See also Scout of Death Female.

Scouts of Death is another new game feature that layers on top of the new Philosophy of Death system. It deepens the simulation of the game by allowing the departing survivors to bring a scout with them. the gut-wrenching role of the scout is to watch and record what transpires, not to directly engage in in anything themselves. Their perspective can grant the settlement a bonus insight and help further the settlements development and monster fighting capabilities. this way all knowledge is not lost when your hunting team is wiped out.

This system has a huge downside though@ If you use it, your gear from killed survivors no longer returns to the settlement! It’s the Scouts grim task to haul it back home.This usually isn’t a problem unless you take a certain upgrade that lets your scout join the fray.