Our Focus This Week

31 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 Dev Focus August 31

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:

  • Weekly Challenges: We’re constantly striving to improve Challenges, by fixing any issues that pop up, adding new Challenge types to increase diversity, or designing new features. Weekly Challenges will be joining the Daily and Career Challenges in a future update.
  • Fog of War: An upcoming adjustment to the map and mini-map will be Fog of War. This new change will up the challenge ante by limiting visible objectives. We’ll have more information on how Fog of War works when we get closer to releasing this feature.
  • Mid-week Hotfix: We have a hotfix dropping mid-week to address a few minor issues.
  • RASP Rocket: Another upcoming feature is the addition of the RASP in Expedition Mode. The RASP is an alternative extraction method for those who wish to leave before the Dropship arrives. More info to come in the future on RASP.

Top Community Feedback

Scavengers Community Feedback August 31

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:

Future Update: For these, we’re planning to add them to Scavengers at some point, but don’t have a confirmed release date yet. They are part of our mid to long-term plans, so it could be months before they are available in-game.

  • Rebinding Controller Keys: We’ve read your feedback around the recent controller changes. Offering preset controller bindings, giving you more flexibility on how the controller keys are mapped are all planned for a bit further down the line.
  • Previewing Cosmetics: You’ve just obtained a brand new emote and you have no way to see what it does until using it in a match. Don’t worry! We’re working on a system that will allow you to preview it before joining a match.

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.

  • Controller Sensitivity: Our Rush & Attack Update adjusted the controller sensitivity. We’ve heard from many of you that the sensitivity feels worse after this update. We don’t have any plans to revert this change; however, we are discussing internally what can be done to make the sensitivity feel more satisfying.
  • Unlocking Cosmetic Items: Right now, there is no easy way to know how to obtain the different titles, emblems or banners. Will they be available in the Shop, through in-game progression, or even as an event reward? The only way to know right now is to wait for it to be awarded, or to talk to others who have already unlocked it. While we don’t have any immediate changes planned, adding more clarity is something we are interested in.

Blogs & Event

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

Events:

Get ready for the weekly Mutator events! Mutator GunFu returns on Tuesday with random weapons every time you spawn - including the initial spawn! And then on Thursday, it’s time for high tier weapons with Mutator Arsenal. These Mutators happen twice each day, at 9:30 AM PT / 5:30 BST and 3:30 PM / 11:30 BST!

We’re dropping a mid-week Hotfix to address some minor issues, so keep an eye out for more details in the next couple of days.




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.

September 1st Hotfix

31 August 2021

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Rush & Attack Update

24 August 2021

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