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Escape From Tarkov Devs Ban Thousands Of Cheaters, Reaches 200,000 Players Online

Escape from Tarkov Devs are taking serious steps to ban thousands of cheaters who were looking to take advantage of global wipe after Battlestate Games released patch 0.12.6.

With a global wipe of all characters and a host of new additions and changes, a huge number of players flocked to it. Sadly, a significant update also sees an influx of cheaters, but Battlestate Games is fighting it well.

Escape from Tarkov has a flea market that sees a lot of underhanded trade taking place. Devs took these steps in the new patch to prevent cheating:

  • “Captcha” was added to the flea market.
  • If there are suspicious actions at the flea market and in the trade, a captcha may appear.
  • If you enter the captcha incorrectly three times, the account will be blocked from accessing the flea market for 5 minutes, after which you will need to enter the captcha again to buy the item.
  • Each subsequent three times incorrect entry will increase the time of the ban.
  • Access to trading will not be banned, but it will require entering a captcha.

The global wipe that the devs employed in the patch update changes everything. With all character progress wiped clean, every player in the game has to now start from scratch. Naturally, cheaters look at this as an opportunity to get a head start on the rest. Unsurprisingly, countless such players have flocked to the game since the patch.

However, Escape from Tarkov’s anti-cheat software, BattleEye, managed to ban over 4,500 cheaters soon after the update. They are far from done yet, though.

Furthermore, the studio has decided to announce significant ban waves on a periodic basis.

At the same time the popular game 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.

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.

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