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Escape from Tarkov developers under fire for allegedly banning players who eliminate them in the game

Escape from Tarkov developers under fire for allegedly banning players who eliminate them in the game

Published: 2022-12-04T19:37:49

Updated: 2022-12-04T19:37:59

The Escape from Tarkov development team has come under fire after a player claimed they were banned after eliminating a developer in the game.

Escape from Tarkov has come a long way since it soared in popularity thanks to the Twitch community in early 2020 during the rise of Twitch Drops.

Although Tarkov has been successful in the years since, the game is not without its flaws. Major issues like cheating and hacking have been a problem with the mining game for some time.

Now the shooter is embroiled in controversy thanks to a player’s detailed account of what may have been an unjustified ban incident.

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Escape from Tarkov claims they were banned for killing admin in the game

A post on the Escape from Tarkov subreddit went viral after a user claimed they were instantly banned from the game after killing a developer in-game.

The original poster prefaced their statement saying, “I was playing with my friend at customs, my friend died from an admin (apparently they have his name written in blue) and I killed him right after. I was just about to loot the guys I killed when I was disconnected and permanently banned.”

They provided substantial evidence that included screenshots and videos that appear to back up exactly what they claimed happened. Of course, these clips are quite short and can be taken out of context, so readers should keep that in mind as well. The player also provided a screenshot of the email that notified them of the ban shortly after the incident took place.

Interestingly, not long after the post gained traction among the community, the poster’s account was suspended.

According to a Reddit user named SomeBSGguy who claimed to be a member of the Tarkov development team, they said that a “false alarm was triggered” and that “no one has banned him on purpose.”

Unfortunately for the player, it appears that their account was reset in the process and they have not heard back from developer Battlestate Games regarding the issue. “BSG has yet to restore my character. I have tried to contact the two BSG employees who have been active in this thread, but no response from them. I know drought is near, but still.”

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Although the issue has been somewhat resolved, the Tarkov community is still up in arms about the incident, with many players saying that the incident does not look good for BSG. The company has not issued any official statement about the incident.

Dexerto has reached out to Battlestate Games, but has yet to receive an answer at this time. The article will be updated with further information.

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