This game has just banned over 16,000 players in just one month

Cheaters are seldom punished severely enough...

This game has just banned over 16,000 players in just one month
Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

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For many, it’s the best realistic multiplayer game in the gaming industry, with unbeatable immersion. For all those who enjoyed PUBG but want something tougher and more hardcore, Escape From Tarkov is the game for them.

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The developer of Escape From Tarkov, Battlestate Games, has recently shared a new list of players banned from the game within the span of one month, thanks to the use of anti-cheat software.

The developer’s list details 16,600 banned account names and has been posted on Tarkov’s official Twitter page, exposing each banned player between July 28th and August 31st, 2023.

While it’s quite disheartening to see so many players banned in a single game, it demonstrates that Battlestate Games is taking strong measures against players who modify the game and jeopardize the experience for others.

BattlEye, the anti-cheat software on which Escape from Tarkov relies, detects whenever a player has altered the game with things like an aimbot or any form of assistance and automatically bans them. It then sends their name to Battlestate Games, which publicly names and shames them.

For those who may not know, BattlEye is owned by Ubisoft, and their website specifies all the capabilities of the service. Yes, it is one of the programs that Ubisoft sells to third parties.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a long list of players banned from Escape From Tarkov. Players can rest assured that active measures are being taken against cheating.

In addition to in-game cheats, Battlestate Games is also cracking down on data miners, as stated in a release made three months ago. However, we don’t expect to receive another list of names detailing who has been caught in this regard.

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Journalist specialized in technology, entertainment and video games. Writing about what I'm passionate about (gadgets, games and movies) allows me to stay sane and wake up with a smile on my face when the alarm clock goes off. PS: this is not true 100% of the time.

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