If you are one of the thousands of players seeking info on how to use the mineral detector in Subnautica Below Zero, you have arrived at the right place. Planet 4546B is loaded with lots of useful minerals (crafting material/metals) players can use in crafting necessities for survival on the snow and water-filled alien planet. However, it is very difficult to differentiate a mineral from regular materials around, let alone know which is useful. Fortunately, the mineral detector can help with that, which is why we will discuss its usage in detail.
There are a bunch of minerals available in Subnautica Below Zero and they all serve their purposes. Their texture and appearance are best seen firsthand. As interesting as they might be, let’s focus on the topic at hand.
Subnautica Below Zero: How To Use Mineral Detector
Before players get to use this in-game device, they have to craft it first as the tool does not exist readily for use. Fortunately, there is a broken remnant of the tool already in the game for players to scan and then add its blueprints to the PDA. Once it is added, one can now craft the device in the Fabricator using fragments and materials gathered. The broken parts of the detector can be found in three strategic sectors. These are;
- The Underwater Emergency Supply Cache in the Artic Kelp Forest (North of Drop Pod).
- Delta Island (South of Drop Pod).
- Floating Tech Site at the shallow twisty bridges.
Well, you don’t have to visit all the locations. Simply scan one part in any of the provided locations for blueprints and head back to the Fabricator. Now you are ready to craft using the following items;
- 1 Battery.
- 1 Titanium.
- 1 Copper wire.
- 1 Silicone rubber.
Assemble the listed materials in the Fabricator and you will get the Mineral Detector in a flash. Now, how do you use it? First, equip it as this will activate the tool. All you have to do is select the mineral you are scouting for on the already programmed and available range of minerals, and the detector will point it out with a green circle. There is also a beeping sound coming out from the detector to let you know how close you are to the mineral being sought. Unfortunately, the range is restricted to around 40-50 meters, but that should be enough if you are in an area the mineral is present.
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