The Subnautica: Below Zero Snowfox Update has added the titular hoverbike to the game along with two new biomes, some new creatures, and frightening new hazards for players to contend with on land. This latest update to the Early Access version of the game nicely expands on the content already there, although we still have a ways to go before the full release.
Check out the cool new hoverbike in action in the Subnautica: Below Zero Snowfox Update trailer!
The most prominent new addition to Subnautica: Below Zero is the Snowfox hoverbike. You'll have to create a special vehicle bay on land to build it. Once completed, you can hop right on and head out onto the great glacial plains! The bike has a built-in speed boost and future updates are going to introduce modules that will allow you to upgrade the bike and change its behavior; one such module will give players the ability to jump into the air.
Existing vehicles are getting a bit of love, too. The Seatruck mini submarine (which was introduced in the previous update) is getting three new modules: a docking module (which allows a Prawn Suit to be attached to the sub), a sleeper module, and an electrified perimeter defense field.
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Left: Blizzards make it incredibly difficult more than a few feet in front of you while on land. Right: A hungry boi is doin' me a chomp.
Two new zones have been added in the Subnautica: Below Zero Snowfox update. The Glacial Basin is an above-ground biome filled with research stations, beautiful caves, and deadly Snow Stalkers. Snow Stalkers are incredibly aggressive creatures that have no problems taking a chunk out of your backside if you're not careful. Unfortunately, neither you or the Snowfox has much in the way of weapons so your best bet is to avoid them whenever possible.
This is still primarily an underwater game and we're getting one more biome in this update. The purple vents biome is somewhat close to the surface of the water, but that doesn't mean it's safe — a brand-new Leviathan is also creeping around the area.
You can read more about the fine details of this update in the game's patch notes on Steam. You can see all of these things and more in Subnautica: Below Zero right now; get it on Steam or on the Epic Games Store for $19.99 or your regional equivalent. Subnautica: Below Zero should leave Early Access sometime later in 2019.
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