Escape from Tarkov

How To Bypass HWID/Hardware Ban in Escape From Tarkov – Full Guide

Last Updated on 18th February 2023

HWID (hardware) bans on Escape from Tarkov are the hardest to bypass since, apart from your IP 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 EFT hardware ID ban mainly applies to cheaters in-game and people who break the rules, there are some cases when users 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 EFT. 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 Escape from Tarkov on the PC you got HWID Banned.


The content you will find in this post is for educational and research purposes only.

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


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.



The files were updated in March 2023 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 the HWID Bypass folder to your C: drive.

Escape from Tarkov HWID Spoofer Download.
How to download files.

How To Get Unbanned From Escape from Tarkov HWID Ban

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 spoof your hardware IDs and get unbanned on Escape from Tarkov, and you will have to redo everything.

Step 1 – Uninstall EFT 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 EFT and make sure to clear every single file related to it. We want to ensure that no files are left on the PC that could link you back to the Escape from Tarkov hardware ban.

Navigate to the Control Panel and choose the option Programs.

Programs option on Control Panel.

Next, click on Programs & Features option.

Programs & Features

Locate Escape from Tarkov, right-click on it, and choose Uninstall.

Now let’s start clearing up all trace files left on your PC.

Double-click each shortcut on the first folder of the files, look for folders/files related to Escape from Tarkov, and delete them.

Locations to delete Escape from Tarkov leftovers after uninstalling it.

These are the locations you will find in the shortcuts:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)
  • C:\Program Files
  • C:\%userprofile%\Documents\
  • C:\%localappdata%
  • C:\%programdata%
  • C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local
  • + 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 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.

registry locations
  • HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\

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.

delete registries

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 editing 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.

How to access registry editor in Windows.

Now copy this path -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography and paste it into the search bar on the top side.

Location of an HWID value.

Go to the GUID Generator website, click the button to generate a new GUID, and copy it.

GUID Generator

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.

How to change GUID to bypass Escape from Tarkov HWID ban.

Again, copy this path -> Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\Hardware Profiles\0001 and paste it into the search bar on the top side.

Go to the 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.

How to change the 2nd GUID to bypass HWID Ban on Escape from Tarkov.

Now let’s move on to the next step!

Step 3 – Mask your IP Address

We see this all the time in the comments and on the emails we receive that people don’t want to pay for a VPN or want to make this work with a free VPN. Unfortunately, that will not be sustainable, and you will actually spend more money on new accounts and countless hours thinking about why you are getting banned again than just getting a good VPN now.

Even HWID Spoofers will require you to buy a VPN. If you were to buy a working HWID Spoofer for Escape from Tarkov, you would have to pay around 500$-1000$ per year for the spoofer + VPN. By following this guide, you only need the VPN(3$-4$ per month) and 15 minutes of your time to follow the steps.

I recommend using NordVPN because they have high-quality VPN servers, ensuring the best gaming experience and the lowest ping possible.

I can’t find a completely free working method to go around the ban, but this is the cheapest it can get.

How to correctly set up NordVPN 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 all your hard drives’ serial numbers.

Navigate to the folder with the previously downloaded files and go to “Step 4 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.

Script to change Disk IDs (Volume Serial Numbers)

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.
How to find out the serial number of your hard drives.
  • 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.
How to change the serial number of your hard drivers to bypass the HWID ban on Escape from Tarkov.

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“.

HWID Bypass Script, spoofer, cleaner to bypass Escape from Tarkov HWID ban.

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.

How to change all HWIDs and bypass the HWID Ban(Step 1)

Once you press any button to continue, your Command Prompt should look like the one below.

How to change all HWIDs and bypass the HWID Ban(Step 2)

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.

Settings Windows

Click on Network & Internet.

Network & Internet Windows

Click on “Change adapter options“.

How to change adapter settings in Windows

Right-click on your primary internet adapter and click on “Properties“.

Adapter Properties

Choose Client for Microsoft Networks, and click Configure.

Client for Microsoft Networks configuration

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.

How to change MAC address on network adapter in Windows to bypass the Ban on Escape from Tarkov.

Click OK, and you will be disconnected from the internet for a few seconds/minutes. 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.

Configuring the NordVPN adapter.

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.

How to change MAC address of NordVPN adapter in Windows to bypass the Ban on Escape from Tarkov.

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!“.

Change MAC Address to bypass HWID ban on Escape from Tarkov.

Step 7 – Create or buy a new game account.

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 one from Tossable Digits, Hushed or TextVerified(One-time verification).
  • 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“.

