Subnautica: Below Zero Console Commands & Cheats

Last Updated: August 25, 2022 @ 20:03
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The following post contains all the Subnautica Below Zero console commands and cheats. The console commands in Subnautica: Below Zero will be able to assist you in overcoming all of the game's challenges if our post on the world map was not enough to assist you. Subnautica: Below Zero is the sequel to Subnautica, which was released on January 30, 2019.

It is important to note that console commands might affect your gaming experience before discussing all available commands. The use of these commands will disable achievements on the current save file.

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How to activate the developer console in Subnautica: Below Zero


The developer console is disabled by default; therefore, to use Subnautica Below Zero console commands on a PC, you will need to enable it:  

  • Press F3 to reveal the console activation overlay.
  • Press F8 to toggle the appearance of the mouse cursor.
  • Next, use your mouse to uncheck the “Disable Console” option.
  • Finally, press the F3 key to close the window.
  • The developer console should now be activated.

After enabling the developer console, press Enter or ~; you will have to re-enable the console every time you start the game.


You will need to enable the developer console to use Subnautica Below Zero console commands on macOS.  

  • Press fn + F3 to reveal the console activation overlay.
  • Press fn + F8 to toggle the appearance of the mouse cursor.
  • Next, use your mouse to uncheck the “Disable Console” option.
  • Finally, press the fn + F3 key to close the window.
  • The developer console should now be activated.

After enabling the developer console, press Enter or ~; you will have to re-enable the console every time you start the game to keep using Subnautica Below Zero console commands.


To enable the developer console on PS4, press: L1+R1+X


To enable the developer console on Xbox press: LB+RB+A

Nintendo Switch

To enable the developer console on Nintendo Switch, press: A+L+R

The Complete Subnautica Below Zero console commands

Subnautica: Below Zero console commands – General commands

Listed below are Subnautica Below Zero console commands that change general settings or have general effects:  

Subnautica Below Zero console commandDescription
item [NAME] [#]Adds a specified amount of NAME item to the player's inventory. The default number is 1.
Example:item titanium 5” will add 5 Titanium to the player's inventory.
spawn [NAME] [#]Spawns a specified amount of NAME object in front of the player. The default number is 1.
Example: “spawn hoopfish 5” spawns 5 Hoopfish in front of the player.
baseflood [#]Floods all player-built seabases to a designated water level percentage. Use 0 for empty and 1 for fully flooded.

and adds:
Habitat Builder
Survival Knife
Repair Tool 

To the player's inventory.
bubblesSpawns several air bubbles around the player.
charge [#]Charges all batteries in inventory to a given percentage. 0 means completely uncharged, and 1 means fully charged.
clearinventoryDeletes everything in the inventory.
coldToggles the effect of cold on the player.
damage [#]Sets universal damage multiplier to player's choice.
damagebaseBreaches all Seabases.
dig [#]Removes all terrain around the player in a sphere with a diameter of # meters (max value: 100). This command can severely strain the gameplay performance.
ency [NAME]Unlocks a specific database entry.

Doing “ency all” will give the player all of the data bank entries, even ones not acquirable in-game yet.
fastbuildAllows the player to build modules quickly with the Habitat Builder.
fastgrowPlantable flora will grow within a few moments when placed in any type of planter.
fasthatchEggs will hatch within a few moments after being placed in an Alien Containment.
fastscanReduces the scanning time when using the Scanner.
fastswimToggles fast swim mode allows you to gain a large speed boost while holdingLeft Shift.
filterfastReduces the time Water Filtration Machines take to filter.
filtersaltIt causes everyWater Filtration Machineon the map to fabricate Salt instantly.
filterwaterIt causes every Water Filtration Machine on the map to instantly fabricate a Large Filtered Water.
freedomcreativesurvivalhardcoreChanges game mode to chosen type.
freezeFreezes all small fish.
freezeplayerIt freezes the player similarly to the effect of the Brinewing.
goal [NAME] [NAME]Triggers the desired Story Goal. Each type of Story Goal has a different effect, but the names of specific goals are only found in the game files.

