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The information from this article is up-to-date as of 26 November, 2016.
Binoculars are a basic level of scanner technology.
Summary[edit | edit source]
Binoculars are more than a simple scanner. They can zoom in, show the distance between the player and objects and lock on to a building or landmark. If the item turns out to be an object of interest, it can be marked as a waypoint for later study. It will then appear on the compass semicircle at the top of the view screen.
Scanning lifeforms[edit | edit source]
Binoculars may also be used for scanning new plants and animals species. Once the red crosshairs are centred on the object and it shows between the two brackets, the analyzing process begins, followed by a white-line scan. Once the creature has been identified, the player is notified if this is a new discovery. If so, they may chose to rename it, within the game's naming restrictions.
Speculation[edit | edit source]
The fact that other scanner technology attachments for the multi-tool can be upgraded, makes it likely that binoculars can be as well.