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Has anyone noticed a lack of backpacks on scavs? I have started 6 scavs with no backpack in a row and searched 10-15 dead scavs to get one and come up empty.
Am I just having rotten luck streak or did they nerf scav packsID: hhsyoot
Yes, it seems Scav gear got a hefty overall nerf with the update.
We've been hunting Scavs on woods 6h tonight and found 0 backpacks on 'em and trashier wests as well (lots of Idea-Rigs)ID: hhxu5nt
Its an event. Scavs never spawn with backpacks and only with idea, security or scav vests. Also ragman has a very limited supply of armorigs.ID: hhtagge
shortage of armor, rigs, and backpacks, lotta scavs with idea rigs now tooID: hht6nz3
There is a new event were there is a shortage of armor and backpacks
I'm a new player, level 16, just had my most thrilling two raids in a row. First raid i go to customs to kill scavs, almost 1v3 a team but the last guy gets me. Heart pounding 200bpm.
Load up a scav run immediately. Run over to the same spot, sure enough, same raid!!! Got all my gear back! Me and another pscav picked through all the loot.
Most fun 30 minutes of tarkov i've had so far.
Operational task to hand over 2 FIR labs key cards to Peacekeeper.
Hands over one card.
Does not find other card before timer expires.
Loses card forever.
What a waste. Lesson learned.ID: hhwy0ye
Highly suggest getting all the items first before turning it in for the dailies.
I would like to apologize to my fellow scavs, as, in my two days of playing, and 2 weeks of watching videos, i didn't come to the realization that scavs are supposed to be friendly to each other. Some bad done the wriggle dance to me and i thought was the only way we knew we were good.
To the one guy that wriggled with me for 60 whole seconds at gas station in customs then one tapped me in the back of the head the moment i turned my back? That betrayal stung.ID: hhvguqh
Such is life in cyka blyat
The repercussions of scav on scav violence needs to go beyond Fence rep, otherwise we have a situation (like now) the at least 2 people per scav lobby have enough rep to ExCamp due to the >over coded/mysterious event< that raised the people who participated to max Fence Rep in just a weekend, and were back to pre [current wipe] where you can just kill every scav you come across and have no repercussions. (Im glad I started this game on this wipe, cause my brothers whove been playing for the past 5 years consistently said that it was still like a PMC run on scav mode)
Do operational tasks not count at night? Factory scav kills didn’t register nor extracting from customsID: hhxtoi0
Maybe it was a runthrough?ID: hi160g0
Ive been having some problems with this as well, extracting from places just aren't registering. I made sure it wasn't a run through too
Anybody get a FLIR on a scav before? I only have 0.51 rep too. LolID: hhy0rc6
it's been a thing since forever
I've encountered a bug where my timed operational task was failed but still showed up both in my character task menu as failed and in the trader menu as active.
-.1 Rep, thought I was shooting the hostile scav but no, I shot one of the normal scavs. The fucking hostile scav gets every fucking advantage in the stupid scav karma griefing game.ID: hi7uofs
P.Scav v P.Scav instigation of violence needs more severe consequences. Ive had four scav runs in a row now where other player scavs just took me out while i was looting, no aggression or anything that might make them think i might be hostile.
Is there also a scav event going on? I just saw more scavs than I have ever seen on customs & I've played a LOT of customsID: hhsogsb
Agreed, I also have had scavs (ai) spawn 5 feet behind me again on multiple occasions within customsID: hi1i7pc
The update to the A.I. said that they would be able to run more scavs at a time on every map as a result of the improvements in the patch notes.
Kinda sucks when you dont wanna shoot another scav as a scav because karma. Its even worse the moment before they head/eyes you when you see them raise their gun. Might just become the scav killer because of it. I pick and win some fights as a pmc but I never pick fights as a scav. Guess my route will change from here on.
In the post raid screen, when it says damage dealt and damage blocked by armor, are those two separate values, or do I subtract the damage dealt by the damage blocked?ID: hhv0nu0
They are separate values. Damage dealt is the damage dealt the their actual health pool. Blocked by armour is well the damage soaked up by their armour.
Can someone remind me what's bugged with 300 blackout? There's something wrong with it right? Took a modded MCX out for kicks and the squad who got me (took 1/3 down) didn't even loot it 🙁ID: hhy93k8
Several months ago there was a somewhat confirmed bug where bullets didn't penetrate arms properly
So if you shot someone in such a way where it should penetrate through arm and hit thorax, the bullet would merely deal arm damage
This was fixed according to some patch notes, so now it should go through the arm and collide with thorax. Not sure the exact specifics, but it used to be you could really tank if you were getting shot in the arms.
