This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Engi Controlled Sector
  3. Engi Homeworlds
  4. Pirate Controlled Sector
  5. Rebel Controlled Sector
  6. Rebel Stronghold
  7. Mantis Controlled Sector
  8. Mantis Homeworlds
  9. Rock Controlled Sector
  10. Rock Homeworlds
  11. Uncharted Nebula
  12. Slug Controlled Nebula
  13. Slug Home Nebula
  14. Hidden Crystal Worlds
    Can also occur at an exit beacon.

The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:

  • Holy crap! A weapon is just floating in space!
  • You inform a nearby station of your flight from the Rebels. They offer to outfit your ship with a weapon and wish you well.
  • A settlement still loyal to the Federation hails your ship. They have prepared a weapon to aid your escape from the Rebels.
  • As soon as you arrive a small Mantis ship detaches from a wreck and jumps away. You must have interrupted their salvage operation because you find a weapon ready to be installed!
  • A small merchant ship messages you, "Underground Federation comm channels are all talking about your 'secret' mission. Let us install a weapon to help. Good luck!"
  • Debris from a battle is scattered around this system. A few pieces bounce against your ship. You passively scan them and discover there is a functioning weapon among them!


This event is called "FIND_WEAPON" in the datafiles.

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