Guide to the lighthouse “Escape From Tarkov”

AAlthough it has been over a week since the launch of Lighthouse in Escape from Tarkov, the community is still a long way from finding its feet on the new map. Unlike maps like Interchange and Customs, where the community has spent years identifying the best – and most efficient – places to loot, Lighthouse is not yet out long enough to reach that point.

Combined with the confusion over snippet locations and a new type of enemy, all of this makes Lighthouse a very dangerous map for unprepared players. Accidentally wandering the wrong area, or not finding the right snippet, is a quick recipe for death on Lighthouse – and when you consider how many other confused players roam around the new map, disaster is never far away.

This is why it is crucial to enter Lighthouse with as much preparation as possible – something that we are more than happy to assist you with. Knowing where each Lighthouse snippet is can save your life, while knowing where to avoid can be just as valuable. Whether you’re looking to get through raids safely on your own or want to be the teammate others rely on, take a look at our tips below to get ready for Lighthouse.

Learn the excerpts from Phare

Escape From Tarkov Lighthouse map with loot and snippets. Credit: Jindouz.

It goes without saying that if you’re looking to get to Lighthouse for some loot, you’ll need to know the way back. What’s the point of finding all this gear if you can’t get it out? To avoid failing to extract successfully – or get distracted during a raid while blindly trying to find a way out – make sure you know where the closest extract is. While you’re still learning about loot points, spawns, and snippets, it’s always worth keeping a Lighthouse map open and ready to help you navigate. We recommend the above map, which Jindouz – the creator – helpfully provided. To better see all the details of Lighthouse, right click on the map and open the image in a new tab.

Fortunately, Lighthouse is quite generous with the large amount of extracts it contains. Depending on where you spawn, there are plenty of exits to use, but some of them require access to items. Using Road To Military Base V-ex requires payment of 5,000 rubles per player, while Mountain Pass snippet requires players to bring paracord, Red Rebel ice pick, and no bulletproof vests. team. The armored train arrives between 23 and 28 minutes after each raid and will stay about seven minutes before leaving. Finally, the side tunnel extract requires a PMC and a Scav to cooperate to leave the card together.

Beware of the water treatment plant

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Escape from Tarkov. Credit: Battlestate Games.

If you’ve played Lighthouse before, you might be aware that the Water Treatment Plant is occupied by a dangerous new faction of NPC enemies. Called Rogues, this AI is similar to the Reserve Raider faction and will pose a much bigger threat than regular Scavs found elsewhere.

For BEAR players – or anyone traveling with a BEAR player – this can be a particularly dangerous problem, as Rogues will shoot anyone belonging to that faction on sight. Due to the danger of fighting these soldiers, it is recommended that BEAR players stay well away from the water treatment plant if they are not prepared and ready to take down the thieves.

All USEC players will have a little better time in the area, as the Rogues will give them several warnings before opening fire. While still not ideal, it does give USEC players a chance to step back from the situation – or at least not have to worry about being broke by the AI ​​if they do. move too close to the plant.

Learn how to avoid anti-personnel mines

Escape from Tarkov.  Credit: Battlestate Games.
Escape from Tarkov. Credit: Battlestate Games.

Like several other cards in Escape from Tarkov, Lighthouse is dangerously littered with landmines. These are located on the north side of the map, after the river that divides the lighthouse into two parts. Almost all of the mined areas surround – and even inside – the water treatment plant, but there are also several bands of landmines in the mountain trails to the east, south of the Road extract. To Military Base. If you’re still unfamiliar with the north side of the lighthouse, be sure to keep an eye out for a map for places marked with landmines. If you’re under fire and don’t have time to check a map, a general rule of thumb is that if you stick to the main roads, you won’t hit any mines.

Stay alert to the extract from Southern Road

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Escape from Tarkov. Credit: Battlestate Games.

Check out camping is unfortunately not new in Escape from Tarkov, but some extracts are more dangerous than others. The Southern Road snippet on Lighthouse is one of those places. Due to the open road to it and the sloping mountains to the north, approaching the extract from Southern Road can leave a PMC feeling like a sitting duck. Even when your path to safety seems near, don’t let your guard down. Stay alert – watch for movement above and in front of you, try to zigzag the road, and plan your closest route to cover in case gunshots start flying. If possible, try to stay on the north side of the snippet’s approach – you’ll be more likely to hear snippet campers if they rustle in a bush, and snipers waiting in trees will have a harder time pulling closer. target.

Don’t go to the lighthouse itself just yet

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Escape from Tarkov. Credit: Battlestate Games

I know, profanity – the card is literally called Lighthouse, and you are told to avoid it? It is certainly a very tempting target to go loot, especially since Battlestate Games COO Nikita Buyanov has previously said it will house an exclusive in-game merchant. ignore this: The developer recently clarified that this iteration of Lighthouse isn’t the full version of the map, and some things – like the Trader – aren’t even in the game yet. only thing to find in Lighthouse is a quick death – the approach is guarded by a very precise sniper who will quickly end your raid. In short, there is no reason to go to The Lighthouse just yet – although that will certainly change in the future.

Cross the map at a slower pace – for now

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Escape from Tarkov. Credit: Battlestate Games.

In cards like Interchange, where getting to an access point first can mean the difference between a graphics card and a capacitor, speed is everything. In Lighthouse, this approach is more likely to get you killed. Right now, you can’t determine where other (likely lost) PMCs will spawn, where players will prioritize loot, or even which direction players will go after they spawn. Lighthouse is a new map, and players are excited to explore it – but it makes the community unpredictable, and therefore dangerous. Reduce your chances of being surprised by a random PMC by bringing a decent helmet and moving around Lighthouse a bit slower than you normally would on other maps. In a map where players are always running around like headless chickens, you better be the one in control. Don’t sprint around corners, keep your ears open for movement, and lower your guard in seemingly quieter areas of the map.

There you have it, with these six tips, you should be equipped for more success in Lighthouse. If you find yourself dying a little too much, don’t be discouraged: completely learning a map takes a long time, and as we said above, Lighthouse is way more dangerous than most maps right now. If you’re feeling frustrated, take a break and launch raids on a map you’re more familiar with – sometimes all you need is a little break before you jump in again.

If you’re wondering what’s been added next to Lighthouse, check out the Escape from Tarkov Release Notes 12.12.

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