Subnautica Cheats & Cheat Codes for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and More

Subnautica Cheats & Cheat Codes for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and More

Unknown Worlds Entertainment developed Subnautica, an open-world survival action-adventure game, in 2014. After its release, the game amassed a following on PC and Mac, selling over 8 million copies worldwide. It won multiple industry awards, including PC Game of the Year. Later released on the PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/Series X/S, and the Nintendo Switch, the series grew, which allowed them to release their much-anticipated sequel Subnuatica: Below Zero.       

Subnautica Premise

Crabsquid Attack
Explore a deep and endless ocean filled with all types of creatures in Subnautica.

Inspired by Minecraft and the filmography of James Cameron, Subnautica gives players the tools to create their own adventures. Players spend their time building their base, crafting tools, hunting, fighting enemies, or just exploring. However, players will fall into the story and plot, intentionally or not. Certain locations and items enable access to different areas and reveal new information.

The story follows Ryley Robinson on planet 4546B in the Andromeda Galaxy. While surviving a crash landing, he unexpectedly encounters alien species actively searching for a cure for a mysterious illness that he unknowingly carries. Ryley plans on getting off the planet alive, but he will have to cure himself first with the help of his sharp intellect and an interesting telepathic friend. Along the way, players will unravel mysteries, complete quests, and solve once and for all how to escape back home.

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The biggest draw to the game is that players don’t have to follow a set course. They are free to roam and advance at their own pace. Much like Minecraft, there is endless replayability; the only limitation is your own imagination. Players can also challenge themselves with Hardcore mode, proving that death is not a requirement. Or settle back into Creative mode to explore and build to your heart’s content.    

Subnautica Main Characters

Exploring the Bone Caves
Subnautica allows for endless replayability.

Ryley Robinson: Ryley is the protagonist of Subnuatica. The game begins with Ryley ejecting from his ship, the Aurora, during an emergency evacuation. After waking up from his crash landing, he discovers that he is stranded on the ocean planet 4546B. Ryley now faces the challenge of surviving on his own, necessitating equipment repairs, food hunting, and navigating through various dangers that he encounters.

Avery Quinn: Avery is the captain of the Sunbeam. He intercepts Ryley’s distress call and informs him that he and his crew are coming to rescue Ryley. However, depending on the player’s actions and decisions, the Sunbeam cannot rescue Ryley, forcing him to continue surviving alone.     

Sea Emperor Leviathan: The Sea Emperor Leviathan is a non-aggressive sapient Leviathan that telepathically communicates with Ryley throughout the game. She urges Ryley to help free her from her captivity and save her eggs, which contain a cure for a mysterious illness.  

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Subnautica Titles in the Series

Subnautica is one of the most popular and successful indie games that cater to both hardcore and casual gamers. The series has been an inspiration to the indie development world as well as open-world games. In 2019, Unknown Worlds Entertainment released the sequel Subnuatica: Below Zero, which gained critical and commercial success. The development team has also announced a third title in the series. However, there is no official release date at this time. 

  • Subnautica (2014) 
  • Subnautica: Below Zero (2019)
  • Subnautica 3 (TBA)

Subnautica Cheat Codes

Players use cheat codes and console commands for a variety of reasons. Some players want to have fun; that is what video games are for. Others relish the freedom and creativity they experience when using cheat codes.

