Join our PC Closed Beta now!

11 December 2020

Explorers, our Scavengers PC Closed Beta is now live and you can jump into the game to play!

Team up to compete for control across an unforgiving, freezing wasteland of blistering ice storms, hostile Outlanders, infected Scourge, rabid wildlife, and dangerous rival teams.

The Scavengers PC Closed Beta is available to play now, until Monday, December 21st at 5 PM PST (Tuesday, December 22nd, 1 AM GMT). Check what time this is for you
Minimum specs Windows 10 Processor: Core i5-6500 or equivalent Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon R9 380 RAM: 8 GB DirectX: Version 11 As a friendly reminder, we are not permitting livestreaming or the recording and sharing of any in-game footage from Scavengers during Closed Beta. If you’re a content creator and would like to create impressions videos, you can email us at to request our Creator Kit, which contains video footage you can use for your videos.

What’s Closed Beta for?

With each test, we always want to focus on our core, single-session game loop: are you enjoying the combat? How is the game pacing? Is there a dominant strategy when it comes to gathering data? Do you have enough strategic options in approaching each game, whether it’s taking down enemy factions, moving quickly around the map, or hunting other players? Your feedback here is always welcome!

WIth Closed Beta and in future patches, we are now focusing on meta-game progression, research, and additional customization options for your explorers out of game. We’re still in a crucial stage of development and would love to hear from you, so follow us on Twitter and join our Discord server!

Before you dive straight into the Closed Beta, there’s some important information to be aware of:

Returning players

If you’ve signed up previously and have already participated in one of our playtests, you are guaranteed a place in our Closed Beta. You do not need to register for a new key, just patch up and you’re good to go.

New players

If you haven’t signed up for our playtests already, there’s still time but take note, right now, we have availability for 50,000 new players to join us for Closed Beta. Sign up ASAP for a key - if you haven’t already - so you can be guaranteed a place! Here’s what to do:

  • To get a key, register on the home page of our website.
  • You’ll receive your Steam key right away (if they’re available). Please remember to check for the confirmation email in your inbox/promo folders.
  • Once you have your key, log in to Steam and install the game.

We’re still busy refining the game so you can expect to encounter varying performance, unexpected bugs, and balancing issues. Your participation and feedback will be extremely important in helping us iron out the issues that crop up, as we continue to improve the game.

The entire Midwinter team would like to thank you for taking part in our Closed Beta, and for all your thoughts and suggestions. Our Scavengers community is incredible and we wouldn’t be here without you!

We’re so excited to be at this stage of the Scavengers journey with you and really hope that you enjoy Closed Beta! Don’t forget to put the call out to friends too, so you can team up, explore together, and win together!

Stay safe and keep warm,
Midwinter Team

New to Scavengers? Any questions? Check out our Beginner’s Guide and FAQs or feel free to talk to us on Discord or Twitter.

Please note: Character progression and loadouts will be wiped after Closed Beta.

The first Closed Beta is complete!

22 December 2020

Thanks for playing in the first Scavengers PC Closed Beta, we’ll see you next year!

Closed Beta Game Updates

11 December 2020

Game updates and Patch notes. Find out what you can look forward to in Closed Beta!