Artyom in Metro Exodus cannot complain about the lack of stuff to do. He gets more and more breakneck and dangerous tasks to perform almost all the time. In the multitude of events, you can sometimes get lost and forget what are the current goals of our mission. On this page of our guide, you can read a short repetition of how to check current tasks.
Metro Exodus starts for good in Volga, which is the first open location in the game. It is there that Artyom will get a map to the inventory, which shows you the current tasks in the game. The big X clearly shows the place where the next story events will take place in the game. However, what is as interesting as it is easy to miss - the map can be reversed to read a short note on the back, which explains what Artyom currently has to do. To reverse map and see the objectives simply press L2 on PS4 or click left mouse button (after CAPS LOCK).
This is very useful when we come back to the game after a break and want to quickly refresh at what point in the story, we got distracted in Metro Exodus.