Escape From Tarkov now makes it easier to see when you’ve been killed by a cheater

Escape From Tarkov now makes it easier to see when you’ve been killed by a cheater
Battlestate Games

Written by 

Lloyd Coombes


2nd Jan 2024 10:03

Escape From Tarkov has long been a popular tactical shooter, but last week's wipe and patch 0.14 certainly feel like they've pushed it further into the mainstream consciousness, even anecdotally.

The update added plenty, including a new beginner area (one packed with landmines), an APC that can transport your gear or provide covering fire, a visual rework for Shoreline and much more. However, there's one more underrated feature that fans are praising - the ability to inspect other players' stats.

Players can easily identify cheaters in Escape From Tarkov

Escape From Tarkov
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Escape From Tarkov is a punishing game, but one that you only get better at over time. That need for patience means there's a good chance it'll take you hundreds of Raids to get to the point where you're racking up consistent kills.

With the new update letting players see the K/D ratio of their opponents, however, players are spotting players that have run a few raids racking up ridiculous scores.

A quick browse of Reddit showcases players with stats like 25 kills per death, and while that's certainly possible in Call of Duty or something similar, Escape From Tarkov's complex weapon mechanics and instant time-to-kill make it highly unlikely anyone is racking up those kinds of numbers with any legitimacy.

Players can report suspected cheaters within the game, but that's a small victory when they make off with your prized gear and weapons.

How does Battlestate Games deal with cheaters?

Cheaters will certainly need to be careful, as Battlestate Games has a history of sharing player names to help identify cheaters - outing them to the community.

While many publishers would shy away from naming accounts (for fear of straying into the realm of doxxing), Battlestate Games has done it multiple times - but cheaters keep popping up.

The game currently uses Battleye anti-cheat, which you'll also find in titles like Rainbow Six: Siege and Destiny 2.

Lloyd Coombes
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Lloyd Coombes
Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.
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