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How to Deep Scan in Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Scan complete walkthrough!

Deep Rock Galactic's Season 5 Drilling Deeper update introduced a brand new mission called Deep Scan. In this mission, your objective is to locate three resonance crystals, call in the drillevator, and conduct a raid deep in the mines. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to Deep Scan in Deep Rock Galactic.

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Deep Rock Galactic Deep Scan mission scanning for crystal
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Your first objective right after you enter the mine is to perform three of five deep scans (i.e. locate resonance crystals). For this, use the Gamma Resonance Proximity Sensor on the top-left of your screen. The sensor shows a yellow bar when the resonance crystal is within 40 meters. You should also pay attention to the symbols next to the sensor as they indicate the vertical level of the crystal:

  • Diamond: Crystal is on the same vertical plane as you.
  • Upward pointing triangle: Crystal is above your vertical level.
  • Downward pointing triangle: Crystal is below your vertical level.
Deep Rock Galactic Deep Scan mission resonance crystal
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When the beeping sound intensifies and the sensor indicator starts hitting maximum vigorously, the crystal is very close. Start digging and if you white rocks under the dirt, you're digging at the right place. After the resonance crystal is unveiled, hold interact next to it to call in scanning equipment.

  • Deep Rock Galactic Deep Scan mission connect cable to crystal
  • Deep Rock Galactic Deep Scan mission resonance scanner

Connect the power cable from the equipment to the crystal and set up the resonance scanner. Now, scan for the remaining crystals and repeat the process until you've hooked all of them up.

  • Deep Rock Galactic Deep Scan mission drillevator activation
  • Deep Rock Galactic Deep Scan mission maintaining the drillevator

For the next objective, a drillevator will be sent down near your location and you have to escort it to the deep mines. Get onboard the platform, turn on the consoles, and activate the drillevator for it to start tunnelling through the rocks. While the machine is doing its job, hordes of bugs will converge on your position from the top of the tunnel. Defend yourself from the attack and keep maintaining the drillevator (second image) when required.

  • Deep Rock Galactic Deep Scan mission Morkite Geode
  • Deep Rock Galactic Deep Scan mission jetboots

Soon, the drillevator will reach the Morkite Geode (the deep mines where you need to collect Morkite seeds). Destroy the green crystals using your pickaxe to collect the seeds and then deposit them into the M.U.L.E.—the trusty old companion you must've been using on other missions to store minerals. Finally, call for an extraction; and don't forget to pick up the jetboots from the drillevator (second image). Use these to fly up the tunnel and reach the drop pod to complete the Deep Scan mission.

There's also a top-down shooter version of this game called Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor. Check out Deep Rock Galactic Survivors Tips and Tricks on Pro Game Guides for more.

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Praharsh Kashyap is a video gaming enthusiast from India currently working as a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides. He has been playing and covering first-person shooters such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Apex Legends for years now. Besides FPS games, he also likes to indulge in RPGs every now and then.

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