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Main article: Unidentified Signal Source

A Distress Call is a type of signal source that is a variation of the Weapons Fire signal source that can spawn in Supercruise. It can sometimes act as a Mission Target USS for Assassinate Pirate Lord missions.

Signal Contents Edit

A Distress Call will randomly generate different content:

  • A trader who has run out of fuel. Pirates may also be present. You can refuel the ship as follows:
    1. Install a Fuel Transfer Limpet Controller.
    2. Buy a few Fuel Transfer Limpets (Note: they take up cargo space).
    3. Setup a fire group for the Fuel Transfer Limpet Controller.
    4. Target the ship and press the appropriate fire button. 1t of fuel can be enough for a ship to jump to the nearest system.
  • A heavily damaged trader who is under attack from pirates. The pirates will respond if engaged by the player, and will attack in several waves of increasing difficulty.
  • A debris field and several Search and Rescue ships.
  • A Federal Farragut battle cruiser under pirate attack.
  • Several heavily armed ships (usually Anacondas) piloted by high ranking pirates who have faked a distress signal in order to attack the player.
  • A destroyed Majestic class Interdictor with its fleet and a thargoid ship can be found in the HR 1185 System.

Spawn Locations Edit

Any area of populated space (usually Shipping Lanes and spheres of influence).

Threat Level Edit

1 - 9