Escape from Tarkov Scav Boss guide: Where to find and eliminate them
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Escape from Tarkov is one of the most popular titles on the market today. Its recent boom near the end of 2019 is still going strong in 2020, with thousands of new players hopping on every day. However, Escape from Tarkov (EFT) is one of the hardest FPS games you can play, as it offers very little in the way of tutorials. Essentially, you’re dropped into an extensive looting/inventory system with almost no knowledge of what’s going on. Beyond that, the maps are even more confusing to navigate. Although, the maps also hold some secrets, and they’re called Scav Bosses.

Who are the Scav Bosses in Escape from Tarkov?

Currently, there are four Scav Bosses in EFT: Reshala, Killa, Glukhar, and Shturman. All have beefed up health and stats and are equipped with heavy armor and ammunition. Taking them down is difficult at all levels, but they offer some sweet loot if you manage to do so.

Each Scav Boss in EFT is different in the way they behave and try to attack you. They appear on four different maps, and if you don’t know about them, you can be eliminated in the blink of an eye. So, to prevent that from happening, we’re going to go over each of the Scav Bosses so you can have a better chance of taking them down.


Escape from Tarkov Scav

This Scav Boss is most likely the first one you’ll run into. He spawns in only on the map Customs, which is the best map for beginners to learn first. Though, like all other bosses, he only spawns in a third of the time for each raid. With Reshala, you can find him either at the Gas Station or wandering around Dorms.

Reshala comes with four bodyguards who will attack you first. Your initial job is to eliminate all of these guards, then move in for Reshala. Once you kill the bodyguards, you can find Reshala behind shelter since he doesn’t immediately attack you. Aiming for the head is your best bet since he doesn’t wear any protective headgear.


One of the easier Scav Bosses, Killa can be found on Interchange in the middle of the mall. Unlike the other Scav Bosses in EFT, Killa has no bodyguards protecting him. However, you need to make sure he doesn’t spot you initially since he ferociously hunts you down.

Using cover to your advantage, wait until his back is turned and then pepper his armor with penetration bullets. Going for his legs is also a viable strategy but is a little riskier. Remember to keep moving from cover to cover, as Killa will continuously move around.


Gluhkar is perhaps the most difficult Scav Boss to kill. He comes with six bodyguards that are all extremely aggressive and come equipped with high-powered machine guns. Gluhkar spawns in on the map Reserve at the Train Station, Tank Hangar, or Barracks.

Escape from Tarkov Scav Boss guide

The strategy to eliminate Gluhkar is similar to that for Reshala, which is to kill all of the bodyguards first. However, Gluhkar doesn’t find shelter during the fight, so you can attempt to kill him first.


Lastly, we have Shturman, who spawns in on the map Woods. Usually found at the sawmill in the middle of the map, Shturman is accompanied by two guards. All three of these Scavs like to engage in long-distance fights, so it’s recommended to wait until they spread out, then go in for the kill on Shturman.

A well-placed headshot should be able to take out the Scav Boss with one hit. However, if you require more than that, keep aiming for the head.

That’s our guide on the Scav Bosses in Escape from Tarkov! Keep up with Daily Esports for more EFT coverage.

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 7+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.