Basics Command KeysFunction
[NAME]Variable Text for Spawn IDs
[X] [Y] [Z]Coordinates
[x] East & West
[y] Altitude
[z] North & South
countdownshipStart countdown of the Aurora’s drive core
explodeshipCommences explosion of Aurora’s drive core
restoreshipRestores the Aurora to its original state
startsunbeamstoryeventStarts the Sunbeam story event
sunbeamcountdownstartStarts the Sunbeam countdown
precursorgunaimShows entire shooting down of the Sunbeam event
playsunbeamfxShows the second half of the Sunbeam shooting event
infectionrevealStarts the animation of Ryley realizing he is infected
forcerocketreadyAllows the Neptune Escape Rocket to be launched
item [NAME] [#]Adds a certain amount of an item to players inventory (Items with spaces in their name, make them one word).
clearinventoryClears entire inventory
spawn [NAME] [#]Adds a certain amount of an object in front of the player
cure [#]Cures every creature and player from the Kharaa Bacterium within a range
infect [#]Infects every creature and player with the Kharaa Bacterium within a range
lldetachDetaches all lava larva from vechiles
playerinfection [#]Alters the stage of the Kharaa Bacterium that the player suffers from (1-5; 5 being the cure)
sub cyclopsSpawns a Cyclops
sub auroraSpawns the Aurora
sub escapepodSpawns a new Lifepod 5 in the Safe Shallows with the plater inside
filterwaterCauses all Water Filtration Machines in the world to create a Large Filtered Water
filtersaltCauses all Water Filtration Machines in the world to create Salt
vehicleupgradesGives every common vehicle module
cyclopsupgradesGives every Cyclops module
seamothupgradesGives every Seamoth module
exosuitupgradesGives every Prawn Suit module
exosuitarmsGives every Prawn Suit arm
spawnlootSpawns loot (Quartz, Copper Ore, Silver, Ore, Salt Deposit, Gold, and Metal Salvage.)
tools lootSpawns tools (Repair tool, Seaglide, Flare, Transfuser, Propulsion Cannon, Stasis Rifle, and attempts to spawn a BuildBot)
madlootSpawns loot and tools (Survival Knife, Habitat Builder, Batteries, Computer Chips, Creepvine Samples, Titanium, and Glass)
bobthebuilderEnables fastbuild, unlockall, nocost, fastgrow, fasthatch, and radiation. Also adds Habitat Builder, Scanner, Survival Knife, and Repair Tool to inventory
resourcesfor [NAME]Gives resources for any specific craftable items
ency [NAME]Unlocks a specific data base entry
damage [#]<1/code>Sets damage multiplier
takedamage [#]Damages the player for % equal to their max health
instagibAllows players to kill a creature instantly. (Players will die from damage as well; activate invisible)
invisibleCreatures will ignore the player, environmental hazards have no effect, and vehicles take no damage. Oxygen/Hunger/Thirst all function normally on Survival and Hardcore mode.
filterfastReduce water filtration time
fastscanReduce scanning time
fastgrowPlantable flora will grow quickly after being placed in a planter
fasthatchEggs will hatch quickly after being placed in an Alien Containment
fastbuildBuild modules instantly with the Habitat Builder.
nocostAllows players to use Fabricator, Habitat Builder, Mobile Vehicle Bay, Vehicle Upgrade Console, and Modification Station without required materials
nodamageAll creatures become invincible
noenergyEnables or disables power usage for vehicles, tools, and Seabases
nosurvivalDisables food and water requirements
oxygenEnables or disables oxygen requirements underwater
nitrogenAllows players to stay underwater longer but at the risk of a higher chance of decompression sickness
radiationNegates all radiation damage
fixleaksFixes all radiations leaks in the Aurora generator room
floodFloods every Cyclops on the map
damagesubDamages every Cyclops on the map
destroycyclopsDestroys every Cyclops on the map
restorecyclopsFixes every destroyed Cyclops ship on the map
vfx cyclopssmokeeffect (value)Generates smoke effect for the Cyclops (value 0-1)
bubblesSpawns air bubbles around the player
seaglideSpawns a seaglide in front of the player
dig [#]Destroys terrain around the player (# is the diameter; max value: 100)
unlock [NAME]Unlocks a blueprint for your choice
unlock allUnlocks all blueprints
unlockdoorsUnlocks all doors in the Arura and Alien Bases
freedomChanges game mode to freedom
creativeChanges game mode to creative
survivalChanges game mode to survival
hardcoreChanges game mode to hardcore
daySets the in-game time to day
nightSets the in-game time to night
daynight [#]Sets a specific time (# goes from 0-1; use decimal points. “0.5” is midday)
daynightspeed [#]Changes the speed of the day and night cycle (3 would make the cycle three times as fast while decimals will make it slower)
scheduleShows upcoming events along with the time remaining
debugstartmapShows all Lifepod locations on the map
debugrendermode [mode/#]Cycle through eleven debug render layers (1-11)
cinematicsEnables or disables animations in-game
debugsoundEnables or disables all sound in-game
entresetReloads the game except for terrain
gameresetResets the game to the last save point (will reset inventory and position on map)
farplane [#]Changes the players viewing distance (1000 is the default)
fogEnables in-game fog
fov [#]Changes the players camera zoom (60 is the default)
freecamAllows you to leave your character and roam around the map, including going through solid objects; will return to character once entered again
ghostAllows you to leave your character and roam around the map, including going through solid objects; the player will jump to the camera location
flyAllows the player to fly on land
fpsShows FPS on screen
nobloomRemoves bloom
noshadowsRemoves Shadows
printbiomeShows current biome the player is in
resetachievementsResets all achievements (Steam only)
spawnperf [NAME] [#]Teleports the player to 0, -5, 0
speed [#]Changes the game speed (1 is default)
targetEnables or disables target debug
schoolfishaiEnables or disables Shoal of Fish AI
vsyncEnables or disables VSync
vrEnables vr on eligible systems
biome [NAME]Teleports the player to a biome of their choice
warp [x] [y] [z]Teleports the player to the coordinates of their choice
warpforward [#]Teleports the player forward by the given amount of meters
batch [x] [y] [z]Teleports the player to a batch of their choice
warpmeTeleports the player to the Cyclops, Seabase, or Lifepod 5 depending on which one was used last
goto [NAME]Teleports a player to a specific location of their choosing
spawnnearbyRespawns the player at a random location nearby
randomstartTeleports the player to Lifepod 5 and respawns at a random location
killTeleports the player to the Cyclops, Seabase, or Lifepod 5, depending on which one was used last

Subnautica Cheat Codes FAQs

How do you enable cheats in Subnautica?

Players need to access the developer console to input commands. To access the developer console on Xbox, press LB+RB+Start simultaneously. For PlayStation, press L1+R1+Options at the same time. For Nintendo Switch, press and hold A+L1+R1. This should show a menu option titled ‘Developer.’

For PC and Mac, players will need to press F3, F8, then uncheck the “Disable Console” box. You can back out by clicking F8 and F3. Once done, you can open the console with the tilde key (~) or Shift+Enter.

Can I still get achievements while using cheats?

Unfortunately, once you use cheat codes, they will disable achievements. Turning them off will not reset this; restarting the game from the beginning will be required to unlock them. If you are an achievement hunter, it’s best to avoid these entirely.

Can I use cheat codes in multiplayer

Subnautica does not have multiplayer. However, the community has built a mod if you wish to play with a friend, but it can be buggy, and some things do not always work properly.

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