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Escape from Tarkov: How to Use Point Fire Effectively

Everything you need to know about this advanced skill.




Escape from Tarkov How to Use Point Fire Effectively

The point fire is a method of shooting players can use in Escape from Tarkov. It’s also known as point firing, point shooting, and “hip firing”, among other terms.

The gist of point firing is that you rely on seeing the positioning of the barrel of your gun when aiming instead of aiming down sights.

This has many advantages due to not relying on sights anymore, but it can be tricky to learn.

This guide will show you how to use and practice point firing in Escape from Tarkov.

How to Use Point Fire Effectively in Escape from Tarkov

How to Use Point Fire Effectively in Escape from Tarkov

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First of all, keep in mind that using point firing efficiently is a skill.

It’s not something you can simply do from the outset, it takes practice. Some might be naturally fitter for it than others, but it ultimately always comes down to practice.

We tell you this so you don’t feel discouraged when you have trouble point firing properly. Be patient and keep practicing and you’ll get better over time.

For the uninitiated, point firing in Escape from Tarkov refers to shooting without using any sights. This is sometimes referred to as “hip firing” in other FPS games.

You either rely on a laser module or the barrel of your gun when aiming.

Some of the advantages of point shooting include faster response times, better mobility, and better vision as you don’t lose sight of your peripherals.

Let’s go over how to practice point firing.

Point Fire Training

Point Fire Training

You’ll want to start by getting an easily accessible combination of armor and weapon. Use something you plan to be comfortable with.

For your weapon, prioritize recoil over ergonomics. You’ll also want to install the NcSTAR Tactical blue laser module on the weapon which can be bought from Skier’s tier 1 selection. This laser module increases accuracy and makes it easy to tell where your shots will land.

Get meds and well-rounded ammunition as well.

Now you’ll want to do an offline practice raid with the PvE AI amount set to High.

During the raid, take your time and practice point firing against the enemy AI. Ideally, refrain from using your sights at all.

Don’t use full-auto firing either unless you’re in close quarters, you’ll want to use semi-automatic firing for accuracy.

Pay attention to where your bullets land when firing and learn what to expect every time you fire. It may take time to learn, but just keep practicing.

Point Fire Training 1

In addition to practice raids, you can also use the hideout’s training range for practice. It’s not very useful at first but it gets better as you upgrade it.

If you get comfortable and wish to take things a step further, you can also take off the laser module and learn to aim by looking at the barrel of your gun. This is a very advanced skill, however.

Additionally, when you’re comfortable with point firing you can get rid of non-magnified scopes on your guns.

You would use point firing for nearby enemies and the magnified sights only for faraway targets, giving you versatility.

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