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Survival (Skill) is a skill in SCUM.


Enables a Compass in Focus mode. The higher your skill, the more directions are displayed. See Navigation for more details

Basic: N

Medium: N E S W

Advanced : N NE E SE S SW W NW

May also affect your basic crafting speed - not proofed yet.


Crafting basic materials.

Real compass adds up to your displayed compass skill

Crafting arrows and bolts

Additional notes[]

Change History[]

Update 10-07-21 Crafting metal tip crossbow bolt will now add XP to survival skill
Update 09-10-21 Crafting arrows and bolts will now give XP to survival skill.
Update 10-30-20 Survival is no longer used to craft ammo.

The Survival skill determines what items you can craft upon entering the game world. It also affects the speed you can craft items.

Leveling the Survival skill is done by crafting items. New recipes are unlocked by reaching a higher skill level.