I got a quest in my situation log where I need to investigate 6 artifacts. Unfortunately I only got 5 of them which I all investigated: Situation Log

Is that a bug? Or do I need to do something for the 6th to appear on the map?

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According to this Reddit it is possible to find 6 artifacts, but it is extremely hard.

Due to the way anomaly spawns, it's extremely hard to find 6 precursor artifacts (there are 12 in total and yes AI can stop you from finishing)

A "solution" to make it easier is to manipulate the gamefiles:

Go to Stellaris\common\anomalies\00_anomalies.txt
and from line
Vultaum Precursor Discoveries
to line
do following:
within each anomaly = { } scope directly under
"category=???", add new "weight" or replace existing ones value,
like this:
weight = 5000
there ought to be 76 of them.

(This "solution" is also from the Reddit-post mentioned above.)

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    So my AI opponents likely snatched them and now none of us can finish that quest? What a poor design choice. But thank you for the answer.
    – Philipp
    Jan 27, 2017 at 14:41
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    Update 1.4 "Kennedy" added a lot of new events that spawn additional Precursor anomalies to deal with exactly this situation. I don't know how rare they are but you should get one eventually.
    – Paul Z
    Jan 27, 2017 at 15:35
  • @PaulZ I think I might have receives such an event. It told me something was strange about some random moon. But nothing showed up in the situation log, that moon was already surveyed (the whole galaxy is) and my science ships had no special option when being sent there.
    – Philipp
    Jan 30, 2017 at 19:52
  • Prior to that last update, I had only finished this quest once. It's definitely more doable now, although sometimes I end up investigating anomalies for multiple other precursor empires before I finally find the last one for the empire whose quest I have.
    – DCShannon
    Jan 31, 2017 at 0:31

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