Jagex and Gamepires have jointly released The Horde for the multiplayer survival game SCUM. This update introduces enhancements to the tutorial system catering to both new and returning players, as well as incorporating new weapons, attachments, and a revamped crafting system. Additionally, the beloved pickup truck makes a comeback.
What is this SCUM update?
In SCUM’s 0.95 update, known as The Horde, new players are welcomed with the Survival Codex—a comprehensive in-game database providing essential information for survival in the SCUM world. This includes details on movement controls, survival skills, base building, and attributes.
The update also introduces Survival Tips, offering context-specific guidance during gameplay. The crafting system has been redesigned to enhance user experience.
The enemy spawning system undergoes a significant overhaul, featuring new threat zones categorized as low, medium, and high. High Threat Zones offer high-value loot but also pose increased dangers, prompting players to carefully consider risk and reward.
The update equips players with an array of new weapons and vehicles. The popular Pickup truck makes a return, and players can now utilize the Improvised Flamethrower for added firepower or opt for the modern SCAR-L for a robust attack. For those preferring stealth, the new .45 ACP Suppressor for firearms using .45 ACP ammunition and the PU Scope, providing extended range to the Mosin rifle, are available.
Furthermore, the update includes performance optimizations and incorporates the latest Nvidia DLSS version, along with Nvidia frame generation for the Nvidia 4xxx series.
Founded in 2010 and based in Zagreb, Croatia, Gamepires has over a decade of experience in game development. Gamepires is best known for its breakout hit SCUM, a next generation, open world survival game available on Steam. Since its Early Access launch, SCUM has sold more than 3 million copies, consistently features in Steam’s 100 most played games, and has won numerous critical awards.
A leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed over 300 million player accounts to its world and is a $1billion lifetime revenue franchise. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond live operations; our titles are forever games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.
Jagex has expanded with the acquisitions of PipeWorks and Gamepires, bringing its expertise in building forever games to SCUM, a multi-million selling open-world survival title in Steam Early Access. Jagex employs more than 600 people globally, and is headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom. More information can be found at www.jagex.com