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General data
TypeStory location
Duration45 minutes
Related maps
leads to:
EnemiesScavs, Killa

Interchange is a location in Escape from Tarkov. It is the fifth location that was added to the game.

Description[edit | edit source]

The South interchange is a key location for transport in the city. This strategic area connects the port and harbour with the industrial outskirts of Tarkov. Located in the center of the interchange is a huge ULTRA shopping mall which was used as the main base of operation for the EMERCOM evacuation.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Three anchor stores:
    • IDEA (a furniture store)
    • OLI (a hardware store)
    • Goshan (a grocery store).
  • Many small stores that sell a wide variety of products including electronics, clothing, exercise equipment, firearms, and food.
  • Outside there is a go-kart track, large parking lots, small wooded areas, and numerous roads.
  • A fully linked illumination grid, able to be switched on at the power station.

The Power Switch

  • Alarms around some stores and a triggerable alarm at the Kiba Arms Store. The alarms can be switched off at designated terminals:
  • Usable Keys[edit | edit source]

    Table Legend[edit | edit source]

    Icon Meaning
    Safe Safe
    Medcase/Medbag Medcase/Medbag SMU06
    PC Block PC block
    Grenade box Grenade box
    Drawer Drawer
    Cash Register Cash register
    Wooden ammo box Wooden ammo box
    Wooden crate Wooden crate
    Weapon box (4x4) Weapon box (4x4)
    Weapon box (5x2) Weapon box (5x2)
    Weapon box (5x5) Weapon box (5x5)
    Weapon box (6x3) Weapon box (6x3)
    Jacket Jacket
    Sport bag Sport bag
    Toolbox Toolbox
    Loose Valuables Loose Valuables (Golden neck chain, Physical bitcoin, Figurines, etc)
    Loose Currency Loose Currency
    Loose Loot Loose Loot (Meds, Weapon mods, Provisions, etc)
    Standing Weapons Rack Standing Weapons Rack

    Boss[edit | edit source]

    Name Image Location Unique Equipment Followers
    Killa Killa Portrait.png Patrolling on the 1st floor of the mall near the escalators RPK-16 5.45x39 light machine gun
    Maska 1Sch helmet (Killa)
    Maska 1Sch face shield (Killa)
    6B13 M assault armor (tan)
    Blackhawk! Commando Chest Harness (black)

    Extractions[edit | edit source]

    To locate the extractions use the maps below the table.

    Extraction Name Faction Always available Single-Use Requirements Notes
    InterchangeSouthEastExit.png Emercom Checkpoint All -
    IC-Hole In Fence.png Hole in fence PMC No backpack
    InterchangePowerPlantExit.png Power Station PMC 3000 Roubles.png per player

    Maximum of 4 players

    Stay extremely close to the car after paying or it will depart without you, leaving you 3,000 Roubles poorer and at least 3 minutes of hard sprinting from any other extraction.
    Note that the extraction zone is buggy and getting too close to the toll barrier will make you exit the extraction area, the best thing to do is not to move at all when in the extraction zone.
    InterchangeNorthWestExit.png Railway Exfil All -
    IC-Saferoom EXFIL.png Saferoom Exfil PMC
    • Turn on power with switch inside power station
    • Flush toilet in Burger Spot
    • Swipe Object 11SR keycard
    Object 14.png

    A switch to power on the Object 14 Container can be found inside the extraction.

    IC-Scav Camp.png Scav camp All Player Scav + any PMC

    Maps[edit | edit source]

    Ingame Map

    2D Map with Callouts/Extractions/Loot/Doors/Key Spawns
    InterchangeMap Updated 4.24.2020.png

    Hidden Stashes Map
    Interchange hidden stash map.jpg

    Gallery[edit | edit source]

  • Trivia[edit | edit source]

    This location is based on the layout of the MEGA malls as they can be found all over Russia.