Escape from Tarkov offers an extremely realistic and immersive experience. However, the game's realism can also be frustrating at times. The developers at Battlestate Games have included weapon jamming and malfunctions, which can be challenging to deal with in tense situations. In this article, we will provide you with tips on how to fix your gun and the optimal settings for unjamming weapons and resolving malfunctions.
How to Unjam Guns and Fix Your Weapons
These are the default settings to unjam your weapons and fix any malfunctions:
- Inspect weapon - "L"
- Fix malfunction - "LSHIFT+T"
- Continue fighting
In most situations, memorizing three separate buttons to click can become overwhelming, especially when facing off against players in high-stress battles. Thankfully, there is an easier way to inspect weapons and fix malfunctions.
Change these controls for one-hotkey unjam/fix malfunction:
|Inspect current weapon||L||Release|
|Check chamber/fix malfunction||L||Press|
After changing the controls to these binds, every time your weapon malfunctions you'll only need to hit "L" twice before the malfunction is resolved. Far better than "L" to "LSHIFT+T" just to resolve a simple problem.
Overheating Weapons in Tarkov
Following more recent patches, weapons can now overheat in Escape from Tarkov once firing a high amount of rounds at once, overheating chance depends on how heat prone the weapon part is.
When firing your weapon for long periods, you'll notice the tip of your gun begins to change color from its default to cherry red. This is because the weapon is heating up and eventually the weapon is going to malfunction. Heating the weapon will ultimately damage it and affect you because you're going to have to wait for it to cool down and again, fix the malfunction.
Thankfully, there won't be any changes within hotkeys and you can simply inspect the weapon, fix the malfunction and continue fighting - just make sure to change the binds!