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Escape from Tarkov Keybindings

Escape from Tarkov Controls Cheat Sheet

BEGINNER'S GUIDE - ALL CONTROLS + TIPS (Escape from Tarkov)

Controls

  • Hold Shift when zoomed in with Mouse Right Click to hold breath and steady aim
  • Press B to switch between firing modes 🔥 (You will always start a raid in single fire mode)
    • The animation when switching to 🔥 🔥 🔥 fire is an ⬆️ flick
    • The animation when switching to 🔥 fire is an ⬇️ flick
  • Press L to inspect your weapon 🔫 and look for your firing mode
    • If your fire selector is in an ➡️ position, you are in auto fire mode
    • If your fire selector is in an ⬇️ position, you are in single fire mode
  • Press Tab to bring up your inventory. You can see your ammo count there
  • Press Alt + T to make your character take out the mag and estimate the remaining ammo
  • Press Shift + T to look into the chamber to see if there is a bullet
  • To be able to reload your ammo with R you need to have your magazines in your tactical rig or pockets
  • Quick reload: Press R R (double tap) to toss mag on the ground for a quicker reload. Do not forget to pick up your mag afterwards!
  • Selective Reload: Press and hold R and use Mousewheel Up or Mousewheel Down to select the mag you want to reload
  • You cannot reload from mags in your backpack or pouch
  • Magazines are selected from ⬅️ to ➡️, skipping empty mags
  • Press T to switch your 🔦 on and off
  • Press Ctrl + T to switch your laser sight on and off
  • Press Alt + Mouse Right Click to switch recticles in your red dot sights
  • Press Ctrl + Mouse Right Click to switch between stacked sights/scopes
  • You can drag and drop items from your tactical rig or pockets onto your quick access bar (keys 1 through 0), this also applies to grenades
  • Press G to instantly throw a grenades
    • Grenades are chosen ⬅️ to ➡️ like magazines
    • The F1-Grenade is a shrapnel grenade, seek cover when you throw it!
  • Select a grenade from your quick access bar (keys 1 through 0) to take it into hands to be able to time your throw
  • Press O to see the remainig time of the raid and get a feel for if it is still worth to check on the early objectives
    • Factory is 60 minutes
    • Customs is 90 minutes
    • Forest is 120 minutes
  • Press Shift to sprint, go to Settings > Controls and make sure that Hold to Sprint/hold breath is ✔️
  • Press C to crouch
  • Press X to go prone
  • Press X when prone to return to your previous stance
  • Press and hold C and Mousewheel Up or Mousewheel Down to move through your stance from standing to crouching to prone and vice versa
  • Press Capslock to instantly go to minimum speed
  • Press Capslock again to return to your previous speed
  • Press Q to lean ⬅️
  • Press E to lean ➡️
  • Press Alt + A to do a slow ⬅️ lean
  • Press Alt + D to do a slow ➡️ lean
    • When using slow leans, you stay in the leaned position you moved to. To reset to normal, press Q or E
  • Press Alt + Q to do a backstep/left-sidestep ⬇️ ⬅️ lean
  • Press Alt + E to do a backstep/right-sidestep ⬇️ ➡️ lean
  • Press Y to mumble, if ai is around you, they will respond to you with a voice line
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@lohiemer lohiemer commented May 22, 2017

It's Alt + Q/E for sidestep, Alt + A/D to slow lean.

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@djesse djesse commented May 22, 2017

You might indent notes that aren't actually keybindings but futher explanations for an earlier mentioned feature

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@TheDonDope TheDonDope commented May 22, 2017

@lohiemer: thanks, fixed!
@djesse: done!

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@brandon-barker brandon-barker commented Aug 28, 2017

Nice, thanks!

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@glentakahashi glentakahashi commented Oct 30, 2017

As of latest patch:
Double tap Y to get the commands + gestures
Alt + W = blind fire above you
Alt + S = blind fire to your left

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@knispo knispo commented Oct 30, 2017

Does anyone know the keybind for folding/unfolding your stock?

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@glentakahashi glentakahashi commented Nov 1, 2017

Alt + L

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@FoldZero FoldZero commented Jan 3, 2018

Ctrl + T - Switches between modes for AN/PEQ-15
Modes:

  • Red Laser
  • Green Laser
  • Flashligh\Laser
  • Flashlight Only
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@Soyweiser Soyweiser commented Jan 5, 2018

Mousewheel up and Mousewheel down adjusts your movement speed, in the same way you can adjust your hight by using c and Mousewheel. Which is good if your speed is set to low on both the caps lock options. (Which can happen if you open a door/container with capslock active.

Update on ctrl + T to adjust your lasersight, it doesn't turn your sight on. So if you have a setup with flashlights, and laser sights etc, you will first need to turn it on to see it work. (as it defaults to flashlight, this can give your position away at times).

Ctrl and Left mouse in inventory automatically moves something to the other side.

And while overing over an item Delete discards it quickly.

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@roguewaffle roguewaffle commented Jan 7, 2018

Double tap V for a quick melee attack while holding a firearm.

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@lg255555 lg255555 commented Jan 8, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to make this. After taking a clip with Snipping Tool, I printed it landscape 2-sided, and it's handy to keep around.

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@czarni czarni commented Jan 18, 2018

Awesome, thank you.

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@Nicholaiii Nicholaiii commented Apr 21, 2018

For anyone coming after Update 8 - To lower your helmet visor, press N like night vision.

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@sargken sargken commented Jun 9, 2018

How do you flip down flip up iron sights

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@BryanBoru BryanBoru commented Aug 22, 2018

N for Face shield Interaction

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@nailz420 nailz420 commented May 8, 2019

L is not used to check fire mode, it's to examine your weapon. ALT+B is used to check fire mode which will perform the animation and display the fire mode label in the lower right corner.

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@hamitcagdas hamitcagdas commented Aug 5, 2019

What is shortcut for check Missions during my gameplay. = press tab and near map there is objectives. they must add a shortcut for it. what a stupid game this one is.

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@TheDonDope TheDonDope commented Aug 30, 2019

L is not used to check fire mode, it's to examine your weapon. ALT+B is used to check fire mode which will perform the animation and display the fire mode label in the lower right corner.

You are technically correct (the best kind of correct), ALT+B is used to display the firing mode.
However, i was not stating that L is used to check fire mode, but to inspect the weapon. As you inspect the weapon you can look for the position of the fire selector and this way visually check the state.

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@timothydodd timothydodd commented Jan 22, 2020

F to pickup

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@binaryPUNCH binaryPUNCH commented Jan 25, 2020

Very helpful. Thanks for this!

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@Batman501 Batman501 commented May 11, 2020

Thank you, but no thank you. This Quest guide for Escape from Tarkov is my "cheat sheet". That's how the pros and not whinies do it! That's the most efficient way of leveling up your character.

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