Escape from Tarkov customs map is intricate and big. If you want to dominate the raid, you must have a great understanding of maps. Customs is a simple map designed for beginners. This map encourages aggressive play and allows a player to learn and improve loadout.
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Escape from Tarkov Customs Map Basics
In total, there are three segments of the customs map in Escape from Tarkov. Each has limited opportunities to cross from one to the other. The following are the main areas of Escape from Tarkov customs map.
- The west area of the map consists of storage containers, bridges, and rivers. You can easily distinguish the left or west segment by a red warehouse or storage sheds.
- One can identify central areas by spotting the construction yard, woods, and dorms.
- The east or right area consists of a shipping yard, gas stations, and large boilers/silos. You can distinguish the east side by spotting gas stations or a shipping yard.
As soon as you spawn, take a minute, and analyze your surroundings. It will help you to distinguish where you are on the customs map.
Choosing Factions in Customs Map
Winning and losing in the Escape from Tarkov customs map hugely rely on factions. You can pick any one faction out of two, USEC and BEAR. USEC is about AR systems, weapon upgrades, and long-shots, whereas BEAR specializes in AK products & assaults. BEAR talks in the Russain language and USEC communicates in English.
After choosing a faction, you have to pick a class. Two classes in Escape from Tarkov are PMC & Scav.
Scavs are people who are looking to snag everything that comes in their way. They are looters who are spawn by the game to populate the raid. Scavs have randomly generated & weak gear. The best part about Scavs is that they are friendly towards each other. Until and unless you shoot one. For beginners, playing as a Scav in Escape from Tarkov customs map can be beneficial as they don’t have anything to lose.
Playing as a PMC means that you are playing with the character you have created. PMC is the dude you choose at the start of the game. PMC can be a BEAR or USEC according to what you chose when you were creating the character. When you are playing as a PMC character, you’ll be entering the battlefield with the equipment you own. This makes your character stronger but increases the risk of losing the items you bring on the field. We won’t recommend a beginner to spawn as a PMC in the Escape from Tarkov customs map.
Finding Best Loot in Escape from Tarkov Customs Map
EFT is all about shopping. If you don’t have good loot, don’t even bother playing Escape from Tarkov customs map. Collecting loot gives you money, guns, ammo, and more. Although customs map isn’t the best battlefield for a profitable loot run, you can find attractive loot in some areas.
A high concentration of loot on the east-side can be found at the sub-station. If you are playing as a PMC, you might encounter some Scavs as it’s their spawn point. Moreover, some hot zones like dorms and big red are also blooming with valuable loot.
Don’t forget that in all Escape from Tarkov maps, you’ll find other players in hot zones, so be careful while finding loot.
Ground Stashes & Hidden Stashes in Escape from Tarkov Map: Customs
Also known as hidden caches, ground stashes are another medium for acquiring valuable items. Ground stashes come in two forms, grass-covered hatch & buried barrel with an exposed lid. You can find ground stashes on the customs map in the north & north-eastern portions.
Below are some of the fixed locations of hidden stashes in Escape from Tarkov customs map:
- Barrel inside the blue crate/container on the North-West of Bus-Station.
- Hatch under the foliage next to the large pipes on South-West of Gate 2.
- East of Military Base Checkpoint gate, next to dumpster 21, you’ll find a hidden barrel.
- Hatch next to the wall on the East side of Factory Far Corner.
Extraction Points in Customs
In customs map, the game requires you to travel across from where you spawn to the other side. If you have spawned on the east, your extraction points will be on the west side.
Extraction or exit points are the places where you can leave the map with your loot. Exit points randomly rotate, you can double click the “O” button to check accessible extraction points. Points that are labeled with a question mark require extra action like finding the key, paying something, etc.
- Administration Gate
- Factory Shacks
- Old Road Gate
- Railroad to Military Base
- Railroad to Port
- Sniper Roadblock
- Warehouse 17
- Factory Far Corner
- Military Base CP
- Passage between rocks
- Railroad to Tarkov
- Scavs Checkpoint
- Trailer Park Workers’ Shack
- Warehouse 4
- Smuggler’s Boat
- Trailer Park
- Dorms V-Ex
The majority of the extraction points come with additional requirements. But exit points like Factory Far Corner, Administration Gate, Crossroads & Trailer Park are always open.
All of the Escape from Tarkov maps requires practice and an enormous amount of understanding. But customs map is one of the most beginner-friendly maps in EFT. After going through our guide, you’ll be easily navigating through the customs map.