Escape From Tarkov, one of the most realistic first-person tactical shooters, has reached a new milestone. Battlestate Games has just announced that Escape From Tarkov has managed to gather 200,000 players online. BSG ought to be quiet about the number of players so far, with this being the first public announcement regarding the matter.
We hope that you are staying well during this hard time
We would like to thank you for your continous support and trust, with the 0.12.6 update we achieved a new milestone 200k online players
We are not stopping, all the issues are being addressed
Long live hardcore!
— EFT Beta Announcer (@BetaEFT) June 1, 2020
Escape From Tarkov is still in closed beta, accessible behind a paywall. Only those who purchase the game have complete access to it. Recently, the game’s anti-cheat system, BattlEye, has established a new number of bans, which in total reflects over 4500. This proves how impactful a game like this could be, pushing players to seek an advantage by using unallowed software.
Surviving in Escape From Tarkov is one of the most vital tasks, especially after the installment of 0.12.6, which assigns Found-In-Raid items to be the only acceptable listings on the in-game auction house or Flea Market. It was estimated that this would push players to use third-party tools to elevate their in-game performance, for which BattlEye’s banhammer started pounding.
Furthermore, the developer Battlestate Games calls on continuous work on coming updates, tweaks, and fixes. Hopefully, we’ll see Escape From Tarkov coming close to a full release, which should increase the number of players even higher.