HWID (hardware) bans on Escape from Tarkov are the hardest to bypasssince, apart from yourIP address being banned, there are also one or multiple hardware parts with unique identifiers(IDs) blocked by Escape from Tarkov. Game companies are looking for better and more effective ways to ban cheaters in-game that’s why a lot of them, including Escape from Tarkov, have started HWID banning players based on their hardware parts permanently in the last few years.
While as I said above, the Escape from Tarkov hardware id ban mainly applies to cheaters in-game and people who break the rules. But there are some cases when users will get hardware banned without an obvious reason.
Whatever your case may be, in this article, you will find all the information you need to spoof and change your hardware IDs to bypass an HWID ban in Escape from Tarkov. You will get un hardware banned in Escape from Tarkov. This process will take some time, so you have to be patient and careful with the instructions below.
This method will not unban your Escape from Tarkov account, but it will allow you to play again on your PC permanently.
To get unbanned from the hardware ban on Escape from Tarkov with 100% success, you should do every step of this guide in the same order as shown below and not skip a single one. If you miss anything, you’ll most likely fail to get unbanned on Escape from Tarkov, and you will have to redo everything.
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You are not encouraged to use these methods or techniques.
I’ve collected into a folder all the files and tools you will need to change your HWIDs, and IP / MAC addresses, and bypass the HWID ban on Escape from Tarkov. The same exact method can be used to bypass hardware ban in any game.
HWID Bypass Files
YOU CAN FOLLOW THIS GUIDE WITHOUT DOWNLOADING MY FILES IF YOU WANTED TO.
I made this folder + scripts, to make it possible for everyone to follow the guide. Because not everyone knows how to use commands on CMD, edit the registry, etc.
All files & scripts are clean and virus free, you can check by yourself on Virus Total or with any antivirus software.
SO PLEASE DON’T MESSAGE ME ASKING IF THEY ARE SAFE TO DOWNLOAD
YOU CAN FIND ALL THE OFFICIAL SOURCES IN EACH STEP OF THE ARTICLE AND DOWNLOAD EVERYTHING BY YOURSELF AND DO EVERYTHING MANUALLY IF YOU WISH TO.
The files were updated in December 2022 to keep up with the latest Escape from Tarkov Updates.
Receive the files on your E-mail
(You will also receive emails when there is a new patch/update)
Download the files, extract them, and move theHWID Bypass folderto your C: drive.
Step 1 – Uninstall Escape from Tarkov and clear all traces.
The first and most important thing you’ll have to do when you are hardware banned on Escape from Tarkov is to completely uninstall Escape from Tarkov and make sure to clear every single file related to them. We want to ensure that no files are left on the PC that could link you back to the hardware id ban.
Navigate to the Control Panel and choose the option Programs.
Next, click on Programs & Features option.
Locate Escape from Tarkov, right-click on it, and choose Uninstall.
Now let’s start clearing up all trace files left on your PC. Please double-click each shortcut on the first folder of the files, look for folders/files related to Escape from Tarkov, and delete them.
These are the locations you will find in the shortcuts:
- C:\Program Files (x86)
- C:\Program Files
- + more every time they get updated.
Once you delete everything related to Escape from Tarkov from all these locations, the next thing you will have to do is to delete some leftovers in the registry.
Press Windows Key + R, and type Regedit.
A window should pop up. You will have to do now to copy each of the locations below, paste them into the registry search bar, and then look for any folders related to Escape from Tarkov and delete them.
- + more locations on the files.
At each location, you will see a lot of folders on the left side.
Right-click on any folder related to Escape from Tarkov and choose Delete.
Step 2 – Edit HWID Registry keys
Next, you will need to edit a few registry keys that could link you back to the Escape from Tarkov HWID ban.
Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to edit all registry keys that could link you back to the hardware id ban and get you in trouble again.
Press Win Key + R on your keyboard, and a small window on the bottom left should appear. Type “Regedit” and hit enter.
Now copy this path ->HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptographyand paste it into the search bar on the top side.
Go tothe GUID Generator website, click the button to generate a new GUID, and copy it.
On the right side of the registry window, you should see the “MachineGuid” key. Double-click on it, replace the GUID with the generated one and click OK.
Again, copy this path ->Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\Hardware Profiles\0001and paste it into the search bar on the top side.
Go tothe GUID Generator website, click the button to generate a new GUID, and copy it.
On the right side of the registry window, you should see the “HwProfileGuid” key. Double-click on it, replace the id with the generated one and click OK.
Now let’s move on to the next step!
Step 3 – Mask & Setup your IP Address
Your IP address is the most crucial security step that will make or break everything you did above to get unbanned from Escape from Tarkov. The best way to change your IP address is to use a VPN service or a proxy server(Proxys need an excellent setup to avoid disconnections and unhiding your IP, so let’s stick with the VPN).
I recommend using NordVPN because they have dedicated IP addresses which means that you will be the only person connecting to Escape from Tarkov from them.
Why is the dedicated IP important?
Because you will have a fresh IP address only for yourself that no one else can connect from.
The shared servers from all VPN services are public to everyone with a subscription, which means that the chances that someone already got a public IP banned from Escape from Tarkov are very high.
I can’t find a completely free working method to go around the ban, but this is the cheapest it can get. You can add the “Dedicated IP” option on the checkout page.
How to correctly set up the VPN to protect you from getting your actual IP address seen by Escape from Tarkov:
Step 4 – Change your Disk’s Serial Number/ID.
VolumeID by Microsoft is used to change the disk’s serial number/ID.
Hard drives are one of the most common hardware parts that get blacklisted on an Escape from Tarkov hardware ban. Luckily, changing your hard drives’ serial number is effortless to do, and it won’t cause any issues on your hard drives or files if you follow the steps below.
Below you can find how to change the serial numbers of all of your hard drives.
Navigate to the folder with the previously downloaded files and go to “Step 2 Folder“. You should see a file named “Change Disk IDs“. Right-click on it, and choose “Run as administrator“.
It will open a command prompt with all your drives, and you will be asked which drive ID you want to change. Type just the letter of the Drive and hit enter.
Press any key to continue, and your HDD/SSD SN should be changed(you will see the confirmation message).
Do the same thing for the other drives once you get a message that the drive ID has been changed successfully. Once you’ve changed all your HDD/SSD ids, move on to the next step of the guide.
If you want to change the Drive ID manually or revert the changes, follow the steps below:
Run the “Change Disk IDs.cmd” file as administrator and close it directly. We are doing this only to move the required files on the C drive.
Run CMD as administrator and type the following commands:
- cd c:/
- Now for every disk that you have, type -> vol (Disk letter): for example, if you have two disks, let’s say, C & D. You will have to type the following commands:
- vol c:
- vol d:
- Copy the Volume Serial Number of your disks in a separate text file and save it.
- volumeid c: (type the Volume Serial Number you saved before, and change the last two digits to whatever you want) Example: If the previous Volume Serial Number was AB98-1233 , type the command -> volumeid c: AB98-1211
- Do the same for the rest of the disks(if you have any)
- You should get a message the volume id is updated.
Okay, that’s it, you’ve successfully changed the hard drives’ serial numbers IDs, and you are one step closer to getting permanently unbanned from Escape from Tarkov.
Step 5 – Change the HWIDs of everything.
In this step, you will learn how to change your hardware ID(HWID) on every hardware part of your PC that Escape from Tarkov bans.
AMIWIN64 is used in this step.
If you didn’t download the files, these are the commands you need to use when you run AMIWIN64:
Run each command to see the current ID of each hardware part, and then type the command with the same number of characters as the default ID. (Make sure they are different.)
If you downloaded the files, do the following:
We will change every hardware ID that Escape from Tarkov flags on an HWID ban.
Navigate to “STEP 5 – Change HWIDs of everything” folder, right-click on the “Change ALL HWIDs.cmd” file and choose “Run as administrator“.
Then you will be asked to press any key to continue changing your hardware parts IDs and the command prompt will show you upfront your new hardware IDs for every hardware part that was banned from Escape from Tarkov.
Once you press any button to continue, your Command Prompt should look like the one below.
You’ve successfully changed all your system hardware IDs, and you are ready to move on to the next step to permanently fix the ban on Escape from Tarkov.
Step 6 – Change your MAC address.
The next thing that immediately gets banned by Escape from Tarkov after the IP address on any HWID ban is the MAC address, so you have to make sure you have a different one.
Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to change your MAC address on any Windows machine.
Navigate to Settings.
Click on Network & Internet.
Click on “Change adapter options“.
Right-click on your primary internet adapter and click on “Properties“.
Choose Client for Microsoft Networks, and click Configure.
Navigate to the Advanced tab and choose Network Address.
Now go to Browserling, generate a new mac address, copy it, and paste it into the Network address box.
Click OK, and you will be disconnected for a few seconds/minutes from the internet. No worries, it will get back up.
Now do the same thing for the NordVPN adapter. Right-Click on the NordVPN adapter and choose Properties.
Choose “Client for Microsoft Networks” and click “Configure“. Navigate to the Advanced tab, choose MAC Address, and paste a newly generated MAC address from the generator.
