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DanExert

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to think like abandoned ex-PMC fighting for survival and you feed him for a lifetime." - Nikita 'Big Boss' Buyanov

Welcome players, old and new. We have all have noticed a huge influx of duplicate questions lately around the forum, which is not only unsightly, but makes it very difficult for players with genuine issues to be helped.

This handy step-by-step guide should give you all the information you need in order to learn how to learn, to then effectively play and improve at the game. Now, that's not to say this guide has 100% of your answers; in fact, it probably contains around 7%, although it does aim to give you the knowledge and tools you will need to help yourself. Think of it as foundation level knowledge, if you will; it will help you to develop a solid foundation, on which your Tarkov career will develop from. If you wish to delve deeper into the ever-expanding world of Tarkov, please feel free to follow the link in my signature (can also be found under 'Planned Features 2018 (unofficial)'.

So, let's begin.

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FIRST and FOREMOST, it is imperative that you read and understand this fact. We, as testers, are testing the test build of the game and we should continue to submit bug reports with logs and supporting evidence to the developers, in order to help the game progress. (Not sure how to submit bug reports? Use the search function!)

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Now, onto the interesting stuff...

Launch your game using the BSG Launcher

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You will be met with the title screen, 'Beta Testing Escape From Tarkov'. Congratulations, you made it. Let's do this.

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This screen shows 2 different characters, read the descriptions to find out more. Hit next.

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Let's go raiding! Just think of all those weapons waiting to be liberated... Customs sounds pretty cool.

We get the choice of 2 different times, fortunately neither should be too dark, but let's play it safe and go for 17:27. The sun should be well on its way to setting, so we can safely expect it to be towards the west.

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Oh heck, no map! Hmm, I wonder if I might be able to purchase one...

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Trading hey, sounds like a plan.

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*After browsing through the different traders, our player discovers a few maps*

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Awesome, just what I need. And at a great price, too! Better stick it in my secure container so I don't lose it!

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Now then, back to Customs... Let's spawn on the west side, so the sun isn't in my eyes (also, any enemies I encounter will have the sun in their eyes, bonus!)

My extracts are these.. Hmm, some have question marks, which makes me think they may not be guaranteed. Although ZB-1011 looks pretty solid to me! I'd best take note of its location for later.

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Ahh interesting, a way to safely test the game with no repercussions! I can also choose whether I want AI enemies and/or weather effects too! This might also be useful for bench-marking my new gaming rig :). Let's go offline and have a safe environment to explore. I might even turn on the AI later to see how all the different weapons and ammo work!

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I'm ready, let's rock.

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Ok I've spawned, and due to the time of day the sun is towards the west. Awesome! Now I'm orientated, let's take a look at the map...

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I spawned west side, so I'll keep the sun behind me as I walk. I'm looking for a river, preferably with a way to cross... Let's check it out. 

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Just quickly, what are my extracts again? *Double-taps 'O'*

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Perfect, found it. Ok, there's nothing to the south and a few land bridges, including a main road bridge, to the north. I must be at the southern-most land bridge, which doesn't seem to be on the map. Although I can see what is to the north, giving me a fair idea of where I am. Interesting, let's continue.

South

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North

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I've hit the main road which runs from west to east, as I look down it. If I continue I should come up to a train bridge, let's check it out...

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Hot damn, here she is! I feel like a navigation expert. Ha, BSG your game is too easy for the likes of me ;) how about a real challenge? (No, SKS Scavs do not count...)

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*Refers to map* Ahh, this must be the checkpoint marked on the map, looks like the only way to get to my extraction is through this ridiculously dangerous, unavoidable choke-point which would be ideal for sneaky PMCs or Scavs to watch, as it is most likely a high traffic area... I'd best keep my guard up when I'm not Offline!

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So, according to the map all I gotta do is follow the road around to the right and I should find the extract. Let's take a look.

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This looks suspicious, perhaps it's a way out (matches up on the map, let's try it!)

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Hah, goteem! Up yours BSG, I made it out. You're gonna have to try harder than that! Now I should go to the forum and help others just like me, because we're a community after all!

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Oh, I wonder if anyone has put the maps up on the internet, to give me handy access to them at all times... Perhaps they'll be on the official forum, I should use the search function before opening a new thread.

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Best of luck!

 

 

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Xenomorph0352

Although I'm def giving this a like because it is amazing and you did a fantastic job, is it bad that it triggers me you don't have a leupold deltapoint on your HAMR site. :( 

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2 minutes ago, Xenomorph0352 said:

Although I'm def giving this a like because it is amazing and you did a fantastic job, is it bad that it triggers me you don't have a leupold deltapoint on your HAMR site. :( 

Haha thank you! I must admit I really cannot stand the sight picture on the DP, which is why I run the PK-06 on the canted mount ;) look closer, padawan!

Edit: care to wager on how many times that will be mentioned?

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5 minutes ago, DanExert said:

Haha thank you! I must admit I really cannot stand the sight picture on the DP, which is why I run the PK-06 on the canted mount ;) look closer, padawan!

Edit: care to wager on how many times that will be mentioned?

LOL, you see and here I am a complete opposite I hate that the canted site puts the weapon on your left and covers that portion of the screen, but to each their own. As far as the wager, I'd be down to bet with you but I'm all outta rubles...thanks TheRapist...

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4 minutes ago, Xenomorph0352 said:

LOL, you see and here I am a complete opposite I hate that the canted site puts the weapon on your left and covers that portion of the screen, but to each their own. As far as the wager, I'd be down to bet with you but I'm all outta rubles...thanks TheRapist...

If the Bravo was actually nice to use I would have the PK-06 on top of that, but here we are! To survive we must compromise :P

Also, what have you been buying off of our lovely Elvira that has managed to rid you of your Rubles, friend? Surely you're not addicted to painkillers again... 

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