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Can Scan Jammers Stack In Starfield?

Bethesda Game Studios has developed Starfield on a massive scale with multiple planets, cities and a galaxy.

Travel, trade, and combat are the primary functions of the game.

With this level of galaxy visualization come dark sides, such as loot, stealing, and smuggling.

Furthermore, Scan Jammers are tools useful to steal Contrabands in Starfield.

Scan Jammers are special tools that help to avoid the detection of illegal items or Contrabands. Moreover, Scan Jammers can stack in Starfield, increasing the possibility of avoiding detection to up to 65%.

Here we will discuss the details of Scan Jammers, how to get them and why they cannot stack in Starfield.

What Are Scan Jammers In Starfield?

Scan Jammers are special instruments that help to hide the Contrabands on your ship.

Contrabands are the illegal stuff such as weapons, human organs and others that are either stolen or smuggled.

Contrabands Starfield
Contrabands are illegal items in Starfield.

They also have a yellow mark through which players can know they are illegal goods.

There are three types of Scan Jammer in Starfield, which are listed below;

  1. Single Frequency
  2. Dual Frequency
  3. Multi-Frequency

Smuggling Contrabands is usually done to get a higher price for items. Your ship can be scanned for Contrabands on multiple occasions.

Therefore, the best way to hide your Contrabands is to use Scan Jammers.

However, it depends on the quality of your Scan Jammer and the power of the scanning device.

Thus, it is important to use a better-quality of Scan Jammers.

It depends on your playstyle and whether you want to use Scan Jammers or Contrabands in general.

How To Get Scan Jammers?

Scan Jammers can be found at Red Mile on the planet Porrima III.

Porrima Planet Scan Jammer Stack
Scan Jammers are present in the Porrima Planet

Here is a step-by-step process to get Scan Jammers in Starfield:

  1. Go to Lon Anderssen at the Red Mile of the Porrima III planet.
Red Mile Starfield
The Red Mile of the Porrima III planet
  1. Ask Lon to modify your ship, “I’d like to view and modify my ships.”
  2. Choose the Ship Builder and then the Add option.
  3. Scroll and select the Find Equipment option.
  4. Here you will be able to purchase a Scan Jammer.

Note that there are lower-level and higher-level Scan Jammers.

A low-level Scan Jammer can only provide up to a 10% chance to hide your Contrabands.

While a high-level Scan Jammer can provide up to 50% chance to hide your Contrabands.

Another important thing to note is Scan Jammers should be paired with a Shielded Cargo Hold.

The Shielded Cargo Hold and the Scan Jammers can help you with avoiding detection.

Read more about Smuggling and Selling Harvested Organs in Starfield.

How To Equip Scan Jammer?

Now that you have purchased the Scan Jammer, how do you use it?

Here’s a step-by-step process to equip the Scan Jammer:

  1. Go to the ship’s customization menu, which can be on the cockpit or a ship’s terminal.
  2. Then, select the Structural Tab.
  3. Find and equip an Equipment Plate that will be your Scanner Jammer’s base.
  4. Then, go to the Equipment tab of the ship customization menu.
  5. Choose the Scanner Jammer of your choice in the Equipment tab.
  6. After choosing Scan Jammer, position it on the top of the Equipment Plate.
  7. Check to ensure that the Scan Jammer is properly secure.

The Scan Jammer you purchase is usually in your ship’s inventory.

Do Scan Jammers Stack?

If you have two or more Scan Jammers, can it stack to get a higher avoidance percentage?

Players are intrigued about this possibility and have expressed their curiosity.

One such player experimented on this topic, and the results are surprising.

The player has four jammers, two 50% ones and two 30% ones.

Here are the results of the experiment:

  1.  A single 50% Scan Jammer: 89% chance to avoid detection.
  2. A single 30% Scan Jammer: 77% chance to avoid detection.
  3. One 50% and one 30% Scan Jammer: 77% chance to avoid detection.
  4. One 50% and two 30% Scan Jammer: 77% chance to avoid detection.
  5. No Scan Jammer: 58% chance to avoid detection.

So, from this experiment, we can conclude that the Scan Jammer cannot stack.

Scan Jammers Stack Starfield
Scan Jammers are useful to hide illegal items called Contrabands

Stacking Scan Jammers can increase the chance of increasing the percentage of detection avoidance to up to 65%.

However, using one single Scan Jammer is the best for your ship.

In addition, Scan Jammers are one way to hide your Contrabands but can never 100% hide items.

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The Bottom Line

Scan Jammers are special equipment useful to hide the Contrabands.

Contrabands are illegal or items gained from smuggling.

Additionally, Scan Jammers can never provide a 100% chance to avoid detection.

Also, Scan Jammers can stack to increase the percentage to avoid detection to 65%.

Therefore, use the best quality Scan Jammers. for your ship without stacking.

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