Twitch star Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar is becoming somewhat of an Escape from Tarkov expert and has explained why sprinting in the game is a bad idea.
Summit1g has been playing Escape from Tarkov almost exclusively on stream and has mastered the game thanks to his commitment to it.
He’s often heard giving out tips to his viewers and returned with another one during his Feb 28 broadcast, where he warned Twitch chat against sprinting in the game – something that almost every player does constantly.
The American stopped to chat in between Tarkov runs and noticed one viewer complaining about Tarkov’s characters, claiming they have “lead boots” which makes them incredibly loud. Summit agreed with the statement, and explained why sprinting specifically is affected by this.
“What I came to learn is that sprinting is loud as f**k. If you’re going to do it you should do it because you need to or to be aggressive on somebody. Randomly sprinting around is never good because someone will hear that and find out where you’re going, putting you in a lot of trouble.”
This no doubt surprised many viewers as sprinting it’s a basic idea for many players to sprint around to get to places faster, especially if there’s no one nearby. With the final minutes of the game requiring players to head to an extraction point, running there sounds like the most logical way to do it to make sure you get there in time, but as Summit points out you may just be alerting enemies to your position, and costing yourself loot in the long run.
However, Summit’s tip does make sense. Tarkov is largely a game of patience and positioning and sprinting does reveal your position very easily.
It’s always hard to tell when someone is lying in wait, so at the very least not sprinting will give you a chance to get where you’re going without drawing too much attention to yourself.
Of course, if you need to get away from a fight or want to close in on your opponent then sprint away – at that point, they most likely know where you are anyway.