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Main article: Unidentified Signal Source

Weapons Fire is a type of signal source that primarily contains pirates. There may also be System Authority Vessels (or their factional equivalents) and/or other neutral ships present.

Spawn Locations

Any area of populated space (usually Shipping Lanes and spheres of influence).

Threat Level

The threat level determines the type of hostile forces you are likely to encounter:

  • Threat Level 1: One or two small low-ranking pirates.
  • Threat Level 2: Several small moderately ranked pirate wings, usually in 2 waves.
  • Threat Level 3: Multiple waves of well-armed and high-ranking pirates.
  • Threat Level 4: Several heavily armed ships (usually Anacondas) piloted by high-ranking pirates.
  • Threat Level 5: