Escape from Tarkov is a survival first person shooter game developed by Battlestate Games. The closed beta for this game came out in July 2017, and is still in the beta. A War is going on between two private military companies and you have to choose one side. Your objective is to survive and escape. There are various form of cheating and disrupts the experience just like any other MMO.
Escape from Tarkov received its latest patch on 28th May, 0.12.6.7456 patch. This was a major patch that resulted in a global character reset among many other things such as new character outfits, gears, new flea-market mechanics, etc. The character reset in particular made it high-timerockz3r for most of the cheaters who want to get an early advantage.
On 29th May, the very next day to the patch deployment, Battlestate Games, the developer of Escape from Tarkov tweeted that BattleEye has banned 3,000 players from Escape from Tarkov. Furthermore, they announced that any such major ban waves in the future would be made known to the community. Battlestate Games seems to be planning on taking stern measures regarding cheating in Escape from Tarkov.
“Just now, BattlEye has banned over 3,000 cheaters in #EscapefromTarkov. We decided that we will now let you know about large BE ban waves”
Here is the link to the tweet
Escape from Tarkov uses BattleEye as it’s anti-cheat solution. BattleEye has been an anti-cheat solution for many popular multiplayer games such as Rainbow Six : Siege, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, etc. If you have played Rainbow Six : SIege for some time, then you would have definitely noticed the frequent ban waves. BattleEye is by far one of the best and strictest anti-cheat solutions in multiplayer gaming and this latest ban wave in Escape from Tarkov just shows that.
It’s good to see that the cheaters getting banned. Such ban waves not only rid the game of its existing cheaters but also, discourage new ones. In a survival PvP shooter game such as Escape from Tarkov, cheating completely ruins the experience for the average player. We gladly await such ban waves in the near future.