Subnautica: Below Zero Salad Days Update

Posted by Donya 4 years ago
Marguerit's greenhouse

A new update has arrived for Subnautica: Below Zero Early Access. Dig in to the Salad Days update, which features the latest additions to Below Zero’s revamped story, as well as new unique plants and recipes, expressive player emotes, additional biome polish and update locations, and much more. Visit the Salad Days website to discover more!

  • Visit Marguerit’s Greenhouse and uncover unique plants and all-new salad recipes
  • React to the changing environment of Planet 4546B with player emotes
  • Interact with the Recyclotron and dismantle crafted objects to retrieve materials
  • Discover the bridge to Arctic Spires and a new accompanying cinematic
  • Experience the latest additions and clues to Below Zero’s revamped story
  • Scale the Below Zero UI with an additional slider to tailor your game experience

A snow stalker sleeps while Marguerit works

Marguerit’s Greenhouse

What hearty meal could be better to help you fight off the freezing temperatures of 4546B than salad? Take a moment out of your adventuring to visit Marguerit’s Greenhouse and discover new unique plants and recipes to aid your survival efforts! 


In a pinch for resources? Have some crafted items you’re no longer making use of? Fabricate and utilize the Recyclotron to dismantle objects and retrieve the raw materials!

a bridge sits high above arctic spires waiting to be fixed

Bridge to Arctic Spires

Gain access to Arctic Spires via Glacial Bay with this new bridge! Well, it might need a little bit of love, care, and repairing first. But once across, you can uncover all of the delights that Arctic Spires holds… including a huge, felled Ice Worm.

giant ice bergs with a glow whale swimming past

Iceberg Zone

Life is abundant in the Iceberg Zone, above and below the surface! But it’s not just creatures that you’ll stumble across here. Who knows what Architect mysteries and artifacts await, hidden away in this biome.


Player Emotes

The weather on the surface can change fast. Robin has some new, expressive emotes to react as the temperature drops, and to other environmental shifts.

A machine that makes coffee for your thermos

Thermos and Coffee

Make yourself a piping hot coffee to shake the chill from your adventures across the freezing waters and icy ground of 4546B. Don’t forget to do your part in keeping the planet safe by using and reusing an environmentally friendly thermos!

A snow stalker runs from a flare

Snow Stalker Improvements

The Snow Stalkers live up to their name this update, with new stalking behavior. But don’t worry, as long as you have a flare, you’ll be able to put a little distance between you and your fuzzy friend. You did bring a flare, right?

ice bubble float out of a frozen shell

Ice Bubbles

Oxygen is at a premium as you dive ever deeper! Keep one eye out for ice bubbles and use your laser cutter to pop them open to avoid making a hasty retreat back to the surface.

A broken, old research station

More Story Additions

Below Zero’s story continues to expand with a whole host of new additions. From PDA entries, to detail work in Alterra’s abandoned bases, and the Radio Tower location, there’s plenty to explore and uncover as you piece together the clues about Sam’s disappearance. 

dark features illuminated by giant purple columns of strata

Environmental Polish

Return to the Deep Purple Vents, Glacial Forest, and Arctic Spires and enjoy even more polish and detail work to the biomes.

HUD scaling options in the main menu

UI Scaling

Tailor your Below Zero experience even further with this new slider in the settings menu to scale the UI to your liking.

Follow Below Zero development

You can find out about upcoming updates in all sorts of ways. Sign up to the Development Newsletter to receive word every time an update is released. Join the Unknown Worlds and Subnautica: Below Zero Steam groups to get a notification on Steam. You can also:

Enjoy, and happy diving!

– Unknown Worlds

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