Escape from Tarkov

Summit1g reveals must-have Escape from Tarkov keybinds for surviving

by Kamil Malinowski
Twitter: @Summit1g / Battlestate Games

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Twitch star Jaryd 'Summit1g' Lazar has been playing a ton of Escape from Tarkov lately and has given his fans some incredibly useful tips, with his very own keybinds.

Escape from Tarkov is a tactical first-person shooter that’s blown up recently, with countless Twitch streamers enjoying the game since late 2019.

It’s a challenging game though, where even one wrong move can see you instantly lose all of your items and, as such, having the right keybinds can be the difference between a good or terrible session. Therefore, Jaryd decided to help his viewers out by showing them the ideal keybind setup.

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Escape from Tarkov is a tough, tactical first-person shooter, where the details matter.

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During his usual Tarkov stream on February 6, he decided to respond to a commonly asked question about his settings.

“If you’re having a hard time with keybindings I recommend trying these,” Summit began, before diving right into his settings.

“First thing, lean right, lean left, [make them] B and V. Switch scopes and change scope magnification, [make them] E and Q, you can have them either way… [but] it does make it so much easier. The default keybind for them is Alt+something – you’re not gonna be scoped in on a spot and click Alt+something to unscope.”

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Summit then moved onto even more buttons, many of which are just as important.

“Shift+Mouse5 to check my magazine, X to change the fire mode, Z to go prone, C to sprint, Left Control to duck, and walk is Left Shift with continuous, so you hold [it] to walk.”

All of the keybindings he listed are different by default and with so many different possible actions in the game, some of them are moved to very difficult positions.

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To check your magazine, for example, you would need to press T+Left Shift with the default settings – imagine trying to do that in the middle of a firefight when your enemy is closing in on you.

Of course, you don’t have to set your settings exactly like Summit’s, but he has highlighted a great tip for Escape from Tarkov players, taking the time to change your keybindings will make a huge difference in your gameplay.

Summit1g's Escape from Tarkov Keybinds

  • Lean (left/right) = B,V
  • Switch scopes = Q
  • Scope magnification = E
  • Check magazine = Shift+Mouse5
  • Change fire mode = X
  • Prone = Z
  • Sprint = C
  • Duck = Left Ctrl
  • Walk = Left shift (hold)