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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Midwinter Entertainment
Release Date: 2021

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'Scavengers' (ALL) Unlocks All Early Access Content, Next Week's Update Will Wipe Accounts

by Rainier on May 22, 2021 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT

Scavengers is a co-opetition shooter that puts players in the role of young survivors fighting in a not-so-distant future, where cataclysmic events have triggered a new ice age.

Scavengers puts players in the role of young explorers fighting in a not-so-distant future, where cataclysmic events have triggered a new ice age. The game will combine exploration, survival and combat elements, while maintaining a focus on teamwork and cooperative game mechanics. 

Players will begin each game by equipping their Explorer, venturing into the wilds, competing and allying with other human players to complete objectives, gathering resources and battling against AI-controlled enemy factions. Large and unpredictable AI populations, combined with the balance of co-operation and competition between the human players, will create rich, repeatable gameplay.

Scavengers will allow players to experience vast play spaces, densely populated with satisfying AI combatants and supported by rich simulation of the surrounding world, providing endless emergent gameplay possibilities resulting from the interplay of human competitors and AI adversaries within a large, dynamic world.

Scavengers will build on the game design principles that made Halo 5’s Warzone a revolutionary new mode for Halo players, by allowing teams of players to compete with one another while exploring a large game map populated with hundreds of free-roaming and highly sophisticated AI enemies, with distinct factions, weapons and behaviors.

When Early Access began, we knew that there would be one final wipe before your progression became permanent. Having the wipe now is an important part of the process as we continue our work on the console versions of Scavengers (which is making great progress!). This allows us to integrate the console version into Scavengers multiplayer structure.

The final progression wipe will happen on Wednesday, May 26th to coincide with our game update. Any Explorers or Research you unlock, or the progress you make leveling your account will be saved from that point on!

We know the big question that is on everyone’s mind - what exactly is being lost and what is carrying over after the account wipe?

Basically with this wipe, your entire account will be reset. Your account and Explorer levels will be set back to 1 - you’ll start over with only Tarik, Halden, and Valora available immediately. Anything you purchased from the Shop will be removed, Chips will be wiped, and you’ll be starting your Research over.

We want to give players a chance to experience everything Scavengers has to offer before the final wipe. We’ll be unlocking accounts from Saturday, May 22nd at 12 PM PT / 8 PM BST until our next content update on Wednesday, May 26th!

All Explorers will be unlocked, making this the perfect opportunity to test out new Explorers. We’re also unlocking Research: all Talents, weapons, throwables, and items will be available! Experiment and figure out your optimal loadout as you test out your Explorers in the frozen wasteland.

Cosmetic items such as Explorer skins are not unlocked during this period. You will still need to use Chips to unlock them - just remember, they will be removed during the final wipe!

We appreciate the commitment and passion our players have shown so far during Early Access. In celebration and to thank you for your support, we’ll be granting Pioneer Rewards to our early adopters and players. We hope all our early Explorers enjoy these tokens of our appreciation.

You will receive additional rewards based on your account level. The higher your level, the more rewards you’ll receive - including Chips to help you unlock your favorite Explorer! Here’s what you can get, depending on your level:

  • All Active Players:
    • Pilgrim Backpack
    • Early Adopter Title
  • Account Level 10 - 24:
    • Frontrunner 1 Emblem
    • Frontrunner 1 Banner
    • 1,000 Chips
  • Account Level 25 - 49:
    • Frontrunner 1 Emblem & Banner
    • Frontrunner 2 Emblem
    • Frontrunner 2 Banner
    • 1,500 Chips
  • Account Level 50+:
    • Frontrunner 1 Emblem & Banner
    • Frontrunner 2 Emblem & Banner
    • Frontrunner 3 Emblem
    • Frontrunner 3 Banner
    • Frontrunner Title
    • 3,000 Chips

You have until the update on Wednesday, May 26th to level up your account, so take advantage of all the recently unlocked Explorers and weapons to push your account level higher to earn even more rewards!

These rewards will be added to your account after the content update on Wednesday, May 26th. We hope you enjoy your new cosmetic emblems and banners - show them off with pride!

Scavengers is available as Early Access title through Steam and the Epic Games Store.

The multiplayer “co-opetition” survival shooter will be built with Unreal Engine and powered by Improbable’s SpatialOS game development platform. With these technologies, Scavengers will provide endless emergent gameplay possibilities resulting from the interplay of human competitors and AI adversaries within a large, living world.

By dividing the action between multiple servers in the cloud, all of which contribute to building and running a seamless and consistent world, SpatialOS allows more sophisticated artificial intelligence, more AI entities and players occupying a seamless, shared environment, and a larger, more detailed and more deeply simulated game world than can be supported by the traditional client-server architecture used in online gaming.

Scavengers is in development for PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store), scheduled for 2021.

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