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Vehicles are a highly sought after commodity on SCUM Island. Not only will they allow the player to travel much faster, but they also provide an amount of protection from firearms and equipped to carry a large amount of gear for loot runs or raiding bases.
There are five types of vehicles available if the sledge is included. Each vehicle has it's own unique characteristics that will make one more suitable in a certain situations than others.

Top Speed:

Pickup/SUV > Quad > Tractor

Acceleration:

Quad > SUV > Pickup > Tractor

Offroad Traction:

Quad > Tractor > Pickup > SUV

Health Points:

Pickup/SUV/Tractor > Quad

The pickup truck and SUV are equipped with a handbrake (SPACE) that allowed for tighter turns at speed, while the tractor and quad do not have this.
The tractor and quad can never stall and will always start on the first attempt.

# of occupants
Pickup
Pickup
SUV
SUV
Quad
Quad
Tractor
Tractor
6 5 2 3
Cargo space
Pickup
Pickup
SUV
SUV
Quad
Quad
Tractor
Tractor
20x70 20x70 16x12 24x72







Driving Skill[]

For the pickup truck and SUV, the driving skill affects top speed, braking distance, ignition success rate and turning responsiveness. As well as % chance of stalling when traveling under 10kmh, % chance of stalling during a gear shift, and gear shift duration. For the tractor it effects only the turning responsiveness. Turning responsiveness and top speed are also affected for the Quad.

Top speed (kmh) by skill level
Level Pickup
Pickup
SUV
SUV
Quad
Quad
Tractor
Tractor
No Skill 62 62 40 46
Basic 93 93 60 46
Medium 124 124 80 46
Advanced 156 156 99 46

Vehicle Combat[]

Drive By Animation.gif

  • Anyone within a vehicle can shoot from their seat
    • The driver can shoot with handguns only, as he still needs one hand to drive.
    • The passengers are able to use rifled weapons to shoot.

Health and Upkeep[]

Vehicle Damage[]

As a vehicles health lowers, damage will start to show on its body.

Vehicle Damage.jpg

At 70%, 50%, 30%, and 0% each vehicle will show white smoke, black smoke, fire, and explode respectively. Once a vehicle is on fire it will continue to degrade in health until is blows up, destroying its contents, killing everyone inside, and damaging or killing players in the near vicinity.

As of Update 04-30-20 if you don't have fuel or battery charges to start the car it will keep decaying. Car decay resets after a successful engine start

Vehicles can be repaired with a Car Repair Kit Car Repair Kit. For this, a basic engineering skill is required.

Tire damage[]

Flat Tires.png

Tires are able to be shot, going flat when it happens.

Flat tires make it easier to lose control and harder to accelerate and decelerate.

You will need a Tire Repair Kit or an Improvised Tire Repair Kit in order to fix the tires

Engine Damage[]

Check Engine Indicator.png

Gun shots can directly damage the engine of a vehicle instead of the vehicle in its entirety.

Engine damage makes your vehicle unable to start.

An engine block can be repaired with a Car Repair Kit Car Repair Kit.

Useful Tips[]

  • Vehicle explosions will do damage to other vehicles and player built destructible structures.

Change History[]

Update 07-23-20 Added "Drive By" shooting mechanics

Added tire damage

Added tire repair kits with improvised version

Added engine block damage

Admins can now remove locks from vehicles

Update 06-25-20 Vehicle battery drain when starting engine, using horn, lights or radio is reduced by 50%
Update 05-20-20 Added visual vehicle damage
Update 04-30-20 Added fuel and battery mechanics
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