SCUM Survival Guide – Tracking Animals, Finding Your Stuff, Combat Tips

Our SCUM Survival Guide will ensure that you have the most basic element of SCUM in your know how. The element of staying alive.

We will give you various different tips and tricks to ensure that you are able to keep your avatar alive as you search for ways to make yourself the Ultimate Survivor.

Our SCUM Survival Guide is a one-stop guide for all new players who need tips on staying alive and ensuring progress in the game.

SCUM Survival Guide

Let’s go ahead and see some of the ways in which you can make yourself a better survivor in the early stages of the game when you do not have anything of value at your disposal.


Fighting with your fists against a person who has a hatchet or a bat is a bad idea. Try to avoid trouble until you have a melee weapon of your own and then fight.

As for the fighting itself, make sure to step back when you see the attack animation of the enemy and then counterattack as soon as it is over, as they will not be able to defend themselves at that time.

Fights continue for a long time until someone starts running. Chase them down and search their stuff after they are dead, as they will have a lot of loot.

Killing your Second Guy

Once you have found a good weapon, the next step is to hide in a populated place and fire at enemies who come in. This will allow you to get your hands on even better gear.

Remember that you need to find ammo for your guns which is quite scarce, so use it wisely. The weapons do a lot of damage, as they are realistic so use them to your advantage.

Tracking Animals

You can see their footsteps if you have a good enough stat for it. Follow them around and kill them (which is quite easy).

Remember that the animals have a line of sight and can hear you when you are close, so it is best to crouch down and walk at a certain distance from them.

Manage your Character

Remember to watch out for your stamina and other vital signs. Stamina has a lot of effect in this game and you may very well be dead if you run out of it.

Be especially careful of your stamina bar when vaulting through windows or climbing ladders. Press the Jump button to quickly go down the ladder.

Avoid Wet Patches

Being wet is one of the worst things that you can do. In order to be able to play the game normally, you will need to take off your clothes and dry them before they can be used again.

Not doing that will lead to a number of problems later down the road such as the cold.

Find Your Stuff

One of the things that you can do when you die, especially to an animal is to spawn in an area far (but not too far) from where you died and then go back and pick the remnants of your stuff.

This will allow you to have some of the gear that you had last time without looking for all of the things all over again.


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