Scavenger achievement in Space Crew

Scavenger

Recover adandoned cargo, found adrift in space

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How to unlock the Scavenger achievement

  • Rossco7530Rossco75301,631,065
    09 Feb 2021 10 Feb 2021 14 Feb 2021
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    As per the comments, getting the cargo to spawn and register might be a problem for some. Not sure if it's bad luck or glitchy. It's also possible it will only spawn once per playthrough, meaning a second playthrough is required if you miss it. This solution is just my own experiences.

    It seems like this is a specific, random event that you'll come across as you transition through sectors on missions. I'll add as much information as I can just in case it helps.

    I was a few missions into Phase 2, on the mission "Investigate Oumuamua". It was in the first sector after jumping from Athena, Hestia Spiral Arm Accretion. There were no enemies. An optional objective appeared to "Retrieve Item".

    A message appeared from the Wing Commander at the top of the screen:

    "There's a dropped cargo pod of essential resources in your current sector. If you can get them back to base, it would mean a few extra credits!"

    I don't recall seeing this message any other time, so if you see this, drop everything and grab that cargo! (Edit - per the comments, it appears this is not the specific case.)

    The achievement won't unlock until the mission completion screens back at Athena Base.

    There are several random retrieval missions that don't trigger this achievement. Just keep going for the purple optional objectives when you see them and hopefully you'll eventually find the right cargo.

    You can attempt to farm these missions, as suggested by Redders 420 who commented:

    One thing I did figure out is if you come through the warp portal and don't get a recovery side mission, immediately turn around and warp back into the area you just came from and then warp back in again. The side missions seem to be random so I just kept entering the area until I got the correct mission and recovery item.

    They all look similar but this is the cargo in question that unlocked it for me (orange item in bay on bottom-left of the ship):

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    WaRRen16Is this buggy ? Cause I’ve picked a ton of them up and nothings popping for me.
    Posted by WaRRen16 on 10 Feb at 12:44
    Rossco7530It could be... not that many have played the game yet. Hopefully you just haven't gotten the right item yet. I'll add an image but I think they all look pretty much the same.
    Posted by Rossco7530 on 10 Feb at 13:07
    Redders 420I'm having trouble with this popping too. I have definitely picked up the one with the exact description you provided. I even did it on the Oumuamua mission just in case that was an issue.

    I have changed my difficulty to the easiest setting, but all other achievements popped with this setting so I don't think it's that.

    One thing I did figure out is if you come through the warp portal and don't get a recovery side mission, immediately turn around and warp back into the area you just came from and then warp back in again. The side missions seem to be random so I just kept entering the area until I got the correct mission and recovery item.
    Posted by Redders 420 on 14 Feb at 10:00
    Rossco7530Sorry to hear that. I've updated the solution with a clearer warning. Good idea about farming the recovery missions. Hope you get it soon!

    I was also using the easiest settings so I agree, I don't think that's a factor.
    Posted by Rossco7530 on 14 Feb at 11:22
    Redders 420Here are 2 game DVR that show that I had the right description and the results screen confirming I collected the cargo and was credited with the side mission. But still no achievement. I had hoped to complete the 1000g during the free play weekend but that is now over and I'm not buying a game for 10g that might not even unlock cry Fingers crossed this comes to Gamepass one day.

    Redders 420 playing Space Crew

    Redders 420 playing Space Crew
    Posted by Redders 420 on 15 Feb at 18:22
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