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How to Play: Scouts

What are Scouts?

Scouts are the main source of information on the battlefield. The information they provide about the opposing team is more powerful than any cannon it can mount. A scout combines speed, maneuverability and superb vision range, allowing them to gather information on the opposing forces. Scouts are also able to exploit gaps in key areas around the map, enabling them to go behind enemy lines and provide a second set of eyes for teammates. 

Recruiting the Perfect Spy

Understanding the way your scout tank plays is key to determining the outcome of the match. Knowing whether your tank is best suited for passive or active scouting will aid you in being an effective scout. Here are the criteria for determining whether you should play as an active or passive scout:

Speed & Maneuverability

  • An active scout has a good combination of both speed and maneuverability, allowing them to safely traverse the battlefield.
  • A passive scout may lack speed and/or maneuverability, making active scouting impractical.   

View Range

  • While maintaining good spotting range, an active scout relies less on view range and more on maneuvering to find an enemy.
  • Passive scouts are dependent on a greater view range, as they are not roaming through the battlefield to locate the opposing force.

Play style

  • Active scouts will take advantage of the terrain, their speed and their maneuverability to remain safe from damage while locating the enemy.
  • On the other hand, passive scouts will rely on bushes and other terrain to conceal them and keep from being detected, while utilizing superior view range to spot the enemy.

Equipment & Consumables

The equipment and consumables you choose will greatly affect your ability to scout actively or passively. Below are some suggestions for equipment and consumables one can utilize before heading into battle:

Active Scouts

  • Equipment
    • Improved Ventilation
    • Coated Optics
    • Torsion Bars
  • Consumables
    • Repair Kit
    • Food
    • Fuel

Passive Scouts

  • Equipment
    • Camouflage Net
    • Binoculars
    • Improved Ventilation
  • Consumables
    • Repair Kit
    • Food
    • Fuel

 

Armed with this knowledge, you're sure to become a better scout! Good luck!