Escape From Tarkov is one of the most unique Battle Royales we have come across in recent years, and it is growing at a rate of knots.
What sets this game apart from the likes of other leading Battle Royale games is the slow-paced, deeply tactical movement required to get an edge over your opponent.
Perhaps this is why it has gained so much traction in recent times.
Beginners to the game will want to play a map with the right balance of mountainous terrain and buildings, so the Reserve Map will be perfect for them.
It’s a fun location which carries enough loot to survive a full-blown nuclear apocalypse.
Continue reading for our full Reserve Map guide.
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What is Reserve?
Reserve is actually short for the Federal State Reserve Agency base, which houses Novinsky-2 (an airspace control center).
In terms of gameplay, this map is open to both PMCs and Player Scavs for up to 10 players.
The thing that makes Reserve worth checking out is the insane level of loot.
Different areas, of course, contain different values of loot, but depending on the keys you carry, you’ll have access to high-value items.
Regular Scavs will spawn in this map, but there’s also a chance for groups of Raiders to appear and hunt down PMCs.
Two stationary weapons have been implemented for this map; the ‘AGS-30’ grenade launcher and the heavy machine gun called the ‘NSV 12.7×108’.
These will have random amounts of ammo, but it is well worth your time to look for them.
There are 29 different keys that you can use to unlock rooms and sections within Reserve.
Now, looting the keys is the time-consuming bit.
These keys can be found in drawers, on the Scavs and in various other locations.
If you’re having a hard time locating keys, it would be worth your time checking out the Flea Market.
Now, onto the trickiest part of all; finding an extraction point in the Reserve.
Where are the extraction points?
First on that list that are available for both PMCs and Scavs would be the armoured train, located close to the rolling-stock repair and maintenance depot.
It’s not always available, but you’ll know when a train arrives during a raid as it honks twice and stays in the area for seven minutes.
There is also the bunker hermetic door, situated near the military guard barracks.
Unlike the armoured train, it can be used multiple times, however, players must first go to a shack southwest of the helicopter and use the lever there to unlock the door.
Once activated, the door will be open for four minutes.
The sewer manhole by the maintenance and repair point (PTOR) is the final exfil spot that anybody can use.
It’s always available and doesn’t need extra requirements, but has one small thing: you can’t have a backpack equipped when extracting here.
There’s plenty more to still talk about, so we will be back with a second part to this Reserve Map Guide, covering all the details we missed out.
Stay tuned for more of our updates.