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"This edition of the Scarab takes its design cues from the toughest, most survivable things ever recorded in nature: cockroaches, hyper-resilient microorganisms, and Burger Shot packaging."
Arena War description.

The HVY Nightmare Scarab is a custom low-profile light tank featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Arena War update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto Online

The vehicle is evidently based on the Howe & Howe Ripsaw EV2, characterized by the low profile and the suspension system, with the tracks appearing similar to the M41 Walker Bulldog, a light tank used in the 1950s and 60s.

The vehicle is essentially identical to its Apocalypse variant, but has a bright, multi-colored paint scheme and has color-able tracks.

Current Design Gallery


Performance

Grand Theft Auto Online

Vehicle

The Scarab accelerates fairly quick compared to other tracked vehicles and possess above average handling. While having good suspension, caution should be taken when having a ram weapon equipped, as it may disrupt its capabilities.

Although it is not heavy enough to crush cars like the Rhino Tank or the TM-02 Khanjali, the Scarab can still pose a threat at anyone. The vehicle can push away vehicles with ease and is difficult to be pushed by other light cars, making it an excellent choice for transportation around the map.

Abilities
  • The vehicle can be installed with both "Jump" mods and "Shunt" mods. The Jump modifications come in three levels of effectiveness and can be activated using the horn button. When activated, the vehicle will be launched into the air, in a similar way to the Ruiner 2000 and Scramjet. The Shunt modifications allow the vehicle to shunt to the side.
  • The vehicle can be installed with Boost upgrades. This can be used to significantly speed up the vehicle. It can be used repeatedly while driving the vehicle, but it is better to let it fully recharge for maximum efficiency.
Armor

Compared to other Arena vehicles, the Scarab excels in armor resistance, able to take up to six rockets before being destroyed. However, its windshield is pretty large, leaving the front occupants vulnerable to gunfire, with little to no protection for the rear passengers. These issues can be solved with the addition of the Full Armor plate, which leaves a smaller weak spot on the windshield, and the Plated Cage upgrade, which covers most of the rear bed while allowing the rear passenger to shoot at any enemy behind the vehicle.

Weaponry
  • The vehicle can be fitted with a Ram Weapon. The ram weapon behaves in a similar way to the updated scoops and ramming bars of the RCV and Armored Boxville, causing a large amount of damage to other vehicles and often sending them flying into mid-air with little to no disadvantage against the vehicle itself, and no damage to the vehicle's engine whatsoever. It should be noted that the effectiveness against other players is significantly reduced compared to its effectiveness against NPCs and their vehicles.
  • The Scarab can be modified to have a single Browning M2HB .50 caliber machine gun. It behaves similarly to other front-mounted machine guns from various armed land vehicles, but it is difficult to use and lacks enough firepower to sort out heavily-armored vehicles.
  • The vehicle has the option for installing Proximity Mines. Unlike Weaponized Vehicles added in the Gunrunning update, the Scarab, along with all Arena Cars in the Arena War update, has five different Proximity Mine choices: Kinetic, Spike, EMP, Slick and Sticky;
    • The Kinetic option (orange flashing light) creates a small impulse spreading several meters around the area, sending players and vehicles into the air. The impulse deals little damage to both players and vehicles.
    • The Spike option (dark blue flashing light) bursts the tires of vehicles passing over or near it, as well as dealing a small amount of damage to the vehicle, mainly effecting the vehicle's windows, but otherwise dealing no damage or force. The mine does not burst vehicles with Bulletproof Tires installed.
    • The EMP option (light blue flashing light) disables the vehicle's electronics when passing over it. The accelerator, brakes and steering, as well as the radio and other features are disabled for around 5 seconds before reactivating. It also deals a small amount of damage to players. The player will be notified by whom their vehicle was disabled by in a small notification above the radar.
    • The Slick option (green flashing light) bursts a large amount of oil on the surface, causing vehicles passing over it to lose control. This deals no damage to both vehicles or players.
    • The Sticky option (purple flashing light) bursts a large amount of sticky substance on the surface, causing vehicles passing over it to slow down. This deals no damage to both vehicles or players.
  • The tank can also be installed with bodywork Spikes. These spikes deal damage to NPCs and players, contact with the spikes can instantly kill them.

Modifications

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The Nightmare Scarab can only be modified at an Arena Workshop.

Category Modification Cost Image
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Boost None $20,000
Boost Upgrade 20% $100,000
$50,000 (AW)
Boost Upgrade 60% $230,000
$115,000 (AW)
Boost Upgrade 100% $400,000
$200,000 (AW)
Shunt Boost $520,000
$260,000 (AW)
Bodywork Decorations None $4,200
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Rear War Poles $6,720
$3,360 (AW)
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Rear Spears $7,140
$3,570 (AW)
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Skull Cross $7,560
$3,780 (AW)
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Skull Cross w/ War Poles $7,980
$3,990 (AW)
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Skull Cross w/ Spears $8,400
$4,200 (AW)
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Load'a War Poles $8,610
$4,305 (AW)
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Load'a Spears $8,820
$4,410 (AW)
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Spikes None $5,000
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Body Spikes $55,000
$27,500 (AW)
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Body Spikes MK2 $75,500
$37,750 (AW)
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Body Spikes MK3 $99,500
$49,750 (AW)
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Armor Plating No Armor Plating $20,000
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Light Armor $110,000
$55,000 (AW)
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Reinforced Armor $175,000
$87,500 (AW)
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Heavy Armor



Brands: ???, ???, A.M. Beer, Flint, Hinterland and Sneaky Footwear.

