I bought Escape from Tarkov (EFT) preorder / beta access on january 28. 2022 because I needed something to waste my sparetime on... time will tell if I get hooked.
This page is intended as my own personal reference card to stuff I probably will forget if I do not write it down somewhere :-D
... The Scav-name of my first raid Kot Dzheyk translates to Jake the Cat
- Escape from Tarkov Market.
- Escape from Tarkov ballistics.
- Escape from Tarkov changes.
- Escape from Tarkov Official Wiki.
- Escape from Tarkov in game time.
- Escape from Tarkov server status.
- Escape from Tarkov eft.monster keys overview.
- Escape from Tarkov news from Battle State Games.
- Escape from Tarkov interactive maps. The wiki also got maps. Re3mr's maps are quite good too.
Name Remarks CeliiiII__ Danish language primarily.
This is my favorite streamer to watch because she and and the community around her is amazing.
Airwingmarine English language.
Great content with a focus on maximizing gains from the Hideout and Flea-market.
ToastRack English language.
Gentleman Tarkov streamer around my own age ;)
My CPU and Graphics card are watercooled.
I could bebefit from a new motherboard, CPU and RAM but i get +60 FPS consistently with this rig, so i am inhaling the copium for yet some time to squeeze maximum lifespan out of my +5 year old CPU/MoBo/RAM LUL
Part Information Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z97X-UD5H CPU Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz, Haswell 22nm Technology RAM 32 Gb Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 800MHz (8-8-8-24) Storage 512 Gb Samsung NVMe MZVPV512 Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (ZOTAC International) Monitor LG ULTRAGEAR ([/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection [email protected]]), Samsung SE790C ([/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection [email protected]]), HP E23 G4 ([/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection [email protected]]) Keyboard Cherry MX Board 1.0 TKL Mouse Logitech MX Master 3 Soundcard Argon HA2 (Burr Brown Japan PCM2702) Amplifier Schyte SDA-1100 Headset AKG K240 MkII Mic Thronmax MDrill One Pro Pants Levi's
Credits for this Checklist goes to ToastRack
- Health Points
- Small bleeds
- Large bleeds
- Snacks to eat / drink
- Markers etc.
- Uber cash
- Remove unneeded stuff from pouch
- are all finished quests handed in?
- Select correct map for next raid!
Gear / Loot
The EFT WiKi have a great list of Loot that you should hold on to for quests-purposes. Chech it out and get familiar with it... you could even print it out and put it on your wall so you have it handy at all times ;-)
What keys to keep
- Pestely's S-F Key Tier List Complete. (12.12.xx.yyy)
The Key Tool would be handy to obtain as soon as possible.
Mr. Holodilnick thermal bag
M4A1 post Raid #1 upgrade
This section contains Console commands that i use.
- Press the tilde key
~on your keyboard to enable the console command interface (either on the menu or in raid).
fps 1in the console bar that appears at the top of your screen and press enter.
- Alternatively, enter
fps 2for advanced information
fps 0to turn off the counter completely.
- Object LOD: -> 2.5
- Overall visibility: -> 1000
- Anti-aliasing: TAA High -> Off (Disabled because DLSS is enabled)
- Resampling: 1x (Disabled because DLSS is enabled)
- NVIDIA DLSS: balanced
- HBAO: Colored -> off
- SSR: -> Off
- Anisotropic Filtering: -> Off
- Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: -> Off
- Sharpness: No effect on fps.
- Lobby FPS Limit: No effect on ingame fps (duh)
- HighQualityColor: -> Off
- Disabling PostFX entirely: 94 -> 100 FPS
- FOV: Min FOV -> Max FOX: No change (may have difference on your system)
- Only use Physical Cores -> Off: No change.
- Automatic RAM cleaner: Nothing (32GB RAM though)
- Texture Quality: No change.
