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Escape from Tarkov Guide

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Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov Escape from Tarkov guide, tips

Weapons in Escape from Tarkov are more difficult to use than in most FPS games. The screen doesn't show how many bullets you have left in the magazine/clip or the current firing mode - you need to check everything yourself. You won't see a crosshair either - this means that you have to use the sight of your weapon. This page focuses on handling weapons - the key combinations listed here will help you use weapons. You will learn how to quickly reload your weapon, or how to change the sight in Escape from Tarkov.

Shooting and aiming

Aiming down a sight will help you hit the enemy. - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide
Aiming down a sight will help you hit the enemy.

Shooting is difficult due to the lack of a crosshair displayed in the center of the screen. You must use the sight built into the weapon, as well as hold your breath. The following key combinations will show you how to shoot, aim, and change sights in Escape from Tarkov.

Key or keyboard shortcut

Action

Shoot - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide

Shoot

Aim - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide

Aim

Stop breathing - stops the sight from swaying - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide

Stop breathing - stops the sight from swaying

1 - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov GuideChange the sight - if the weapon has more than one sight - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide

Change the sight - if the weapon has more than one sight

2 - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov GuideChange the grid in the collimator - collimator is one of the available sights - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide

Change the grid in the collimator - collimator is one of the available sights

Change and check the firing mode

You can change the firing mode at any time. - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide
You can change the firing mode at any time.

In Escape from Tarkov, you can use two firing modes - automatic and single. Automatic mode is great for short and medium distances, and single-shot mode will make it easier for you to hit the enemy from afar.

Key or keyboard shortcut

Action

Change the firing mode - the character switches mode - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide

Change the firing mode - the character switches mode. Information about the current mode will appear on the screen

Check the weapon - you can check the current firing mode without changing it - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide

Check the weapon - you can check the current firing mode without changing it. To do this, you need to examine the weapon. The top position is for automatic mode, and the bottom position is for single-shot mode

Reloading weapons and checking the magazine

You should pay attention to your clip/magazine. - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide
You should pay attention to your clip/magazine.

The game doesn't display how much ammo you have left - you need to control it yourself. You should also learn how to reload weapons - this information can be found in the table below.

Key or keyboard shortcut

Action

3 - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov GuideCheck the clip/magazine status - you will see the approximate number of bullets (e - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide

Check the clip/magazine status - you will see the approximate number of bullets (e.g. full clip, out of ammo)

4 - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov GuideCheck the weapon chamber - you can see how many rounds are left in the magazine/clip - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide

Check the weapon chamber - you can see how many rounds are left in the magazine/clip

Reload weapon - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide

Reload weapon

5 - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov GuideQuick reload - the character will drop the magazine, but you can still pick it up - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide

Quick reload - the character will drop the magazine, but you can still pick it up

6 - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov GuideSelect which clip/magazine will replace the current one - Using weapons in Escape from Tarkov - Basics - Escape from Tarkov Guide

Select which clip/magazine will replace the current one

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