I've played several games of Escape from Tarkov, some online, some offline, and noticed that Scavs don't seem to "already be there" when the PMCs first spawn.
When enabling "Scav War" in the offline options, Scavs shoot each other, so that alerts you to their presence. I noticed that it takes between 2 and 5 minutes for the first Scavs to begin shooting.
However, I also noticed that when I kill a Scav in offline mode and then stay in that position, one or more Scavs will quickly home in to this location.
- At which point in a raid do Scavs begin to spawn? Is it pre-determined or random?
- How many Scavs spawn into a raid? Is there a fixed number and once they're dead, they're dead? Or are dead Scavs replaced after a certain amount of time has passed?
- Do Scavs spawn when a player (Player Scav or PMC) is close to that location?
- Is the spawn behavior of Sniper Scavs any different from regular Scavs?