Escape From Tarkov takes a stand against cheaters with 4000 bans in a single weekend
Escape From Tarkov has been plagued by cheaters recently, but Battlestate Games has taken a firm stance against them. Over the weekend, the developer banned over 4,000 cheaters in a single wave. What’s more exciting, Battlestate Games even shared the names of the banned players in a publicly accessible Google Sheet. A method long-forgotten from the book of Battlestate Games has returned once again.
We have decided to resume the practice of sharing the information about large ban waves done with the support of BattlEye anticheat – Battlestate Games said in a statement. Throughout the weekend over 4,000 cheaters were banned in Escape from Tarkov.
Escape From Tarkov has been lauded for its intense gameplay, realistic mechanics, and immersive atmosphere, but cheaters have been a persistent issue for the game’s community. Cheaters have used a variety of hacks and exploits to gain an unfair advantage, ruining the experience for honest players.
In response, Battlestate Games has implemented several measures to combat cheating, including using BattlEye anti-cheat. The decision to share the names of the banned players is a bold move but likely to be appreciated by the community. Cheating has been a significant issue in online gaming for years, and developers have often been criticized for not doing enough to combat it.
By publicly shaming the cheaters, Battlestate Games conveys that cheating will not be tolerated in Escape From Tarkov. Whether this approach will have a lasting impact remains to be seen, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction.
The move also highlights the importance of anti-cheat measures in online gaming. Cheating ruins the experience for honest players and undermines the integrity of the game itself. As such, it’s important for developers to take cheating seriously and implement robust anti-cheat measures.
Either way, Battlestate Games’ decision to ban over 4,000 cheaters and share their names is a positive development for the Escape From Tarkov community. It shows that the developer is committed to creating a fair and enjoyable gaming experience for everyone, and is willing to take bold steps to achieve that goal.
We have decided to resume the practice of sharing the information about large ban waves done with the support of BattleEye anticheat. Throughout the weekend over 4,000 cheaters were banned in #EscapefromTarkovhttps://t.co/gmGso9EcgX
— Battlestate Games (@bstategames) February 27, 2023