How to uninstall Escape from Tarkov

Is Escape from Tarkov not showing up on your programs list? Here's how to uninstall it.

While games get near-continuous updates these days, not all of them can stay in our catalogue forever, especially when it comes to preserving that all-important disk space. If you’ve enjoyed your time in Escape from Tarkov but are ready to move on, you may have found that you can’t see the game in your programs list in order to uninstall it. Never fear, you’re not stuck in Tarkov forever, we can help you. So whether you didn’t enjoy the game or just want to clear out some space on the hard drive, here’s how to uninstall Escape from Tarkov.

How to uninstall Escape from Tarkov

How to uninstall Escape from Tarkov
You need to find the Battlestate Games folder to uninstall Escape from Tarkov.
© Battlestate Games

Many users attempting to uninstall Escape from Tarkov report that the game doesn’t show up in their programs list through Windows. While it is a bit cheeky that Tarkov doesn’t install itself in a regular manner, it is a game that’s all about difficulty, so maybe the real way to Escape from Tarkov is to figure out how to uninstall it? On that note, here’s what you need to do:

Escape from Tarkov comes with an uninstaller executable, but it’s tucked away in the game’s install folder. On your computer, navigate to C:\Battlestate Games\BsgLauncher (or whichever drive you installed it on) and look for the uninstall executable. It may be called something like Unins000.exe or uninstall.exe.

Run the uninstaller executable to delete Escape from Tarkov from your computer. If you’re still not having any success uninstalling Escape from Tarkov, you can always just delete the folder containing the game (the Battlestate Games folder will work). 

With that, you’ve not learned how to uninstall Escape from Tarkov. If you do change your mind and return to the game, feel free to check out the guides we’ve produced, which should help you get back in the groove. Just click the links below:

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