There are four types of goals: PDA, Radio, Encyclopedia, and Story. To use the command, write the type of goal as the first parameter and the name of the story goal as the second parameter.
goalreset [NAME]Unchecks a given Story Goal. It uses the same Story Goals as the goal command.
hoverbikevariant1Changes all spawned Snowfoxes to variant 1, meaning they have infinite boost and increased jump height. Additionally, there is no maximum speed when using the boost; the Snowfox keeps accelerating without limit.
hoverbikevariant2Changes all spawned Snowfoxes to variant 2, meaning they have infinite boost and increased jump height.
hypnosisonEnables Lily Paddler's hypnosis effect.
hypnosisoffDisables the Lily Paddler's hypnosis effect.
icewormhuntmodeoffTurns off Ice Worm hunt mode.
icewormhuntmodeonTurns on Ice Worm hunt mode.
instagibToggles instagib mode, which allows to player to one-hit kill all killable creatures.
invisibleCreatures will ignore the player completely. Additionally, Vehicles will not take any hull damage from any source.
killRespawns the player instantly inside the drop pod. Useful as a “teleport” feature.
Do NOT use it on the Hardcore game mode.
launchrocketForces the Exchanger Rocket to launch.
noblueprintsUnlocks all blueprints.
nobubblesDisables the player's breath bubbles.
nocostToggles unlimited, free use of the Fabricator, Habitat Builder, Mobile Vehicle Bay, Vehicle Upgrade Console, and Modification Station whether the player has the required items or not.
nodamageToggles damage on/off.
noenergyTogglespowerusage on/off for allvehicles,tools, and theSeabases.
nohintsToggles game hints on/off.
nopressureToggles pressure effects on Seabases and Vehicles on/off.
nosurvivalDisables the player's Food & Water requirements and removes sustenance value on items. Only applicable for Survival and Hardcore modes.
ongoal [NAME]Completes the specified story goal.
Typing ongoal all will complete all Story Goals instantly.
oxygenGives the player an unlimited supply ofoxygen. If used after oxygen reaches 0, it won't save you from dying.
resetmotormodeForces the player into swim mode while in an underwater Architect Base.
resourcesfor [NAME]Provides resources for any specific craftable items. Example: “resourcesfor knife” will give the player Silicone Rubber and Titanium.
rotfoodRots all the food in the player's inventory.
schoolfishrepulsedbyplayerToggles shoals fleeing from the player.
seaglideSpawns an unpowered Seaglide in front of the player.
shotgunToggles shotgun mode allows theplayerto kill creatures by right-clicking on them.
startexchangerquestWarps the player to the Exchanger Rocket and gives you a Repair Tool and two Coffee Americanos.
story [NAME]Advances the current story to a designated point. The story command uses pre-made parameters to skip to specific points in the story, and the full list of commands is viewable when typing on its own.
A description of each command can be seen using the story help command.
The list of commands and appropriate description is as follows:

sendenzymeRepair the Exchanger Rocket with the Repair Tool if necessary, or build a new rocket from the terminal on the rocket platform. Put the Concentrated Enzyme 42 into to rocket, go to the terminal, and click to launch the rocket.
marg1 Walk uphill and out of the cave entrance to trigger the first encounter with Marguerit Maida.
sanctuary Swim into Sanctuary Zero to hear the Architect talk to you for the first time. Head to the room at the back for the download sequence.
skipintro Will complete all goals triggered during the intro sequence and warp you to the cave entrance that leads back to the ice lake. This is only useful when starting a new game because it does not reset anything.
radiorepair Go to the radio tower and repair it to restore communications with the Vesper.
researchnotes Enter the base to find the requested research notes.
colleaguepda Enter the bunker and collect the PDA.
frozencreature Go to the frozen creature and take a sample.
radiosalvage Use the laser cutter to collect the salvage needed to repair the radio tower.
collectenzyme: Approach a sea emperor to be greeted and collected an enzyme when it gets released.
story help [NAME]Shows the help description for a given story command. See the story command for a list of commands and their descriptions.
supplydrop [NAME]Initiates a certain drop. Example: “supplydrop briefing-disabled” initiates the supply drop that contains the Sector Zero briefing.

Type supply drop with no supply drop name for the following list:

Supply Drops:
drop_bioscannersupplydrop: Contains the Bioscanner.
droplifepod: Drop a Drop Pod at Outpost Zero.
precursorscan_level_1: Contains 2 Power Cells, 2 Disinfected Waters, and 2 First Aid Kits.
precursorscan_level_2: Contains 2 Ion Cubes and a Precursor Tether.
supplydropforbase: Drops a Drop Pod in the Shallow Twisty Bridges.
log_buildersupplydrop: Contains the Habitat Builder.
log_vesper_7: Contains 1 Filtered Water, 2 Nutrient Blocks, and a Data Chip containing the Seatruck Depth Upgrade MK1 blueprint.
log_dropdepthupgrade2: Contains 1 Filtered Water, 2 Nutrient Blocks, and a Data Chip containing the Seatruck Depth Upgrade MK2 blueprint.
briefing-disabled: Contains 1 Filtered Water.
log_spypenguinsupplydrop: Contains a bugged Data Box containing the Spy Pengling blueprint and a Spy Pengling Remote.
testdrop: Drops a Drop Pod at Outpost Zero.
testsupplydrop2: Contains 1 Power Cell.
test3: Contains 9 Salt Deposits and 1 Nutrient Block.
supplydropallShows the list of supply drops.
takedamage [#]Damages player's health % amount equal to value.
unfreezeIt unfreezes all small fish.
unfreezeplayerIt unfreezes the player.
unlock [NAME]Unlocks a specific blueprint.
Example: “unlock solarpanel” unlocks Solar Panels.
Typing “unlock all” will unlock all blueprints.
unlockallUnlocks all blueprints.
unlockallbuildablesUnlocks every blueprint used by the Habitat Builder.
unlockdoorsUnlocks all forcefields in Architect Bases.
Subnautica: Below Zero general console commands

