How to increase cache size in Escape From Tarkov

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Escape from Tarkov is a first-person shooter. Where survival greatly depends on your strategy, having valuable inventory and getting out of there in time. The size of your inventory/stash can become a limiting factor as you survive raids and start hoarding your items.

Knowing how to manage your inventory is essential, as some items will take up more space than others. If you want to learn the different ways to increase your storage space, we will review them in this article.



Plus, we're sharing tips on how to optimize your Escape from Tarkov lair, to make your life easier throughout the game.

How to increase cache size in Escape From Tarkov

While the ways to increase your stash size may seem limited, especially early in the game where there is a will, there is always a way. Next, we'll show you how creative thinking and some rubles can make your inventory storage problems a thing of the past.

Choose a game version with more starting storage space

The amount of starting reserve space you have depends on the version of Escape from Tarkov you are playing.

To increase your pool size, consider purchasing a higher version of the game to start with or an account upgrade, paying the difference between your current version and the version you're upgrading to.

  • Standard Edition – Stash Level 1 – 10×28 storage space
  • Left Behind Edition – Stash Level 2 – 10 × 38 espace de stockage
  • Prepare for the Escape Edition – Stash Level 3 – 10×48 storage space
  • Edge of Darkness Edition – Stash Level 4 – 10 × 68 espace de stockage

Upgrade Stash via Hideout

Another way to do this would be to perform a stash upgrade. When fully upgraded, this option allows you to get large cache sizes regardless of your game version.



"Hideout" is a location in the game. It starts out as an abandoned air raid shelter with no means of subsistence. Here you can improve its condition and your standard of living by building and upgrading different Hideout modules, including electricity generator, medical treatment facilities and other advanced modules.

The size of the hideout will depend on the level of the Hideout hideout. Players playing a limited edition of the game can receive an upgraded sideboard size up to level four.

Buy containers to increase storage space

Containers can provide a ruble-efficient possibility of increasing your storage space, although this depends on the time of erasure (when characters are reset) and the price of the container.

Many quest rewards provide high level containers which should be your goal. Here are some containers to consider based on a reasonable amount of space and cost:

  • ammo case
  • Lucky Trash Box
  • Magazine case
  • Drug cases

There is a wide range of different containers available in Escape from Tarkov. The ones mentioned above are enough to store the main items you will accumulate over time, including ammo, barter items, and medical items, without using too many rubles.

Buy platforms and backpacks to increase storage space

Use platforms and backpacks to maximize storage space, especially earlier in the game before you get your containers. This is a useful method because there are particular rigs and backpacks that have efficiency scores greater than one. This means they have more space inside than they take up.



For example, a rig might occupy 16 slots and offer 18 slots of space giving it an efficiency of 112,5%.

Here are the Escape from Tarkov armored platforms with an efficiency of more than one:

Next, here are some of the Escape from Tarkov unarmored platforms with an efficiency of more than one:

Now, let's list some of the Escape from Tarkov backpacks that have an efficiency of more than one:


Increase the hiding place to escape from Tarkov

Escape from Tarkov is a hardcore first-person action game. To escape from Tarkov, you have to be strategic and well prepared. Having everything you need depends on your available stash and having enough space to store your current and growing stash.

There are various methods available to increase available slots at any given time, including upgrading your hideout and purchasing thoughtful containers and backpacks.

How long have you been escaping from Tarkov? What do you think of your journey so far? Let us know your progress in the game so far in the comments section below.

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