I am pretty shit when it comes to winning fights in Tarkov. I’m getting old and slow. If its a fair fight, then I’m the guy taking a lading screen back to the hideout.
Think General Sam with no friends and less charisma.
But if I can solo my way to Kappa, so can you!
Now since my bitcoin farm is full and I no longer have to worry about being murdered while trying to complete The Guide (so stressful), I figured I could give some shitty advice for Shooter Born in Heaven.
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Vepr Hunter (M61) and 590A1 (8.5 12ga) I like the suppressor, but it is the most expensive thing here. Hopefully, you’ll just need the one trigger pull anyway and can likely do without. Cheap shotgun for defending yourself from scavs or PMCs that come too close. A pistol might work for you, but I’m only getting close to their head, so I need that spread of pellets to help me out. Headset is important. No helmet, backpack, or rig to keep your profile thin (and to help prevent the temptation to rush a loot spawn). Some green armor is probably even better to help you blend in to where you’re going to set up. At the end of the day, its best to use something you’re comfortable with.
[Took about eight raids.] Rush to the Main Bridge at the start. Spawned on the East side of the map? Doesn’t matter, rush to the West and avoid combat and loot.
The Bush – Sit on Gas Station/Dorms side of the bush in the first half of the raid and move to Big Red side in the latter half. You should be able to hear anyone approaching you and act accordingly (more on that in a bit).
The View – You’ll have a pretty clear view of the stash, the land bridges, and the road.
The Stash – Eventually, a dude will run up and just bow before you at the stash to give you a clean headshot. It gets a little less clear if they face away or are further into the bush. You could throw bullets into the bush and hope to get lucky.
Bridges Behind – If you hear someone(s) crossing either of the bridges behind you, just stay hidden and let them pass. Once they’re past you and you feel it is safe, run up to this flipped car on the bridge.
Ice Cream Shop – If you’re lucky, they’ll still be running straight or have to stop for a fight and give you an easy shot.
[Took about eight raids.] Reserve is probably the map where getting into position quickly is most critical. Spawn North, run to the White Pawn building. Spawn South, get to the tank.
White Pawn – Head to the third floor
Third Floor – Stand in the middle of the room on this pile of concrete. Try not to be too close to the window, because you might get a shot under 100 meters.
The View – You’ll be able to see anybody on the third floor on their way to drop down into the tech room on the second floor. You can also see someone if they’re running across the front of the building from the left.
Black Bishop – A PMC should be getting there around the same time you’ve made it into position. If nobody comes for a while, just hang out. That room is too tempting. Be patient. When they get there, wait for them to try sliding that graphics card into their prison wallet. Then pop them in the head.
The Tank – Same deal for the South side. Rush to the tank and get comfortable.
The View – You’re very exposed to the two spawns to your right. Laying out on the left side of the tank has a rougher angle and there are spawns with line of sight straight to you. From here you also have a decent view on the road out front of White Bishop.
Black Bishop – Same as before: Be patient. When they get there, wait for them to try sliding that graphics card into their prison wallet. Then pop them in the head.
Brick Building – Another option is just to the right of the tank.
The View/Black Bishop – You’re a bit exposed from the left again, but what I don’t like here is that you don’t get the same clean silhouette through the windows from over here.
[Took about three raids. Two happened naturally earlier.] This is the one map you should bring a back pack. You won’t be prone and will be disappointed when you inevitably check the safes and find a lion you can’t take with you. Rush to the Pier. You can get some decent opportunities for shots from the Weather Station (I think I got one from there while working on Test Drive) or Resort, but there are many angles that PMCs with big guns can approach from.
The Tire Pile – Stay low. You will be very conspicuous if you are up on the concrete ledge there on the left.
The View – It is a little hazy on this run, but you can see up the hill and down the road/beach.
The Stash – The stash is protected by the partitions, but people are usually moving in a straight line in and out of there and folks running the Fishing Gear task should be easy targets for you.
Alternate Location – Up the ramp, you can get into the second floor of the building there.
The View – Better vertical angle, but a narrower field of view.
The Beach – Don’t feel bad about that guy doing Fishing Gear. Your task is more important.
[Took one or two raids. Two happened naturally earlier.] There are tons of spots you could try from. Wait for someone to head up to Sniper Rock and get them when they peek over the cliff. The hill behind Dickhead Rock. Anywhere around the ring of the Logging Camp. Etc. And since Woods is so big now, if you landed a further away spawn, these might be better options. I actually got two while working on Tarkov Shooter parts 7 and 8, but we’re sticking with the sitting in one spot and watching one spot format for this post.
The path to the top of The Rock – Start on the right and jump your way up.
The View – You’re just going to look down into the camp.
USEC Camp – What you are waiting for is someone to move between those boxes. If they tuck under the rock and decide to fight back, you have a great angle and are a small target to hit.
And that is it. I’m going to bed. If this is well received, I might do something similar for Tarkov Shooter, Part 8.