Subnautica: Below Zero Frostbite Update Debuts New Story

Published: Friday, May 1, 2020 - 14:41 | By: Robert N. Adams
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The Subnautica: Below Zero Frostbite Update has arrived, bringing some substantial new changes to the game and debuting a new story to replace the old one from the beta.

Check out the Subnautica: Below Zero Frostbite Update Trailer to see some of the new goodies in motion!

Previously, this expandalone to Subnautica had an entirely different story. Players started out alone on the planet below, safe in the comfort of a land base. From there, they headed out into the world, exploring strange new locations on Planet 4546B.

It seems that the developers weren't all that happy with how things are going, though — they've completely revamped the story. This update features the debut of this new story, including an exciting intro sequence that sees you crashing on the planet below.

 
 

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What's New in the Subnautica: Below Zero Frostbite Update?

A new story isn't all that's arrived! The Frostbite Update also adds in some other pretty cool changes.

One of the highlights is a revamped Glacial Basin biome. It's packed with more nooks and crannies for players to explore and it merges more seamlessly with Glacial Bay than it did before. The Thermal Vents and Lilypad Connection biomes also received some polish and improvements.

Also new to this update is the introduction of cold mechanics. If you didn't think Subnautica: Below Zero was tough before, that might soon change. Players will have to monitor their body temperature lest they turn into a popsicle!

A couple of new items are being introduced, too. The Surface Beacon is just like the super-useful underwater beacons from Subnautica with the obvious distinction that they're placed on the surface. The Quantum Locker is even cooler — it acts like a stash that you can access from anywhere on the planet.

This is just a taste of what's new — be sure to read the full Subnautica: Below Zero Frostbite Update announcement to see what else has arrived! If you don't yet already own the game, you can get it on Steam or the Humble Store for $19.99 or your regional equivalent.

 

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What do you think of the new content in this Subnautica: Below Zero update? What do you hope to see added next to the game? Let us know in the comments below!


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