Tarkov: 16,600 Cheaters Banned in One Month


Battlestate Games is sticking true to the desire to rid Escape From Tarkov of as many cheaters as possible and has recently published another name-and-shame spreadsheet with a list of 16,600 account names. This list is made up of cheaters that were banned between the 28th of July and the 31st of August in an ongoing effort to clean up the plague of malicious operators playing the popular extraction shooter.

Good But Not Enough

Admittedly, cheating has felt like less of an issue this ‘wipe’ than it did in the last one. Battlestate Games really has been clamping down on it, issuing massive ban waves and working hand-in-hand with BattlEye to better identify those who are flouting the rules in Escape From Tarkov.

It was just a few weeks ago that Battlestate Games also became more transparent than ever regarding the future of Escape From Tarkov. The Russian firm published an extensive roadmap that highlighted the path ahead for the game, and the team also revealed information regarding Escape From Tarkov ARENA, the standalone spin-off title that’s making its way into the ecosystem very soon.

This is by no means the end of the line for cheaters in Escape From Tarkov, but the list of 16,600 users banned in the space of a single month is a positive sign and a huge win for the community. It was a few months ago that ‘BSG’ started feeding back to those reporting suspicious activity in-game, letting legitimate players know whether their reporting efforts successfully led to the banning of a cheater.

It’s a long way from being perfect, but it’s definitely getting better.

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