Subnautica: Below Zero console commands – Item commands

  In Subnautica Below Zero, you can add items to your inventory using the following console commands.  

Subnautica Below Zero console commandDescription
eggsGives the player every creature egg in the game.
exosuitarmsGives the player every Prawn Suit arm.
exosuitupgradesGives the player every Prawn Suit upgrade.
hatchingtimeGives the player a Seaglide, three Ion Cubes, a Rebreather, Fins, a Lightweight High Capacity Tank, and Hatching Enzymes.
madlootGives the player a Survival Knife, Habitat Builder, Scanner, 3x Battery, 4x Computer Chip, 10x Titanium, and 10x Glass.
nicelootIt gives the player the following loot:

Ultra-High Capacity Tank
Metal Salvage
Copper Ore
Mercury Ore
Reinforced Dive Suit
Salt Deposit
Crystalline Sulfur
Silver Ore
Stasis Rifle
Radiation Suit
Standard O₂ Tank
Uraninite Crystal
Cave Sulfur
Nickel Ore
Table Coral Sample
Tube Sample
Stalker Tooth
precursorkeysGives the player one of each color precursor key.
seatruckupgradesGives the player every Seatruck upgrade.
spawnlootSpawns Quartz, Copper Ore, Content Magnesium, Salt Deposit, Gold, and 4x Metal Salvage.
toolsIt gives the player the following loot:

Propulsion Cannon
Survival Knife
Habitat Builder
Air Bladder
Pathfinder Tool
Repair Tool
Laser Cutter
Light Stick
vehicleupgradesGives the player all vehicle upgrades.
item jukeboxdisksallDrops a single Jukebox Disk that allows the player to unlock all the Jukebox tracks.
Subnautica: Below Zero general item commands

Subnautica: Below Zero console commands – Weather and Time of Day Commands

The Subnautica Below Zero console commands below will affect game time and control the game weather.

Subnautica Below Zero console commandDescription
daySets time to midday – 12:00pm.
nightSets time to night – 12:00am.
accelweather [#]Accelerates future weather events to the given number.
daynight [#]Sets the time of day.
0 and 1 are midnight, and 0.5 is noon.
Numbers above or below 1 or 0 will be rounded down or up, respectively.
daynightspeed [#]Sets the day/night cycle speed multiplier default value: 1.
A value of 2 would be a day/night cycle twice as fast (shorter day and shorter night).
A float value lower than 1, such as 0.1, will make the day/night cycle 10x slower.
forcenextweatherAdvances current weather to the next one on the timeline.
lightningToggles lightning effects on/off.
precipitationToggles rain on/off.
resetweatherRe-rolls all weather effects for the next 24 in-game hours.
skiptime [#]Skips the specified number of seconds. One day is equal to 1200 seconds.
weatherToggles weather effects on/off.
weatherevent [NAME]Sets the current weather to the given name.
windToggles wind on/off.
Subnautica: Below Zero game time and weather console commands list

Subnautica: Below Zero console commands – Graphics, Debug, Performance, and Settings Commands

The following sub-commands can be used to alter graphics, performance, and other game settings:  

Subnautica Below Zero console commandDescription
cambobcamerabobbingToggles camera bobbing.
camshakeInitiates a camera shake.
collectPerforms a garbage collection script.
debughoverbikeToggles the Snowfox debug menu. Only visible while riding a Snowfox.
debugmusicLists music currently playing, if one is playing.
debugstartmapPlaces 1000 black cubes at the starting area.
entresetResets all loaded entities.
farplane [#]Changes your viewing distance. 1000 is the default.
fogToggles in-game fog.
fpsShows FPS.
freecamAllows you to freely leave your character, roam the terrain, and even fly through solid objects. Use the command again to go back to your character.
(WARNING: Susceptible movements, cannot open menu or inventory while in freecam. DO NOT use while seated in/on a chair or vehicle; this will make an irreversible bug, forcing you to reload to your last save, or saving, then reloading the save and then exiting the vehicle to fix it.)

