Subnautica: Below Zero has finally received a full release after a successful early access period. The survival game keeps the core gameplay very similar to its predecessor Subnautica, but makes some significant changes, such as the introduction of the arctic biome and a bunch of new ferocious creatures to compete with painting.
The World Edge – Subnautica: Below Zero
World Edge, as the name suggests, is the map edge of the game. As people approach World Edge, they will be greeted by the horrifying message “WARNING. Enter an ecological dead zone. Survival prospects are rapidly approaching zero.”
For most people, this is a clear sign to be able to turn around immediately and go far, far away. However, for gamers, this can be taken as a sign that they are about to reach an exciting new area that is indispensable in the story. Unfortunately, all that awaits the players in the biome is a quick death.
World Edge essentially acts as an extreme invisible wall, as it prevents players from going beyond the edge of the map by killing them. Three Void Chelicerate Leviathans will continuously spawn around the player and will respawn if the player kills them.
Do Not Try To Kill Predators
Another common mistake that players make with Subnautica: Below Zero‘s predators is thinking that they’re supposed to be killed. Players can kill any of the game’s predators, though there’s more risk than reward to doing so in the early game. Trying to kill predators is a mistake for three reasons: players receive nothing for doing so, they’re very hard to kill, and they’ll likely deal more damage to the player.
Once players reach the end of the game and have equipped themselves with some armory, killing creatures becomes a more viable option, particularly the Shadow Leviathans that can cause serious issues for players in the game’s final act. However, it’s best to simply avoid predators until at least the mid-game.
Scan Everything – Subnautica: Below Zero
The scanner is one of the most important items that players should craft first. It’s constructed with one Titanium and one Battery at the Fabricator and will have many benefits for the player. The scanner’s main benefit is that it will teach them how to craft certain items required to progress further in the game.
When first starting the game, players may be nonchalant when it comes to scanning, as they believe they can return to certain areas anytime. However, this is a common early-game mistake, Below Zero doesn’t provide players with a map, so it can be easy to forget where key scannable items are located.
Don’t Travel Too Far
While long walks are important for making progress, it’s also important for players not to get ahead and start venturing too far without being properly prepared. Like in the previous game, Subnautica: Below Zero has many problems for players waiting in the depths and biomes furthest away from them.
Players not only have to face environmental hazards such as the depth of cracks but the further away from the starting area, the bigger and more dangerous the sealife. Unfortunately, players will eventually have to go to these depths, although it is essential to prepare accordingly before doing so.