It has been about a fortnight since the last Escape From Tarkov wipe and everyone is starting to find their feet when it comes to this new era of EFT. With a new addition to the selection of Escape From Tarkov maps available, and a much-needed Scav nerf, there’s a lot to look forward to – but, Escape From Tarkov hackers are reaching new heights – and lows – in the wake of the latest reset. It’s actually getting so bad in Escape From Tarkov that hackers are flying around to fight other hackers. We’ve all seen some heroics in extraction shooters before, but never anything quite like this.
But, first we really should talk about how bad the Escape From Tarkov situation is at the moment – because, it isn’t great. Just a day ago, Reddit user ‘DatboiBazzle‘ shared footage of an EFT cheater beaming him with a submachine gun in what can only be described as near-pitch black.
If you’re not quite convinced by this and you’re looking for another – slightly more obvious – example, then Escape From Tarkov content creator ‘ScorpionKiller19‘ has shared footage of a hovering bulletproof opponent here. Yeah, if the flying wasn’t quite bad enough, these hackers are also invincible. You may as well go all the way with it, right?
As we’re sure you can imagine, these are just two examples of what we can only assume are countless cases of Escape From Tarkov players coming face to face with unavoidable hackers and unavoidable deaths.
However, one man is being revered on the EFT subreddit for taking matters into his own hands as a hacker that’s using his hacks to actually eliminate other hackers. It’s a strange sort of justice, but one we’re on board with. If we’re stuck waiting for more rigid anti-cheat measures from Battlestate Games, at least there’s someone out there using these exploits for good.
While we’re not quite sure how effective the whole “cheats against cheats” approach to Escape From Tarkov actually is, and we don’t recommend trying to hack EFT to find out, you can see this hero in action below:
As you’ll be able to see in the comments, EFT players are finding all of this amusing. However, it’s clearly indicative of a huge problem facing Escape From Tarkov. Players clearly don’t take the anti-cheat seriously, and there’s clearly a lack of faith in Battlestate Games to fix things.
When you couple this with the numerous bugs facing Escape From Tarkov players – like these man-eating stairs – and the audio issues that dominate any discussion on stealth, it’s clear that this game is a long way off what it can be.
Still, the Escape From Tarkov Scavs’ reign of terror appears to be over and there’s still a lot of fun to be had with this FPS game, provided you avoid anyone utilising exploits. If you’re thinking of jumping back into everything Tarkov, you should brush up on some Escape From Tarkov tips before you do. It can’t hurt to be prepared.