- Shadow Quality: Ultra -> Medium -> Low: 100 -> 100 -> 103
12.12 Weapon builds
12.13? Weapon builds
For Early Wipe and New Players (Airwingmarine youtube video released 28. june 2022)
Modifications avilable at Loyalty level I
- Axion Kobra EKP-8-02 reflex sight (dovetail) + Axion Kobra sight shade @ Prapor ~ 12.000 ₽
- Walter MRS reflex sight @ Skier Loyalty ~ 13800 ₽
- FF3 sight + FFWB mount @ Peacekeeper ~ 200 $
- Aimpoint Micro H2 + AMSH mount @ Peacekeeper ~ 275 $
Sights above require a rail:
- AK AKademia Bastion dustcover
- HK MP5 MFI HK universal low profile scope mount
- PSO-1 Scope (dovetail) @ Prapor ~19400 ₽
Flashlights / laserpointer
- WF501B + 25mm ring
- GTL 21
- AK-100 series polymer handguard @ Prapor ~ 1441 ₽
- RIS II 9.5 CB
- KAC RIS
- WASR @ Skier ~ 3968 ₽
- Zenit RK-6 @
- KAC VFG @ Peacekeeper ~ 36 $
- MK12 Low Profile Gas Block @ Mechanic ~ 5327 ₽
- AK Zenit RP-1 charging handle @ Skier 3063 ₽
Jaeger must be unlocked to gain access to his Loyalty level I stuff
- R43 .366TKM Suppressor <--
Super important early wipe!!
- TargetRing (Shotgun optics)
- Kobra Dovetail rail mount
Guns you can buy as level 1 PMC
Simonov SKS 7.62x39 carbine
+ SKS-A5 20 rounds mags @ Peacekeeper ~ 60 $
Molot VPO-136 "Vepr-KM" 7.62x39 carbine @ Skier ~ 32420 ₽
+ AK AKademia Bastion dustcover
+ AK Zenit RP-1 charging handle
+ AK-100 series polymer handguard
+ Zenit RK-6
+ GTL 21
+ 6P1 Sb.8 pistol grip
Be aware that:
Zenit DTK-4M 7.62x39 muzzle breake-compensator REQUIRES AK 7.62x39 Tactika Tula muzzle adapter (aka. TT AK)
Ammo changes in 12.12.30
The information here is extracted from Gigabeef's video on the subject.
- 7.62x39 PS have been buff'ed. (Penetration: 32 --> 35 = 38% chance vs. Class 4)
- 5.45x39 PP is going to be even better in the early midgame. (Penetration: 33 --> 36 = 55% chance vs. Class 4)
- 5.45x39 BT is going to be a good auto-fire mid-game choice (Penetration: 37 --> 40 = 87% chance vs. Class 4)
- .300 AP might be a competitor to the Mutant (Penetration: 45 --> 48 = 65% chance vs. Class 5)
Hip Fire / Point aim
- When doing Scav-runs if cases/boxes/crates are closed but empty on examination it means that they probably was looted before you loaded in. If they are open they were looted after you loaded in. this also applies when doing PMC runs but in this senario you will normally not encounter closed loot-containers as I understand it.
Use your stash areas inteligently... I suggest something like this:
|--------------------------- | | Store consumables here. | | Use the area below for | building weapons etc. | |--------------------------- | | Use this area as a | transition / temporary | storage area where you | can store stuff between | stash cleanup-sessions | |--------------------------- | | Use this area as a | long-term storage area | for hard to find quest- | items for Kappa etc. | |---------------------------
You can vary the size of the three areas by moving the "virtual barrier" below the consumables- and above the long-term storage-area.
Just try to keep an area between the upper and the lower free so you can work there.
- Visual guide to the 37 Caches by Pestily.
- Buy a cheap weapon and nothing else and go to Shoreline and locate the sniper rock. Kill the 1 or 2 sniper scavs that spawn there. Watch this for a tutorial on how to get on top of the rock to loot them. They always have either a scoped Mosin or sks and semi decent loot for a new player. Extract at path to lighthouse, or road to customs. Rinse and repeat for ez loot.
- Efficient task/quest guide to max out Traders fast.
- Level 1 Trader Loadout Guide.
- The BEST Advice for New Tarkov Players to Get Better FAST - This may be a hot take, but grinding Factory, in both offline and in live raids, is the best way for new players to get good fast.
In game graphics settings
- VOX_E's BOOST Your FPS in 12.12 - Best Tarkov Graphic Settings (8. jan. 2022)
- Stuck on "Awaiting session start" should be exclusively on your scav ; if you're stuck on "Awaiting session start" specifically for more than 5 minutes ; it's a good indicator that you're desynced and need to Alt+F4 and restart the game.
Scav Voicelines in english
" Have you ever wondered what the SCAVS are saying? How to tell the difference between a SCAV that has agroed to you or a SCAV that has just been activated by your vicinity. I hope you enjoy this video explaining the difference between these nuances."
This list is incomplete and translations are unconfirmed/not verified ;-)
BEAR Voicelines in english
This list is incomplete and translations are unconfirmed/not verified ;-)