Subnautica Cheats and Console Commands used in steam practice games to speed up various settings and to experience better gameplay of World’s most famous survival game. The game allows you to explore an aquatic alien planet by scuba diving and travelling in submersibles.


Game Introduction:

Developed by Unknown Worlds Entertainment, Subnautica is a first-person open-world survival game based in the future on an unexplored Alien world. The game is in the development phase but was released on Steam, as an Early Access program in December 2014.

The Xbox One version was released only last year in May, whereas the PlayStation version is still being tested and will be released based on the reception of the Xbox version.

Subnautica Story Setting:

The game is based on the common future space terraforming theme where humans have ventured out into space to colonize new planets.

The game’s plot is set in the late 22nd century when a spaceship called Aurora crash-lands onto an unknown Alien Planet 4546B, with the lone survivor of the crash being the game’s playing character who escapes in a Lifepod 5.

Left in the unexplored and potentially hostile environment with the broken Lifepsod 5 and limited resources the character now has to explore the world, learn to survive and ultimately may eventually find a way back home.

Subnautica Gameplay:

Best suited to the story setting, this game is a mixture of open world exploration genre and survival genres. As the developers have put together elements from both these styles to make the remarkable gameplay of Subnautica.

The player has to continually explore the new environment which is mostly aquatic and has two islands, build new tools, equipment, and submersibles, interact with the friendly alien creatures, evade or engage in combat with the hostile ones and continuously learn new things that will enable the survival in the new world.

Along with this, a significant part of the gameplay is keeping the character sufficiently hydrated and fed at all times.

Players can choose to complete the game in 20 hours using the available blueprints and only completing the essential parts. But with the full experience, the game will take more than 40 hours for completion.

Game Mode In Subnautica:

There are four different gameplay modes in the game which is – Survival Mode, Freedom Mode, Hardcore Mode and Creative Mode.

In Survival mode, Oxygen level has to be kept in mind while travelling underwater whereas in the Hardcore modeeverything is the same except for the disabled respawn feature.

In Freedom mode the hunger and thirst are disabled, and the Creative mode is more of a roam free gameplay experience where health, thirst, hunger, and oxygen are all

Latest Subnautica Game Updates:

Being a game in the development process, the whole game has gone multiple overhauls with each official update that the developer has rolled out since 2014. The gameplay, graphics, interface inventory, functions, combat, maps, etc.- everything has been updated and changed.

The newest update- v 1.0 is expected to be launched in the next few days with October 31st being the expected launch date.

Subnautica Cheats and Console Commands:

The console is an optional feature and is disabled by default. To activate it you need to press F3 and you’ll see a checkbox ticked in the top left saying: “Disable Console“. Press F8 to get a mouse cursor and uncheck the box to activate the console. Press “Enter” once the console is enabled, then type in one of the commands above.

Whenever you restart the game, you need to press one of the overlay keys first (e.g. F3) before pressing the console key.

It is highly recommended that you close all overlays before typing any command, as entering any number shall change the game settings on some overlays (e.g. on the F3 overlay).

Note: Console Commands, like the biome command, will not work if the player is inside the Seamoth.

How to Use Subnautica Console Command and Input Box?

Input Box For PC:

Pressing Enter, ~, Ø or Ö brings up an input box. This depends on the country and keyboard layout.

And press  ⇑ or ⇓.

  • This shows the previously entered commands.
  • Click Enter to select chosen the command.

Input Box For XBox One:

Pressing LB + RB + A brings up an input box.


List of Subnautica Cheats and Subnautica Map Console Commands:

Basics Subnautica Commands:

[NAME] Represents a variable text input that depends on the command.
[#] Represents a value of the player’s choice.
[x] [y] [z] Represent coordinates.
– [x] East & West
– [y] Altitude
– [z] North & South

Subnautica Events Commands:

countdownship Initiates the countdown for the explosion of the Aurora’s dark matter reactor.
explodeship Initiates the explosion of the Aurora’s dark matter reactor.
restoreship Returns the Aurora to its original form. (NOTE: Seems to turn on radiation.)
startsunbeamstoryevent Activates the Sunbeam story event.
sunbeamcountdownstart Activates the Sunbeam countdown.
precursorgunaim Plays the entire Quarantine Enforcement Platform shooting down the Sunbeam event.
playsunbeamfx Plays only the second part of the Quarantine Enforcement Platform shooting down the Sunbeam event.
infectionreveal Plays the animation of the player realizing he is infected with the Carar.

