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Scav Raiders
BannerScavRaiders
General data
FactionScavs
LocationReserve, The Lab

A shady group of armed people who, according to rumors, consist of former PMC operators and local residents. They possess great combat and tactical skills.

—In game description

Scav Raiders are a faction of Scavs in Escape from Tarkov.

Notes[]

  • Killing Scav Raiders as a Scav does not carry any penalties towards your Scav karma.
  • Scav Raiders have different health values than PMCs and other Scavs.
Scav Raider Health Stats
RaiderHealth Head: 42

Thorax: 160

Stomach: 130

Arms: 100 each

Legs: 110 each

Total: 752

Quests[]

Location[]

Scav Raiders naturally spawn throughout Lab location, as well as having a chance to spawn upon activating any of the extraction switches, roaming towards the activation location. They can also be encountered on Reserve, in the command area of the underground tunnel system at the start of a raid, and additional ones may appear after the "D-2" extraction power switch has been activated. The arrival of the train may also spawn them at the train yard. Additionally, pulling the "Bunker hermetic door" extraction lever may spawn them at the train yard.

Behavior[]

Scav Raiders are advanced Scavs that are considerably stronger and more tactical than everyday Scavs. They fight in groups, often patrolling the Lab and Reserve in squads of 2-4 members. Raiders employ multiple different weapons and tactics, not afraid to flank, rush, and pin down intruding PMCs. Extreme discretion is required when facing Raiders, as unprepared players will often be shot down almost instantly. Raiders often say voice lines while patrolling or fighting and are easily distinguished from Scavs when speaking English. Scav Raiders start out neutral to other Scavs (including player Scavs), but will get irritated and shout warnings when they get too close. If the warning is ignored, they will open fire. If another Scav has provoked a Raider, it becomes hostile to all other Scavs, therefore it is safer to always assume that they are hostile.

Strategy[]

Because Raiders are able to have Class 5/6 Body Armor or Armored Rigs, it is best to bring high penetration ammo. Without AP rounds, aiming for the face is vital, as the hitboxes for the Eyes and Jaws will be protected by, at most, Class 3 face shields; however, other head hitboxes won't have any armor class higher than 4.

Also, peeking the same angle twice is highly discouraged as Raiders will watch an angle if you peek it once so it is best to regularly change your position. It is also best to engage Raiders in close range or in enclosed spaces as there is more cover and it is much easier to land headshots in close range, plus there are places to retreat to, as Raiders are able to use grenades, making any room with one exit a death sentence. It is also useful to use grenades for your own advantage, grenades are very useful at flushing Raiders out, forcing them out of any cover they may have, which will put them out in the open where they can be dispatched.

If attempting to fight Raiders as a Scav on Reserve most of your fights will be in the open area in between Rook/Train Station and the K Buildings, as most of the time the ones in the tunnels beneath the helicopter will already have been killed. If engaging outside of Rook Raiders will usually attempt to find cover once being shot instead of instantly shooting back. This is not an excuse to push further, as rushing their cover will result in your immediate death. Raiders generally run to cover if you are far enough away, within a short range they will often shoot you on the spot. Because of this behavior what you should do next depends on your weapon.

If you have a sniper (such as a Mosin Rifle, SV-98, or other Bolt Action Rifle) it is best to take position on top of Rook/Train Station and shoot them from there and simply wait for them to peek you because after enough time they will often come out of cover if they reach it, especially if another Scav has aggravated them.

If you have a shotgun it is best to shoot them from mid range and duck to cover such as inside Rook/Train Station or K Buildings to force them to push you, then just aim for the face, with enough skill (and/or luck) you can dispatch them (Bottleneck and Blitzkrieg).

