What To Do With Dogtags in Tarkov? Quests & Barters Overview

Last Updated on January 15, 2024 by Samuel Franklin

Learn what to do with dogtags that you loot from dead PMCs in Tarkov raids. Dogtags have changed a number of times in EFT history including changes to trader sell value and the available barters which means the best dogtag option has also changed during wipe cycles. Despite this dogtags have always been worth taking from enemies and friends and it is likely this will continue regardless of any other future balance adjustments during Tarkov’s beta.

Providing valuable death information these dogtags can also be useful in a number of quests and trades with this page recommending the best options to maximise the utility of dogtags based on my Escape From Tarkov knowledge gained from 1,000+ raids and PMC kills.

Table of Contents:
Dogtag Overview
Dogtag Quests
Trader Selling & Best Dogtag Barters

Dogtag Overview

Dogtags are a lootable item from dead PMCs that include the name of the PMC, current level, faction (USEC or BEAR), death time, the person that defeated them and the weapon used. Not only do dogtags have value but they can be a useful information tool when you stumble across a PMC body.

Leaving a raid without a dogtag of a PMC they killed then information in the raid end screen will display as ??? instead of the PMC name and faction. Given the trader value of dogtags relative to their size many players will place them in their secure container with the SICC Case a popular option as it can hold many other valuable items found during a raid. Outside of raid the best stash storage option is either the Lucky Scav Junkbox or the Dogtag Case.

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Dogtag Quest Requirements

There are a number of Tarkov quests that require players to hand in different combinations of dogtags and as an important element to account progression I recommend that players always save enough dogtags for quests before considering any of the trader barter options.

The current quests that require dogtags in level order are:

Quest Name Quest Level Quest Requirements
Friend from the West Part 1 9 7 USEC Dogtags
Our Own Land (BEAR Only) 20 20 USEC Dogtags
The Punisher Part 6 21 7 USEC Dogtags
7 BEAR Dogtags
Counteraction (USEC Only) 30 20 BEAR Dogtags
Trophies 55 20 USEC Dogtags (PMC Level 50+)
20 BEAR Dogtags (PMC Level 50+)

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Dogtag Barters & Trader Selling

Players always have the option to sell dogtags to traders with the price based on the dogtag PMC level multiplied by ₽378. Alternatively players can accumulate dogtags in their stash for one of the barter trades that can provide significant value if you have the space.

Players will have to calculate for themselves if the dogtag barter traders are worthwhile based on the current price of the target item from the trader or Flea Market and compare this to the value of the dogtags they have if they simple sold them instead. Generally the higher level dogtags are better to sell for Roubles to traders with the lower level dogtags used for a barters when they meet the respective minimum level required. These barters can also be valuable as they allow you to acquire items that aren’t readily available otherwise.

The current barter trades available are:

Trader (Level) Dogtag Barter Requirements Barter Item Recommendations
Therapist (2) 40x ≥Lvl 15 tarkov-dogtag-scav-junk-boxLucky Scav Junkbox Good value compared to the purchase price of this container saving players 100,000s of Roubles.
Therapist (3) 20x ≥Lvl 39
and
140x ≥Lvl 10
tarkov-dogtag-ledxLEDX Skin Transilluminator Expensive and difficult to acquire this many dogtags compared to easier LEDX acquisition methods
Therapist (3) 150x ≥Lvl 17 tarkov-dogtag-items-caseItem case Similar to the LEDX option above
Skier (2) 4x ≥Lvl 20 BEAR tarkov-dogtag-tpg-aAK-74 TGP-A 5.45×39 sound suppressor Small Rouble saving compared to purchasing directly (~10k)
Skier (3) 5x ≥Lvl 20 USEC tarkov-dogtag-hensoldt-scopeHensoldt FF 4-16×56 34mm riflescope Small Rouble saving compared to purchasing directly (~5k)
Peacekeeper (1) 7x ≥Lvl 8 tarkov-dogtag-mpxSIG MPX 9×19 submachine gun Small Rouble saving compared to purchasing directly
Peacekeeper (3) 9x ≥Lvl 25 BEAR tarkov-dogtag-gpnvg-18GPNVG-18 Night Vision goggles Good Rouble saving compared to purchasing directly (~100k)
Peacekeeper (3)  8x ≥Lvl 15 BEAR
and
8x ≥Lvl 15 USEC
tarkov-dogtag-rsassRemington R11 RSASS 7.62×51 marksman rifle Similar cost to purchasing directly
Ragman (4) 6x ≥Lvl 20 tarkov-dogtag-altyn-face-shieldAltyn face shield Useful barter trade as not readily available otherwise
Ragman (4) 10x ≥Lvl 20 tarkov-dogtag-ana-tactical-m2ANA Tactical M2 plate carrier Similar cost to purchasing directly

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Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms.

Sam (Seelyon) is a seasoned Escape From Tarkov player with over 1,000 raids across multiple Tarkov patches while accumulating thousands of player kills and maintaining a 50% survival rate who favours a calculated playstyle. During these wipes he has earned the coveted Kappa secure container, proving his determination in the unforgiving world of Tarkov. His passion for the punishing game goes beyond personal accomplishment and he is driven by a desire to guide new players on their own Escape From Tarkov journey one raid at a time.

Through countless firefights, strategic flanks and exhilarating boss encounters, he has accumulated a deep understanding of the game’s mechanics and nuances that allows him to offer valuable insights and strategies to those seeking to navigate the complexities of Tarkov.

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