While Escape from Tarkov is ostensibly a two-faction game, it turns out that there’s a third option available to those who don’t want to play nice with others. In the multiplayer shooter’s newest alpha patch, players can now decide to fight as a “Scav,” a third-party scavenger who is out for him or herself.
“Playing as a Scav is like playing the game without rules,” the devs explained, “one where the players can experience quite different gameplay with a focus on reckless abandon. The Scav player is spawned together with AI Scavs. 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.”
Check out the short gameplay video after the break!