BSG only banned 30,000 Tarkov cheats, but it wasn’t enough

May 17, 2024 by No Comments

Battlestate Games has confirmed that between March 15 and May 17, it banned more than 30,000 cheaters from Escape from Tarkov, the (shrinking) popular extraction shooter. The news may come as a surprise to some, but for those familiar with the product, it’s just another day on the job. These ban waves happen every month or two, and even though BSG kicks tens of thousands of cheaters each time, the number isn’t going down meaningfully.


Escape from Tarkov has long been a problem with cheaters. It’s a plague that has plagued the game over and over again for years, and it’s stopped veteran players from continuing their extraction-based adventures, and even deterred some new players from investing in the platform altogether.

Today, Battlestate Games revealed that nearly 30,000 cheaters were banned in a two-month window.

But in March 2024, it was revealed that 33,000 cheaters were banned in two months.

And in January 2024, 11,000 cheaters were banned in two weeks.

And in September 2023, 16,600 cheaters were booted from the platform in one month.

It’s great that we’re getting the number of cheaters banned, but the number is increasing or fluctuating wildly. Staying ahead of today’s hackers and malicious operators isn’t easy, but it sure is First problem in Escape from Tarkov, and it doesn’t seem to have improved enough to fill players with confidence.

That and the recent controversy surrounding ‘The Unheard Edition’ should make any Tarkov player think about investing significant time in the game.

Once again, Battlestate Games has named and shamed thousands of cheaters, providing a spreadsheet with the name of every cheater banned from the game in this wave. There are some interesting names on the list and fans usually search these pages for the names of the big streamers – they are not named by Battlestate, but…

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