How to Increase Stash Size in Escape From Tarkov

Escape from Tarkov is a first-person action shoot ‘em up game. Where survival greatly depends on your strategy, having a valuable inventory, and getting the heck out of there in time. Your inventory/stash size can become a limiting factor as you survive raids and begin to build up your items.


How to Increase Stash Size in Escape From Tarkov


Knowing how to manage your inventory is key, as some items will take up more slot space than others. If you want to learn the various ways how to increase your stash space, we’ll go through them in this article.


In addition, we share tips on how to get your Escape from Tarkov Hideout in top shape, to make your life easier throughout the game.


How to Increase Stash Size in Escape From Tarkov


Though means to increase your stash size may appear limited especially early in the game, where there is a will there’s always a way. Next, we’ll show you how creative thinking and some Rouble can make your inventory storage problems become a thing of the past.


Choose A Game Version With a Larger Starting Stash Space


The amount of starting stash space you have available to you depends on the version of Escape from Tarkov that you’re playing.


To increase your stash size, consider purchasing a higher version of the game to start 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 stash space

  • Left Behind Edition – Stash Level 2 – 10×38 stash space

  • Prepare For Escape Edition – Stash Level 3 – 10×48 stash space

  • Edge of Darkness Edition – Stash Level 4 – 10×68 stash space


Perform a Stash Upgrade via Hideout


Another way to do it would be to perform a hideout upgrade. When fully upgraded, this option lets you achieve large stash sizes regardless of your game version.


“Hideout” is a location in the game. It’s initially an abandoned bomb shelter without means of sustaining life. Here you get to improve its condition and your standard of living by building and improving different Hideout modules including the power generator, medical treatment facilities, and other advanced modules.


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


Purchase Containers to Increase Stash Space


Containers can offer a Rouble effective possibility to increase your stash space, though this depends on the time of wipe (the time when characters are reset) and container price.


Numerous quest rewards provide high-level containers that should be your focus. Here are some containers to consider based on a sensible amount of space and cost:



  • Ammo Case

  • Lucky Scav Junk Box

  • Magazine Case

  • Meds Case


There is a wide range of different containers available in Escape from Tarkov. Those mentioned above are sufficient to store the main items you’ll be accumulating over time including ammo, barter items, and medical items without using up too many Roubles.


Purchase Rigs and BackPacks to Increase Stash Space


Utilize rigs and backpacks for stash space optimization, especially earlier on in the game before getting your containers. This is a useful method as there are particular rigs and backpacks that have efficiency scores above one. This means they have more space inside them than they take up.


For example, a rig could take up 16 slots and offer 18 slots of space giving it an efficiency of 112.5%.


Here is the Escape from Tarkov armored rigs with an efficiency of more than one:



  • AVS

  • Arma 18

  • Arma Plate Carrer

  • ANA Tactical M2

  • TV-110

  • 5.11 Tactec


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



  • LBT-1961A

  • Azimut SS Jhuk Chest Harness

  • Blackhawk! Commando

  • Wartech MK3

  • DIY IDEA chest rig

  • Umka М33-SET1 hunter’s vest


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



  • Med Pack (only holds medical items)

  • F4 Terminator

  • 6SH118 Raid

  • Oakley Heavy Duty

  • Sanitary Bag

  • Hazard4 Pillbox


Increase Stash to Escape From Tarkov


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


There are various methods available to increase the spare slots you have available at any one time, including upgrading your hideout and purchasing well-thought-out containers and backpacks.


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

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