General Commands:

item [NAME] [#] 1) Adds a specified amount of a certain item to the player’s inventory.
– item titanium 5
– will add 5 Titanium to the player’s inventory.
2) For items with spaces in their name (e.g. Stasis Rifle), make them one word (e.g. stasisrifle).
3) A complete list of items can be found here.
clearinventory Deletes everything in the Inventory.
spawn [NAME] [#] 1) Spawns a specified amount of a certain or object in front of the player.
– spawn seamoth
– Spawns a Seamoth
– spawn holefish 5
– Spawns 5 Holefish in front of the player.
cure [#] Cures the Player and all creatures in a specified range of the Carar.
infect [#] Infects the Player and all creatures in a specified range with the Carar.
sub cyclops Spawns the Cyclops in front of the player.
sub aurora Spawns the Aurora behind the player.
sub escapepod Spawns Lifepod 5 behind the player and warps them into it.
filterwater Causes every Water Filtration Machine on the map to instantly fabricate a Big Filtered Water.
filtersalt Causes every Water Filtration Machine on the map to instantly fabricate Salt.
vehicleupgrades Gives the player every common vehicle module.
seamothupgrades Gives the player every Seamoth module.
exosuitupgrades Gives the player every PRAWN Suit module.
exosuitarms Gives the player every PRAWN Suit arm.
spawnloot 1) Spawns some loot.
2) Spawns: Quartz, Copper Ore, Silver Ore, Salt Deposit, Gold and 4x Metal Salvage.
toolsloot 1) Spawns some tools.
2) Spawns: Repair Tool, Seaglide, Flare, Transfuser, Propulsion Cannon Stasis Rifle and attempts to spawn a “BuildBot”.
madloot 1) Gives the player some loot and tools.
2) Gives: Survival Knife, Habitat Builder, 3x Battery, 4x Computer Chip, 5x Creepvine Sample, 10x Titanium and 10x Glass.
bobthebuilder 1) Enables:
a) fastbuild
b) unlockall
c) nocost
d) fastgrow
e) fasthatch
f) radiation
2) and adds a Habitat Builder, Scanner, Survival Knife and a Repair tool to the player’s inventory.
resourcesfor [NAME] 1) Provides resources for any specific craftable items.
2) Example:
– resourcesfor knife
— Will give the player Silicone Rubber and Titanium.
ency [NAME] 1) Unlocks a specific data base entry.
2) The entry name is case sensitive and requires exact spelling with no spaces.
– ency basaltoutcrops
– Will unlock the Basalt Outcrop entry.
3) Doing:
a) ency all
4) Will give the player all of the data bank entries, even ones not in the normal game yet.
damage [#] Sets damage multiplier to player’s choice.
instagib Toggles instagib mode.
invisible Creatures will ignore the player completely.
filterfast Reduces the time Water Filtration Machines take to filter.
fastscan Reduces the scanning time when using the Scanner.
fastgrow Plantable flora will grow within a few moments when placed in any type of planter.
fasthatch Eggs will hatch within a few moments after being placed in an Alien Containment.
fastbuild 1) Allows the player to build modules in an instant of a second with the Habitat Builder.
2) This is good to use together with “nocost” command.
nocost Toggles unlimited, free use of the Fabricator, Habitat Builder, Mobile Vehicle Bay, Vehicle Modification Station and Modification Station whether the player has the required items or not.
noenergy Toggles power usage for all vehicles, tools as well as the Seabases.
nosurvival 1) Disables the player’s food and water requirements.
2) Removes sustenance value on items.
3) Only applicable for Survival and Hardcore modes.
oxygen Gives the player an unlimited supply of oxygen.
nitrogen Toggles longer underwater time and adds the factor of decompression sickness if not careful.
radiation Disables radiation.
fixleaks fixleaks
leak Creates leaks inside every Cyclops on the map.
flood Floods every Cyclops on the map.
vfx cyclopssmokeeffect (value) Generates the Cyclops smoke effect. Can be toggled from values 0 to 1.
bubbles Spawns several bubbles (air) around the player.
seaglide Spawns an unpowered Seaglide in front of the player.
dig [#] 1) Removes all terain around the player in a sphere with a diameter of # meters
(max value: 100).
2) This command puts a severe strain on the gameplay performance.
unlock 1) Unlocks a specific blueprint.
– unlock solarpanel
– Unlocks Solar Panels.
lock 1) Locks a specific blueprint.
– lock solarpanel
– Locks Solar Panels.
unlockall Unlocks all blueprints.
unlockdoors 1) Unlocks all doors in the Aurora.
2) Does not apply for sealed doors which need to be cut with the Laser Cutter.

Technical Commands:

1) freedom Changes game mode to chosen type.
2) creative
3) survival
4) hardcore
day Sets time to day.
night Sets time to night.
daynightspeed [#] Sets the day/night cycle speed multiplier (default 1). A # of “2” would be a day/night cycle twice as fast (shorter day and shorter night). A float such as 0.1 will make the day/night cycle 10x slower.
cinematics Toggles animation for the player.
cinematics Toggles animation for the player.
debugsound Toggles sound.
entreset Reloads all assets of the game (except for terrain).
gamereset Resets the game, including the player’s inventory and position, to when it was last saved.
farplane [#] Changes your viewing distance. 1000 is default.
fog Toggles in-game fog.
fov [#] Toggles player camera zoom (5-60), 60 is default. Different types of lens framing such as flip, upside down, telescopic effect, etc., are found in the values of 5 to 500,000.
freecam 1) Allows you to freely leave your character and roam the terrain, even fly through solid objects. Use the command again to go back to your character. (WARNING: Very sensitive movements, cannot open menu or inventory while in freecam.)
2) To manipulate freecam movement, use shift to accelerate. Pressing the numbers 1-5 also appears to change the speed at which you move using shift.
fps Shows FPS.
nobloom Removes bloom. Game restart needed to re-apply.
noshadows Removes shadows. Game restart needed to re-apply.
printbiome Shows on screen what biome the player is currently in.
sizeref Spawns the “Wasabi One” diver. Can be used as a size reference. Must be looking at terrain.
speed [#] Sets the game speed multiplier (default 1). A # of “2” would be 2x gameplay speed. A float such as 0.1 will slow gamespeed to 10%.
target Toggles target debug.
schoolfishai Toggles the AI of a Shoal of Fish
vsync Toggles VSync.
vr Available VR options: None, Stereo, Split, Oculus, Morpheus.

