Survive the Horde: SCUM’s Biggest Update Yet Brings New Threats and Tools

Gamepires’ popular multiplayer survival game SCUM has just received its biggest update yet with “The Horde” update, introducing sweeping changes and fan-requested features to enhance both gameplay and optimization. Players must now band together to withstand the game’s namesake and survive this horde.

Welcoming New Players with Open Arms

Recognizing that its complex survival systems often overwhelmed new players, the devs prioritized an improved tutorial system to ease new survivors into the hardcore experience while retaining depth for veterans.

The new Survival Codex provides a treasure trove of information on essential survival skills like base building, fighting, crafting weapons, and managing your character’s hunger, thirst, vitamins, and attributes. Survival Tips will also periodically suggest helpful directions tailored to the player’s current objectives and situation. Combined with UI tweaks for crafting and looting, these new tutorials aim to reduce the learning cliff for rookie players while letting experienced survivors dive right into the action.

Here Comes the Horde

The most perilous change introduced in this update is the new Horde, fluctuating packs of puppets that bring a constant stream of threats to high and medium population servers. Players must carefully manage threat levels across different zones, pushing their skills to the limit to take down these challenges while securing the best loot.

The devs also reworked the enemy spawning system to encourage more interaction. Low, medium, and high threat zones populate with corresponding tiers of enemies and loot quality. Surviving the new Horde will test even seasoned survivors.

Expanded Weaponry and Transport

To counter the amplified dangers, survivors now have additional tools at their disposal with new firearms like the Improvised Flamethrower and SCAR-L assault rifle as well as handy attachments such as the .45 ACP Suppressor and PU Scope.

A man in an orange jumpsuit is soaring through the air, defying gravity amidst a horde of relentless SCUM, determined to survive.

Fans will also rejoice at the return of the iconic pickup truck, offering increased carrying capacity to transport materials for base building. Combined with other new vehicles, players now have more options to explore farther than ever before.

Optimizing the Experience

While gameplay and features took center stage, the devs snuck in some technical improvements too. “The Horde” update introduces DX11 support and Nvidia DLSS integration to boost frame rates, particularly for Nvidia’s 4000 series GPUs. Players can enjoy SCUM’s gorgeous open world with better performance than ever before.

So rally your squad, stock up your arsenal, and brace for impact because with new tutorials, threats, weapons, vehicles, and technical boosts, SCUM’s “The Horde” update will test your survival skills in all new ways!

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Zac Kaye
I've been playing games for pretty much as long as I can remember. There's about 15 years of gaming experience under my belt at this point. Destiny, Warframe, Halo, CoD and the list goes on. I was a brief world record holder for Destiny 2 speedrunning, as well as a season-long stint as a top 10 ranked PVP player. More recently, I've been shooting for the Celeste speedrun leaderboards. In-between sessions of getting too mad at shooters, I spend a lot of my time playing gacha games like Honkai Star Rail and Limbus Company.

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