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The Compass is used to help the player navigate the planet. Players can activate the compass by pressing the control to open the Action Wheel (R on PC) and selecting the Compass icon. This can be used at any time, when the player is in or outside of a vehicle. The compass will display the direction of the Planet's north pole, indicated by the N in the inner circle.
The compass will show the player multiple different navpoints, located relative to the player. Navpoints are displayed three-dimensionally, giving information about their horizontal position as well as vertical position. Any navpoints that are positioned outside the compass radius will be placed on the edge of the compass display, excluding navpoints that are only displayed when in range (such as exo caches).
Up to 9 Beacons may be displayed, but only if no other navpoints exist and no chambers have been activated. Other navpoints take priority over beacons.