Most of the information below gives a basic idea of what the terminal is in GTFO and how to use it. Once you have read this information, it is much easier for you to interact with the device, so it will be much more efficient for you.

If you are already familiar with the main functions of the terminal and know how to use it, we advise you to immediately go to the bottom of the manual, where the most useful commands are listed.

How to use the terminal in GTFO

The main function of the terminal is to collect information. The data obtained may be linked to the main purpose of the mission, such as the location of a reactor or hydrostasis unit, or to any other critical information. For example, you can find out where zones and areas that are resource-rich, which are necessary for the survival of your group, are located.


This command is literally a list of items, so entering the word “LIST” will immediately display all the existing items on the map. This information will be far too much to use correctly, and most of it is not relevant to you or your group. So we recommend that you apply specific filters to the team to reduce the search.

Filtering by zone is a good option and can be achieved by entering a command like “LIST ZONE_49”. This will give you a list of all the items available in Zone 49.

How to use a terminal in GTFO

However, there is still too much information on the list, as it lists all the doors, lockers, drawers and their contents. In large rooms, it will be extremely difficult for you to find the items you need.

You can narrow your search even further by applying additional filters. For example, if you require data about resources located within Zone 49, you will need to type in the following command: “LIST RESOURCES ZONE_49”.

How to use a terminal in GTFO

The resulting list will be easier to manage, as it will allow you to immediately see what resources can be found in specific areas. As a result, you’ll be able to specifically locate areas with first aid kits and skip unnecessary locations filled with enemies and those without the tools and supplies you need.

You can also use “LIST” to find out about all the key maps on the map and locate them without bumping into locked doors. This will save you time in finding the key you might have missed. You’ll also be warned in advance of the number of alarms you’ll have to turn off.

How to use a terminal in GTFO

Using this command correctly and using a lot of filters for it will save your group a lot of time and allow it to avoid unnecessary troubles (monster fights and constant returns to previous locations).


A query is a simpler command than a list because it has no filters and only one real purpose. It is about providing information about a specific object with a specific identifier (ID).

Most commonly, a Request is used when searching for an item needed to accomplish a primary purpose or a critical elements such as a key card.

Take as an example of the mission in which the main task is to find the Hydrostasis Unit HSU_119 (Hydrostasis Unit HSU_119) and extract the DNA core sample.

How to use a terminal in GTFO

We can locate HSU_119 by entering the command “QUERY HSU_119”, which indicates that the unit is in Zone 52.

Unfortunately, Zone 52 is blocked and requires KEY_YELLOW_140 to open. Using the command “QUERY KEY_YELLOW_140”, we can see that the required key is in Zone 50.

How to use a terminal in GTFO

The request can also be used to determine the “volume” of resources. Using our previous advice on listing all resources in a particular area, you will now be able to use “QUERY” to determine whether a reward is worth the cost of the conditions.

In the screenshot below you can see that Medipack_767 has a “capacity” of 40%, which means 2 charges, each of which restores 20% of health.

How to use a terminal in GTFO

It is important to remember that the Request is based on a specific object identifier. The IDs shown in this manual may differ from those in your own game, so note the specific colors and numbers at the end of the ID.


Ping’s even easier than the Request. Its main function is to help you find items in certain areas.

Ping will give you a more detailed idea of where an item is located by marking the specific room (area) in which it is located. This command also allows you to pinpoint the exact location of an object with a ping sound. The closer you stand to the right thing, the more squeaky you will be.

How to use a terminal in GTFO

On the screenshot above you can see that “PING” narrowed the location of Medipack_767 to Zone 49, Area B. Let’s add that Ping can not be used to search for a specific item, if the terminal from which you send the command is not in the same Zone as the object you are looking for.


Reactor terminals are unique devices associated with their respective missions and currently have only two basic commands required for their operation:

REACTOR_STARTUP – Activates the corresponding procedure.
REACTOR_VERIFY – used in combination with the password you will receive during the job. The command may look like this: REACTOR_VERIFY EAST.

How to use a terminal in GTFO

If you do not enter the correct password within the time limit, you will need to repeat the start-up procedure.

Useful commands

LIST RESOURCES ZONE_ # – lists all resources in the specified area.
LIST KEY – lists all key cards on the card.
LIST ID Zone_ # – lists all identification cards in the specified zone.
QUERY AMMOPACK_ # – provides information about a specific ammunition kit (volume and location).
QUERY MEDIPACK_ # – Provides information about a specific medical kit (volume and location).
QUERY TOOL_REFILL_# – provides information about a specific instrument (volume and location).
PING (apparatus name)_ # – provides information about the area and location of a particular apparatus and triggers audio pinging.

We hope that our GTFO terminal guide will help you use the right items and objects in the game more quickly and efficiently.

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