Subnautica: Below Zero Stranger Pings Update

Posted by Donya 4 years ago

A new update has arrived for Subnautica: Below Zero Early Access. Uncover the mysteries awaiting you in Stranger Pings, with new clues to investigate in the abandoned Alterra bases, unlockable base decorations, improved creature behaviors, and much more. Visit the Stranger Pings website to discover more!

  • Dig deeper into the mysteries of 4546B with new character portraits and base detailing
  • Decorate and personalize your base with new props and stairs for surface bases
  • Enjoy a smoother ride – with significantly less pop-in – thanks to improved grass and terrain fading technology
  • Discover further detail and polish work in Deep Lilypads and Iceberg Zone
  • Experience new creature behaviors, including Rock Puncher improvements
  • Utilize the Object Highlighting accessibility option to showcase interactable items


Alterra Base Polish

As you investigate the abandoned Alterra bases on 4546B, you will now uncover additional environmental storytelling. Learn more about the scientists that lived and worked on the planet prior to your arrival, ranging from unlockable employee profiles, to personal items and decor. It’s even easier to know which base you’ve arrived at too, with symbols and name plates added to the exterior!

Base Decorations

Add a touch more personalization to your own bases after you root through the Alterra labs, with the futuristic Executive Toy, a calming Aromatherapy Lamp, as well as stairs for your surface bases.

Artifact Pings

Never lose an Artifact in the world again! A Precursor symbol will now accompany any Artifact locations on the planet, which can all be managed through your trusty PDA.

Known Issue: PDA Unlocks

PDAs that you have previously collected during your playthrough may reappear with this update. If you have already unlocked them, you will not be able to pick it up again. We are working on a solution for the next update. 

Biome Detail and Polish

Further detail and polish work has been added to Deep Lilypads and the Iceberg Zone. Revisit these impressive biomes to discover just how rich and vivid the world is becoming.

Creature Behaviors

The behaviors of several creatures that inhabit the vast waters of the planet have been revamped with this update. The Rock Puncher now trawls the ocean floor in search of sustenance, which also unearths resources that you can pick through. Squidsharks utilize a new lightning attack to chase away any threats. Other creatures have also seen updates to their pathing and animations, so make sure you get out in the world and interact with them… if you dare.

Object Highlighting

This feature can be found under the new Accessibility section of the menu. With a selection of colors to choose from, you’ll be able to highlight objects in the world that you can interact with.

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