How to Scan Guide for Starfield
How to Scan
Press LB button (Xbox) or F key (PC) to open the scanner
To activate the scanner while on foot, press the LB button (Xbox) or F key (PC).
Press the button again if want to close the scanner.
Aim the scanner at your target
Scanning objects on different planets increases the percentage of your planetary exploration. Aim at an object, then press the A button (Xbox) or E key (PC) to scan a target.
Unexplored areas will be shown with blue lines on your scanner, while scanned areas will show blue with a glowing effect on your scanner.
Objects that have been 100% scanned will turn green, making it easy to distinguish them from unscanned objects.
Objects can only be scanned once
An object can only be scanned once and it is not possible to scan the same object multiple times.
To accomplish 100% completion on survey percentage, you need to find and scan various objects of the same type on the planet.
Planet resources only need to be scanned once
You only need to scan each planet’s resources once. Afterwards, resources will automatically show up on your scanner, exhibiting other resources available on the planet.
Best Skills for Scanning Objects, Resources, and Planets
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