Run CRU as Administrator

On the top side of the Custom Resolution Utility app, choose your Monitor/s and click on the “Edit” button.

How to edit your monitor's properties, settings, resolution, and hwids from Windows.

Change the value of the ID Serial and click OK.

Change Monitor ID Serial Number - HWID

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“.

Showing how to: Right-click on USBDeview.exe , and choose "Run as administrator"

Locate your Mouse, right-click on it, and select “Open In RegEdit“.

Change controller, mouse, keyboard, and peripherals IDs and HWIDs.

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.

Deny Reading Peripherals Serial ID

Repeat the same steps for your keyboard and controller(if you have one).

Step 10 – Set up Everything Correctly.

Please navigate to the official website of Escape from Tarkov, download it, install it, and don’t run the game just yet.

  • Open NordVPN, go to “Settings” and make sure “Kill Switch” is enabled.
  • Connect to a server in your preferred country. (Servers closer to you will get you better ping)
  • Run Escape from Tarkov and log in with your new account.
  • Enjoy the game, and leave a comment below to let me know if it worked for you!

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 receive a message that your account is banned or blocked, then the Anti-cheat may have detected any hacks or 3rd party software on your PC.

What parts do I need to replace to remove the HWID ban in Escape from Tarkov?

If you were to replace the hardware parts instead of spoofing or changing the IDs , you would have to change the following:
– Motherboard
– 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 you’ve been banned when you try to log in. After that, 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 parts will be instantly banned.

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.


  1. Going to try to get unbanned from tarkov waiting for my ssd right now if it does work you guys are the best

      1. Came back here to update you all.
        Yes it worked for me and I’ve been playing without issues since then.
        Only issue is that i have like 5-10 ping more than i used to have because of the vpn but not a big deal forr me

        <3 <3 much love to whoever created this
        You guys are the best

  2. So last sat. I was mid raid and my computer crashed. After dissecting it turns out I needed a new PsU. I go buy a new one put it in and after I login to tarkov it shows I have been permanently banned. I bought a new account and immediately got banned again today 12.12 using a VPN with new account obviously didn’t work. So I am assuming I am hardware banned?

  3. i cant get the email to work it gives me an error and tryed 3 different ones muiltiple time

  4. Finally a free method that actually works!!!!
    Man i’ve been reading around forums and reddit and everywhere for countless hours, this is the only thing that actually works!

  5. Hello doe this still work in 2022 and do you have to do this every star up of the pc ?
    If i get banned again i can just repeat thoses steps right ?

  6. It worked! Just do everything aaccording to the steps and it actually worked for me. I got actually falsely banned 6 months ago and now i can play. Thanks !

    1. yea this is actually working very well so far
      it’s my experience 🙂

  7. I tried to change the hwid of my hard drives (I have two – C and H) and it does not work.

    ‘volumeid.exe’ is not a recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

    It says it was successful, but when I check by typing vol c: or vol h:, it’s still showing the previous hwid, even after a PC restart.

  8. Hello, this method works, I’ve used it and it worked not only for Tarkov but as well as for Rust and several other games that I have been banned from. If anyone wants proof or evidence of any sort I suggest you try this yourself and see that it actually works if everything is done correctly and by this guide. I’ve been banned twice after playing and just redid the same exact instructions to get unbanned again and be able to play on a new account. Have fun.

  9. Using this guide since late 2021 for EFT and valorant. I see it gets updates every month or so.
    Worked every single time since then. The last time I used it is 21/2/2023 and worked just fine.
    To everyone that says it doesn’t you are probably doing something wrong or missing something .
    Delete every folder that has the EFT name on it , change your hwids with the scripts, always use nordvpn(make it start automatically and connect), use new account only, don’t cheat in the first 24 hours.

  10. Steap 5 says that Systen cannot find the path specified anyone knows how to fix the step for changing your HWIDs

  11. How do you downland the AMIWIN64 software that they use wanting to do it all manuelly?


    I’ve done this multiple times following this exact guide and i can confirm 2 things.
    1st it works.
    2nd the files are clean.

    Steps you should follow:

    1. Go ahead and cancel your fking hwid spoofer subscriptions.(dont pay these thieves)
    2. Sit your ass on the desk for 20-30 minutes and follow this guide.(Do even the optional steps you lazy ****)
    3. Get the vpn and don’t go cheap with public proxies lol.(If you dont have money, do an onlyfans for a day or dont go out on saturday)
    4. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT -> Come back here and tell this man a big “THANK YOU” because he just saved you all this trouble, time, and money.

    Have a nice day.

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