Players were using the canted sight + gangster grip Rk-1 because it makes your guy hold his gun weird and maximize arm block.
Anyway, this bug was around and got discussed and then fixed right around when MCX was released
Some players believe/believed that maybe the fix didn't get applied to the MCX ammo properly because when using the gun it sometimes feels like players are absolutely tanking when the ammo stats would imply it would perform similar to 762 BP
This is kind of a common BSG thing where, for example, when they add a new pistol to the game it doesnt work to complete Stirrup quest (Pistol PMC kill) so aside from people feeling like it happens, there's some precedent where new guns get overlooked for some stuff
I honestly don't know if this theory is accurate. I will say that I don't think the MCX + Blackout AP performs as well in my hands as the stats would imply. But there are other explanations for that.
Also players not looting your gun has other explanations than they just didn't want the weapon. If they didn't at least take your sight/foregrip/muzzle device then even more reason to think it might be something different. Tarkov is a weird game and all sorts of stuff can happen.
Does scav karma affect the loadout you have?ID: hhzg8jr
Yes, to an extent. It's still RNG, but it's more favorable RNG. You can get good or bad loadouts with good or bad karma.ID: hhyycyf
Been running woods recently and the last 3 raids since I started noticing the Montain Pass exfil was not available in the list. Went there once and tried to extract with RR + paracord and nothing. Is it random now, or has there been a recent change? I cannot find anything in the wiki.ID: hhz8v21
Didn't this extract disappeared with the woods extension?
Thermite - Can someone please help me?
I've been trying to find Thermite for ages, but I just can't find it anywhere. I've been hitting Woods stashes daily from popular youtubers, & interchange shelves - but literally nada. Can some please tell me where specifically I can find these as a pre-Flea character?ID: hi5q6cy
At the back of goshan in the long hallway. I've gotten like 3 or 4 there.ID: hi4vhxr
I’ve found some in technical loot areas in customs, in crack house and stronghold, I’ve found a bunch in the back shelves of oil and idea too
Idk what the fuck that was. If it was a glitch or what. But I just got into a fight with 2 ppl on shoreline in resort 3rd floor. When I got killed I could hear them looting me, walking around and even drinking something. I could only see a black screen but yeah after like 3 minutes it went to the death screen. I was almost wondering if they snuck in the unconscious element they were talking about awhile back lol
What's factory at night like? I'm probably not gonna live long enough against straight PVP so i'm wondering if night time is any quieterID: hi9097f
Usually pretty empty, go in during off hours irl and you will 90% be the only PMCID: hi966dl
Thanks, I'll give it a shot
Inb4 Chad's show up for some reason
Edit: I've been tricked, backstabbed, and possibly bamboozled
Attempt 1 - hide in tunnel's while around 10 different grenades explode
Attempt 2 - Admittedly very quiet, then when I dash for extract someone in decent kit was extract camping
Honorable mention attempt 1.5 - hid in a corner for maybe 10 minutes with a pistol. Started slow crouch walking out. Instant a piece of my elbow shows up get mowed down by tagilla
New player here.
I feel like providing a bit of a different take on the game that really caught my attention. I might be wrong but I personally found that this is the only game I've ever played that has a story where I feel genuinely bad for mostly all sides. You got your BEAR's and USEC fighting against each other as a result of corporate conspiracy which neither side fully know about and the Scavs who are literally out in Tarkov just trying to survive. The only exception I'd say I'd make to this is the Scav Bosses.
It's a bit of a strange observation amongst people talking about the realism of how the guns work and the frustrations of surviving a raid but I think it's a great praise towards the story.
my frames went from average 80 in customs in hot areas to like 50s in the spawn and around dorms since whatever update lmao idk what they're doing
Is there a way to climb ladders and ropes I’m missing?ID: hhzkqxc
When is the fabric shortage event going to finish, really annoying as a new player since gear is lost quite easily, then I can't buy any until hours later when the traders reset.
New player here. The fuck is a "wipe?"ID: hi0uwq4
Every so often they reset everything (levels, items, upgrades etc.)
How does one go about finding people to duo and team with etc? Looking for EU and specifically a more mature crowd.ID: hi44e9o
Check out the Tarkov Discord Server.. They have looking for groups channels and links to sherpa servers
When will the event endID: hi5etms
The latest note from Ragman makes it look like it’s over now.