Once you’ve changed your ethernet/wifi adapter and the NordVPN’s adapter, MAC Address, proceed to the next step.
If the above method didn’t work for you or some options were missing
Download Technitium MAC Address Changer and follow the instructions below.
There is a program to change your MAC address in the previously downloaded files. Select your Network Connections, click on the “Random MAC Address” button, and click “Change Now!“.
Step 7 – Create or buy a new game account.
Now that you got everything ready, it’s time to create a new Escape from Tarkov account or buy a cheap one from one of these websites: MMOGA, MMOGAH.
Navigate to the Escape from Tarkov Official Website and create a new account with new details.
- Use the most commonly used email providers ( Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Protonmail, etc.) Avoid temporary emails.
- The same goes for the phone number. Don’t use the free numbers you’ll find on websites. Instead, use a phone number you never used before, and get a cheap number from Tossable Digits or Hushed.
- Don’t use Russian Numbers until further notice.
Step 8 – Change Monitor HWID.(Optional)
In some rare cases, your monitor serial might also be a part of the HWID ban. I would say that it’s worth changing it since the process is straightforward and quick. To change your Monitors ID Serial, follow the steps below:
Navigate to the folder -> STEP 8 – Change Monitor HWID, right-click on CRU.exe, and choose “Run as Administrator“.
On the top side of the Custom Resolution Utility app, choose your Monitor/s and click on the “Edit” button.
Change the value of the ID Serial and click OK.
Step 9 – Hide Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller serial numbers.(Optional)
Getting your mouse, keyboard, controller, and other peripherals banned or flagged is rare, and it mostly happens in manual HWID bans. Since it will only take one to two minutes to hide all your peripheral serial numbers, I recommend doing it to be safe.
Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to spoof and change your mouse, keyboard, controller, and any computer peripheral ID/Serial Number:
Navigate to the “STEP 9 – Hide Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller serial numbers.” folder or download USBDeview, right-click on USBDeview.exe , and choose “Run as administrator“.
Locate your Mouse, right-click on it, and select “Open In RegEdit“.
Right-click on the marked folder on Registry Editor and choose “Permissions“. A window will pop up, and you should find the “Read” column and tick the “Deny” option. Once you do that, click Apply and OK.
Repeat the same steps for your keyboard and controller(if you have one).
Step 10 – Download and Install the game.
Now it’s time to go ahead and download Escape from Tarkov and install it on your computer.
Please navigate to the official website of Escape from Tarkov, download it, install it, and log in with your new account.
Escape from Tarkov HWID Ban: Frequently Asked Questions
Does Escape from Tarkov HWID Ban players?
Yes, Escape from Tarkov does HWID Ban players frequently to keep the rest of the players protected.
If you log into Escape from Tarkov, and you receive a message that your account is banned or blocked, thenthe Anti-cheat may have detected any hacks or 3rd party software on your PC.
To remove the HWID ban in Escape from Tarkov, what parts do I need to replace?
If you were to replace the hardware parts instead of spoofing or changing the IDs , you would have to change the following:
– Network Card
– CPU (in some cases)
How long does the Escape from Tarkov HWID ban last?
The duration of a hardware(HWID) ban on Escape from Tarkov is usually unknown. Your ban’s appeal chance and time also depend on the follow-up actions you take and the reason you got banned in the first place.
Can you play Escape from Tarkov with VPN?
Yes, playing Escape from Tarkov while connected to a VPN is perfectly fine! Thousands of people worldwide use VPNs to play Escape from Tarkov without any issues.
How to know if you are hardware banned on Escape from Tarkov?
If your Escape from Tarkov account was disabled and you are hardware banned,you’ll see a message telling you when you try to log in. When you try to create a new account or use your alt, you will notice that you will get banned on that account in under 24 hours. That’s how you understand that you’ve been hardware banned.
What is a hardware(HWID) ban on Escape from Tarkov?
A hardware ban or HWID ban on Escape from Tarkov is a punishment for people who break the rules and are usually caught using cheats or abusing bugs. Being hardware banned means that one or more of your computer hardware parts have been blocked from Escape from Tarkov, and any account linked to those hardware parts will be instantly banned as well.
Every computer part has a unique identifier bound to it. So to bypass the hardware ban on Escape from Tarkov, ultimately, you must buy new PC parts.
How do I get unbanned from tarkov? ›
- Log into your banned Escape from Tarkov account; You can do that by clicking the “Login” button on the top-right header section of their website.
- Click on “Contact Support”; ...
- Select “Account” as your issue; ...
