All Flea Market banned items in Escape from Tarkov (patch 0.14)

All Flea Market banned items in Escape from Tarkov (patch 0.14)
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Written by 

Harry Boulton

Last updated 

16th Jan 2024 15:45

While the Flea Market in Escape from Tarkov is home to many trinkets, many of the best items and gear in the game are unfortunately banned from being listed - leaving players to find them through other means.

This was introduced in patch 12.12 as a balancing effort, as it affected progression if money was the only barrier to obtaining any of the meta weapons or best ammo after reaching level 15.

All Flea Market-banned items in Escape from Tarkov

Here are all of the banned items on the Flea Market, courtesy of Tarkov Changes and broken up by category:


  • .300 Blackout AP
  • .338 Lapua Magnum AP
  • .338 Lapua Magnum FMJ
  • .338 Lapua Magnum TAX-X
  • .45 ACP AP
  • 12.7x55mm PS12B
  • 12/70 AP-20 armor-piercing slug
  • 12/20 Copper Sabot Premier HP slug
  • 12/20 SuperFormance HP slug
  • 23x75mm Zvezda flashbang round
  • 26x75 distress signal flare (Poison Green)
  • 26x75mm flare cartridge (Green)
  • 26x75mm flare cartridge (Red)
  • 4.6x30mm AP SX
  • 4.6x30mm Subsonic SX
  • 40x46mm M381 (HE) grenade
  • 40x46mm M433 (HEDP) grenade
  • 40x46mm M441 (HE) grenade
  • 5.45x39mm 7N40
  • 5.45x39mm BP gs
  • 5.45x39mm BS gs
  • 5.45x39mm BT gs
  • 5.45x39mm PPBS gs "Igolnik"
  • 5.56x45mm M855A1
  • 5.56x45mm M856A1
  • 5.56x45mm M995
  • 5.56x45mm SSA AP
  • 5.7x28mm SB193
  • 5.7x28mm SS190
  • 6.8x51mm SIG Hybrid
  • 7.62x39mm BP gzh
  • 7.62x39mm MAI AP
  • 7.62x51mm M61
  • 7.62x51mm M62 Tracer
  • 7.62x51mm M80
  • 7.62x51mm M993
  • 7.52x54mm R BS gs
  • 7.62x54mm R BT gzh
  • 7.62x54mm R SNB gzh
  • 9x19mm AP 6.3
  • 9x19mm PBP gzh
  • 9x21mm 7N42 "Zubilo"
  • 9x21mm BT gzh
  • 9x39mm BP gs
  • 9x39mm PAB-9 gs
  • 9x39mm SP-6 gs
  • 9x39mm SPP gs
  • RSP-30 reactive signal cartridge (Red)

Image of 5.45x39mm BT in Escape from Tarkov
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Armour, bags & rigs

  • 3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operators Tactical backpack (Foliage Grey)
  • 6B43 Zabralo-Sh body armor (Digital Flora)
  • 6Sh118 raid backpack (Digital Flora)
  • Altyn bulletproof helmet (Olive Drab)
  • Armband (Alpha)
  • Armband (DEADSKUL)
  • Armband (Kiba Arms)
  • Armband (RFARMY)
  • Armband (Train Hard)
  • Armband (UNTAR)
  • Big Pipe's smoking pipe
  • Crye Precision AirFrame helmet (Tan)
  • Cult Locust ballistic plate
  • Cult Termite ballistic plate
  • Death Knight mask
  • Diamond Age NeoSteel High Cut helmet (Black)
  • ESAPI level IV ballistic plate
  • Eberlestock F4 Terminator load-bearing backpack (Tiger Stripe)
  • Eberlestock G2 Gunslinger II backpack (Dry Earth)
  • FORT Redut-T5 body armor (Smog)
  • GAC 4s15m ballistic plate
  • GAC 4sss2 ballistic plate
  • GPNVG-18 Night Vision Goggles
  • Galvion Caiman Hybrid helmet (Grey)
  • Granit 4 ballistic plate (Front)
  • Granit 4 ballistic plate (Back)
  • Granit 4RS ballistic plate (Front)
  • Granit 4RS ballistic plate (Back)
  • Granit Br4 ballistic plate
  • Granit Br5 ballistic plate
  • KITECO SC-IV SA ballistic plate
  • Kiba Arms Steel ballistic plate
  • Korund VM-K ballistic plates (Front)
  • Korund VM-K ballistic plates (Back)
  • Korund-VM ballistic plates (Front)
  • Korund-VM ballistic plates (Back)
  • Maska-1SCh bulletproof helmet (Killa Edition)
  • Maska-1SCh bulletproof helmet (Olive Drab)
  • Maska-1SCh face shield (Olive Drab)
  • Mystery Ranch Blackjack 50 backpack (MultiCam)
  • NESCO 440-SA-MC ballistic plate
  • NFM THOR Integrated Carrier body armor
  • NPP KIASS Tor-2 helmet (Olive Drab)
  • NPP KIASS Tor-2 helmet face shield
  • Ops-Core FAST MT Super High Cut helmet (Black)
  • Ops-Core FAST MT Super High Cut helmet (Urban Tan)
  • Ops-Core FAST multi-hit ballistic face shield
  • Pilgrim tourist backpack
  • Rys-T bulletproof helmet (Black)
  • Rys-T face shield
  • SAPI level III+ ballistic plate
  • SSO Attack 2 raid backpack (Khaki)
  • Tagilla's welding mask "Gorilla"
  • Tagilla's welding mask "UBEY"
  • TallCom Guardian ballistic plate
  • Tasmanian Tiger Trooper 35 backpack (Khaki)
  • Team Wendy EXFIL Ballistic Helmet (Black)
  • Team Wendy EXFIL Ballistic Helmet (Coyote Brown)
  • Team Wendy EXFIL Ballistic face shield (Black)
  • Team Wendy EXFIL Ballistic face shield (Coyote Brown)
  • Vulkan-5 LShZ-5 bulletproof helmet (Black)
  • Vulkan-5 helmet face shield

