Subnautica: Below Zero Cheats & Console Commands

Subnautica: Below Zero is the successor to the popular Subnautica game. We have previously written about cheats for Subnautica, but this time we will cover all the cheats, cheat codes and console commands for Below Zero.

In this article, we will explain how to activate the console and use the console commands, which by many is considered as cheats.

Important: using cheats/console commands will disable achievements, so make sure you save your game BEFORE you use these commands!

Subnautica: Below Zero Cheats & Console Commands

How to activate the console in Subnautica

Before you can use the cheat codes, you will need to activate the console menu.

You need to open the developer menu, you do this by pressing F3 on your keyboard. Next, you need to free your mouse cursor, this can be done by opening up your PDA. You open your PDA by clicking Tab on your keyboard.

Now uncheck “Disable Console”, example:

Subnautica activate console

After you have activated the console, you can type in commands & cheats by hitting Enter. You can also open the console by pressing ~, Ø or Ö depending on your keyboard layout.

Subnautica Console Commands

Subnautica: Below Zero Cheats & Console Commands List

This is currently the full list of cheats and console commands in Subnautica: Below Zero. If you find anything not on the list, please leave a comment and let us know.

General Commands & Cheats

[NAME] = Variable, can be an item, object or creature

[#] = Number or value

[x] [y] [z] = Coordinates: x = East & West, y = Altitude, z = North and South

item [NAME] [#]Adds a specified amount of a certain item to your inventory.

Example:

item magnesium 10

Adds 10 Magnesium to your inventory.

For items with spaces in their name (e.g. Mercury Ore), make them one word (e.g. mercuryore).

clearinventoryClears everything in your inventory.
spawn [NAME] [#]Spawns a specified amount of a certain object in front of you.

Example:

spawn hoverfish 2

Spawns 2 Hoverfish.

filterwaterCauses every Water Filtration Machine on the map to instantly fabricate a Large Filtered Water.
filtersaltCauses every Water Filtration Machine on the map to instantly fabricate Salt.
vehicleupgradesGives you every common vehicle module.
exosuitupgradesGives you every Prawn Suit module.
exosuitarmsGives you every Prawn Suit arm.
spawnlootSpawns: Quartz, Content Magnesium, Copper Ore, Salt Deposit, Goldand 4x Metal Salvage.
madlootGives: Habitat Builder, Survival Knife, 3x Battery, 4x Computer Chip, 5x Creepvine Sample, 10x Titanium and 10x Glass.
nicelootGives: Rebreather, 1 Metal Salvage, 1 Quartz, 1 Copper Ore, 1 Lead, 1 Mercury Ore, Reinforced Dive Suit, Ultra High Capacity Tank, 1 Salt Deposit, 1 Gold, 1 Crystalline Sulfur, 1 Silver Ore, Stasis Rifle, Stillsuit, Compass, Standard O₂ Tank, Radiation Suit, Uraninite Crystal, 1 Cave Sulfur, 1 Stalker Tooth, 1 Kyanite, 1 Diamond, 1 Nickel Ore, 1 Table Coral Sample, 1 Ruby, 1 Coral Tube Sample, 1 Lithium, and 1 Magnetite.
precursorkeysGives you one of each color precursor key.
hatchingtimeGives you a Seaglide, 3 Ion Cubes, Fins, a Lightweight High Capacity Tank, Hatching Enzymes, and a Rebreather.
bobthebuilderEnables:

  • fastbuild
  • unlockall
  • nocost
  • fastgrow
  • fasthatch

Plus adds a Survival Knife, Habitat Builder, Scanner and a Repair Tool to your inventory.

resourcesfor [NAME]Provides resources for any specific craftable items.

Example:

resourcesfor builder

Gives you the resources required to craft the Habitat Builder.

ency [NAME]Unlocks a specific data base entry.

The entry name is case sensitive and requires exact spelling with no spaces.

Example:

ency hoverfish

Will unlock the Hoverfish entry.

Using the command:

ency all

Will give you all of the data bank entries.

damage [#]Sets the damage multiplier to your choice.
damagebaseBreaches all Seabases and damages them.
instagibToggles instagib mode (instant kill).
invisibleCreatures will ignore you completely.
filterfastReduces the time Water Filtration Machines take to filter.
fastscanReduces the scanning time when using the Scanner.
fastgrowPlantable flora will grow within a few moments when placed in any type of planter.
fasthatchEggs will hatch within a few moments after being placed in an Alien Containment.
fastbuildAllows you to build modules instantly with the Habitat Builder.

Works good together with the nocost command, which removed the resource cost of building.

noblueprintsAllows you to play with all blueprints unlocked.
nocostRemoved any resource cost of the Habitat Builder, Fabricator, Mobile Vehicle Bay, Vehicle Upgrade Console and Modification Station.
nodamageToggles damage on/off.
noenergyToggles power usage for all vehicles, tools and Seabases on/off.
nohintsToggles game hints on/off.
nopressureToggles pressure effects on Seabases and Vehicles on/off.
nosurvivalDisables your Food & Water requirements in survival mode and hardcore mode.

