Escape from Tarkov Woods Map Wiki Guide

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Escape from Tarkov Woods map is where you will be directed in the early phase of your game journey. If you enjoy taking down your targets from a distance using a sniper rifle, this map is specially designed for you. There’s a lot of room to shoot around and try out your scopes, as it’s one of the larger game areas. In this guide, we will explain all the exits or extraction points on the Woods map Tarkov to help you get out of different areas easily. Below, you will learn about the map’s best places to spawn, where to leave, where to find the weapons and loot, and all the Scav locations.

As the name indicates, the Woods Tarkov map is a massive wooded region packed with mountains and rocky cliffs. In addition, there are large stretches of open land making it excellent for battles that occur at long distances perfect for snipers and you will find many of them throughout this terrain. There are 6–12 players in every 45–minute Raid on the map, with a significant amount of NPC Scavs all over there. Learning your way around the areas can be challenging because the landscape mostly consists of nothing but trees with no clear landmarks.

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We have provided several guidelines below to avoid unintentionally walking into a dangerous situation. This Woods map Tarkov tutorial aims to help you find everything you need, including exits/extractions, loot & Scavs locations, and dangerous boss areas. Moreover, we do our best to provide helpful advice to ensure you can have a pleasant and productive trip in these complex surroundings.

Escape from Tarkov Woods Map: Spawn Locations

First of all, it’s recommended to carry 5,000 rubles with you for your initial raid on the Woods Tarkov map. You will require these when the time comes to leave. Out of all 28 spawning locations, there are only five which you can find in the map’s center, while the rest line on its edges. There’s no way to avoid having to go through the boss first, who can be found at the Sawmill.

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  • On River North: The river serves as a good starting point for locating it. There are three possible starting points: a hill, village, or bridge extraction.
  • Lake Region: If you look at the northwestern part of the EFT Woods map, there are a number of lakes and reservoirs lying there. Remember, its west terrain is filled with landmines. There are four spawns in this pond area.
  • Lake East: This is the location where you find yourself in a wide-open area beside the lake. Moreover, you can see the nuclear power plant close to this spot and a ruined defense outpost of the army.
  • Lake West: You will know you have found a spawn to the lake’s western end when you are deep in the forestry. You can find nothing but a white truck vehicle or a lonely cabin.

Woods Map Tarkov: Exit/Extraction Points

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The best way to understand the Tarkov Woods map is by considering the massive pond which you can see as a large blue area in the image. Because it is both a key location and geographically close to multiple exits/extractions.

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While considering the extraction areas on the map, there are a lot all across the region. But, there are only a few that everyone can use while some are for only Scavs and a few other can only be accessible by PMC players. Below, we have separately listed all of them so it becomes easy for you to identify each.

Exits for Everyone

Name Location For Whom? Always Open Requirement
Factory Gate (Co-Op) From the RUAF Roadblock, head east and you’ll soon reach a railway line. The exit is through the red gate which is on your right. Everyone No A Scav or PMC is required at this exit point.
Outskirts You’ll find this exit on the path that departs from the southwestern Woods map in Escape from Tarkov. Everyone Yes No
RUAF Roadblock On the southeastern part of the map close to water, there is a road with a vehicle and tent in this area. Get closer to the wall out there for your desired spot. Everyone No Green flares are necessary at the extraction.
UN Roadblock Head over to the map’s southeast end until you reach a grey gate marked with the “EVAC” label Everyone Yes No
ZB-014 Travel south from the western area, and you’ll come upon a large boulder that conceals an underground tunnel. Everyone No The requirements for this extraction are green flares and the ZB-014 Key.

Only Scav Exits

Name Location For Whom? Always Open Requirement
Boat There is a small bridge close to Dead Man’s Place. When you reach there, you will find a damaged boat which is your required spot. Scav Yes No
Dead Man’s Place If you move towards the north from Outskirts Water, the path will lead you to the area where there is a corpse. Keep close to that body. Scav Yes No
Eastern Rocks On the Woods’ east, just before the road leading to the Old Sawmill, you’ll discover a rocky outcrop. Locate the place where the rocks form a connection with a railing. Scav Yes No
Mountain Stash There is a massive formation of rock known simply as Cave, located in the middle of Woods map EFT and slightly to the east. South of it, you’ll see a narrow doorway leading in. Your exit spot is a stash lying there. Scav Yes No
Old Station There is a desolate gas station at the conclusion point of the rail line. Get near a white blanket located close to one of the pillars. Scav Yes No
Scav Bridge This extraction point is located on the northern part of the map, beyond the deserted village. Find a green container with a skull and arrow. Observe the direction of the arrow. Scav Yes No
Scav Bunker A radio tower can be seen off to the west near the Bridge Overlook. Look here for the opening of the tunnel. Scav Yes No
Scav House On the southwestern side of the map is a cottage with a wooden fence all the way around it. Scav Yes No

Only PMC Exits

Name Location For Whom? Always Open Requirement
Bridge V-Ex Beyond Scav Town, you will find a black SUV by moving on the path leading from the northeast of Woods. PMC No There must be a black SUV there and you need to spend 5,000 Roubles.
North UN Roadblock This exit is at the roadblock with a grey gate and obstacles at the start of the road leading to the Old Sawmill. PMC Yes No
ZB-016 Make your way a short distance to the east from Jaeger’s Camp, there is an entry to the bunker. PMC No There should be green flares on the spot.