$300,000
$150,000 (AW)
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Windshield Armor None $2,200
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Tri Bar $4,600
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Quad Bar $7,400
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Ladder Bars $11,700
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Plated Bars



Brands: Screw This and You Tool.

$14,500
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Full Armor $29,400
$14,700 (AW)
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Secondary Full Armor $29,800
$14,900 (AW)
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Carbon Full Armor $30,200
$15,100 (AW)
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Rusty Full Armor $30,600
$15,300 (AW)
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Body Plating Stock Body Plating $200
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Alt Front Plate



Brands: ???, Biglogs Corp., Disruption Logistics, Kisama Beer, Period Rags, Sprunk, Wiener Club, Wigwam Burger and Wiwang.

$750
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Alt Front Plate Mk2



Brands: ???, ???, Dense, Disruption Logistics, EarthQuakes, Fleeca, Flint, Lifeinvader, Shark Cards, Sprunk and Wiener Club.

$1,340
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Roll Cages No Roll Cage $5,000
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Rear Bars $17,500
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Carbon Walls $19,700
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Rusty Walls $21,950
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Alt Rusty Walls $24,300
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Cage $22,000
$11,000 (AW)
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Plated Cage



Brands: ???, ???, Fleeca, Junk Energy Drink and Meinmacht.

$23,900
$11,950 (AW)
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Engine Engine Tunes EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Engine Covers Stock Engine Cover $200
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Flat Roof $700
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Entrenching Equipment $1,150
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Large Vents $1,600
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Slat Vents $1,950
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Thin Vents $2,400
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Air Filtration Vents $5,000
$2,500 (AW)
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Long Range Equipment $5,700
$2,850 (AW)
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Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
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Inside Tracks $750
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Rear Exhaust $1,800
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Top Mounted Exhaust $3,000
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Slanted Top Mounted $9,550
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Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $11,400
Phat Chips



Brands: ???, ???, Jardineros, Sweet Nothings, Pirate Music, Tinkle, Nut House, Degenatron, Cherry Popper, Atomic, Backside Skateboards, Demonoil, and Fixup.

$18,240
Pump & Run



Brands: ???, Cluckin Bell, Kabel, Flint, Hardstand, Angel-Os, Arrow Gasoline, Junk, Sprunk and Xero.

$38,760
$19,380 (AW)
Nut House



Brands: ???, ???, ???, ???, Whippet Race Bike, Neurotic Toys, Go Go Space Monkey, D-Rail, San Trak, Impotent Rage, Righteous Slaughter 7, Rapefest Quark ZOOM, EXsorbeo and Lil Rotters.

$41,040
$20,520 (AW)
Hugo Scaffolds



Brands: Alphabetz, Go Go Space Monkey, Bishop's Chicken, Rimmers, Chihuahua Hotdogs, eyefind.info and Impotent Rage.

$43,320
$21,660 (AW)
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Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Skirts Stock Skirts $2,500
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Carbon Half Cover



Brands: Butter Streaks.

$5,500
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Full Carbon Half Cover $8,000
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Armored Cover $10,500
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Primary Full Cover



Brands: Flint.

$14,000
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Full Cover Kit



Brands: Same as above.

$14,500
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Armor Plated Cover



Brands: Lifeinvader.

$15,000
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Armor Plated Kit



Brands: Same as above.

$15,500
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Mega Cover



Brands: Stank.

$32,000
$16,000 (AW)
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Mega Cover Kit



Brands: Same as above.

$33,000
$16,500 (AW)
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Armored Mega Cover



Brands: ???, Earthquakes, Stoner Cement Works, Surprise Facial.

$34,000
$17,000 (AW)
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Armored Mega Cover Kit



Brands: Same as above.

$34,800
$17,400 (AW)
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Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Vertical Jump None $20,000
Jump Upgrade 20% $130,000
$65,000 (AW)
Jump Upgrade 60% $224,000
$112,000 (AW)
Jump Upgrade 100% $420,000
$260,000 (AW)
Wheels* Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000
Weapons Ram Weapons None $20,000
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Light Ram $195,000
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Reinforced Ram $225,000
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Heavy Ram $255,000
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Light Scoop $295,000
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Reinforced Scoop $337,500
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Large Scoop



Brands: Orang-O-Tang.

$389,500
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Primary Weapons None $50,000
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Mounted .50 Cal (Clean) $297,000
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Mounted .50 Cal (Painted) $325,000
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Proximity Mine No Proximity Mine $50,000
Kinetic $270,000
$135,000 (AW)
Spike $158,000
$79,000 (AW)
EMP $300,000
$150,000 (AW)
Slick $198,000
$99,000 (AW)
Sticky $250,000
$125,000 (AW)
(AW) Unlock this item for purchase via the Arena War Career.
* Vehicle is limited to Wheel Colors.

Image Gallery

Video

GTA Online Arena War - HVY Scarab (Apocalypse, Future Shock & Nightmare)

GTA Online Arena War - HVY Scarab (Apocalypse, Future Shock & Nightmare)

Locations

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  • Can be purchased at the Arena War website for $3,076,290 or $2,313,000 (trade price as a Sponsorship Tier reward in the Arena War Career).
    • The vehicle comes with the "Phat Chips" Livery and a Light Scoop Ram Weapon as standard when purchased.

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