Removes sustenance value on items.

Only applicable for Survival and Hardcore modes.

oxygenGives you an unlimited supply of oxygen. Toggle on/off.
shotgunToggles shotgun mode, which allows you to kill creatures by right-clicking on them.
bubblesSpawns several bubbles (air) around you.
lavashellGives a Lava Lizard its lava shell.
seaglideSpawns an unpowered Seaglide in front you.
hoverbikevariant1Changes all spawned Snowfoxes to variant 1, meaning they have infinite boost and increased jump height. Functionally identical to hoverbikevariant2.
hoverbikevariant2Changes all spawned Snowfoxes to variant 2, meaning they have infinite boost and increased jump height. Functionally identical to hoverbikevariant1.
skipintroKills the player, skipping the intro sequence and spawning them in the ice tunnel. Also gives the player a Seaglide, a Mobile Vehicle Bay, a Survival Knife, a Flashlight, a Stasis Rifle, a Habitat Builder, a Propulsion Cannon, five Floaters, and Fins.
startexchangerquestWarps the player to the Exchanger Rocket and gives you a Repair Tool and two Coffee Americanos.
dig [#]Removes all terrain around the player in a sphere with a diameter of # meters (max value is 100).

This command can put a high strain on the game performance.

unlock [NAME]Unlocks a specific blueprint.

Example:

unlock builder

Unlocks Habitat Builder blueprint.

lock [NAME]Locks a specific blueprint.

Example:

lock builder

Locks the Habitat Builder blueprint.

unlockallUnlocks all blueprints.
unlockallbuildablesUnlocks every blueprint build by the Habitat Builder.
unlockdoorsUnlocks all doors in the Alien Bases.

Does not apply for sealed doors which need to be cut with the Laser Cutter.

supplydrop [NAME]Initiates a certain drop.

Example:

supplydrop briefing

Initiates the supply drop that contains the Sector Zero briefing.

Type supplydrop with no supply drop name to get a list of supply drops.

Supply Drop commands:

  • drop_bioscannersupplydrop
    • Contains the Bioscanner.
  • droplifepod
    • Drop a Drop Pod at Research Base Zero.
  • precursor_bounty
    • Contains 2 Disinfected Waters, 2 First Aid Kits, and 2 Heating Gels.
  • supplydropforbase
    • Drops a Drop Pod in the Shallow Twisty Bridges.
  • log_buildersupplydrop
    • Contains the Habitat Builder.
  • briefing-disabled
    • Contains 1 Filtered Water.
  • testdrop
    • Drops a Drop Pod at Research Base Zero.
  • testsupplydrop2
    • Contains 1 Power Cell.
  • test3
    • Contains 9 Salt Deposits and 1 Nutrient Block.

Technical Commands & Cheats

  • freedom
  • creative
  • survival
  • hardcore
Changes game mode to chosen type.
camshakeMakes the screen shake.
coldToggles the effect of cold on the player on/off.
collectPerforms a garbage collection script.
  • debugcreatures
  • dbc
Toggles the creature debugger on/off.
debughoverbikeToggles the Snowfox debug menu. Only visible while riding a Snowfox.
debugmusicList the music currently playing.

See listmusic command for more information.

farplane [#]Changes your viewing distance. The default value is 1000.
freecamToggle freecam on/off. Allows you to freely fly around, even through solid objects. Use the command again to go back to your character.

You cannot open menu or inventory while in freecam.

To manipulate freecam movement, use shift to accelerate. Pressing numbers 1-5 to change the speed at which you move using shift.

fogToggles in-game fog on/off.
fpsShows FPS other details.
ghostSame as freecam command.
icewormForces all spawned Ice Worms to start their ground-exit animation, wait a few seconds, and subsequently return into the ground.
interpolateToggles interpolation of player movement on/off.
killvehicleChanges all Sea Truck Cabins and its modules’ models to a pre-alpha render.
listambienceLists all ambience files implemented in the game, as well as the biome ID they are associated with. Typing the command returns this list:

  • lilly_pads (lilyPads*)
  • sanctuary (TwistyBridges_InnerCave*)
  • normal_cave (NormalCave*)
  • ice_cave (IntroIceCave*)
  • arctic_surface (arctic*)
  • kelp_caves (arcticKelp*)
  • kelp_background (kelpForest*)
  • surface_generic_background (*)
  • twisty_bridges (twistyBridges*)
listmusicLists all music files implemented in the game, as well as the biome ID they are associated with. Typing the command returns this list:

  • arctic_background_music (arctic*)
  • kelp_background_music (kelpForest*)
noshadowsRemoves shadows. Game restart needed to re-apply.
printbiomeShows on screen what biome the player is currently in.
ribToggles background running for the game.
sizerefSpawns the “Wasabi One” diver. Can be used as a size reference.

