In Lethal Company Radar buster (radar booster) is an extremely useful tool with which you can warn allies about dangers, increase the detection radius of targets on the map, distract monsters and perform many other functions. In this guide we will tell you how to get this device and what exactly it does.
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How to buy a radar booster
You can only get this item in one place – in the in-game store. So interact with the terminal on your spaceship and enter the store command to see a list of items for sale, including the radar booster. It sells for 50 credits.
However, you can skip this step and immediately write radar-booster 1 on the screen, and then confirm the order by entering the word confirm. The number indicates the number of devices you want to buy. Please note that you must be on the moon or its orbit for your order to arrive – it will arrive within an hour. A capsule with the goods you purchased will land on the surface of the satellite.
Note: Do not forget about the possibility of using short commands in the terminal. You can simply write, for example, “radar 2” and “c” to confirm the purchase of two radar boosters.
What does Radar booster do
This device is a small metal installation, at the end of which there is a luminous blue sphere, so it can be easily seen from afar in the dark corridors of the complex or during snow storms on the surfaces of the moons. Plus, when using a special command, you can make loud beeping sounds with this device.
However, the main function of a booster is its ability to enhance the effect of the radar. In normal mode, when using the view monitor command, you will only be able to see the map of the ship and the areas your allies are currently in, and your viewing radius will be severely limited.
If you place this device, for example, next to the entrance to the complex, you can switch to it at any time. To do this, use the ship’s main monitor hanging to the left of the terminal by pressing the “E” key when the “Switch camera” message appears. Thus, you will immediately see what is currently happening in this area.
How to use radar booster in Lethal Company
First of all, we note that the radar amplifier is definitely not an item that needs to be purchased at the very beginning of the game. It's better to spend extra credits on professional flashlights, shovels and teleport. You can start acquiring this tool approximately halfway through your playthrough, when you move on to moons such as Offense or March.
Next, let's look at the installation process of this device. Take it in your hands and move to the place where you plan to place the booster. Having reached it, click on the left mouse button to activate the system (it will light up and begin to rotate). Then press the “G” key to throw the device to the ground.
Note that you can pick up the booster from the ground at any time by walking up to it and pressing the “E” key, and then moving it to another place. To maximize the potential of these systems, we advise you to buy 4 of these devices. Below we will describe why exactly this number of them is required by considering options for their use.
Help with finding an exit from the complex and monitoring the main entrance
We advise you to place the first device right next to the main exit from the facility. With it, you can, for example, lead allies to the main doors if they get lost or if a beetle has landed on their head, blocking their view.
To do this, you just need to activate the sound signal on the device. This can be done by entering the command ping [name of radar amplifier] on the computer. For example, in our case it will be ping daryl. You can see the name of the booster at the top of the monitor.
With this camera you can also constantly monitor the main entrance and warn your comrades if an enemy has appeared near it (marked with a red dot) or there is a working turret (mine) . In this case, it would be better for them to exit the complex through the fire door.
Distracting the Blind Dogs
The second device should be placed on the lunar surface away from the spacecraft, but not too far from it. After three o'clock in the afternoon on planets of medium and high difficulty levels, blind dogs begin to appear on the street, which can prevent players from safely delivering cargo to the transport ship from the complex.
If you install a radar amplifier near the starship, you can attract it with the sound of monsters, thereby distracting them from your crew members. The main thing is to ping the device in time so that the monster does not chase your ally, but attacks the beacon.
Warning about threats and helping in finding the scrap
The third and fourth radar amplifiers should be placed inside the object. We advise you to place one of them right in the center of the complex to significantly increase your visibility, and the second one next to the fire exit (it will perform the same functions as next to the main door).
By increasing the viewing radius, you can warn your allies about monsters earlier, disable turrets and mines in time, and open security doors even before your comrades approach them.
If you have an Inverse Teleporter, which moves the character to a random area in the complex, then thanks to the sound signal from the radar amplifier installed in the center of the object, you can help allies determine their approximate location.
< p>Add that Lethal Company is at the early access stage, so new patches are constantly being released for it. It is possible that future updates will expand the functionality of radar amplifiers, for example, allowing you to teleport directly to them. We will update the guide as new information becomes available.