Castles & Coffee Update Released on Steam

Posted by Hugh 2 months ago

A new Subnautica Early Access Update has been released! Prepare to dodge burning hot magma…

Lava Castle Precursor Base

A secret lies hidden deep within the bowels of the Lava Castle: A Precursor Base. Great peril awaits any diver attempting to explore this mysterious structure. A Sea Dragon Leviathan guards the entrance, Stalkers prowl the narrow lava passageways, while immense heat and pressure threaten near certain death.

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If you can make it inside, treasures and secrets await.

Ion Power

The ocean is vast, and often inhospitable. Your survival depends on maintaining a steady supply of power to your equipment and vehicles.

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New “Ion” batteries and power cells are much longer lasting than existing power sources. Their extended run times allow you to conduct more exploration work between charges.

Coffee Machines

Occasionally we add a feature to Subnautica that really matters. A feature of great consequence. The coffee machine is one of those features.

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Find the coffee machine amongst the wreckage of the Aurora, place it in your base, and bask in the glory of having achieved greatness.

Gravsphere

The Gravsphere pulls in everything around it. Deploy a Gravsphere to draw in predators, prey and loot.

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We’ve been experimenting with prototypes of the Gravsphere for some time. The Castle’s and Coffee Update brings the Graveshere’s proper model and animations.

Luggage Bags

The luggage bag acts as portable storage. Pick it up, put it down, and store items in it.

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Like the coffee machine, the luggage bag may be found in the wreckage of the Aurora.

Working Trash Cans

Alright, stick with us for a moment. This is important. Trash cans actually work.

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Say goodbye to inventory clutter: Trash cans mean you can throw stuff away. It’s not exactly environmentally friendly, and we don’t know where the stuff goes, but this is the future so don’t worry too much about it.

Air Bladder

The Air Bladder now has a proper model and animations. Use the Air Bladder to rapidly ascend to the surface. Useful in sticky situations where you need to get to get up from the depths, fast!

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Skip Time

You can now advance time by sleeping.

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Find the night time too spooky? Hit the hay when the sun sets and you will wake up to the sun shining through your sea-base windows.

Other Little Things

  • Halved Seaglide light energy cost
  • Quartered Seaglide active energy cost
  • Removed frame-rate dependence problem with Seaglide energy usage
  • Removed Kyanite from Blood Kelp (only drillable now)
  • Added Kynanite to recipe for 3rd stage of the rocket (resource sink)

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