Escape from Tarkov has a ridiculous number of different types of ammo and that’s why it helps to know how to split ammo. This guide quickly explains how you can split it so you’re not stuck taking full stacks with you into a raid. The last thing you want to do is lose an unnecessary amount that may be expensive.
For those wondering, this guide also applies to splitting other items such as money. So if you’re not sure how to split rubles, this helps with that too.
Updated on 7/8/2021
How to Split Ammo in Escape from Tarkov
Depending on the weapon you go into a raid with, the amount of ammo you’ll need will vary. If you’re planning on staying for a while, you may want to bring several stacks loaded into magazines. Or even a stack of bullets in your secure container so you can pull it out when needed. This also depends on how confident you are in your skill and knowledge of a map.
With that said, splitting ammo in Escape from Tarkov is relatively simple so don’t worry. All you need to do is hold the “CTRL” button down, click a stack, and then drag it to another slot. You can do this during a raid, inside your stash, or even in a container. Eventually, you’ll want to invest in an Ammo Case for more storage. Plus, it helps keep things a little more tidy.
There’s nothing more annoying than having items spread throughout your stash like crazy when you’re first starting out. It’s likely to happen when you’re starting a new wipe or playing for the first time, regardless.
Once you drag a stack of ammo to another slot, a menu will appear showing a number. The number you choose is what’s dragged out of the stack. For example, if you CTRL + click-drag a stack of 60 ammo and enter 30, both slots will now have 30. When I’m far enough into an Escape from Tarkov wipe, I like to have sets of ammo ready to go for PMC runs.
This helps with reducing the downtime in-between runs when you’re trying to get everything together. But it all really depends on how you play Escape from Tarkov. If you’re constantly buying new gear and ammo, you might not need to organize your stash thoroughly.
If you have any other questions for me, feel free to comment below the article asking for help. While you’re here, be sure to visit our guide hub for more useful tips and tricks. Or perhaps one of the many guides below instead.
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