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Materials are chemical elements that can be found on the surfaces of planets and moons.
Materials remain available when switching between vehicles, and in the case of vehicle destruction they are saved by the pilot's escape system.
- Main article: Synthesis
In a future expansion during the Elite Dangerous: Horizons season, materials will also be used in a crafting system.
Material sources on planets and moons can be located by use of the Wave Scanner of an SRV. When they are destroyed by weapons fire from a ship or SRV they explode into chunks of materials, which can be collected using a ship or SRV's Cargo Scoop.
The type of materials vary depending on the geology of the body, the type of world it is and where it is situated. As well as sources which are natural parts of the body, there are meteorites which fell from space, cargo racks of downed ships, and perhaps other more mysterious sources to be found.
Material sources discovered so far are:
- Cargo Rack
List of MaterialsEdit
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- ↑ Dev Update (12/11/2015)
- ↑ The Mercs of Mikunn Geophysical Expedition handbook
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=228645