Best Escape from Tarkov Key Bindings

These settings will make you feel like a pro.

by Christian Bognar

Having the proper key binds in Escape from Tarkov is extremely important in completing your objective and preventing your hands from cramping up or getting tired. Finding the best setup for your controls can be frustrating and take some time to get used to, but it will make a difference once you get it down. So are you looking for critical bindings that make you feel like a pro? Look no further, as we have the perfect key binding setup you should implement immediately.

Best Key Bindings for Escape from Tarkov

The goal of key binds is, so you don’t have to take your hands off the movement keys as much as possible. Below are our recommendations for the best key bindings for Escape from Tarkov. Feel free to make changes if your PC equipment doesn’t match the settings listed below, but try to stay as close as possible.

  • Move Right – D
  • Move Left – A
  • Move Forward – W
  • Move Backward – S
  • Smoothly Lean Right – E+LCTRL
  • Smoothly Lean Left – Q+LCTRL
  • Lean Right – E
  • Lean Left – Q
  • Fire – LMB
  • Aim – RMB (Press type continuous)
  • Switch Between Signs – Scroll wheel down
  • Change Scope Magnification – Scroll wheel up
  • Enable/Disable VOIP – L
  • Push-to-talk – V
  • Check Time – Not Set
  • Check Time and Exits – O
  • Toggle Tactical Devices – E
  • Switch Tactical Device Mode – T+LCTRL
  • Next – Mouse scroll up+LCTRL
  • Previous – Mouse scroll down+LCTRL
  • Set Fire Mode to Full Auto – Not Set
  • Switch Fire Mode – B
  • Check Chamber/Fix Malfunction – Q (Press type on release)
  • Inspect Current Weapon – Q (Press type continuous)
  • Melee Weapon – 4 (Press type on release)
  • Melee Attack – 4 (Press type on double click)
  • Discard – Space+LCTRL
  • Hold Breath – LALT
  • Console – Bracket Key
  • Interact – F
  • Prepare a Grenade – G
  • Reload Weapon – R

Now that you are all set up with your new key binding, put these settings to the test by completing chemicals 1,2,3, and 4 with our guide here. Also, if you are interested in learning about the whole story of Escape from Tarkov and understanding the lore, we have a full explanation for you on our site.

The beta for Escape from Tarkov is available now only on PC.

- This article was updated on January 11th, 2023