Image of the FAST MT (Black) helmet in Escape from Tarkov
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  • 5.56x45 Magpul PMAG D-60 STANAG 60-round magazine
  • 5.56x45 SureFire MAG5-60 STANAG 60-round magazine
  • AK 7.62x39 ProMag AK-A-16 73-round drum magazine
  • Ak 7.62x39 X Products X-47 50-round drum magazine
  • Armasight Zeus-Pro 640 2-8x50 30Hz thermal scope
  • FLIR RS-32 2.25-9x 35mm 60Hz thermal riflescope
  • SIG Sauer ECHO1 1-2x30mm 30Hz thermal reflex scope
  • Trijcon REAP-IR thermal scope

Image of the PMAG MAGPUL 60-round magazine in Escape from Tarkov
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  • Accuracy International AXMC .338 LM bolt-action sniper rifle
  • CMMG Mk47 Mutant 7.62x39 assault rifle
  • Degtyarev RPD 7.62x39 machine gun
  • Degtyarev RPDN 7.62x39 machine gun
  • Desert Tech MDR 7.62x51 assault rifle
  • FN SCAR-H 7.62x51 assault rifle
  • FN SCAR-H 7.62x51 assault rifle (FDE)
  • FN40GL Mk2 40mm grenade launcher
  • GP-25 "Kostyor" 40mm underbarrel grenade launcher
  • GP-34 40mm underbarrel grenade launcher
  • HK G28 7.62x51 marksman rifle
  • Kalashnikov PKM 7.62x54R machine gun
  • Kalashnikov PKP 7.62x54R infantry machine gun
  • Kalashnikov PKTM 7.62x54R Modernised Tank Machine Gun
  • Knights Armament Company SR-25 7.62x51 marksman rifle
  • M203 40mm underbarrel grenade launcher
  • Milkor M32A1 MSGL 40mm grenade launcher
  • RGN hand grande
  • RGO hand grenade
  • Remington R11 RSASS 7.62x51 marksman rifle
  • Rifle Dynamics RD-704 7.62x39 assault rifle
  • SWORD International Mk-18 .338 LM marksman rifle
  • Springfield Armory M1A 7.62x51 rifle
  • TOZ KS-23M 23x75mm pump-action shotgun
  • Tokarev AVT-40 7.62x54R automatic rifle
  • ZiD SP-81 26-75 signal pistol

Image of the Mk47 Mutant in Escape from Tarkov
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Barter items, keys & storage containers

  • Advanced Electronic Materials textbook
  • Advanced current converter
  • Backup hideout key
  • Bottle of Tarkovskaya vodka
  • Digital secure DSP radio transmitter
  • Dogtag BEAR
  • Dogtag USEC
  • Far-forward GPS Signal Amplifier Unit
  • Lucky Scav Junk box
  • Machinery key
  • Medicine case
  • Microcontroller board
  • Paramedics GPhone X
  • Physical Bitcoin
  • Primorsky 46-48 skybridge key
  • Radio repeater
  • Rusted bloody key
  • Sacred Amulet
  • Santa's bag
  • Sealed weapon case
  • Silicon Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits textbook
  • T H I C C Weapon case
  • T H I C C item case
  • Tournament secured container
  • Ultralink Satellite Internet Station
  • Unknown key

Image of the T H I C C weapon case in Escape from Tarkov
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Why are items banned on the flea market?

Items are banned from the flea market in Escape from Tarkov if they are either the strongest items in the game, or are tied to specific events or player actions.

Most, if not all of the gear items hit with the ban hammer are high-level things like class five/six armour plates and high penetration ammo. For players to have instant access to this at level 15 when the flea unlocks (provided someone is there to sell it, of course) causes a potentially massive power imbalance for those with the money to spend early on.

Instead, it emphasises levelling up your traders or finding items in-raid, as that is the 'real' way Battlestate wants you to get access to the gear. Unless you're a Tarkov god or play non-stop, you won't be able to reach these higher trader levels until for a while after a new wipe.

This is also a semi-indirect action against cheaters and real money trading (RMT) as well, as those who would buy Roubles with real-life money outside of the game are likely the players who are able to afford the prices of the best gear early on most consistently.

Generally, it is an attempt to make a lot of the best items and gear less ubiquitous, meaning that the meta is more varied and players don't feel like they have to run the same gear all the time - at least not in the early and mid-wipe.

It's a good idea to familiarise yourself with this list so that you can spot hard-to-find items that you need to pick up when looting - as it would be silly to pass up on one of the rarest items in the game.

Check out our Escape from Tarkov homepage for more guides like this, including all of the best settings to use for increased performance, or a list of the best armour in the game.

Harry Boulton
About the author
Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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