|This article is about the Camera Drone. You may be looking for the Scanner Room.|
The Camera Drone is a controllable drone that is used in-conjunction with the Scanner Room. They are made using the upgrade fabricator seen in the Scanner Room.
The Camera Drones can be moved around and can be replaced if destroyed. When the Scanner Room is first constructed it will provide two Camera Drones.
To use the Camera Drones, the Player must go to the camera station, which activates the drones.
The Camera Drones feature a depth, distance, health, and energy HUD, which can be used for navigation and safety. However, going too far or too deep from the Scanner Room will cause the image to go white and blurry. Camera Drones can only go up to 500 meters away from the Scanner Room before losing signal.
When a drone's health is depleted, it becomes inoperable and must be fixed with a Repair Tool in order to work again. If a drone's energy is depleted, it must be retrieved manually and placed back into its slot on the Scanner Room for recharging.
Additionally, players are able to scan the surrounding area for resources highlighted near the camera station. After selecting the desired resource, the room will emit a loud sound and after a short period of time yellow dots will mark the resource locations on the hologram.
Each Scanner Room has a beacon that only drones can see, which can be used to navigate back to the Scanner Room.
Camera Drones can be used at any Scanner Room, adding up the number of drones that the player can use.
Stalkers are able to grab a drone in their mouth, treating it similarly to Metal Salvage, and will chase down cameras attempting to escape, even going so far as to pull them out of the Scanner Room sockets. Crashfish are also a threat, and can destroy the drone by exploding. Lava Geysers will also damage Camera Drones periodically if the drone is within range of the lava.