If you are new to Escape From Tarkov Reserve map, this guide will help you understand the extracts, loot areas, areas to look out for, and general tips to help you navigate your way through the map and have successful raids.
Escape From Tarkov Reserve Map Overview
The map above shows a 3D render of the Reserve map, which you can use as a guide to figure out where you are and learn all the different points of interest. Each major location is denoted by a chess piece, you can see pawn, bishop, knight, rook, king, and queen icons labeling different points of interest.
Cliff Descent is located on the north of the map behind the back of the building. You will need the red rebel icepick and the paracord, and you cannot have body armor equipped for this extract point. The items will not be consumed and you can simply place your body armor in your backpack if you have space.
The second extract is Scav Lands located on the south of the map. The requirements for taking this extraction point are one player scav and any PMC.
The third extract is the Sewer Manhole, which is a very commonly used extract point. It’s very exposed so you need to be careful when extracting here. You cannot wear a backpack to extract at this point. You can extract from here at any time.
The fourth extract is the Armored Train, located towards the east of the map. When the train comes up, you will hear a horn. You’ll hear another horn when the train is a minute from leaving, and two more horns when the train is about to leave. You will need to be on the train to extract.
Bunker Hermetic Door
The final extract is the Bunker Hermetic Door, located on the southeast of the map. You will need to pull a lever and activate an alarm, during which you can extract from this point. Sometimes raiders spawn when the lever is pressed.
A great starting spot to get an overview of the map is dome, which is located on the north of the map labeled with a queen icon. This is one of the best vantage points in the game, as you can see pretty much everything from this location. You can sit up there with a sniper and have a blast.
The video guide below from Pestily gives a nice overview of the map for new players to get adjusted: