Here’s What’s Happening

16 August 2021

Explorers,

We’re back with our latest Weekly Focus blog!

This will be a regular series where we’ll take a look at what the team is focusing their attention on this week, as well as their response to some of the top community feedback and suggestions we’ve received.


Developer Focus

Scavengers August 16 Dev Focus

Here, we’ll talk about some of the top topics that the team is working on this week. This isn’t their only focus - we’ll be highlighting only the main topics they’re focused on:

  • Hotfix: There will be a mid-week Hotfix, focused mainly on bug fixes. Keep an eye out for the full Hotfix Notes later this week.
  • Optimization and Issues: A priority focus for us is always on game optimization and bug fixes. This week, in addition to working on PC refinements, we’re also working on console optimization and correcting issues.
  • Preparing for the August Update: Our August update is right around the corner and we’re finishing up the content and features that will be included.
  • Environment Art Updates: Our Creative team has been working hard behind the scenes to update the environment art. Various locations within Cascade Springs have been updated and we’re excited to share this with you in the future.
  • New Items: Our August update will feature a few new items, including the resurrection item that we mentioned previously, to help you on your adventures.

Top Community Feedback

Scavengers August 16 Community Feedback

We’re on this Scavengers journey with you, and we want to improve and refine the game with the feedback and suggestions from our community. Although the team is constantly going through your feedback and incorporating them into our updates and hotfixes, we haven’t had a really good way to let you know what might be coming in the medium to long term.

So, every week, we'll share our thoughts on some of the top community feedback topics that we’ve been seeing on our platforms. We may work on some of these for a future update; some of these could be part of a long-term plan and might not have a date for when they’ll arrive in Scavengers. Others, we may be investigating or considering adding, but can’t promise that you’ll see them in the game. Finally, for some, we want to continue hearing your feedback and thoughts on, to ensure we’re considering the right way to approach it. Let’s break them down:

Interesting: We’re interested in adding these to the game and are currently looking into how it might work. We don’t have any definite plans, so they may or may not be added in a future update.

  • Teammate’s Keeper Timer: When your teammate activates their Keeper, it’s hard to know how much longer before it finishes. We’d like to adjust the UI so that the time is visible to the entire squad, not just the person who activated the Keeper.

Developer Thoughts: We love reading your feedback and sometimes, there are game reasons why certain elements are designed a certain way. When that happens, we’ll try to explain a bit of our thoughts around design.

  • Horde Mode EXP: We’re hearing from you that EXP for Horde Mode is low. Horde Mode is intended to generate less EXP compared to Expedition Mode. However, we do plan to look into this, to check that the level of EXP is where we expect it to be.
  • Squad Size: We’ve heard your gameplay feedback both on loading into a match without a full team, and the desire for solo and duo queue. While we don’t have any immediate plans to create a solo or duo queue, we’re always thinking of future ideas.
  • PvE Modes: Horde Mode is our first foray into creating a PvE-only experience. We plan to continue improving and evolving Horde Mode, to make it more fun and exciting for you. We’re also interested in exploring additional PvE modes, although those would be planned for a bit further on in the future.

Blogs & Event

Scavengers August 16 Blogs and Events

Here’s where we’ll keep you updated on what events might be happening and what blog content you might see!

Events:

The Mutator GunFu and Mutator Arsenal events will be back this Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. Keep an eye out on our Discord and social channels for exact times!

Keep an eye out for the Hotfix Notes as we prepare to roll out some bug fixes.

This weekend there will be a 48-hr Season Points event to give your Battle Pass progress a boost!

We are planning another exciting ScavLab playtest later this week! Keep an eye out on Discord for information about dates and times.




We’re committed to creating Scavengers with our amazing players. Please share your feedback and suggestions on Discord and Twitter and let us know your thoughts on our focus topics.

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