Escape from Tarkov's Streets of Tarkov map introduced in patch 12.12 is the largest and most complex map added to date. This sprawling urban area features a multitude of buildings to loot and tactically navigate as you take on enemies and attempt to extract with valuable gear.
In this comprehensive guide, I'll cover everything you need to know about successfully raiding Streets of Tarkov including:
Streets features a more open layout than most Tarkov maps, with less strict funneling of PMCs towards central hotspots. This means engaging enemies could come from many more angles.
It's helpful to understand the map layout through 'quadrants' defined by key landmark buildings:
Encompasses the Concordia hotel and new construction expansion area with large crane. Key locations within this quadrant include:
Home to the abandoned cinema and surrounding factory buildings. This area contains:
Dense apartment buildings and garages by Pine Wood city block:
Recently expanded shopping mall:
Residential apartment towers:
Major hotspot in central district with prime positioning overlooking Lexus:
With each raid having such distinct flow and combat ranges depending on spawn location, memorizing maps or guides alone isn't enough. Nothing beats first hand experience navigating these complexes and intensely violent city blocks.
The Scav boss Killa spawns with his followers around the Lexus car dealership in between raids. He wields a deadly PKM machine gun and grenades, protected by mines blocking off flanking routes.
When encountering Killa, keep these tips in mind:
With practice, you can farm Killa for top tier ammo, armor, and easily make millions selling rare boss loot. This high risk battle delivers some of the highest rewards available on Streets outside of high value keys.
While not matching Labs, many excellent loot spawns exist across Streets that don't require keys. However, certain keys make searching efficient by giving reliable access to top tier military crates, safes, and medical items.
Some of the most valuable keys recommended for Streets include:
Keys aside, dynamic loose loot spawns should not be underestimated, especially early wipe. Load up on backpacks and pockets and check these areas:
With dozens of buildings and rooms to check combined with keys, a successful looting run brings in millions easily.
Compared to other maps, Streets offers evenly distributed extracts with manageable requirements.
Always Prepared Extracts available every match without condition:
Conditional Extracts depending on raid parameters:
The conditional extracts have reasonable costs in a bit of cash or flares, so make sure to plan having these available.
Spawn location dictates the best extracts to prioritize. Knowing at least 2 available extracts and directions prevents having to cross the entire city if caught off guard.
Streets layout enables flanking maneuvers unmatched by any prior maps. The central districts contain numerous intersecting buildings and floors connected by terraces, catwalks, and locked doors.
Use these tips when engaging enemies:
These advanced movements create immense potential for plays once internalizing the intricate walkways and doorways connecting areas.
Separately drop maps with detailed extraction points, Scav spawn locations, quest zones, etc linked in the references section. This simplifies absorbing the most vital material.