The binoculars are used to close-up on distant objects to view them more clearly. The player can activate the binoculars by holding the 'use' button (LMB by default) while holding them.
- When zooming in with the binoculars, wait for the binoculars to disappear, then quickly look down - the binoculars will be seen in hand, and not in the viewing position.
- When viewing through the binoculars, rather than bringing the binoculars up to the player's eyes to view through them, they bring the binoculars up to around nose-level; their vision simply zooms in while the binoculars are lowered at the same time.
- Like other loot items, despite spending a considerable amount of time inside underwater shipwrecks, the binoculars manage to remain almost completely well-preserved, to the point where they are considered fully operational, with no visible signs of damage to the lenses or the actual body.