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|This article is about content exclusively available in the version on Steam, Xbox One, PS4, Epic Games.|
This creature, item, or feature is not yet released in the version on Nintendo Switch.
February 25, 2020
Basic Info[edit | edit source]
Behavior[edit | edit source]
The Insect Swarm will patrol in swarms within the bog regions of the map. Sometimes in waves of up to 20. A survivor will be able to know when they are being targeted by a(n) Insect Swarm, because they make a very distinct sound when they have found a target. A survivor will also get a prompt at the top of their screen stating that they are being targeted by an insect swarm.
Insect swarms will follow you into water, but if a survivor waits long enough in knee deep water any and all Insect Swarms will lose interest. This allows survivors time to either craft torches to kill the swarms or when they lose interest you can make a sprint to the next water source.
Swarms will target and attempt to attack any plant species x plots to destroy them.
Insect Swarms will die over time. Their bodies can be harvested, you might have to hit the air where it died to harvest it.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
They spawn everywhere in the bog biome. The spawn rate for Insect Swarms are extremely high despite saying it’s an uncommon spawn rate above.
Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]
The Insect Swarm always spawns with the same color scheme and has no color regions.
This means it is currently impossible to make alterations to the Insect Swarm's colors.
Drops[edit | edit source]
Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]
Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest
|Attribute||Base Value||Level Increase|
|Movement||Base Speed||Sprinting Speed|
Wild Stats Level-up
Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.
The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps
Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.
Combat[edit | edit source]
This section describes how to fight against the Insect Swarm.
General[edit | edit source]
The Insect Swarms are mainly to distract and prevent survivors from achieving their goals in the bog. They cause no real damage unless a survivor has multiple swarms attacking them at once. Insect Swarms have a low health pool even at high levels, making them fairly easy to dispatch.
Insect Swarms can sometimes hit you through walls, even though the Insect Swarm entity is still outside of the wall.
A survivor can simply use Bug Repellent, this will make the Insect Swarm ignore you for the duration of the buff. Be warned survivors, this can get costly over long periods of time.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
An Insect Swarm will not attack a target, be it survivor or tame, if the target is standing in water. The swarm will eventually de-aggro, and wander off, they'll only attack anything that a Dilo would pursuit, (Ankylo, Parasaur etc)
A survivor should use a torch in third person to dispatch Insect swarms faster. If any survivor has access to a flamethrower it would be best to use it, because the flamethrower has the ability to take down multiple swarms at once. You can also use a campfire.
Weaponry[edit | edit source]
A torch will work wonders for one to two insect swarms at a time, whilst a flamethrower can take out crowds of them with ease. A campfire will also work if you can get the swarm over it.
Dangers[edit | edit source]
Insect Swarms inflict minimal damage while slowly draining stamina until it’s depleted. While it may not sound dangerous, it can be. It all depends on whats around a survivor(s) when they are getting swarmed, potentially making escape impossible.
Weakness[edit | edit source]
The Insect Swarms are vulnerable to incendiary (fire) weapons and ammo. Torches will be a new survivor's best friend, while flamethrowers will prove more effective when dealing with large crowds.
Bug Repellent works really well against Insect Swarms, but can get costly over long periods of time.
Another option, is to light a camp fire. They randomly die after being near a camp fire after 1–2 minutes.
Utility[edit | edit source]
Roles[edit | edit source]
Spotlight[edit | edit source]
Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Ascension code on the Dossier roughly translates to "Data Corruption Detected, L8cm f x 5xl" and suggests that the Insect Swarm is 8 centimeters long.
- Due to the similar name, the Insect Swarm could be an edited version of ‘The Swarm’ , a planned yet unreleased creature for Scorched Earth.
- Insect Swarms will instantly destroy any plants in plots, including Plant Species X which will not target the Insect Swarm. This means that farming in the Bog Biome is virtually pointless.
- Insect Swarms will attack any tamed creature that wild Dilophosaurus will target on, which include Ankylo, Parasaur, Moschops and tamed Dilophosaurus etc.
- Dermis cannot be collected from killed Insect Swarm.
Changelog[edit | edit source]
|306.41 Genesis: Part 1 Expansion Release||Insect Swarm is added to the game|