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How to Fix Follow Distortions On Scanner Not Working in Starfield

Starfield is a space role-playing game by the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

You can create any character and go on a journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.

Customize your character’s appearance, decide their background, and select their traits.

Join Constellation, the last group of space explorers finding artifacts throughout the galaxy.

Explore more than one thousand planets, navigate cities, and traverse wild landscapes.

You can also pilot and command the ship of your dreams, personalize the look of it, and more.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix follow distortions on scanner not working in Starfield on PC, Xbox, or PS4/PS5.

How to Fix Follow Distortions On Scanner Not Working in Starfield

Here is a list of known fixes from the Starfield community:

  • Fix 1: Look on the horizon for a giant temple-looking structure. You can usually see it from your landing site (source: ChickenDenders on Reddit).
  • Fix 2: Try scanning an anomaly at the 1st place it tells you to land. After that, return to your ship and go back to orbit. It should give you a 2nd landing location. Land there and see if you get the distortion, if not, look for an anomaly and scan it. Go back to orbit and see if it gives you another landing location, land there, and try looking for the distortion. (source: Thenorthumbrian67 on Reddit).
  • Fix 3: If you’re on PC, use the console command “setstage 000160A9 600” to skip the finding the temple. (source: ContraStarS on Reddit).
  • Fix 4: The circle that appears on your scanner will flicker when you’re facing the direction of the building. Keep checking your scanner and it should lead you there (source: Cheddarfish6 on Reddit).

Further reading

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How to Fix Outpost Disappeared in Starfield

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