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

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 blocked by Escape from Tarkov. Game companies are looking for better and more effective ways to punish cheaters in-game that’s why the last few years, a lot of them, including Escape from Tarkov, have started banning players based on their hardware ids(HWID BAN) as well as IP/MAC addresses.

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 HWID banned without an obvious reason.

Whatever your case may be, in this article, you will find all the information you need to bypass an HWID ban in Escape from Tarkov.

To bypass the HWID 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 bypass the ban and you will have to redo everything.

SLOTHYTECH DOESN’T TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS.

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, IP / MAC addresses, and bypass the HWID ban on Escape from Tarkov.

HWID Bypass Files

YOU CAN FOLLOW THIS GUIDE WITHOUT DOWNLOADING MY FILES.

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 on June 2022 to keep up with the latest Escape from Tarkov Updates.

OR

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.

Step 1 – Uninstall Escape from Tarkov and clear all traces.

The first and most important thing you’ll have to do is to completely uninstall Escape from Tarkov and the launcher 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.

Programs option on Control Panel.

Next, click on Programs & Features option.

Programs & Features

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

Now let’s start clearing up all trace files left on your PC. Please double click on each shortcut on the first folder of the files and look for folders/files related to Escape from Tarkov and the launcher 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.

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/launcher and delete them.

registry locations
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\
  • HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\
  • + 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 the Launcher and choose Delete.

delete registries

Step 2 – Change your Disk’s Serial Number

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 bypass, 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 files you previously downloaded and go to step 2. 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 it will ask you which drive ID you would like 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 drives 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 of your drive 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 unbanned from Escape from Tarkov. 

Step 3 – Change HWIDs of everything.

AMIWIN64 is used in this step.

Now it’s time to change the system UUID, Baseboard serial number, System Serial, Chassis serial, etc. This is where all the magic happens. We are going to change every single hardware identifier that Escape from Tarkov flags on an HWID ban.

Navigate to “STEP 3 – Change HWIDS” 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 HWIDs and the command prompt will show you upfront your new HWIDs for every hardware part.

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

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

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

You’ve successfully changed all your systems HWIDs, and you are ready to move on to the next step.

Step 4 – Edit HWID Registry keys

Next, you will need to edit a few registry keys that could link you back to the Escape from Tarkov ban. Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to edit all registry keys that could possibly link you back to the hardware id ban.

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 on 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 on 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 5 – Mask & Setup your IP Address

Your IP address is the most crucial security step that will even make or break everything you did above to bypass the Escape from Tarkov ban. 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).

This is the most commonly asked question. Do I need a VPN? YES! You do. If you don’t use a new IP, your new Escape from Tarkov account will get linked to your HWID ban, and it will be blocked, sometimes instantly or after a few hours/days.

Do I need to play the game with a VPN connection at all times? Yes, that’s one of the reasons I recommend getting NordVPN because you will have the lowest ping possible on Escape from Tarkov.

Why not use a Free VPN? Slow speed, high ping, and disconnections all the time which can leak your IP and get you banned instantly again. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and try yourself.

I can’t find a completely free method because you will need a VPN 100% to play Escape from Tarkov again, but you can get NordVPN for 3.29$ per month, which is the best possible solution I can think of.

How to correctly set up the VPN to protect you from getting your actual IP address seen by 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 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 this website, generate a new mac address, copy it, and paste it to 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 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.

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.

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. 

TIPS:

  • 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 on the internet. Instead, use a phone number you never used before, get a cheap number for 3.49$/Month from Tossable Digits
  • Don’t use Russian Numbers until further notice.

Step 8 – Create a new Windows User.

Recently I updated this guide to avoid reinstalling Windows from scratch, but instead of that, you will have to create a new Windows user. Pretty easy to do so; follow the steps shown in the video below.

Step 9 – Change Monitor HWID

In some rare cases, your monitor serial might get banned as well. 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 9 – 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 10 – Hide Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller serial numbers.

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 you one to two minutes to hide all your peripheral serial numbers, I recommend doing it to be safe.

I never needed to hide any of my peripherals ID to bypass the hardware id ban on all the tests I’ve done on different games. Still, many people have been sending me messages to include it as part of the solution since it helped many of them.

Below you can find step-by-step instructions on how to hide your mouse, keyboard, controller, and any computer peripheral serial number:

Navigate to the “STEP 10 – Change Mouse, Keyboard, Controller, SNs” 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 11 – 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.

Comments

  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. What if I’m connected wirelessly with no Ethernet cable? Do I just skip the step where I switch the lan?

    1. Author

      Yes, skip that since you don’t have any.
      Uninstall your network driver and reinstall the latest one.

  4. Do i need a vpn even if its just a HWID ban i already bought another account that havent got banned on my laptop connected to the same wifi

    1. Author

      99.9% if the times that you get HWID banned, you also get IP banned.

  5. do you have to sign out of the email linked to the banned account on google? and if so is it permanently

    1. Author

      You have to sign out from the game with that account yes.
      But, if you mean to sign out your Gmail account from the GMAL service, then, no, it’s not necessary. It has nothing to do with the game.

  6. I got banned for the first time ever, with no email sent to me (I checked the Spam) I did get a new account and I used revo to delete the entire game. Do you think its a HWID ban?

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

    1. Author

      Follow the steps as they are. Instead of reinstalling, create a new Windows user.
      Ensure you are connected to VPN before you log in and while playing.
      You can close it once you are done playing.

  8. 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!

  9. 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 ?

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