibition pavilions "Interchanges". Search jackets, bags, filing cabinets, and so on. Any points where jewelry appears (for example, the Cote d'Azur sanatorium). There is also a chance to find figurines in safes.


Where to find self-tapping screws?

In factories and industrial workshops.

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Where can I find morphine?

Spawn locations for medications.


Where to find beard oil?

Visit the IDEA hypermarket at the Interchange location. Usually located near the ticket office.


Where can I find the tools?

Any boxes, filing cabinets, and so on. It can also be found in the Wild's backpack or in the places where jewelry spawns. There is a chance to find it in the toolbox. These are available at the hydroelectric power station.


Where can I find Tetris?

In a laboratory or places where jewelry appears.


Where can I find a bronze watch?

Where jewelry appears.

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Where can I find Bitcoin?

In places where valuable items appear (the Cote d'Azur sanatorium, etc.), inside safes, in Dikikh's bags or backpack.


Where can I get VSS?

Can be found or traded with Prapor.


Where to get paracord?

Search the Dicks' sports bags, jackets and corpses.


Where can I get gasoline?

Look for full canisters - plastic or metal.


What to do with tokens?

By killing players during raids, you can get tokens. Depending on the level and type of tokens, you can exchange them for different things from merchants. Look for information in various wikis.


What does "improve to European" mean?

The ability to launch the game from anywhere in the world.

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What does "run through" mean?

Fast passage of the raid, in which you did not loot anything and did not kill anyone.


What is Marked with a Curse?

In offline mode, if you are marked with a curse, then all the Wild ones know where you are and will try to finish you off.


What does the red card reveal?

Visit the security room in the laboratory to open the arsenal room.


What are headphones for?

You will be better able to hear any sounds, including rustling, stamping feet, and so on. Rarer headphones drown out the noise of the shooting.


What are cigarettes for?

They are bought by merchants, but they are also needed for the Mechanic quests.