If you’ve noticed more Escape From Tarkov cheats than usual, you’re not alone. Battlestate Games’ “hardcore story-based MMO” could be one of the most influential survival games of recent years, inspiring modes like Warzone 2 DMZ, an addition to the latest Call of Duty game. However, the community has been inundated with complaints in recent months, with comments calling the current wipe “the worst yet for blatant cheaters.”
Dying to suspicious opponents in multiplayer games is something we’ve probably all dealt with over the years, and Escape From Tarkov is certainly no exception, though the more permanent investment in your loadouts and the potential for lost hours of investment in these tougher games Focused shooting experiences make it even more irritating.
On the Escape From Tarkov Reddit, moderators have created a pinned post for players to discuss the “rampant cheating issue” in an attempt to curb creating too many separate posts. In fact, they’re on their second such pinned post, because the first one grew too big after more than a week of discussions and comments.
Among the responses, one player comments: “I’ve only been playing for five wipes, but this is by far the worst wipe yet for blatant cheaters. I’m doing everything I can to try to avoid them.” They describe an example of AFK hiding quietly in a bush for several minutes only to be instantly killed by a cheater’s aimbot when the hacker came up a hill afterwards and said, “These people aren’t even hiding it and it’s happening multiple times a day.” day .”
“What’s happening to this game?” another user asks, “Cheating has always been a problem in this game but this wipe has been horrible, what’s going on with BSG?” Several responses comment that many cheaters seem to feel confident that nothing is being done to deal with them, regardless of how blatant their actions. “It’s incredibly clear that with this cleanup they decided they’re not even going to pretend to care,” says another commenter.
Escape From Tarkov Twitch streamer and YouTuber ‘Axel TV’ recently shared a video about the importance of cheats in the current Escape From Tarkov wipe. He notes that a recent BSG ban wave hit not only cheaters, but also players who have been buying items from cheaters, but that “something needs to be changed for the number of cheaters to go down.”
“Every day I’ve been torn apart non-stop for the last week or so, and I just want to speak out,” says Axel. He also points to a situation where an apparent cheater who was kicked out after killing a prominent Tarkov streamer posted on the subreddit warning other cheaters not to kill big streamers, lest they run into similar issues. Axel closes by saying that he understands that the developers have taken a break for the new year, but says, “This shit needs fixing.”
In response to the pinned Reddit thread, a commenter links to a post discussing a presentation by game director Tarkov and Battlestate Games studio head Nikita Buyanov in May 2015. The video is in Russian, but the user translates a specific part (around 39 minutes) where Buyanov talks about how players often spend more on premium features when dealing with hackers, in an attempt to counter their discomfort.
Among the translated quotes, Buyanov says: “We improve [cheating countermeasures] We regularly implement increasingly complex solutions, and we clearly see a correlation with the reduction in premium purchases.” It’s important to emphasize that this speech was a long time ago, several years before Tarkov was first released in closed beta, and Buyanov’s views may have evolved since then. However, the sentiment is clearly something that still weighs heavily on players’ minds, as troublemakers run rampant in his studio’s game.
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