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Disambig.png This article is about Object Scanner, not to be confused with Resource Scanner
Object Scanner
Object Scanner.png
Scans the area for a set item. Beeps at a rate proportional to proximity and direction.
Unlocked at Tier 1 - Field Research
Range 250 m
Stack Size 1
Sink Value 3 080
Blueprint Path


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

The Object Scanner is a tool used to scan objects of interest within a 250 meter radius. Its 'upgrades' are unlocked via M.A.M. research, which

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Object Scanner
4 × Reinforced Iron Plate.png
Reinforced Iron Plate
3 × Beacon.png
Equipment Workshop
Manual crafting.png × 10
1 × Object Scanner.png
Object Scanner
Tier 1 - Field Research
50 × Screw.png

Usage[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

With the Object Scanner equipped, Right to cycle through scan-able objects or hold down Left 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 object you have selected once one is detected. When looking and moving into the general direction of the detected target, the detection bar on its screen will rise up. At the same time, the white noise sound produced by object scanner will fade and be replaced by a beeping that gets progressively more rapid the closer you are to the object.

Scannable objects[edit | edit source]

Research Resource
Slug Scanning Power Slug
Nutrients - Shroom Bacon Agaric
Nutrients - Nut Beryl Nut *
Nutrients - Paleberry Paleberry *
WIP Mercer Sphere Not available
WIP Somersloop Not available
Radio Signal Scanning Crash Sites *
Hostile Organism Detection Enemies **
  • *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 M.A.M. first.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Nobelisk Detonator
5 × Object Scanner.png
Object Scanner
5 × Encased Industrial Beam.png
Encased Industrial Beam
Equipment Workshop
Manual crafting.png × 20
1 × Nobelisk Detonator.png
Nobelisk Detonator
Sulfur Research - Nobelisk Detonator
50 × Cable.png

AWESOME Sink[edit | edit source]

 Object Scanner can be sunk into the AWESOME Sink.png AWESOME Sink to yield 3 080 points.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • There are occasions that the beep is the strongest but nothing can be found. In this case, there might be a cave below you or the overhang above you.
  • Some object can be hidden inside the cracked boulders, so make sure to bring along some Nobelisks.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]