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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.


The South Interchange is a key transport location for the city. This strategic area connects the port and harbor 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.


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

    Table Legend

    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


    Name Image Location Unique Equipment Followers
    Killa Killa Portrait.png
    • IDEA store
    • OLI store
    • GOSHAN store
    • Middle of the mall near the escalators
    • Parking area below IDEA and OLI
    RPK-16 5.45x39 light machine gun
    "Maska-1SCh" bulletproof helmet (Killa)
    "Maska-1SCh" face shield (Killa)
    6B13 M modified assault armor (Tan)
    BlackHawk! Commando chest harness (Black)


    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 the Fence PMC No backpack equipped
    InterchangePowerPlantExit.png Power Station V-Ex PMC 5000 Roubles.png per player

    Maximum of 4 players

    Stay extremely close to the car after paying or it will depart without you, leaving you 5,000 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 1.Turn on power at the power station
    2.Flush urinal in the "Burger Spot" restaurant
    3.Swipe Object 11SR keycard at revealed keycard panel
    Object 14.png

    A lever to open the Object 14 Container can be found inside the extraction.

    IC-Scav Camp.png Scav Camp (Co-Op) All Player Scav + any PMC


    3D Map

    2D Map

    Hidden Stashes Map
    Interchange hidden stash map.jpg

    Ingame Map


  • Trivia

    • The three anchor stores are based off real stores:
      • Idea is based off Ikea.
      • Goshan is based off Auchan.
      • OLI is based off OBI.
    • The mall is based off the chain of MEGA stores which can be found all over Russia.
    • The MEGA store in Nizhny Novgorod most closely resembles the one that is portrayed in-game.
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