Tarkov developer Battlestate Video games is getting medieval with the game’s cheaters. Not content material with merely banning rogue gamers who make use of issues like wallhacks and aimbots, the studio is now shaming them publicly, too. Techcrunch studies that Battlestate has banned 6,700 cheaters from Tarkov within the final week, and it is revealed each single one in all their nicknames in an easy-to-read spreadsheet, too.

Publishing the cheaters’ names is supposed to serve a twin objective, each shaming the cheaters in a public house and displaying non-cheaters that Battlestate is taking motion. “We wish trustworthy gamers to see the nicknames of cheaters,” a Battlestate spokesperson advised Techcrunch, as a way to “know that justice has been served”. It is a apply that the studio intends to make a behavior of, and there are already quite a few spreadsheets stuffed with cheaters’ names on the corporate’s Twitter. 

A spreadsheet containing a list of banned players from Escape From Tarkov.

Battlestate has revealed a number of spreadsheets like this, and various of them give you a chance for a loooong scroll. (Picture credit score: Battlestate Video games)

Battlestate has sturdy opinions about gamers who use cheats in its game. It was a bit over per week in the past that firm COO Nikita Buyanov took to Reddit to decry the actions of “Hackers, cheaters and different associated scum of the earth,” encouraging gamers to “report all these bastards”. After all, it wasn’t lengthy earlier than some commenters identified that—as emotive as its assertion was—Battlestate has made these sorts of posts earlier than, and cheaters are nonetheless ruining video games for gamers. Maybe Battlestate desires to persuade the doubters it means enterprise by mounting 6,700 proverbial heads on spikes?

The neighborhood has regarded the move with sceptical eye to date. Whereas some gamers have revelled within the public show of justice—a person named Epic_Tea summed up their temper with a put up that simply learn “Extra!! Ban all of them!”—much more are anxious that the bans are like “attempting to mop the rain,” within the phrases of a participant referred to as JangoDarkSaber. One much-upvoted put up on the game’s subreddit, from SeparateAddress9070, imagines a follow-up announcement from Battlestate studying “In different information, we had file gross sales of latest accounts this weekend!” because the cheaters purchased their manner again into the game.

So Battlestate has numerous work forward of it if it desires to persuade the neighborhood that it is severe about stamping about cheaters. Nonetheless, this is not precisely a foul approach to go about doing that, and I think about there are various gamers scanning the revealed ban lists to see if the devs caught that one man who personally victimised them. I admit, I would in all probability really feel a bit vindication if I noticed the identify of somebody who managed to miraculously headshot me by a strong wall within the newest wave of bans.