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Non-Human-Signal-Source

Non-Human Signal Source

A Non-Human Signal Source is a type of signal source introduced in the 2.4 update. These Signal Sources contain one of several possible Thargoid encounters dependent on their threat level. The threat level varies from 2-8.

Spawn LocationsEdit

Non-Human Signal Sources spawn primarily in the vicinity of the Pleiades Nebula, such as in the system Pleiades Sector IR-W d1-55. They are fairly common and easy to locate within this region. Other locations include systems with stations that have been recently damaged or repairing, and potential targets for Thargoid attacks that have been identified by Eagle Eye.

Threat LevelEdit

Depending on the Threat Level of a Non-Human Signal Source, one of a number of different scenarios will occur.

Threat Level Hazards and Objects Notes
2 x1 Thargoid Probe Comparable to an Anomaly.
3 x2 Thargoid Scouts
Debris
Thargoid Scouts are immediately hostile.
4[1] x1 Thargoid Probe Comparable to an Anomaly.
x3-7 Thargoid Scouts Thargoid Scouts are immediately hostile.
x1-2 Random Human Ships
x4-7 Thargoid Scouts
Debris
The human ship is neutral. Thargoid Scouts are immediately hostile.
5 x1 Thargoid Probe Comparable to an Anomaly.
x0-4 Thargoid Interceptor
Various salvage commodities
Debris
Thargoid Interceptor is initially neutral. Cyclops is most common. Occasionally, no Interceptor will be present.
x3 Random Human Ships
x4-8 Thargoid Scouts
Human ships are neutral. Hostile Thargoid Scouts will arrive soon after entering and will focus on the human ships.
6[2] x1-4 Thargoid Interceptor
Various salvage commodities
Debris
Thargoid Interceptors are initially neutral. Basilisk is most common.
x4 Thargoid Scouts
x1 Thargoid Interceptor
Thargoid Scouts are immediately hostile, and a hostile Cyclops Interceptor will arrive soon after engaging.
7[3][4] x1-4 Thargoid Interceptor
Various salvage commodities
Debris
Thargoid Interceptors are initially neutral. Medusa is most common.
x4 Thargoid Scouts
x1 Thargoid Interceptor
Thargoid Scouts are immediately hostile, and a hostile Basilisk Interceptor will arrive soon after engaging.
x1 Thargoid Sensor Comparable to an Anomaly.
8[5] x4 Thargoid Scouts
x1 Thargoid Interceptor
Thargoid Scouts are immediately hostile, and a hostile Medusa Interceptor will arrive soon after engaging.
x3 Random Human Ships
x12 Thargoid Scouts
Human ships are neutral. Hostile Thargoid Scouts will arrive soon after entering and will focus on the human ships.
x12 Thargoid Scouts Thargoid Scouts are immediately hostile.

ReferencesEdit

  1. YouTube: Thargoid Scout Attack!!!! Elite Dangerous Beta!
  2. /r/EliteDangerous: Threat 6 USS in Electra
  3. Twitch.tv: Clip - Non-Human Signal Source (Threat 7), no hostiles
  4. /r/EliteDangerous: So the Thargoids(?) Attacked a Station. Images Courtesy of CMDR Bad_Player - Comment by ChristianM
  5. /r/EliteDangerous: SPOILER NHSS Threat level 8 at MAIA