Teleports Commands:

biome [NAME] 1) Teleports the player to a specific Biome.
– biome safe
– teleports player to Safe Shallows.
2) Type:
a) biome
– Without a biome name to see this list in-game.
3) Biome:
a) safe
b) kelp
c) kelp_cave
d) grassy
e) grassy_cave
f) mushroom
g) koosh
h) koosh_cave
i) jellyshroom
j) sparsereef
k) grandreef
l) dunes
m) mountains
n) moutains_cave
o) deepgrand
p) bloodkelp
q) underislands
r) smokers
s) inactivelavart
t) islands
u) tree
v) lostriver
w) iavazone
warp [x] [y] [z] 1) Warps the player to the coordinates of their choice.
– warp 1 1 1
batch [x] [y] [z] 1) Warps the player to the centre of a batch of their choice.
2) Batches do not use the same co-ordinate system as the warp command.
– x = 12, z = 12 is the centre of the map.
– y = 18 is sea-level.
– batch 12 18 12
warpme Teleports the player to the Cyclops, a Seabase, or Lifepod 5 depending on which the player last entered.
goto [NAME] 1) Teleports the player to a specific location.
– goto aurora
a) Teleports the player to the ramp leading into the Aurora’s belly. Not recommended pre Aurora explode event.
WARNING– Teleporting into the Aurora’s rooms may cause the entities to not load. It is recommended to go into the Aurora the normal way.
– genroom
b) Teleports the player to the Aurora’s generator room.
– cargoroom
c) Teleports the player to the Aurora’s cargo room.
– exoroom
e) Teleports the player to the Aurora’s exosuit room.
– Degasi Bases
f) base1
– Teleports the player to the abandoned seabase on the Floating Island.
g) base1a
-Teleports the player to one of the mountaintop Seabases on the Floating Island.
h) base1b
-Teleports the player to one of the mountaintop Seabases on the Floating Island.
i) base2
– Teleports the player to the abandoned Seabase in the Deep Grand Reef.
2) Wrecks – It is advisable to use coordinates for wrecks locations.
– wreck1
– wreck2
– wreck3
– wreck4
– wreck5
– wreck6
– wreck7
– wreck8
– wreck9
– wreck10
– wreck11
– wreck12
– wreck13
– wreck14
– wreck15
– wreck16
– wreck17
– wreck18
– wreck19
– wreck20
3) Precursor Bases
– gun (Quarantine Enforcement Platform)
– gun_inside
– gunmoonpool
– gun_Elevator_Enter
– gun_Elevator_Exit
– mountainteleporter
– prison
– aquarium
– antechamber
– lavacastlebase (Thermal Plant)
– lavacastlebaseinside
4) Escape Pods
– escapepod21 (Lifepod 17)
– escapepod22 (Lifepod 6)
– escapepod24 (Lifepod 13)
– escapepod25 (Lifepod 7)
– escapepod26 (Lifepod 12)
– escapepod27 (Lifepod 4)
– escapepod28 (Lifepod 3)
– escapepod29 (Lifepod 2)
– escapepod30 (Lifepod 19)
5) Scatters (Random piles of Aurora debris)
– scatter31
– scatter32
– scatter33
– scatter34
– scatter35
– scatter36
– scatter37
– scatter38
– scatter39
– scatter40
– scatter41
– scatter42
spawn Respawns the player a small distance away. Good for getting un-stuck.
randomstart Teleports the player into Lifepod 5 and respawns Lifepod 5 at one of its initial spawn point locations at random.
kill Respawns the player instantly inside the lifepod with inventory intact. Useful as a “teleport” feature. Not recommended on Hardcore game setting.

You can use the ITEM command for TOOLS and other items as well in the game, figure out what works and doesn’t work. That’s all the best console commands for Subnautica.


The early access version has been received very nicely by the gaming community with PC Gamer describing the game as an “Underwater Minecraft.”

Although the game has its complaints like lack of intuition in some of the game aspects, the exploring open world gameplay has been praised highly along with the originality of the whole survival concept of the game.

With excellent reviews all over the internet, it is safe to say that we are waiting for the full release scheduled for next year.