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Does Subnautica: Below Zero Have a Creative Sandbox Mode?

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Does Subnautica: Below Zero have a creative sandbox mode? Here’s what you need to know.

Subnautica: Below Zero features resource gathering, survival mechanics, story elements and more. But is there a creative sandbox mode if you want to avoid dying or having to gather resources?

The answer is yes. Subnautica: Below Zero is a sandbox game in its own right but there’s also a mode you can use to eliminate dying, resource gathering and all story elements. Simply start a new game and pick Creative mode.

Hey presto, you’ll find yourself on an ice shelf with a Habitat Builder tool, a Sea Glide and a Mobile Vehicle Bay. Using these you can create bases on or off-land, spawn vehicles and so on.

So if you decide you want to build an observatory, you use the Habitat Builder to create the framework and put it somewhere, as you would in normal mode. The difference is you don’t have to gather resources to complete it – just holding down the build button is enough.

And there you have it – you can build and explore to your heart’s content. Enjoy!

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Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.