Hi. I'm going to post my strategy I use in PVE scavenging.
I've been using it since pretty much lvl 20, and it worked for me great till now.
I'm not sure if this is good for any other players, but I hope it helps.
Survivor Classes & load out
I have 3 fighters of lvl: 35, 35, 34
3 medics of lvl: 39, 38, 38
and 3 scavs with lvl: 38, 38, 38.
All of them are equipped with firearms: the fighters with Assault Rifles, the Medics with SMGs or pistols, and the scavengers with pistols or shotguns.
And all of them are equipped with vests: fighters with shooting/reloading vest, medics with med-vest, and scavs with scav-vests.
I take 3 survivors on a mission: one of each class, and while the scavenger searches the containers, I place the fighter and medic between the
zombie spawn points and the scavenger, so that the fighter with the most health can take all the damage and leave the scav to loot.If often helps to
place the fighter and medic in the middle of a bunch of scavenger containers.This will help them provide uninterrupted cover fire without moving
while the scavenger is looting.Infected often attack in 'swarms', and it takes a few seconds for the sward to end and other to begin.During this time, it
is crucial you heal you're survivors before the next swarm arrives.Sometimes, it helps to send the fighter and the medic away from the scavenger to
draw the attention away from the scav.When this strategy is properly used, it will result in only 1 or 2 infected making it to the scav, and most of the
swarm going to the fighter and the medic.You can simply ignore the 1~2 infected and keep scavenging (they can't do much damage before you're
done scavenging) or you can let the scav handle it,But when the strategy backfires, it can result in most of the infected going to the scav, and this
might result in the scav going down, which will make the mission very hard.When infected start swarming toward the scav, drop everything and run
for the fighter and medic for cover.You have to pay close attention to the fighter as well.He's you're tank, and the mission will be very hard without
him.When covering for the scavenger, put the fighter between the horde and the medic/scavenger.This will protect the medic with little heath, and
help the scav continue searching without being interrupted by the infected.But when the health goes below the red zone, you have to watch out.
Quickly move the fighters out of the zombies' reach. By then, the swarm would have been mostly cut down by the survivors, and can be taken care of
with the medic tanking.If the swarm is still strong in number, make the fighter and medic hide behind the scav.The scav has decent health, and will
buy time for you to heal your wounded.When you are really overwhelmed, use the hit-and-run strategy. Form your survivors in a rough line from the
swarm, and slowly move back.let the first one in line go to the end of the line, while the other 2 survivors cover his back. Do this until most of the
swarm is down, and you can continue scavenging.Well, using a strategy like this requires that you DO NOT lose a survivor at all costs.If one of the
survivors is downed, the whole team will fall apart and the mission will probably fail.Better to press the magic F5 button and try again.One of the most
important things in a successful mission is 'memorizing' the map. I've played this game for over a year now, and I know the basic layouts of the maps,
and can place the survivors in the right places to get the mission done quickly and efficiently.Run a couple of missions and see what strategy works
best for you.
Hope it helps.
Edited by chankim, 13 September 2013 - 12:45 AM.