Object Scanner

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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

/Game/FactoryGame/Resource/Equipment/GemstoneScanner/BP_EquipmentDescriptorObjectScanner.BP_EquipmentDescriptorObjectScanner_C

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 allows for more objects to be scanned for.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

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

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 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 Object Scanner will fade and be replaced by a beeping that gets progressively more rapid the closer the object is.

Scannable objects[edit | edit source]

Research Resource
Slug Scanning Power Slug
Nutrients - Shroom Bacon Agaric
Nutrients - Nut Beryl Nut *
Nutrients - Paleberry Paleberry *
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]

RecipeIngredientsBuildingProductsPrerequisites
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
Cable
 
 


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. 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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 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.