I don't think the beacon will change anytime soon, but I could be wrong. I do wish there was a hotkey to view the range of beacons though. I used to use an exploit back before version 12 (i think) where bots would hold the beacons and you could see the ring it created with a little offset from the direction it was held. That made covering the map in beacons a little easier so I could set up recharging stations everywhere. Either that or be able to change the range to cover the entire map. Better yet, make it a research-able upgrade with a requirement of beacons :p. This game has so much potential that it could go a million directions which is exactly why the Denki team created a tech tree outline.