To manipulate freecam movement, use shift to accelerate. Pressing the numbers 1-5 also changes the speed at which you move.
gameresetResets the terrain.
Note: Do not use the command while you are inside a vehicle
ghostSame as freecam, but the player model is teleported to camera position when canceled rather than vice versa. Very useful for making size references.
icewormForces all spawned Ice Worms start their ground-exit animation, wait a few seconds, and return to the ground.
interpolateToggles interpolation of player movement on/off.
killvehicleIt makes all Seatrucks and their modules explode.
limitshadow [#]Limits shadows to a certain radius around the player.
listambienceLists all ambiance files implemented in the game and the biome ID they are associated with.

Typing the command returns this list:

lilly_pads (lilyPads*)
sanctuary (TwistyBridges_InnerCave*)
normal_cave (NormalCave*)
ice_cave (IntroIceCave*)
arctic_surface (arctic*)
kelp_caves (arcticKelp*)
kelp_background (kelpForest*)
surface_generic_background (*)
twisty_bridges (twistyBridges*)
listmusicLists all music files implemented in the game and the biome ID they are associated with.

Typing the command returns this list:

arctic_background_music (arctic*)
kelp_background_music (kelpForest*)
nobloomRemoves bloom. Game restart needed to re-apply.
noshadowsRemoves shadows. Game restart needed to re-apply.
pcannonIt gives all objects that can be picked up by the propulsion cannon a blue glow, similar to the effect while scanning an object.
It also enables the noenergy command.
printbiomeShows on-screen what biome the player is currently in.
ribToggles background running for the game.
scene [NAME]Loads the NAME scene. The currently known available scene name is “Main.”
dbcdebugcreaturesToggles the creature debugger on/off.
sizerefSpawns the “Wasabi One” diver to use as a size reference. You must be looking at the terrain when you use the command.
skiptrackSkips to the next music track.
spikeytraphuntForces all spawned Spike Traps into hunting mode.
spikeytraprestForces all spawned Spike Traps into resting mode.
targetToggles target debug on/off.
targetframerate [#]Sets maximum game framerate.
techtype [NAME]Prints the techtype for a given name.
You can use it to get debug spawn commands.
Note: Upon success, the given techtype will be in your clipboard.
vranimToggles VR animations on/off.
vsyncToggles VSync on/off.
weatherguiToggles the weather debug GUI on/off.
Subnautica: Below Zero game time and weather console commands list

Subnautica: Below Zero console commands – Teleport Commands

You can teleport to specific locations on the Subnautica Below Zero map by using the console commands below.

Subnautica Below Zero console commandDescription
biome [NAME]Teleports the player to a specific Biome.

Type biome without a biome name to see the full list of Biomes, which we entail below.

Available Biomes:
introarea (Outpost Zero)
introicecave (ice cave leading to Architect Gate Base)
shallowtwistybridges (Shallow Twisty Bridges)
twistybridges (Twisty Bridges)
lilypads (Lilypad Islands)
crystalcave (Crystal Caves)
deeplilypads (Deep Lilypads Cave)
kelp (Arctic Kelp Forest)
kelpcave (Arctic Kelp Caves)
deeptwisty (Deep Twisty Bridges)
thermalspires (Thermal Spires)
purplevents (Purple Vents)
treespires (Tree Spires)
miningsite (Koppa Mining Site)
deeppurple (Deep Purple Vents)
deltaisland (Delta Island)
glacialbasin (Glacial Basin)
glacialbasinwatercave (Glacial Basin Underwater Tunnels)
glacialbasintrees (Glacial Basin Forest)
glacialbasindarkcave (Glacial Basin Ice Fissure)
deeppurplevents (Deep Purple Vents)
purpleventscrevice (Purple Vents Crevice)
lilypadcrevice (Lilypads Crevice)
GlacialBay (Glacial Bay)
arcticSpires (Arctic Spires)
crystalcavefissure (Crystal Caves Fissure)
fabricatorcave (Fabricator Caverns)
lilypadisland (Lilypad Islands)
sparsearctic (Sparse Arctic)
thermalspirescave (Thermal Spires Cave)
westiceberg (West Arctic)
easticeberg (East Arctic)
goto [NAME]Teleports the player to a specific location.

