This page of the XCOM Chimera Squad guide explains how to access the Scavenger Market, an equivalent of the Black Market from previous parts of the XCOM series. We inform you how to access the market for the first time, how to visit it later, and what items can be purchased from it.
The Scavenger button isn't initially visible on the city map. Before you start making any purchases, you must unlock the market first.
Continue playing until a situation called Contact Scavenger Market appears on the map of City 31. As with other situations, you must send an APC to this location and "sacrifice" 1 in-game day.
The reward for completing it is a meeting with Xug, a person managing the market.
You can now visit the market for the first time. Very important information is that the market doesn't appear every day, only every few days. Information on when the market will open again can be found at the top of the screen.
It is also worth knowing that the goods in the market are random. If something particular caught your eye, try to purchase it right away. The items sold at the market will be different on your next visit.
All things in the marketplace are bought with Intel. It is always good to have at least 80-100 of them in stock so you will be able to afford even one of the more expensive goods.
As for the items sold at the market, they are primarily:
- Weapon and armor upgrades - You can purchase upgrades even if you haven't unlocked related technologies yet.
- Grenades (e.g. shrapnel, plasma).
- Epic weapons - Buy 1 weapon and give it to a squad member who can use it.
- Elerium packs - You exchange one resource for another (in this particular case Intel for Elerium).
After you advance sufficiently in the campaign, a Special Ops called Sanctioned Cooperation will be unlocked. The op requires you to send an agent for 5 days. The reward - a one-time free purchase at the Scavenger Market. In order to make the most of this premium, it is best to hold off on the free purchase until some valuable item appears (more than 100 intelligence).