|“||Amidst the chaos and lawlessness, scarcity of vital provisions and territories, the first to lift up their heads are shady characters, unembarrassed by excessive moral or ethical restraints or quick to lose them under influence of conditions. They gather into packs, living by dog-eat-dog rules, cutting each other throats over a better piece. This is how yesterday's civilians become Scavs.||„|
|~ In game description|
Description[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
The Scav groups are quite varied, have diverse ethnic, social and quantitative composition, as well as the different levels and quality of equipment and varying degrees of sustainability. By far, three of these groups the are considered to be the most stable and organized. Namely: Y. G. Zhilnov group (alias - Yarik, Yaga), B.S. Pashutin group (alias - Fiend), B.T. Stoporenko group (alias - Lawyer).
Summary[edit | edit source]
Scavs are Tarkov locals who decided to walk the path of bandits. Essentially, a Scav is a side character which can deliver you an entirely different gameplay experience. Equipment, weapons, place and time of Scav spawning on location are set randomly.
Factions[edit | edit source]
- Grizzie armed group
- B.S. Pashutin armed group (Alias - Fiend)
- Yaroslav Grigoryevich Zhilnov (Alias: Yarik, Yaga)
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Scavs are both AI and player controlled characters. All maps begin with Scavs already populating them, and more will arrive in waves throughout the duration of a raid. During one of these spawn waves, player controlled Scavs will join the match.
Scav mode[edit | edit source]
Playing as a Scav is like playing the game without rules, one where the players can experience quite different gameplay with a focus on reckless abandon. The Scav player is spawned together with AI Scavs - for example, in a locked spot on the map, in the middle of the time allocated for the raid. Scav tactics change up the overall style of raid gameplay, and in most cases, complicating the lives of BEAR and USEC players, while also fighting amongst themselves.
The most important thing about playing as Scav is that if you get killed in the raid, you will not lose anything from your main character’s possessions, and if you survive, you can add whatever you looted to the cache.
In other words, this is an alternative way to find and save items and to take part in combat, but without constant fear of losing everything that was found or brought into the Raid.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
Scavs can spawn with the following equipment:
Armor is often between 85% and 100% durability.
Weapons can be found missing various non-vital components, such as dust covers, stocks, and iron sights. Additionally, they may also be found with mods attached such as flashlights/lasers, sights, and scopes.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Russian, Scavs are known as 'Savages' or 'Wild'.