Free-to-play battle royale hybrid Scavengers had a bit of a rocky start in Early Access this week, due to issues with servers and Steam keys. Keys could only be claimed by watching streamers playing the game Twitch, and some viewers never got theirs. Also, Scavengers actually ran out of Steam keys to distribute. There were, as there often are with new games, some server crashing issues as well.
So a bit of a messy soft launch, but sounds like the server issues have been resolved, and even better, players won't have to watch Twitch streams or keep checking their inboxes for a key. Scavengers enters Early Access properly tomorrow, May 1, and it'll be available to everyone with no key needed to unlock it.
No keys needed - tomorrow, May 1, at 9AM PT / 5PM BST, Scavengers PC Early Access will be available for all.To celebrate, we’re also releasing a brand new deep-dive gameplay trailer on “What is Scavengers.” Share it with your friends as a quick primer!https://t.co/GRFHJTq1CFApril 30, 2021
It's an abrupt change of plans—just yesterday the developers said they might "move off keyed access" at some point, but now it looks like they've committed to flinging open the doors. Starting Saturday at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET / 5 pm BST, Scavengers will be available to everyone. Fingers crossed the servers hold up.
If you haven't played yet, or you have played but want some extra info on how it all works, there's a new 'gameplay deep dive' video below. You can also check out our own Scavengers tips guide and our Scavengers crafting guide.