Scans the area for a set item. Beeps at a rate proportional to proximity and direction.
Whether you’re a fan of treasure-hunts or you love exploring new planets and finding new, logic-defying things, this is the tool for you!
Caterina Parks's assistant Steve
Object Scanner is a tool used to scan objects of interest within a 250-meter radius. Its 'upgrades' are unlocked via MAM research, which allows for more objects to be scanned for.
Obtaining [ ]
Crafting [ ]
Recipe Ingredients Building Products Prerequisites 4 ×
Reinforced Iron Plate
Equipment Workshop × 10 1 ×
Tier 1 - Field Research 50 ×
Usage [ ]
Research [ ]
Equipment [ ]
With the Object Scanner equipped,
to cycle through scan-able objects or hold down to open up the radial menu. After selecting a scan target, the light atop the scanner will glow and blink the same color as the selected object once one is detected. When looking and moving in the general direction of the detected target, the detection bar on its screen will rise. At the same time, the white noise sound produced by the Object Scanner will fade and be replaced by a beeping that gets progressively more rapid the closer the object is.
Scannable objects [ ]
*Points to the nearest object, even if it has been collected.
**Points to enemies' corpses as well (until they despawn).
As mentioned above, each scannable resource has to be researched through the MAM first.
Crafting [ ]
AWESOME Sink [ ] Object Scanner
can be sunk into the
3 080 points
Tips [ ]
There are occasions that the beep is the strongest, but nothing can be found. This can mean the object is in a nearby cave or on a cliff.
Some objects can be hidden inside the cracked
boulders, which will be inaccessible without Nobelisks. Crash Sites will continue to be detected even if their Hard Drive has been collected ( collecting their Hard Drive stops them from being detected).
Trivia [ ]
The item is named "Gemstone Scanner" internally because Power Slugs were gemstones before being changed to slugs prior to release. 
Gallery [ ]
History [ ]
Patch 0.6.0.0: Crash Site scanning no longer points to Crash Sites if their Hard Drive has been collected
Patch 0.3.4.0: Updated Object Scanner look
Patch 0.3.3.3: The text on the Object Scanner will no longer disappear on different FOV settings
Patch 0.3.1.0: Fixed a crash on load (and sometimes potentially during game) related to the Object Scanner
Patch 0.3: Object Scanner has updated screen graphics. It no longer relies just on sound.
Patch Closed Alpha 5.1: Moved Object Scanner and Beacon to HUB Upgrade 5 Patch Closed Alpha 2: Updated Object Scanner sounds and implementation.
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