- Write your Escape from Tarkov ban appeal;
Those things are the MAC address, motherboard, HDD, CPU, SDD, IP Address, network card, and router. Having all of those banned at once in very unlikely to happen but it is a possibility. The main part on your PC that would need to be changed is the CPU as that is the most commonly banned part when you get a HWID ban.How does tarkov ban work? ›
The cheating bans are permanent, and ban decision can not be reconsidered and revoked. In addition, tho the game account ban, the player is also automatically permanently banned on the game forum. The support service doesn't process the messages from banned players and does not reply to them.How does hardware ban work? ›
An HWID ban in Valorant is a type of ban that is applied to a specific hardware identification (HWID) of a device. This means that if you have been HWID banned, you will not be able to play Valorant on the device that has been banned. It's the gizmo that everything else attaches to or plugs into.Can game ban be removed? ›
Game bans cannot be appealed and are not removed from accounts.Does tarkov have IP ban? ›
When asked if “you all ever do IP bans” to keep cheaters from getting in the game even after opening a brand new account, Buyanov replied “yes and not only,” suggesting that Battlestate Games relies on a variety of different methods to keep the community in Escape From Tarkov on a level playing field.Will a new motherboard fix a Hwid ban? ›
There is no guarantee that replacing a motherboard will change the HWID on your PC, usually the HWID is generated from various components of your PC and sometimes its Mac Address, there is no standard algorithm used by PC manufactures.Is a Hwid ban permanent? ›
How long is a Valorant HWID ban? A hardware ban in Valorant lasts for 120 days, from the moment it was issued. Thus, after 120 full days pass, the HWID ban expires and you will be able to play on a brand new account, on the same computer. That said, for repeat offenders, the HWID ban will be permanent.How do I bypass a device ban? ›
- #1: Switch out your Media Access Control (MAC) address.
- #2: Change your IP address using a VPN.
- #3: Clear your computer's cache & 'digital residue'
- #4: Uninstall the program or browser.
(Internet slang, transitive) To ban (a user) permanently.
Does tarkov ban for boosting? ›
In order to avoid permanent bans, temporary bans and other misunderstandings - we recommend that you refrain from large and constant distribution of items in raids to other players. All this will be regarded as boosting, which is prohibited in our game. Thank you for understanding.Is Ban evasion permanent? ›
Is ban evasion permanent? Circumventing a Twitter enforcement action (such as a permanent suspension) by creating accounts or repurposing existing accounts to replace or mimic a suspended account is a violation of the ban evasion policy; it will result in permanent suspension at first detection.Can you appeal a Hwid ban? ›
Generally, suspensions can last for 3 to 30 days. On the other hand, HWID and account bans are permanent. But, you can appeal them.Does a CPU have a Hwid? ›
Each Server has a unique Hardware ID that is determined by the computer's, Motherboard, CPU, RAM, and Network Interface Card (NIC).Is a VAC ban a hardware ban? ›
no hardware ban. just buy a lot of accounts on next sale on april and you will be okay. vac bans are only for known cheats, steam has a library. make your own cheats and pwn!Do game bans expire? ›
The duration of the game ban is determined by the developer. Only permanent game bans are displayed on the user's profile. Temporary game bans, or suspensions, are not displayed.What is the longest video game ban? ›
The mayor of New York City, Fiorello LaGuardia, even went so far as to smash pinball machines during a press conference. Most bans were lifted by the early 1970s, but New York stood firm until 1976, which, at 34 years, makes it the longest ban in gaming history.How long does game ban last? ›
Your ban can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a week, and it is non-negotiable. VAC suspensions cannot be challenged. When a VAC ban is incorrectly issued, it is automatically corrected. Steam Support cannot remove vac bans because they are permanent, non-negotiable, and cannot be reversed.Does tarkov have anticheat? ›
Escape from Tarkov uses Battleye anti-cheat, which protects the game starting from the moment of its launch.Can a game ban your IP address? ›
As such, it has a number of rules in its Terms of Service to ensure its players can enjoy the game safely and that no one has an unfair advantage. If you break the rules, your account and IP address could face sanctions. This can go all the way to a permanent ban.
