Escape From Tarkov: How to Rotate Items

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Items are your life-line in any survival-shooter, with bullets, food, and other miscellaneous resources being the only thing between you and painful death. In Escape From Tarkov, simply picking up items isn’t enough though, as the game requires you to sort them in your inventory to make space. Here is everything you need to know about how to rotate items in Escape From Tarkov.

The most important thing you’ll want to understand is that storage works in a grid pattern. Each item is assigned a specific amount of squares to take up.

Also, some items take up more grids than others. A helmet is obviously going to require much less space than body armor would.

Now that you know the basics of the inventory, turning all of your items is going to be the next thing you’ll want to master.

How to Rotate Items in Escape From Tarkov

The first thing you need to do is select the item that you wish to rotate. Once selected, be sure there is plenty of space to actually move it around.

If you don’t have enough space in your inventory to actually change the orientation of the item you wish to turn, try moving items to different grids to make room.

After you’ve figured out the area in your pack you’d like to rotate your item, press R and the orientation will change. It will take a bit of time to master, but you’ll find that it’ll be well worth the extra space when you get the hang of it.

How to Rotate Items in Escape From Tarkov

  1. Select the item you want to rotate.

  2. Make sure you have enough room to orient the item accordingly.

  3. Press R to rotate.

That is is everything you need to know about how to rotate items in Escape From Tarkov.

Are you still looking for more helpful tips and tricks? Be sure to search Twinfinite and you’ll find other Escape From Tarkov guides to help you survive.

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Andrew McMahon

Andrew was Twinfinite's Features Editor from 2020 through until March 2023 and wrote for the site from 2018. He has wandered around with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications sitting in his back pocket for a while now, all the while wondering what he is going to do for a career. Luckily, video games have always been there, especially as his writing career progresses.