Scorpion vs. MultiCam - Pattern Comparison

By Jesse Ables
Written 25 May 2014


Below are side-by-side photos of MultiCam and Scorpion W2 (both on 500 denier nylon) under natural light.

MultiCam left, Scorpion W2 right. Lighting from behind.

MultiCam top, Scorpion W2 below. Lighting from left.

Scorpion W2 left, MultiCam right. Lighting from front.

The colors used in the Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OEF-CP, i.e. MultiCam) and the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP, i.e. Scorpion W2) are listed below.

OEF-CP (MultiCam)
  1. Cream 524
  2. Tan 525
  3. Pale Green 526
  4. Olive 527
  5. Dark Green 528
  6. Brown 529
  7. Dark Brown 530
OCP (Scorpion W2)
  1. Dark Cream 559
  2. Tan 525
  3. Light Sage 560
  4. Olive 527
  5. Dark Green 528
  6. Brown 529
  7. Bark Brown 561


Upon the release of photos of Scorpion W2, Predator Intelligence posted a side-by-side comparison to the Army's OCP (MultiCam) pattern, which can be seen here.

From the available photos, the Scorpion W2 variant appears to be an enlarged version of the original Scorpion pattern, likely with color changes for improved visual and NIR performance.

Recently, the Army's decision to adopt a variant of the Scorpion camouflage pattern was announced by Soldier Systems Daily and Both the pattern and coloration of Scorpion and MultiCam are similar, so much so that photos of Scorpion are often misidentified as being of MultiCam. Guy Cramer of Hyperstealth wrote an excellent article on the differences between the two patterns, which can be found here. However, no complete view of both patterns has been presented side-by-side for comparison.

Shown atop one another, the differences are easy to spot (the pattern with vertical elements is MultiCam):

The illustrations are found in the design patents covering Scorpion and MultiCam, both of which were filed by Crye Precision. The patent information is as follows:

As seen above, there are numerous differences between each pattern, though they share a similar geometry and colorway.