Ever since EFT came out, I’ve played on and off. Here’s 40 tips and tricks for beginners, so if you’re new – or have a friend that needs a helping hand, send them this.
0:17 | Loot Faster – CTRL + Left click swaps items from one inventory to another, left alt + left click puts it on your character.
1:00 | Discard Bind – Binding discard makes it super easy to manage your inventory.
1:14 | Bhop – It’s possible to do a bit of bhopping.
1:27 | Examine – Middle mouse button makes it easy to examine unknown items.
1:39 | Hotkeys – Hover over an item in your pockets/rig and click a key 4-9 & 0 to bind it.
2:10 | Doo Doo Offers – Remove bartering offers.
2:41 | Linked Search – Makes it super easy to build guns, use this to see what fits together.
3:54 | Ammo Types – It’s super important to use the right ammo, use this sheet for reference. (
4:31 | Fire Mode – Always check your fire mode when getting into a game with a new gun.
4:45 | Suppressor – Suppressors are better than just the silencing, it always hides the crazy smokes / sparkles. Very useful for darker maps.
5:39 | Headsets – Awesome to hear footsteps.
6:32 | Insurance – You will get whatever gear is left behind in the map. Use it don’t be silly.
7:17 | Flea Market – Sell sought after gear on the flea market, it brings a huge profit.
7:49 | Maps In EFT – Use the maps from the wiki to learn.
8:26 | Grenade Priority – Nades in pockets will be used before the ones in your rig.
8:39 | Cosmetics – Currently, head wears and glasses are purely cosmetics.
8:48 | Starter Map – Personally I’d say stick with one map at a time while you’re learning. I think Customs is a great starter map.
9:08 | Jackets – Don’t skip them, they offer some of the most valuable keys.
9:22 | Marked Rooms – Get a key for them, they’re cheap and offer really good loot.
9:57 | Grenades – There’s different types, M67 takes longer to explode but can be thrown way further.
10:31 | Painkillers – They’re super important, will ease your pain and allow you to focus / move normally again when breaking limb or getting a concussion etc.
10:49 | Scav Runs – Always do them as a new player, especially when wanting to learn a new map.
11:17 | Scav Or Scav Player – A dead scav player has the pouch slot, where as an NPC does not.
11:37 | Scav Types – There’s the regular plebs, sniper scavs and raiders. Raiders being crazy geared but only found on Labs and Reserve.
12:11 | Splint – Always carry a splint on you to fix a broken limb.
12:27 | Stashes – Google the map you’re playing with the word stashes to find the hidden loot spots.
13:03 | Visor – Can protect you from a headshot. Press ‘N’ to toggle the visor.
13:19 | Day Or Night – You can choose between day and night mode. Labs has no time, and Factory has set times.
13:51 | Chicken Nuggets – Be careful of exits, some maps tend to have chickens waiting for you to snatch your loot.
14:12 | Offline Mode – Is a very good way to practice against bots and learn the maps.
15:05 | Player Count – You can see how many players you might be facing at the map selection screen.
15:29 | Quests – They’re a very good way of learning the game, as they take you to certain spots and show you the game features. Use the game wiki page if you need help.
15:57 | Strip Guns – For extra profit, sell to Therapist, Skier and then Mechanic for maximum profit.
17:08 | Hide The Goods – If your teammate insured his/hers gear, throw it in their backpack and hide it – to fill your inventory with the goodies from your enemies.
17:24 | Bind Voice – You can bind a voice command by double tapping ‘Y’ and right clicking a command.
17:44 | Don’t Sprint N’ Nade – It’ll drop at your feet and send you to space.
18:05 | Check Ammo – Right click a mag in your inventory, or LALT + T to check the weapon in your hands.
18:29 | Movement Keys – A quick rundown of different keybinds to move around.
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