If you have an Assault Rifle either push towards them and get close and aim for face or use the shotgun's strategy. If attempting to fight raiders in the tunnels, using a Bolt-Action is discouraged, although Shotguns have proved very useful. Attempt to engage them in the main area and then rotate using the side tunnels to flank and get closer. Don't get greedy and try to kill more than one at a time, if it seems like a room has 2 raiders in it, use grenades to flush them out and rush. Remember to aim at head level.

Equipment[]

Icon Weapon Ammunition Mods
Raider AK-12 Kalashnikov AK-12 5.45x39 assault rifle 74BTICON Valday PK-120 (1P87) holographic sight

Zenit RK-4 tactical foregrip

Raider 9A-91 KBP 9A-91 9x39 compact assault rifle SP5ICON SP6ICON 9x39 PAB-9 Icon Axion Kobra EKP-1S-03 reflex sight (Dovetail)

9A-91 9x39 sound suppressor
VSS/VAL Zenit B-3 ring mount
Zenit KR-2 old gen mount
Zenit 2D flashlight

RaiderAUGA3 Steyr AUG A3 5.56x45 assault rifle M856A1ICON 556warmageicon M855A1ICON EOTech EXPS3 holographic sight (Tan)
G36 C Icon HK G36 5.56x45 assault rifle M856A1ICON M855ICON
Raider104 Kalashnikov AK-104 7.62x39 assault rifle 7.62x39PS 762x39 pp ghz-icon Rotor 43 7.62x39 muzzle brake-compensator

Axion Kobra dovetail mount
SureFire X400 Ultra tactical flashlight with laser
AK Magpul MOE AKM handguard
Valday PS-320 1/6x scope

Raidermutant CMMG Mk47 Mutant 7.62x39 assault rifle 7.62x39PS 7.62x39BP AK 7.62x39 US Palm "AK30" 30-round magazine
Raidersks TOZ Simonov SKS 7.62x39 carbine 7.62x39PS 7.62x39T45M 7.62x39BP Valday PK-120 (1P87) holographic sight

SKS Hexagon 7.62x39 sound suppressor / AK SRVV 7.62x39 muzzle brake-compensator
Zenit Perst-3 tactical device / MAWL-C1+ tactical device
SKS FAB Defense UAS chassis
AK Magpul MOE pistol grip (Black)
SKS 7.62x39 ProMag AALVX 35-round magazine

Raider AK-74M Kalashnikov AK-74M 5.45x39 assault rifle 7n39icon 74BTICON 74TICON 74PSICON AK-74M Zenitco

RPK-16 5.45x39 95-round drum magazine

Raider105 Kalashnikov AK-105 5.45x39 assault rifle 7n39icon 74BTICON 74BPICON 74PSICON 74TICON 74BSICON AK-74 5.45x39 6L31 60-round magazine

BelOMO PK-06 reflex sight
AK CAA RS47 handguard
TangoDown Stubby BGV-MK46K foregrip
Armytek Predator Pro v3 XHP35 HI flashlight

Raider74U Kalashnikov AKS-74U 5.45x39 assault rifle 74PSICON 74BPICON AK-74 Hexagon 5.45x39 sound suppressor

Armytek Predator Pro v3 XHP35 HI flashlight
AKS-74U Zenit B-11 handguard

Raider74UN Kalashnikov AKS-74UN 5.45x39 assault rifle 7n39icon 74BTICON 74BPICON 74PSICON 74BSICON AKS-74U Zenit B-18 Mount

VOMZ Pilad P1x42 Weaver reflex sight
AK TAPCO SAW-Style pistol grip
Magpul MOE Carbine rubber buttpad

Raider VAL SPP AS VAL 9x39 special assault rifle 7n9icon SP5ICON SP6ICON 9x39 PAB-9 Icon Zenit B-13 "Klassika" dovetail rail platform

SIG Sauer ROMEO4 reflex sight
Trijicon RMR reflex sight
RTM Pillau tactical foregrip
Trijicon RMR high profile mount

