Let’s face it: Escape from Tarkov isn’t perfect. The game is still in its beta phase, and for some players, it’s just not worth the hard drive space it takes up. To make matters worse, it takes more effort to uninstall Escape from Tarkov than you might think. Fortunately, we’re here to tell you how to delete Escape from Tarkov and clear up that valuable storage space.
How to uninstall Escape from Tarkov
The best way to uninstall Escape from Tarkov is through the game’s official uninstall program. For whatever reason, the game doesn’t appear in the Add or Remove Programs feature in Windows 10. Instead, you’ll have to find the Battlestate Games launcher installation folder and run the uninstall program.
While it’s not as easy as it should be, the process is still fairly simple. Here’s how to uninstall Escape from Tarkov:
- Navigate to the Battlestate Games install folder at C:\Battlestate Games\BsgLauncher
- Note: If you installed to a different directory, go there instead
- Look for the uninstall program (uninstall.exe or unins000.exe) and open it
- Follow the prompts to uninstall Escape from Tarkov
After following these steps, the Escape from Tarkov game files will be removed from your computer. However, it’s possible that some files like installation folders or registry items will still remain. Those will have to be deleted manually, i.e. by deleting the Battlestate Games folder or the game’s installation folder. Be warned that doing this will remove anything kept in those directories, such as configuration files or backup saves.
Figuring out how to uninstall Escape from Tarkov isn’t exactly difficult. But, like the game itself, the process isn’t as streamlined as it is with other Windows 10 software. Fortunately, the uninstall program in the Battlestate Games folder should do the trick, and you’ll have your valuable hard drive space back in no time.