Escape from Tarkov: Overpopulation Quest Guide

Escape from Tarkov is an intense multiplayer first-person shooter game that has gained a lot of popularity in recent times. The game features various quests that players need to complete to progress through the game.

One such quest is the Overpopulation quest, which is given by trader Tadeusz Pilsudski, also known as Peacekeeper, on the Lighthouse location. In this guide, we will explain everything you need to know about this quest.

Overview of the Overpopulation Quest

The Overpopulation quest in Escape from Tarkov is an elimination-type task where players are required to kill 12 Scavs around and between the cottages on Lighthouse.

The quest dialogue by Peacekeeper “lets the players know that the former base of the USEC people, in the cottage area at Cape Dalniy, was abandoned with a lot of valuable equipment and information that could sponsor the Blue Helmets operations.”

However, the entire territory is currently under the control of the Scavs, and the players need to get rid of them, or at least scare them out of this zone so that Peacekeeper’s people can extract all the necessary resources without combat.

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Overpopulation Quest Dialogue

Mercenary, there is work for you. According to our intelligence, after the initial conflict, the former base of your USEC comrades, in the cottage area at Cape Dalniy, was abandoned with a lot of valuable equipment and information that could sponsor the Blue Helmets operations. The only problem is that the entire territory is currently under the control of the Scavs, and I would like to get rid of them, or at least scared them out of this zone so that my people can extract all the necessary resources without combat. This is your task, my friend. Naturally, everything that you have just heard will remain strictly between us. I look forward to your report.

Overpopulation Quest Objectives

  • Secure the cottage area from Scavs on Lighthouse.

To successfully carry out the objective of the quest, players will have to kill 12 Scavs around and between the cottages on Lighthouse. The places where you can make these kills to count towards the quest are inside or around the Cottage or the Resort home and in and around the Chalet, including the Tennis compound.

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Rewards for Quest

  • +12,000 XP
  • ~1200 Dollars
  • +0.02 reputation with Peacekeeper
  • Unlocks the purchase of DS Arms SA-58 7.62×51 assault rifle AUT from Peacekeeper LL2

The rewards for finishing the Overpopulation quest are quite lucrative and include +12,000 EXP, Peacekeeper Rep +0.02, 1,100 Dollars, and unlocks barter for DS Arms SA-58 7.62×51 assault rifle (variant AUT) at Peacekeeper LL2. The amount of money rewarded can increase up to 1,265 Dollars with Intelligence Center Level 2.

Tips for Completing the Overpopulation Quest

Cottage in lighthouse map tarkov
location of Chalet and Resort House in Lighthouse Map

To successfully complete the Overpopulation quest in Escape from Tarkov, players need to keep the following tips in mind:

  1. Plan your approach carefully and choose the right time of day to carry out the kills. It is easier to complete the quest during the night when there are fewer players around.
  2. Take a silenced weapon with you as it will help you to stay undetected and complete the quest more efficiently.
  3. Keep an eye on the Scavs’ movements and plan your kills accordingly. If you take out one Scav, the others may become more alert, so plan your moves carefully.
  4. Use the cover available in the area to your advantage. There are many buildings and structures that you can use to hide and stay safe while taking out the Scavs.
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Final Thoughts

The Overpopulation quest is a crucial task player need to complete to progress through the Collector quest and to get their hands on the Kappa Secure Container in Escape from Tarkov.

With the right strategy and approach, players can complete this task efficiently and reap the lucrative rewards it offers. We hope this guide helps you to successfully complete the Overpopulation quest in Escape from Tarkov.