Raider SA-58 M80 DS Arms SA-58 7.62x51 assault rifle M80ICON SA-58/FAL 7.62x51 X Products X-FAL 50-round drum magazine and SA-58/FAL 7.62x51 20-round magazine

Magpul RVG foregrip

RFB-GIF Kel-Tec RFB 7.62x51 rifle M62ICON BPZ FMJ icon Vortex Razor AMG UH-1 holographic sight / Aimpoint CompM4 reflex sight and Aimpoint LRP mount
RaiderSR25Icon Knight's Armament Company SR-25 7.62x51 marksman rifle M80ICON 7.62x51M933icon Ultra Nosler icon BPZ FMJ icon Magpul M-LOK AFG tactical foregrip

AR-10 2A Armanent X3 7.62x51 compensator / KAC PRS/QDC 7.62x51 sound suppressor
ELCAN SpecterDR 1x/4x scope
AR-15 MFT BUS stock

Raidermcx SIG MCX .300 Blackout assault rifle BlackoutBPZ Icon EOTech XPS3-2 holographic sight

AN/PEQ-15 tactical device
Zenit RK-4 tactical foregrip

RaiderM4A1 Colt M4A1 5.56x45 assault rifle M856A1ICON 5.56x45 SureFire MAG5-60 STANAG 60-round magazine

AR-15 KAC RIS handguard
AR-15 Magpul MOE Carbine stock
TangoDown Stubby BGV-MK46K foregrip
Armytek Predator Pro v3 XHP35 HI flashlight
LaRue LT101 QD Tactical Picatinny Riser mount
Walther MRS reflex sight

USASOC 1 Icon Colt M4A1 5.56x45 assault rifle M855ICON M856ICONM855A1ICON AR-15 Magpul CTR Carbine stock

Aimpoint CompM4 reflex sight
AR-15 Geissele SMR MK16 9.5 inch M-LOK handguard (DDC)
SureFire SOCOM556-RC2 5.56x45 sound suppressor

USASOC 2 icon Colt M4A1 5.56x45 assault rifle M995ICON M855A1ICON M856A1ICON AR-15 LMT SOPMOD stock

AR-15 Geissele SMR MK16 13.5 inch M-LOK handguard (DDC)
AR-15 SureFire SF4P 5.56x45 flash hider
AR-15 Geissele ACH charging handle (DDC)
SureFire SOCOM556-RC2 5.56x45 sound suppressor
EOTech HHS-1 hybrid sight
PMAG 20 GEN M3 20-round magazine / PMAG D-60 STANAG 60-round magazine
LA-5B/PEQ tactical device

Raider416A5 HK 416A5 5.56x45 assault rifle 556warmageicon M855ICON M856ICON Eotech HHS-1 (Tan) / Holosun HS401G5 / Kobra EKP-8-18

AR-15 Noveske KX3 5.56x45 flash hider
Magpul AFG grip (FDE)
Hogue OverMolded Rubber Grip

Raider DT MDR icon Desert Tech MDR 5.56x45 assault rifle 556warmageicon 55FMJICON M855ICON M855A1ICON EOTech XPS3-2 holographic sight
Raider TX-15 M885 Lone Star TX-15 DML 5.56x45 carbine M855ICON EOTech XPS3-2 holographic sight

Magpul M-LOK AFG tactical foregrip

Raider TX-15 M995 Lone Star TX-15 DML 5.56x45 carbine M995ICON M855A1ICON 55FMJICON EOTech XPS3-2 holographic sight

Magpul M-LOK AFG tactical foregrip
5.56x45 Magpul PMAG 40 GEN M3 STANAG 40-round magazine

RaiderMPX SIG MPX 9x19 submachine gun 9x19cgi 9x19ripicon 9x19pso SIG Sauer ROMEO4 reflex sight

SIG Sauer ROMEO sight mount
Magpul AFG tactical foregrip
MPX-SD 9x19 165mm barrel
MPX-SD 9x19 integrated sound suppressor