Goto Locations:
rocket (Communications Tower)
twistybridgesvalleyfloor (near the cave leading to the entrance to Sanctuary Zero)
shieldbase (Entrance to the Architect Gate Base)
deeppadscache (Deep Lilypads Cave Cache)
arcticspirescache (Arctic Spires Cache)
crystalcastlecache (Crystal Caves Cache)
fabricatorbase (Fabricator Base)
sanctuary (Sanctuary Zero)
miningsite (Koppa Mining Site)
margbase (Marguerit Maida's Base)
outpostomega (Omega Lab)
shieldbasetop (Location of where the upper floor of the Architect Gate Base used to be)HoverbikeBase (Phi Robotics Center)
FrozenCreature (Phi Excavation Site)
GlacialBasinBunker (Parvan's Bunker)
RocketAreaRockCave (Cave on the Delta Island)
bigtreespire (Big Tree Spire)
crashedship1 (Stern half of the Mercury II)
crashedship2 (Bow half of the Mercury II)
crashedship3 (Detached thruster of the Mercury II)
icewormarena2 (Deepest region of the Arctic Spires)
icewormdebugarea (Ice Worm debug area)
purpleventssalvage (Wreck in the Purple Vents)
shipwrecksalvage (Location within the Mercury II's stern mesh)
glacialconnection (Seabed of the Glacial Connection)
emergencyCache (Emergency Supply Cache in Arctic Kelp Forest)
KelpTechsite1 (Tech site located between the border of an Arctic Kelp Forest and the Sparse Arctic)
TwistyTechsite1 (Tech site in Twisty Bridges)
TwistyTechsite2 (Tech site in Twisty Bridges)
TwistyTechsite3 (Tech site in Twisty Bridges)
stalkerDebugArea (Snow Stalker debug area)
margGreenhouse (Marguerit's Greenhouse)
outpostzero (Outpost Zero)deltabase (Delta Station)
deltatower (Communications Tower)
glacialbasindock (Dock on the Glacial Bay shore)
ventgarden (Ventgarden in the southern section of the Tree Spires)
westiceberginterior (Moulin in an iceberg in the West Arctic)
easticeberginterior (Moulin in an iceberg in the West Arctic)
IntroRespawnLocation (Passenger shuttle crash site)
DeltaIslandFirstVisit (Area near the Delta Island dock)
FirstEncounterPathCheck (Area leading up to an exit to a cave on Delta Island)
FirstEncounterStart (Trigger point for the first encounter with Marguerit Maida)
MargBaseFirstApproach (The workroom in Marguerit Maida's Base)
GlacialBasinLandBeacon (Trigger point for revealing the Phi Robotics Landing Pad beacon)
precursortechsite1 (Water Analyzer Artifact in an Arctic Kelp Cave)
precursortechsite2 (Water Analyzer Artifact in the Purple Vents)
precursortechsite3 (Obelisk Artifact in the Arctic Kelp Caves)
precursortechsite4 (Obelisk Artifact in the Deep Twisty Bridges)
precursortechsite5 (Exploration Site Artifact on the Delta Island)
precursortechsite6 (Ground Sampler Artifact in the Tree Spires under the southern Ventgarden)
precursortechsite7 (Energy Generator Arfifacts in a cave within the Glacial Bay)
precursortechsite8 (Monument Artifact in an Arctic Kelp Cave)
precursortechsite9′ (Statue Artifact in the Koppa Mining Site)
precursortechsite10 (Mineral Distillery Artifact within a Thermal Spires Cave)
precursortechsite11 (Ground Sampler Artifact within the dormant caldera in the East Arctic)
precursortechsite12 (Satellite Artifact atop an iceberg in the East Arctic)
precursortechsite13 (Fish Trap Artifacts within the Lilypads Crevice)
precursortechsite14 (Fossil Excavator Artifact in the Deep Purple Vents)
precursortechsite15 (Greenhouse Artifact within a cave in the Arctic Spires)
warp [x] [y] [z]Warps the player to the coordinates of their choice. Example: “warp 1 1 1“.
batch [x] [y] [z]Warps the player to the center of a batch of their choice. Note: Batches do not use the same coordinate system as the warp command.
chunk [x] [y] [z]Teleports the player to the chunk of their choice.
Chunk -400 -400 -400 is the approximate middle of Sector Zero.
gotofast [NAME]Same as the goto command, except it teleports the player instead of moving them quickly.
gotospamTeleports the player between two locations until the game is exited or the gotospam command is used.
gotostopIf the player has used gotospam, this stops the loop.
spawnnearbyTeleports the player half a meter in a random direction. Good for getting unstuck. It does not work while in vehicles.
warpforward [#]Warps the player forward by [#] meters. It does not work while in vehicles.
Subnautica: Below Zero teleport commands list