The following page of the Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden world atlas provides a detailed description of Scraplands. The junkyard is an optional location to be explored, although you can find some unique treasures and fight a battle that gives a lot of XP. Our guide will tell you what enemies appear in Scraplands and what treasures are waiting to be discovered there.
Basic information on Scraplands
Enemies - Chief Deadfinger (level 25), Butcher (level 25), Med-Bot (level 25), Hunter (level 25), Tank (level 25),
Suggested experience level - 25.
Passage to other locations - The Iron Serpent (always accessible).
Unique loot in the crate - Slinger - very long range and high chance for critical damage.
Other treasures - Treasure chest. Unique artifact - Melting Tool.
Skirmishes and unique places in Scraplands
There is only one group of enemies in the junkyard, but it is very numerous and includes elite enemies. Enemies of importance include: Med-Bot, Tank and Commander Deadfinger, who is the mini-boss of this location.
You can start the battle in many different ways. One of the methods involves ambushing the group near the Med-Bot location. Destroying or disabling (e.g. with an EMP grenade) the robot at the beginning of a battle will prevent it from resurrecting other enemies.
Another idea is to set up your characters behind trees in the forest (example shown in the picture above) and start the battle with ranged attacks. This is a safer method if you want to keep your heroes in good health, but it will be harder for you to quickly weaken the most troublesome enemies. In addition, the trees are close to the edge of the map and it will be difficult to retreat to another location if necessary.
The aforementioned Chief Deadfinger has a sniper rifle and as a result it is more important than usual to seek full cover (later in the battle these may be the walls of buildings). Don't forget about the Tank either. As in all previous confrontations with these opponents, it is worth trying to use mind control. If the Puppeteer ability is successful, the Tank will significantly help in weakening the leader, Med-Bot and other enemies.
After the battle, search the entire junkyard, of course. There is a chance that the mutants will leave a weapon upgrade, a first-aid kit or a grenade. You can also find a chest with a unique treasure and a new artifact.