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Multi-tool - Scanner


Topographic Survey




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Used to discover resources and points of interest.

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Additional Info:

Release History:

Waveform Recycler – decreases the cool down period and increases the scan radius

Upgrade Modules increase the scan radius, as well as providing very significant boosts to units earned per scan.

One of the first things you should aim to get for one of your multi-tools are some upgrades for your scanner.

When scanning Flora, Fauna, and Minerals in game, you receive units for a completed scan.

You can also earn nanites for uploading them from the Discovery menu.

The amount you earn per scan can be drastically improved by installing scanner upgrade modules.

Each module can add up to a 9999% bonus to those scans for flora, fauna or both.

With three S-class scanner upgrade modules, typical rewards for scanning flora is 60-75,000 units and 130-150,000 units for scanning common fauna. Uncommon fauna yields 1.5 as much, rare fauna -3 times as much.

As a result, each planet thoroughly scanned can bring 1-3M units.

0.0 Pre-release - Shown in pre-release videos, projecting a grid pattern onto usable resources.

1.0 Release - Added as a technology.

1.05 - Quite a rare crash, but in certain scenarios it was possible to scan from space or on planet and crash the game.

1.09 - Deposits discovered by scans will now display as the correct resource.

1.2 Pathfinder - Blueprint changed, the amount of Carbon is doubled.

1.3 Atlas Rises - Improved scan ranges for resources on planets. Added scan markers on more smaller plutonium crystals to aid resource gathering.

1.38 - It can be used to see the approximate distance of resources discovered with the Scanner.

2.0 NEXT - Waveform Recycler and procedurally generated Analysis Visor Upgrades added, while Rangeboost Sigma and Rangeboost Tau upgrades removed. Blueprint changed, formerly used Carbon. Icon changed.

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