Escape from Tarkov Woods Map Vital Landmarks

Having a backup plan is essential for the Woods map in EFT if you ever get lost while trying to get around from your spawn because of the forestry area. The map features five useful landmarks: a vast water area in the north and east, northern Tarkov city, a nuclear power plant in the east, a massive south lake, and large hills in the center.

The large mountain and the nuclear power plant are excellent landmarks for locating yourself. If you want to find Tarkov city, you can only do that from the top of the hill or the northern side. Alternatively, the plant is more frequently visible through the trees. Using the cooling towers, you may quickly and easily find your way across the whole Tarkov Woods map. It’s safe to assume that you are located on the western coast of the map if a blue haze obscures the towers. Seeing them would indicate that you are heading to the east.

Woods Map Tarkov: Scav, Loot, and Weapon Locations

A Scav Sniper who is scouting the Woods map from the hill
A Scav Sniper is scouting the area from the hill’s rock.

As you explore the Woods Tarkov map, you will run upon enemies eager to fire their weapons. But Scavs rarely venture far from their surveillance zones, centered along the river’s northern and eastern banks. However, most scavenging action occurs near the enormous lake and sawmill in the south. If you decide to relocate that spot, be on your guard. Remember, a sniper observes the terrain from the sawmill’s northeastern hill area.

Starting out, it’s better to focus on the north and east regions of the Woods. This area is relatively free of Scavs, and it’s easier to make out the landscape. Some boxes in this place include weapons, while others have military supplies. But watch out for the Scav with a sniper in his hands who’s lurking atop the massive rock in the map’s center.

Best Weapons for Woods Map in EFT

Well, there is a wide range of weapons to use throughout the journey in Escape from Tarkov, but using them effectively depends on your skills and the right shots. As we are talking about the EFT Woods map in this guide, so it is recommended to have a professional sharpshooter or sniper rifle with you in this area.

Many firearms fall into these two categories but to make it easy for you, we suggest Remington Model 700 (M700). It’s the best sniper rifle available due to its affordable pricing, rapid rate of fire, and precision. On the other hand, the SVDS’s reduced recoil and enhanced accuracy make it an excellent choice for a dedicated marksman rifle. Additionally, equip the scope you prefer and other suitable attachments and you are ready to have some real action.

EFT Woods Map Boss & Dangerous Areas

If you are in the sawmill or its surroundings, you should use caution as this area is filled with many Scavs, and the Shturman boss is also available in the sawmill. On the other side, the massive lake on the southern end is another dangerous place where you should be very careful as you can usually find yourself in front of many opponent players near the edge.

Shturman Boss

Shturman Boss looking over the sawmill area on Woods map.
Shturman Boss looking over the sawmill area.

Aside from spawning on the hill, the Shturman boss can also wander the area near the sawmill. While he may be in other locations occasionally, he spends most of the time at the red building. Your focus must be on the three Rogue bosses guarding the SCAV Bunker’s extraction. Looking at the top of the Woods map Tarkov, you can see an antenna symbol showing the Bunker exit.

The Cultist Priest is another enemy of Woods, along with Shturman and the Rogue dangers. You can find them at the settlement to the SCAV Bridge’s east village, which is located towards the north. The west of the sawmill is another possible area to face them.

The Shturman boss is accompanied by two of his group members who fight for them. This trio is cautious of getting too close to the player because each has long-range firearms. Before attacking you, the boss first shoots at you 3 to 5 times as an alert. But if you shoot back, all three will duck for cover and continue attacking you.

It would be best if you undertook some thorough recon about the sawmill before attempting to defeat Shturman and his soldiers there. It’s best to stay away from long-range fights. Your attempt should be to get closer to them and immediately eliminate them, as facing these enemies from a distance is not a wise option. They are vital in long-distance conflicts and always try to avoid the players.

Bottom Line

It takes a lot of time and effort to master Escape of Tarkov. Given that many newbies have trouble navigating their first several Raids, we decided to put on this detailed guide so the players can quickly learn and become experts on the Escape from Tarkov Woods map. To that end, we offer our sincere appreciation for your time spent reading this walkthrough. Furthermore, you can also check our Escape from Tarkov Lighthouse map guide.

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