Our Subnautica: Below Zero Cheats List and Commands Guide has a bunch of cheats and commands you can use to play around or get more out of Below Zero! We’ll teach you how to activate and use the console, and list commands that will remove survival features, spawn in items and vehicles, or teleport you around the map.

Unfortunately, these only work for the PC, so these will not work for you if you’re playing on console.

Using cheats will disable the ability to gain achievements, so if that’s important to you then we advise against using these. You can always just create a separate cheat file, if you just want to play around and not harm your main save.

Activating the Console

Console Commands are an optional feature and is not enabled by default. To activate it, you need to press F3, and a checkbox will appear in the top left corner of the screen.

You’ll need to uncheck the Disable Console. To do this press F8 to make a mouse cursor appear, and then uncheck the box. Hit F3 again to close the window.

Entering Commands

Now that you have the ability to enter commands, you’ll need to open up the text box that will receive the command. You can do this by either hitting the ~ key, or just hitting Enter to open up the text input field at the bottom left of your screen.

Complete List of Subnautica Below Zero Console Commands

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

General

General Commands 
item [NAME] [#]Adds a specified amount of a certain item to the player’s inventory. Default number is one.
Example: item copper 5 will add 5 Copper to the player’s inventory.
spawn [NAME] [#]Spawns a specified amount of a certain object in front of the player. Default number is one.
Example: spawn spinner fish 5, spawns 5 Spinner Fish in front of the player.
baseflood [#]Floods all player-built seabases to designated percentage (meaning water level). 0 means not flooded and 1 means completely flooded.
bobthebuilderThis enables the following: fastbuild, unlockall, nocost, fastgrow, fasthatch
It also adds a Habitat Builder, Scanner, Survival Knife and a Repair Tool to the player’s inventory.
bubblesSpawns several air bubbles around the player.
charge [#]Charges all batteries in inventory to given percentage. 0 means completely uncharged and 1 means fully charged.
clearinventoryWipes everything in the inventory.
coldToggles the cold effect 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 put a severe strain on the gameplay performance.
ency [NAME]Unlocks a specific data base entry.
Example: ency triops will unlock the Triop 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 fastswim mode, which allows you to gain a large speed boost while holding Left Shift.
filterfastReduces the time Water Filtration Machines take to filter.
filtersaltCauses every Water Filtration Machine on the map to instantly fabricate Salt.
filterwaterCauses every Water Filtration Machine on the map to instantly fabricate a Large Filtered Water.
freedomChanges the game mode
creativeChanges the game mode
survivalChanges the game mode
hardcoreChanges the game mode
freezeFreezes all small fish
freezeplayerFreezes the player
goal [NAME] [NAME]Triggers the desired Story Goal . 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.
Usage: goal pda helloworld
goalreset [NAME]Unchecks a given Story Goal. 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.
hoverbikevariant2Changes all spawned Snowfoxes to variant 2, meaning they have infinite boost and increased jump height
hypnosisonEnables the 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.
killRespawns the player instantly inside the drop pod.
launchrocketForces the Exchanger Rocket to launch.
noblueprintsAllows the player to play with all blueprints unlocked.
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
noenergyToggles power usage for all vehicles, tools as well as the Seabases.
nohintsToggles game hints
nopressureToggles pressure effects on Seabases and Vehicles.
nosurvivalDisables the player’s Food & Water requirements and removes sustenance value on items. Only applicable for Survival and Hardcore modes.
ongoal [NAME]Completes a specified Story Goal. 
oxygenGives the player an unlimited supply of oxygen.
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, which allows the player to 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. These go in place of [NAME]:
sendenzyme
marg1
sanctuary
skipintro
radiorepair
researchnotes
colleaguepda
frozencreature
radiosalvage
collectenzyme
story help [NAME]Shows the help description for given story command.
supplydrop [NAME]Initiates a certain drop. If you only type supplydrop you get everything These go in place of [NAME]:
drop_bioscannersuppydrop
droplifepod
precursorscan_level_1
precursorscan_level_2
supplydropforbase
log_buildersupplydrop
log_vesper_7
log_dropdepthupgrade2
briefing-disabled
log_spypenguinsupplydrop
testdrop
testsupplydrop2
test3
supplydropallShows the list of supply drops.
takedamage [#]Damages player’s health % amount equal to value. Max health is 100%.
unfreezeUnfreezes all small fish.
unfreezeplayerUnfreezes the player.
unlock [NAME]Unlocks a specific blueprint.
Example: unlock solarpanel unlocks Solar Panels.
unlockallUnlocks all blueprints.
unlockallbuildablesUnlocks every blueprint used by the Habitat Builder.
unlockdoorsUnlocks all forcefields in Architect Bases.