RaiderMP5 HK MP5 9x19 submachine gun (Navy 3 Round Burst) 9x19cgi 9x19 mm Green Tracer Icon 9x19pso QuakerMakerIcon Rotor 43 9x19 muzzle brake-compensator

HK MP5 9x19 X Products X-5 50-round drum magazine

Raider-MP5-2 HK MP5 9x19 submachine gun (Navy 3 Round Burst) 9x19ripicon 9x19pso QuakerMakerIcon Aimpoint Micro T-1 reflex sight

Aimpoint Micro Standard Mount
SureFire XC1 tactical flashlight
HK MP5 End Cap stock

Raider MP9-N B&T MP9-N 9x19 submachine gun 9x19pso MP9 9x19 upper receiver

Trijicon SRS-02 reflex sight
Ultrafire WF-501B flashlight

RaiderPP91Kedr PP-91 "Kedr" 9x18PM submachine gun 9x18SP8GZH 9x18PBM BelOMO PK-06 reflex sight

Zenit Klesch-2IKS IR illuminator with laser
PP-91 "Kedr" Rotor 43 RIS mount

FN P90 5.7x28 submachinegun CWDG FN P90 5.7x28 submachine gun 57x28mmSS190Icon R37X icon 57x28mmSS197SRIcon EOTech XPS3-0 holographic sight

FN P90 Attenuator 5.7x28 sound suppressor

Raider MP7A2 APSX HK MP7A2 4.6x30 submachine gun 4.6x30FMJIcon 4.6x30APenIcon Trijicon SRS-02 reflex sight
Vector raider TDI KRISS Vector Gen.2 9x19 submachine gun 9x19pst QuakerMakerIcon 9x19ap Trijicon RMR high profile mount

Trijicon RMR reflex sight
Glock 9x19 "Big Stick" 33-round magazine

Raider STM-9 Soyuz-TM STM-9 Gen.2 9x19 carbine QuakerMakerIcon 9x19ap 9x19ripicon Glock 9x19 SGM Tactical 50-round drum magazine
Raiders-M870 Remington Model 870 12ga pump-action shotgun 12x70BUCKSHOT 12x70ripicon 12-70 Flechette icon 12-70 .50 BMG icon M870 Magpul MOE handguard

M870 FAB Defense AGR-870 pistol grip
MP-133/153 Taktika Tula 12003 stock adapter
FAB Defense buffer tube for AGR-870
M870 XS SHOTRAIL rail with Ghost Ring rear sight
AR-15 Magpul MOE Carbine stock
Steiner LAS/TAC 2 tactical flashlight
Magpul M-LOK 2.5 inch rail

Raider153 MP-153 12ga semi-automatic shotgun 12x70BUCKSHOT 12x70ripicon M870 FAB Defense AGR-870 pistol grip

MP-133/153 Taktika Tula 12003 stock adapter
FAB Defense buffer tube for AGR-870
Kiba Arms SPRM rail mount for pump-action shotguns
Axion Kobra EKP-8-18 reflex sight
Delta-Tek Sprut mount for pump-action shotguns
Zenit Klesch-2U tactical flashlight
AR-15 FAB Defense GLR-16-S stock

RaiderMP133 MP-133 12ga pump-action shotgun 12x70BUCKSHOT 12x70ripicon M870 FAB Defense AGR-870 pistol grip

MP-133/153 Taktika Tula 12003 stock adapter
MP-133 custom plastic forestock with rails
MP-133 12ga 8-shell magazine / MP-133 12ga 6-shell magazine

Saiga Saiga-12K ver.10 12ga semi-automatic shotgun 12-70 AP-20 icon 12x70ripicon AK-74M CAA AKTS AK74 buffer tube

AR-15 FAB Defense GL-SHOCK buttstock
SOK-12 Leapers UTG PRO MTU002 Long Top aluminum handguard
VOMZ Pilad P1x42 Weaver reflex sight
Zenit Klesch-2U tactical flashlight
SOK-12 12/76 SAI-02 10-round magazine

