Escape From Tarkov: How to Extract

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After some Twitch rewards events, Escape From Tarkov has suddenly become extremely popular, even though the game released into early access a few years ago. It’s a hardcore shooter that sees you risk your gear in every game you play. In case you’re struggling with where to go, here’s everything you need to know about how to extract in Escape From Tarkov.

While Escape From Tarkov is a first-person shooter, it has some MMO features that see you go out on quests. As part of those quests, you’ll have to join multiplayer lobbies that the game calls Raids. In those Raids, you lose all your gear if you die, so you need to extract safely to keep everything you picked up or took with you.

How to Extract in Escape From Tarkov

Therefore, in order to get out safely, you need to get to pre-determined extraction points on each map. The actual process of extracting is simple, you just need to walk up to an extraction point on the map, at which point a timer will begin and you’ll be taken away from the Raid safely.

The struggle comes from actually knowing where the extraction points are. If you press O on your keyboard, Escape From Tarkov will show how much time is left in the Raid, with you needing to get out before it runs out.

Now, if you double tap O, a full list of extraction points will come up. Those without a question mark next to them can just be walked up to without a care in the world, but the rest will have requirements that need to be met first.

Some are locked once they’re used once, while others require you to find specific items first. The best thing to do is just learn where all the easy and open points are so that you can extract easily every time.

That’s everything you need to know about how to extract in Escape From Tarkov. For more tips and tricks on the game, be sure to search for Twinfinite. We have also listed some other helpful guides on the game down below.

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Tom Hopkins

Tom was Twinfinite's former Deputy Guides Editor having written for the site from 2015 through until 2021 when he left to continue his video games writing elsewhere in the industry. Tom is a Film and English graduate from London who plays far too much FIFA. Tom's been playing games since 1999 and his favorite genres are third-person action, racing, and narrative-driven experiences.