What does long-range scan mode do?
Long-range scan mode (shift 3) is only needed very infrequently to reveal objects at large distances. Send a pulse by holding down the secondary launch button (L by default) for 2 seconds (not longer, not shorter) to get the best effect. Check then for the ring “echoes” and question marks on your map!
HINT: LRS can reveal mine clusters too, which can then be selected from the pilot’s radar screen (if nearby) or map by clicking on the cluster of ?s: useful for targeting mines near an abandoned ship.
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