Must be looking at terrain while using the command.

speed [#]Sets the game speed multiplier (the default value is 1). A number of “2” would double the gameplay speed. A float such as 0.1 will slow gameplay speed to 10% of original value.
spikeyhuntForces all spawned Spike Traps into hunting mode.
spikeyrestForces all spawned Spike Traps into resting mode.
targetToggles target debug.
techtype [NAME]Prints the techtype for a given name.

Example:

techtype rock puncher

Returns

TechType for 'rock puncher' string is RockPuncher

Can be useful for acquiring debug spawn commands. Note: if the command is successful, the given techtype will be placed into your clipboard.

vranimToggles VR animations.
vsyncToggles VSync.

Weather & Time commands

daySet the current time to day.
nightSet the current time to night.
daynightspeed [#]Sets the day/night cycle speed multiplier (the default value is 1). A number of “2” would be a day/night cycle twice as fast (shorter day and shorter night). A float such as 0.1 will make the day/night cycle 10 times slower.
accelweather [#]Accelerates future weather event to the given number.
skiptime [#]Skips a number of frames. One day is equal to 1200 frames.
daynight [#]Sets the time of day. 0 and 1 are midnight, and 0.5 is noon. Numbers above or below 1 or 0 will be rounded down or up, respectively.
forcenextweatherAdvances current weather to next one on the timeline.
forceweather [#]Changes current weather to target weather ID.
lightningToggles lightning on/off.
precipitationToggles rain on/off.
resetweatherRe-rolls all weather for the next 24 in-game hours.
weatherToggles weather on/off.
weatherevent [NAME]Sets the current weather to the given name. Weather Events:

  • blizzard (Blizzard)
  • rain (Rain)
  • lightsnow (Snow)
windToggles wind.

Teleport Commands

biome [NAME]Teleports you to a specific Biome.

Example:

biome introarea

Teleports you to the Research Base Zero.

Type biome to get a list of biomes.

Biomes:

  • introarea (Research Base Zero)
  • introicecave (ice cave leading to Alien Research Site Zero)
  • shallowtwistybridges (Shallow Twisty Bridges)
  • twistybridges (Twisty Bridges)
  • lilypads (Lilypad Islands)
  • crystalcave (Crystal Caves)
  • deeppads (Deep Lilypads Cave)
  • kelp (Arctic Kelp Forest)
  • kelpcave (Arctic Kelp Caves)
warp [x] [y] [z]Warps you to the coordinates of their choice.

Example:

warp 1 1 1
warpforward [#]Warps you forward by # number of meters.
spawnnearbyTeleports you half a meter in a random direction. Good for getting unstuck.
batch [x] [y] [z]Warps you to the centre of a batch.

Batches do not use the same coordinate system as the warpcommand.

chunk [x] [y] [z]Teleports you to the chunk of their choice. Chunk -400 -400 -400 is the approximate middle of the Arctic Mega Biome.
goto [NAME]Teleports you to a specific location.

Example:

goto shieldbase

Teleports you to the entrance of Alien Research Site Zero.

Type goto to get a list of goto locations:

  • rocket (Exchanger Rocket launch pad)
  • twistybridgesvalleyfloor (near the cave leading to the entrance to Sanctuary Zero)
  • enzymesample (near the Sea Emperor Leviathan Juvenile in the Lilypad Islands)
  • kharaasample (Frozen Leviathan)
  • shieldbasecaveentrance (cave entrance leading to Alien Research Site Zero)
  • shieldbase (entrance to Alien Research Site Zero)
  • hoverarea (Arctic Spires)
  • arcticspirescache (Arctic Spires Cache)
  • crystalcache (Crystal Caves Cache)
  • deeparcticcache (Methane Ice Caves Cache)
  • fabricatorbase (Fabricator Base)
  • sanctuary (Sanctuary Zero)
  • rocketiceshelf (ice shelf near the Shallow Twisty Bridges)
  • mtechsite1 (cargo area in the Deep Arctic)
  • mtechsite2 (cargo area on an island near the Lilypad Islands)
  • mtechsite3 (cargo area in the Deep Arctic)
  • mbase (Marguerit Maida’s Base)
  • divesuit (Jo Jeffreys’ divesuit)
  • alterrabase1 (Research Base Omega)
  • alterrabase2 (Research Base Cappa)
  • alterratechsite1 (cargo area in the Twisty Bridges)
  • alterratechsite2 (Rocket Island)
  • alterratechsite3 (cargo area in the Arctic Spires)
  • alterratechsite4 (cargo area with the Almanac Legs)
  • tunnelexit (exit of the tunnel from Research Base Zero)
  • basesupplydrop1 (first Drop Pod location)
  • shieldbasetop (top of Alien Research Site Zero)
  • radiotower (area between the Sparse Arctic and Arctic Kelp Forest)
  • seatrucktest (trench in the Purple Vents)
gotofastSame as the goto command, except it teleports you instead of moving you quickly.
gotospamTeleports you between two locations until the game is exited or the gotostop command is used.
gotostopIf you have used gotospam, this stops the loop.
killRespawns you instantly inside the lifepod. Useful as a “teleport” feature. Do NOT use on Hardcore game setting.

We you find this list of command helpful.