Item

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.
nicelootGives the player an Ultra High Capacity Tank, one Metal Salvage, one Quartz, one Copper Ore, one Lead, one Mercury Ore, a Rebreather, a Reinforced Dive Suit, one Salt Deposit, one Gold, one Crystalline Sulfur, one Silver Ore, a Stasis Rifle, a Stillsuit, a Radiation Suit, a Compass, a Standard O₂ Tank, a Uraninite Crystal, one Cave Sulfur, one Kyanite, one Diamond, one Nickel Ore, one Lithium, one Table Coral Sample, one Ruby, one Coral Tube Sample, one Magnetite, and one 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.
toolsGives the player a Propulsion Cannon, Survival Knife, Flashlight, Habitat Builder, Air Bladder, Pathfinder Tool, Scanner, Repair Tool, Laser Cutter, Flare, and Light Stick.
vehicleupgradesGives the player all upgrades
item jukeboxdisksallDrops a single Jukebox Disk that allows the player to unlock all the Jukebox tracks.

Technical

cambobToggles camera bobbing.
camerabobbingToggles camera bobbing.
camshakeInitates 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 default.
fogToggles in-game fog.
fpsShows FPS.
freecamAllows 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. 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 in order to fix. )
To manipulate freecam movement, use shift to accelerate. Pressing the numbers 1-5 also changes the speed at which you move.
gameresetResets the terrain. WARNING! Do not use command while you are inside of a vehicle
ghostSame as freecam, except player model is teleported to camera position when cancelled rather than vice versa. Very useful for making size references.
icewormForces all spawned Ice Worms to start their ground-exit animation, wait a few seconds, and subsequently return into the ground.
interpolateToggles interpolation of player movement.
killvehicleMakes all Seatrucks and their modules explode.
limitshadow [#]Limits shadows to a certain radius around the player.
listambienceLists all ambience files implemented in the game, as well as the biome ID they are associated with.
listmusicLists all music files implemented in the game, as well as the biome ID they are associated with.
nobloomRemoves bloom. Game restart needed to re-apply.
noshadowsRemoves shadows. Game restart needed to re-apply.
pcannonGives all objects that can be picked up by the propulsion cannon a blue glow, similar to the effect while scanning an object.
printbiomeShows on screen what biome the player is currently in.
ribToggles background running for the game.
scene [NAME]Loads a scene based on the NAME parameter.
sizerefSpawns the “Wasabi One” diver. Can be used as a size reference. Must be looking at terrain.
skiptrackEnds the current playing track and moves onto the next.
spikeytraphuntForces all spawned Spike Traps into hunting mode.
spikeytraprestForces all spawned Spike Traps into resting mode.
targetToggles target debug.
targetframerate [#]Sets maximum game framerate.
techtype [NAME]Prints the techtype for a given name.
vranimToggles VR animations.
vsyncToggles VSync.
weatherguiToggles the weather debug GUI.

Teleport

biome [NAME]Teleports the player to a specific Biome.
Example: biome shallowtwistybridges, teleports the player to the Shallow Twisty Bridges.
goto [NAME]Teleports the player to a specific location.
Example: goto rocket, teleports the player to the Communications Tower at the top of the Delta Island.
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
chunk [x] [y] [z]Teleports the player to the chunk of their choice.
gotofast [NAME]Same as goto command, except teleports the player instead of moving them quickly.
gotospamTeleports the player between two locations until the game is exited or the Teleports the player between two locations until the game is exited or the gotostop 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. Does not work while in vehicles.
warpforward [#]Warps the player forward by [#] meters. Does not work while in vehicles.