The Can of Sprats is a provision item in Escape from Tarkov which is required for the big Collector quest.


Escape From Tarkov Can of Sprats: What Is It? Where to Find It?

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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The Can of Sprats is a provision item in Escape from Tarkov which is required for the big Collector quest.
It is a streamer item and gives the player 55 energy and -5 hydration.

The Can of sprats or simply sprats is a provision item in Escape from Tarkov. Provision items in the game are consumed to restore the player’s hydration and energy levels. Some of them can be bartered or crafted while many of them are found in raids in Tarkov. Notably, each provision item has a different use time and they provide varied benefits and debuffs. The Can of sprats item in Escape from Tarkov is a crucial part of the Collector quest. 

Here’s everything you need to know about Tarkov’s Can of sprats.

Can of Sprats: What does it reference?

If you have played Escape from Tarkov, you will know that the Collector quest is the last hurdle before the Kappa Secure Container. This quest requires players to find all streamer-related items with ‘found in raid’ status. Additionally, to unlock the Collector quest, players will need to have completed most of the Tarkov quests with only a few exceptions and must also reach a high PMC character level. Every single streamer item is required for the final quest "The Collector" to get your hands on the biggest safety container in the game: The Kappa container. 

The Can of Sprats is one such streamer item and it has the word “Alkonafter” written on it. It is a reference to the Russian Escape from Tarkov streamer called alconafter. This item is one of the most commonly found ones in all of the stream items list. It can regularly be found as a loose food spawns at locations like Customs or Woods. 

The description of the item reads, “Delicacy sprats from Alconafter company.

Interestingly, streamer alconafter was last live on Twitch three years ago and is verified on the platform with 15.4K followers.

Some of the stats for Can of sprats are:

  • Weight: 0.28 kg

  • Grid size: 1x1

  • Use time: 4 seconds

  • Energy: +55

  • Hydration: -5

  • Looting experience: 20

If you have reached the Collector quest, chances are that you already have a bunch of the Can of Sprats on you. However, you can find the Can of Sprats in:

  • Buried barrel caches

  • Dead Scavs

  • Ground caches

  • Ration supply crate

  • Sport bags

  • Plastic suitcases

If you have a surplus of Can of Sprats on you, you can trade them along with certain other items with trader Ivan Yegorovich Kharitonov, also known by his alias Jaeger, to get a Saiga 12ga ver.10 12/76 semi-automatic shotgun. The items you need for trading are:

  • Can of sprats (10)

  • Aquamari water bottle with filter (10)

  • Can of squash spread (10)

Hidden stashes/caches are one of the popular ways to find the items required for the Collector quest. So checking these during your raids as you complete other activities on the path to the Collector will ensure you have most of them in hand by the time you unlock the quest. The quest also requires all items to be found in raids. Therefore, your best bet is to find the streamer items while doing other quests in raids and extract safely with the item.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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