Does a spoofer change Hwid? ›
The HWID spoofer, which is also known as HWID changer, is simply a tool that enables you to manipulate or alter hardware IDs, making them varied to beat the anti-cheat system. HWID spoofer can easily be regarded as an anti-cheat bypass.What does a HWID look like? ›
The Hardware ID (HWID) is a set of numbers and letters (capital letters only) that uniquely identify your computer to any of our software. The HWID is made out of eighteen (18) characters e.g. 098H52ST479QE053V2 and it is used to unlock (register) our software in a computer.Does updating Windows change Hwid? ›
since the latest update on windows several server host and API writers report the HWID keeps changing on every restart.What is IP ban? ›
January 2022) IP address blocking, or IP banning, is a configuration of a network service that blocks requests from hosts with certain IP addresses. IP address blocking is commonly used to protect against brute force attacks and to prevent access by a disruptive address.What does hardware ban include? ›
Hardware Bans are issued to repeat offenders, to limit their ability to simply make a new account and continue cheating. It basically means that Activision will block your PlayStation, Xbox, or PC when they find that you have repeatedly been cheating, even on multiple accounts.What does Activision hardware ban? ›
Activision uses hardware bans against "repeat "cheaters, which uses a unique ID associated with PC components to target a cheater's system rather than their individual account.How do I change my IP address to bypass a ban? ›
Use VPN - Use virtual private network to obtain a new IP address from a VPN provider. Use a Proxy Server - Use a proxy server to access the service from a different IP address. Use Tor Server - Use a TOR server to access the service from a different network.Can you bypass bans with a VPN? ›
Whatever the case, you can bypass the 4chan ban by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). When you connect to a VPN, your internet traffic is routed through an encrypted tunnel. This secures it from all outside observers, from hackers to your ISP. You're also provided with a new, temporary IP address.Does VPN prevent IP ban? ›
VPNs encrypt your network traffic, making it unreadable to hackers, network administrators, and even your Internet Service Provider (ISP). As you can connect to servers all over the world and receive a new IP address each time, getting around a Minecraft IP ban becomes very simple.How long do IP bans last? ›
How long do IP bans usually last? A temporary IP ban can last anywhere between 7 and 30 days, while account bans are generally permanent.
How long is the infinite ban? ›
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In case your account is blocked temporarily, you will be in the jail for around 24 hours.Is ELO boosting Bannable? ›
Any account found participating in MMR Boosting (both Booster and Boostee) are subject to the following punishments: 2 Week Account Suspension in League of Legends.Are tarkov macros Bannable? ›
Yes. And if it does anything like what you are describing then it is cheating.Can you get Permabanned? ›
Ban evasion is a popular circumvention strategy that malicious users frequently adopt. Ban evasion is the act of circumventing suspensions on an online plat- form , wherein banned users create another account to continue their activities on the platform.How long do server bans last? ›
It depends on the rules from server to server. Most big servers have moderators who can ban people for 1-day or even permanently depending on the offense. There are two types of ban: kick and ban. If a user account is kicked from a server they can join again if they want to.Can you get unbanned from BattlEye? ›
About bans: 1. Everybody can actually appeal to BattlEye with a ban case (you can write to them directly). Also battleye unban people from time to time due to their false-positives, although it is really really rare.How do I unban myself from EA Games? ›
- Click Contact us at the top of any page on EA Help.
- Select the game that your account was banned or suspended from. ...
- Choose your platform.
- Select Manage my account, then Banned or suspended account.
- Fill out any other details below. ...
- Click Select contact option.
To unban a player you can use the pardon command either on the console or ingame.
Are game bans permanent? ›
Game bans are determined by the game developer; they can range from single day bans to permanent bans.Is BattlEye ban permanent? ›
Global bans are permanent and no exceptions will be made.Does BattlEye respond to ban appeals? ›
Everybody can actually appeal to BattlEye with a ban case (you can write to them directly). Also battleye unban people from time to time due to their false-positives, although it is really really rare.How does BattlEye detect cheats? ›
BattlEye uses an intelligent dynamic on-the-fly detection system, ensuring that unrelenting cheaters are removed quickly. To learn more about BattlEye, visit their website.How long is EA ban dispute? ›
In most cases, we will respond via email within 8 hours. However, if we detect unauthorized activity on your account, your request may take up to 3 business days. Thank you for your patience.Will EA unban you? ›
The only way of getting unbanned from EA is by submitting an EA unban appeal.How do I contact EA to get unbanned? ›
- Click Contact Us.
- Sign in to your EA Account that has the lock, ban, or suspension, if you haven't already.
- Click the plus sign in the Email section to fill out our webform and give us the details about your lock, ban, or suspension.
- Change IP address - Change your router or computer's IP address.
- Use VPN - Use virtual private network to obtain a new IP address from a VPN provider.
- Use a Proxy Server - Use a proxy server to access the service from a different IP address.
3. Contact customer support or server admin. If you've been banned from a server, contacting the server admin is often the simplest way of unbanning yourself. If you've been given a platform ban, you should contact customer support.How long is an infinite ban? ›
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