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Scavengers update for 28 April 2021

PC Early Access is now live with Twitch Drops

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We’re very excited to announce that Scavengers PC Early Access has started and our servers are back online!

Thank you to everyone for your patience leading up to this moment. That valuable time extension meant our team was able to focus work on key features that we hope will make your Early Access experience even more awesome. We’re looking forward to seeing the response and feedback from you all!

There’s a lot happening with Early Access, with very important information for all of you to know. So, let’s break it down - please make sure you read all the below:


Returning players, you can jump straight into Scavengers now!

If you’ve participated in our Closed Beta and previous playtests, or already have a Scavengers Steam key, you’re good to go. Just update your Steam build, then jump in and check out what’s new!

Here’s a reminder of our minimum specs for Scavengers:

  • Windows 10 PC
  • Processor: Core i5-6500 or equivalent
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon R9 380
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11

New players, you can get Steam keys via Twitch Drops.

To help with onboarding and to kick-start our Twitch community, new players can get access by watching Scavengers Twitch streams that have Twitch Drops enabled.

This won’t be happening for the entirety of Early Access but we’d like to give our Twitch community a chance to build and grow - we appreciate your support during this! We’ll be updating everyone on when this changes.

To get a key via a Twitch Drop, just follow these steps:

  • Select the livestream which has drops enabled, and that you want to watch from the Scavengers Directory page.
  • Authorize your Twitch Account. You can do this via this link: Twitch Auth page. Follow the necessary steps to complete the authorization.
  • You’ll then be directed to the Scavengers website to create an Improbable account (Improbable is the publisher of Scavengers). Fill in the necessary information to create your account.
  • Once you create your Improbable account, you’ll need to verify your email address. Check your inbox and accept your email verification.
  • Final step! After you’ve watched 30 minutes of a Scavengers Twitch livestream, you must claim your Twitch Drop. Once you’ve claimed it, we'll email you a Steam key so you can start playing. Please check your inbox for the email with your key - it might take between 5-10 minutes to get to you.

Watch our step-by-step video for a full walkthrough.

You can also win keys in giveaways that are happening across a number of game websites, like PC Gamer, VG247, and more. Check them out!

All Twitch Streamers can drop keys!

Anyone who streams Scavengers on Twitch can join in with drops, as long as you have a Steam key, can play the game yourself, and opt into the campaign.

Just link your Improbable account to your Twitch account, opt into the Twitch Drop campaign (you can enable this in your Creator Dashboard under “Drops”) and stream away!


New Explorers, if you haven’t already - check out our updated Beginner’s Guide to Scavengers. It’s a great introduction to the world of Scavengers as you start out on your expeditions, with all the key pointers on how to survive and - possibly - win in your missions.

Explorers new and old will all benefit hugely from reading through our Early Access Patch Notes and Known Issues blogs.

Patch Notes will give you all the key information on what to expect - and what to look forward to! - in Early Access. Known Issues will give you a comprehensive list of all the bugs and errors we’re aware of and which we’re already working on to fix in future updates and patches.
Please read them and prep up for your return to Scavengers.


To welcome back our returning players and to jump-start all our new Explorers, we’re giving out some perks and bonuses:

For the earliest of our Early Access players, there’s a bonus of 1,500 Chips to claim. Don’t miss out, this is a limited-time special and the extra Chips can go a long way towards unlocking an Explorer or purchasing valuable items!

Weekend Explorers, save the date. From Saturday, May 1st - Sunday, May 2nd, we’re running a Double EXP Event. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on your progression!

The event will run from May 1st 12:00 PM PT / 08:00 PM BST - May 2nd, 12:00 PM PT / 08:00 PM BST.
There are more upcoming rewards to look out for. We’d like to show our appreciation particularly to players who have been with us from the very beginning and we’re aiming to recognize and reward those players in the future with in-game items.

More details on these future rewards to come and we’ll update you when we have news to share.


We will be resetting account progress during Early Access. Our goal is to do this only once to accommodate new features that we're still working on, and make sure the balance is as good as we can make it. We’ll let you know when that is coming before we do it.

We know this isn’t a great feeling when you’ve spent time and energy progressing. Therefore, to recognize this and to say thank you for everyone’s support, we’re planning to award in-game bonuses and rewards to everyone after that final progression wipe.

Again, we’ll be sharing more updates on this in the future, stay tuned.


With more players joining the field and our awesome community continuing to grow, we want to make sure that we provide the best game support for all our players.

If you encounter any technical issues while playing Scavengers, please submit a ticket to our Player Support team. Your question will get passed to the right member of the team to look into and we’ll reply as soon as we can.

You can also join our Discord server and talk to our Community team, as well as other Explorers to share your Scavengers experiences and see if they might have an answer to your question.

You can also help bug report and submit feedback about Scavengers on our Discord Server too. Your feedback and suggestions are still as important as ever to us. We want to continue building Scavengers with you, so your thoughts and ideas will all go towards our ongoing game improvements and updates - keep sharing them with us!

We’re so excited to be in this moment of our Scavengers journey with you and really hope that you enjoy Early Access! There’s plenty more to come, including in-game events and updates, so keep an eye out for future news!

Don’t forget to put the call out to friends too - team up, explore together, and win together!

Stay safe and keep warm,
Midwinter Team

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