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Weight 0.5 UI-WeightIcon.png
Buy Value 150 KMarks.png
Sell Value 45 KMarks.png
Faction Points 0


A versatile scanning device connected to the user's HUD that renders the outline of nearby obstacles and solid objects, even in low visibility situations (such as darkness, fog, or smoke). By default, it's also able to accurately detect Nickel deposits, but can be modified with special Attachments to detect various other valuable mineral types found on the surface.


Can be bought from any shop.

Can also be part of a Free Loadout.

Update history

Patch 2.8.0
  • Updated the description text of the Scanner tool (formerly knows as the Mineral Scanner) to mention that it can be used to spot players through smoke and vegetation.
  • This is something that has been talked about by our players a lot and we're very interested in how players have used the Scanner so far. We're all for cool ways to use the Scanner. However, we will be continuing to keep a close eye on this topic and will make adjustments to the usage of the Scanner where necessary.
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