The long-awaited Escape From Tarkov patch 0.9 is now finally available to play, as it was just deployed. This new patch will bring Scav Boss for the first time in EFT’s history. If you’re not familiar with it, a Scav Boss was in the plans during 0.8. The reason, because they are installed in the game, is because players were able to grab gear, for example, the marked room on Customs, players were able to quickly unlock it, snatch the equipment and get out without inputting any extra effort in obtaining the loot.
Therefore, the Scav Bosses first installment happens precisely on the Customs map, inside the dorms, where the marked room is, and at the gas station as well. These Scav Bosses are here to make a change to the gameplay itself, which will further contribute to fairer gameplay. Getting the key among the first people no longer counts and it is not considered as a vital thing.
On the other side, Scav Bosses will wear extra gear on themselves, with a possibility of a Fort armor and some cool guns. Considering the power of the normal Scavs, the Scav Bosses are expected to be quite scary to encounter. It will still be easy for skillful players to encounter the Scav Boss and grab even more gear than what they used to.
Recently, there have been many issues for which Battlestate Games were pushed to make changes, such as the gun glitches that appeared during 0.8, for which the developers were also forced to fix this.
You can find the full patch notes below: