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Escape From Tarkov YouTuber Accuses Cheaters Of Destroying His Hard Drives




Escape from Tarkov is the newest spin on the battle royale formula. The concept became so popular that Call of Duty decided to add it to Warzone 2 as DMZ, and most recently, PUBG developer Krafton also revealed it's making an extraction based shooter. Of course, with such popularity, it's only natural that you're going to attract cheaters who use aimbots, wallhacks, and other cheat software. Unfortunately, Escape from Tarkov has had to take drastic measures to curb the rampant cheating, including using community volunteers and even publishing the names of 6,700 known cheaters.

As spotted by NME, it seems that cheat providers are going after Tarkov YouTuber g0at, as he attempted to expose how players cheat in the Game. Like big parts of the community, g0at is doing his own bit to try and curb cheating in the Game. He tried to expose Tarkov's cheating community – yes, community – via a video called The Wiggle That Killed Tarkov, showing how they communicate with each other and what kind of tools they use.

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However, in an attempt to further showcase how this works, g0at reached out to the provider, identified himself, and installed cheats on his computer. In the video, he admits that he shouldn't have done that, or at least wiped his computer once he was done. Upon learning who he was and what he was trying to do, the cheat provided "boot nuked" his PC, frying four of his M2.0 drives.

This story just goes to show how well equipped these cheaters are, and the scope of work that developer Battlestate Games has cut out for it. Considering the likes of Call of Duty and PUBG, which have far more resources than BGS, are also plagued by cheaters, it isn't surprising that Tarkov's cheating community is so widespread and established.

However, steps are being taken by the developer, and hopefully it will be able to overcome this. The devs want the community to know that they are doing everything in their power, hence the publishing of the names of 6,700 cheaters – so that players know "justice has been served and the cheater who killed them in a raid has been punished and banned."

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