How Prevalent are Escape from Tarkov Hacks?

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By | June 5th, 2020 | Categories: Escape from Tarkov

Don’t you love it when you kick back and relax with a good video game and get absolutely stomped by some idiot using cheats? Yeah, me neither. That sucks! It’s incredibly frustrating to run across cheaters or hackers in any game, and Escape from Tarkov hacks are no different. Now, some people are better at the game than others, and that’s not cheating, but there are very real, very annoying, hacks that people actually use in Escape from Tarkov. Through this blog, I’ll be taking you through everything you need to know about the hacks, how common they are, what’s going on to prevent them, and more! Let’s go!

What Are Hacks in Escape from Tarkov?

Let’s start with the basics. What are we talking about here? Aimbot? Wall hacks? ESP junk? Well, unfortunately, yes, yes, and yes. There are lots of hacks for Escape from Tarkov. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you will probably run into some moron trying to use cheats because hey, playing on a level playing field is just too much work, right? Now, if you look up cheats for the game, they’ll change on a pretty consistent basis because they get shut down, and then someone figures out a new way, and then it gets shut down, and then they figure out a new way, and blah blah blah. You get the point. Though they vary, all of them give cheaters an unfair advantage and, in some basis, makes beating them a near impossibility.

Which Escape from Tarkov Hacks are the most popular?

Now, this is a bit of a tricky question. Why? Because you can’t wander up to a bunch of hackers and ask for a poll about what they like to do the best. Here’s the short and sweet rule for hackers in general: hackers prefer the ones they can get away with and that cause the most mayhem. Usually, this is stuff like wall hacks and aimbot. There are lots and lots and lots of stories about cheaters on the forums, but here’s the deal: you never exactly know based on “he said/she said” stories. We all know that person who gets stomped in a game because they’re terrible and calls hacks.

Is it common to come across a hacker?

Well… this is also a difficult question. Any game is going to have a fair share of problems. Now, some of these problems might be completely luck based! I have had a game where a buddy of mine got stuck in a glitch and everyone assumed he was hacking when in reality, the game itself was at fault.

However, there isn’t a hard and true number for hackers. If the game knew every time when someone was hacking, they wouldn’t be in the game. A lot of these people are gifted at getting away with stuff, unfortunately. It’s one of those things, and all my gamers out there understand: it’s hard to tell when someone’s cheating, but when you see it in person, sometimes, it becomes immediately obvious. When you see it, you just know. But, as much as I’d want to give you a hard number or a percentage or whatever, that’s a no-go because that data isn’t available.

There’s a chance that you might never run into a hacker. I mean, it’s not a hugely likely chance, but it is a chance. I know – I game too – I know how easy it is to draw upon the big three: “he’s hacking,” “I’m lagging,” and “what? What? I hit that!” But, not every time that something wonky happens is there a cheater. I’ve only run across a few in my gaming career, and the only thing to do is rage in silence and then boot up again. Don’t give them the power of infuriating you, because then they win.

What are BSG (Battlestate Games) doing to combat cheaters?

I know, I know. Everyone wants to get after the game for letting cheaters exist. Here’s the thing: BSG is actually doing a lot of work to keep them out! Hackers can be very difficult to keep out, but BSG is putting in the time and money to keep their game safe and on a level playing field. At long last, Battlestate Games is using a third-party anti-cheat software in Escape from Tarkov. The name of this is BattlEye.

People like to imagine that cheaters are just plugging in some quick little code and voila, they’re gods in the game. But that’s not true. Hacking is sophisticated and very complicated, and it’s extremely challenging to catch. However, through the use of something like BattlEye, it should be the theoretical end of the hackers and cheaters. And that’s something we all like to hear, right?


In summary, here’s what you (hopefully) learned from this blog: cheaters are jerks, Battlestate Games is removing them, and time will tell how successful that their efforts will be. These cheats show up differently and there will always be someone figuring out how to cheat in a game. It’s just a cold, hard fact about gaming: wherever there’s a game, someone’s going to be cheating. It doesn’t matter if it’s Monopoly or Escape from Tarkov. Someone’s going to be out there, wringing their hands and thinking, gee, what if I ruin this for everyone else? Don’t be that guy. First off, that’s a jerk move, and secondly, BattlEye is coming for ya if you try using Escape from Tarkov hacks.

Until next time, get out there and have some fun!


  1. aaron October 12, 2021 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    This is harsh. I just started EFT and had I known how many hacker there where id never have bought the game. I just had back to back hacker deaths with little to no doubt of how I was killed and it saddens me that a game with this much potential is DOA thanks to rampant hacking. Now I am afraid my friends I encouraged to buy the game might do so before I have a chance to warn them. This really is a shame.

  2. ADE January 5, 2021 at 3:19 am - Reply

    SO many cheaters in tarkov i would say one in 3

  3. Kevin Than August 10, 2020 at 5:08 am - Reply

    My friends already quit the game because of the hackers. I’m about to quit too. I hear many stories of how hacker are getting away with this. Escape need to stop selling eft in bundles and need a good anti cheap system. 1 out of 5 game is a cheater and this is not including radar which is undetectable.

  4. no August 9, 2020 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Game is full of cheaters, bsg sells tarkov bundle packs. They ban them and they come right back with a new account. Too bad its going to kill another game.

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