Shocking Update Released

Posted by acedude 6 years ago
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We’ve got some Shocking news – A new update is available for Subnautica Early Access! It’s called ‘Shocking,’ and it will download automatically to your Steam library. Some say that combining amps with seawater is dangerous. We say it’s a recipe for having lots of fun! Fun as in… being electrocuted. By a giant sea snake.

Shockers can be found in Koosh Zones and Blood Kelp forests.

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That’s right, Blood Kelp forests. These creepy deep-ocean arboretums are as friendly as they look – But they do contain some sweet, juicy blood-sac loot. Good luck in there!

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The Seaglide has always felt like it was missing something. Ever since release, the round thingamajig on its dorsal panel looked like a big blue piece of unfinished business. Now, it has been upgraded to realise its true potential! A 3D map of the surrounding sea-floor will appear hovering above your personal water craft.

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What is a Seaglide adventure without happy snaps? Find some sweet glowing cave system? Pics or it didn’t happen. Press F11 to take photos in game, and then review and organise them in the new PDA photo gallery.

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Photos you take in game can be uploaded to Steam. That’s nice, but sharing photos with real people is nowhere near as good as using them as decorations for your underwater home. The new Picture Frame can be built inside Seabases, and will display images from your PDA photo gallery.

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Simon’s sound work is pretty… ‘Sy1k.’ Despite that sy1kness, it is sometimes nice to lower music and sound effect volumes. Until now that hasn’t been possible in Subnautica because Early Access. The Shocking Update brings volume controls to the in-game pause menu!

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It’s now possible to review story points inside the PDA. Jump into the new Log section, and hear messages predicting imminent cascading dark matter quantum flux core meltdown disaster explosions!

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Constructing that perfect underwater habitat just got a little bit easier: Ladders can now be placed in multiple positions around large compartments.

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That’s not all the new goodies in the Shocking Update. There are all sorts of goodies peppered throughout this latest Early Access iteration. For example, new animation sets for the Lifepod and a terrifying new friend lurking in Jellyshroom Caves. To see absolutely everything that went into the Shocking Update, check out the checkin and changes list, and development Trello board. Subscribe to the Subnautica Mailing List to receive a newsletter when the next Subnautica Early Access update is released!

– Hugh

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