APS icon Stechkin APS 9x18PM machine pistol 9x189PGZH
RaiderGlock2 Glock 17 9x19 pistol 9x19pst 9x19ripicon Glock Lone Wolf AlphaWolf Custom pistol slide

Glock 9x19 Lone Wolf LWD-COMP9 compensator
Glock Dead Ringer Snake Eye rear sight
Glock Dead Ringer Snake Eye front sight

Glock19X icon Glock 19X 9x19 pistol 9x19pst
Raider m45a1 Colt M45A1 .45 ACP pistol .45 FMJ Icon
USP45 Icon HK USP .45 ACP pistol .45 FMJ Icon
Five-seveN FN Five-seveN MK2 5.7x28 pistol R37X icon 57x28mmSS197SRIcon
Pl-15icon Lebedev PL-15 9x19 pistol 9x19pst
SP-8 Survival Machete icon SP-8 Survival Machete
Antique Axe icon Antique axe
F-1 grenade icon F-1 hand grenade
RGD-5 grenade icon RGD-5 hand grenade
Vog-17 icon VOG-17 Khattabka improvised hand grenade
Zarya stun grenade icon Zarya stun grenade

Raiders can spawn with a range of different weapon mods, headwear and armor vests in their backpacks.

Icon Item
AFAK first aid AFAK tactical individual first aid kit
EFT Morphine Icon Morphine injector
EFT Painkillers Icon Analgin painkillers
All Ammunition

Trivia[]

  • The gloves Scav Raiders use are modeled after the Mechanix M-PACT Fingerless Covert.
  • Below you can find a list of Scav Raider names collected by the community. It may not be complete due to new names being added regularly. If you encountered a new name, please let us know on our Discord or note it here.
    • Akula
    • Balu
    • Barrakuda
    • Bars
    • Berkut
    • Dikobraz
    • Gadyuka
    • Gepard
    • Grif
    • Grizzli
    • Gyurza
    • Irbis
    • Jaguar
    • Kalan
    • Karakurt
    • Kayman
    • Kobra
    • Kondor
    • Krachun
    • Krasnyy
    • Krechet
    • Leopard
    • Lev
    • Lis
    • Loggerhed
    • Mangust
    • Mantis
    • Manul
    • Medved
    • Mogilnik
    • Nosorog
    • Orel
    • Orlan
    • Padalschik
    • Pantera
    • Pchel
    • Piranya
    • Piton
    • Puma
    • Rosomaha
    • Rys
    • Sapsan
    • Sekach
    • Shakal
    • Skorpion
    • Stervyatnik
    • Tarantul
    • Taypan
    • Tigr
    • Varan
    • Vepr
    • Volk
    • Voron
    • Yastreb
    • Zubr
    • Akula
    • Balu
    • Barrakuda
    • Bars
    • Berkut
    • Dikobraz
    • Gadyuka
    • Gepard
    • Grif
    • Grizzli
    • Gyurza
    • Irbis
    • Jaguar
    • Kalan
    • Karakurt
    • Kayman
    • Kobra
    • Kondor
    • Krachun
    • Krasnyy
    • Krechet
    • Leopard
    • Lev
    • Lis
    • Loggerhed
    • Mangust
    • Mantis
    • Manul
    • Medved
    • Mogilnik
    • Nosorog
    • Orel
    • Orlan
    • Padalschik
    • Pantera
    • Pchel
    • Piranya
    • Piton
    • Puma
    • Rosomaha
    • Rys
    • Sapsan
    • Sekach
    • Shakal
    • Skorpion
    • Stervyatnik
    • Tarantul
    • Taypan
    • Tigr
    • Varan
    • Vepr
    • Volk
    • Voron
    • Yastreb
    • Zubr

See also[]

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