Give Early Access Feedback to the Dev Team



  • XzanronXzanron Join Date: 2016-12-21 Member: 225299Members Posts: 38 Advanced user
    SN is a bit of an odd game for me. It's not really a game I'd ever pick up as it doesn't match my normal genres.

    When I finally decided to give it a try, I was really pleasantly surprised and I have to admit that I'm now hooked. I think what hooked me was the "freedom" mode; without that mode I suspect I'd have become bored and annoyed with the game in quick order; as I say, survival games aren't really my thing.

    The game balance has improved considerably in recent updates and I think it getting close to where it needs to be. My biggest issues with the game now resolve mostly around navigation and getting lost, and some incomplete features, like the scanner room list not being scrollable.

    It is great to see how the game improved during early access, the regular releases with great updates to content and features. I really hope the game will be a great success once released; it deserves to be.
  • EmptyPepsiCanEmptyPepsiCan Join Date: 2017-12-09 Member: 234350Members Posts: 8 Fully active user
    Some things I'd love to see in this game (which is great by the way):

    - A mapping function (same as everybody else) - no spoilers needed, just a plain old map that shows me where I am, expands as I explore, and allows me to mark points of interest as I discover them.

    - Let the Cyclops dock with the base (same as everybody else).

    - Make the snap-to-fit finer for base building so that I can line things up and fine tune things as I see fit.

    - Make the snap-to-fit coarser for interior decorating so I can line stuff up more easily.

    - Or make snap-to-fit adjustable so I can do it myself. The would be the best option.

    - More subs (because subs are cool). A little, really zippy one would be cool. A medium one built to transport the PRAWN suit would be great, too.

    - A shared inventory (because inventory management, while realistic, is also tedious).

    - Expanded Cyclops with room for 2 vehicles.

    Just some thoughts.
  • MerivoMerivo United Kingdom Join Date: 2016-02-01 Member: 212466Members Posts: 45 Advanced user
    - A shared inventory (because inventory management, while realistic, is also tedious).
    I think it would be cool to have a base-block or corner block (like the water filtration system) dedicated to a self-organising inventory, with a much higher capacity. For technicality, I would have it work the same as the normal inventory, but only display one of each material stored in it (along with a number). It could cost power and some special materials for the mechanics of it. This I think would satisfy EmptyPepsiCan's suggestion too.

    I have definitely seen an improvement in all aspects of the game over my time playing it in early access. I still feel there is a bit of hard-gating with the tech once you've explored everything around 250m, but I may just be behind with exploring pods, I'll keep you posted with that regard.

    When I found you were introducing alien-related content into the game, I rapidly lost interest, but your actual implementation of them is far better than I anticipated. Generally I find aliens an overused and unimaginative concept, but you keep the subnautica atmosphere and emotion consistent in spite of their presence, and I think that is what makes it work so well. I actually found myself wanting to engage in an old doom-style shoot-em-up when I first explored the facility, which made me so surprised, since this is a very different style of game and I didn't think the two could merge so seamlessly. Anyway, I am only half way through this playthrough, so I'll probably update with some more feedback later.
  • Aurora_SurvivorAurora_Survivor Naperville Illinois Join Date: 2018-01-04 Member: 234809Members Posts: 106 Advanced user
    I have an experimental build where the QEP looked limp and deactivated but I hadn’t cured myself or deactivated the array in any wave at all I am concerned about the bug and the possibility of it making in into 1.0 unfixed.
  • turtlefrogturtlefrog Join Date: 2018-01-21 Member: 235346Members Posts: 31 Advanced user
    edited January 2018

    -The ladders of the base should be retractable, in some thight areas you are always clipping against them.

    -The controls of stacking together the different building blocks of the base, especially deconstructing certain rooms, where other objects are attached to this room, is just very error-prone/glitchy.Basebuilding in this kind of games should be as easy as stacking lego blocks, but it definately is not in this case.Often if you want to build a building onto a foundation square you cant even build it in the middle of it, but rather have to build it on one of the corners.

    -A teleporter system to teleport from base to base would be nice

    -AI controlled freight submarines which you can programm on a route to transport/exchange ressourches between several bases (like the freight ships in the Anno games) and a buildable automated industrialised resource processing chain (like in the minecraft mod industrial craft: ) for the late game meta, would be cool.

    Scanner Room:

    -I would like to see the scanner room icons changing to small points, instead of circles if the ressourches are fare away and the further they are
    away the smaller the points are. The scanner room clutter looks very bad, the way it is now, its just way to distracting seeing all those circles.
    An additional degree of trancparency could also help.

    -Add maybe a mobil signal repeater station for the scanning room,which you can carry around with you and drop into the water and which extends the range of your scanner room range.If the range of your scanner room is 500 meter then you can drop it off 490 meter away from the scanner room to extend your scanner room range about x hundret meters.
    (Im not so sure about this one anymore because having to build additional bases in dangerous areas and managing to get ressourchers in those additional bases is a rather fun part of the late game meta, so maybe no repeaters).

    Hard Mode:

    I know this game is designed in a way that everyone can enjoy it, no matter if casual player or dedecated player .And the game does that exceptionaly well, most of the time.
    In the early till mid game the fact that this game is very easy and forgiving most of the time, didnt borther me at all.But in the late game when i wanderd out in those deeper more dangerous regions, i was kind of dissapointed of how harmless and forgiving most of the predators are. Even the leviathans spot you only if you swim right infront of their face (as long as you dont use the cyclops, because this thing attracts leviathans like light attracts insects). Only the bonesharks hunt you down relentlessly. And the crashfishes (very early in game if you dont have any speedbuffs) and warper are kind of annoying too.But thats it, all other creatures are just extremly easy to avoid. Take the sandshark for example, got anyone of you really hit by that creature, if you are not doing it on purpose?

    Long story short: A hard mode where creatures are more aggressive, their attacks are more focused and harder to avoid and do more damage, would be very cool. Same counts for the environmental hazzards like the vulcanic erruption holes, of hot steaming water, which you can swim into with taking only very little to no damage at all. Some additional creatures which you can only see in hard mode, like for example some more exotic, non snake looking leviathans,which are even bigger then the allready exiting ones(or just as big, but even more disgusting looking) could be very cool.

    Vehicles in general:

    -Option to toggle the vehicle enter and exit animations on and off.


    -The 3D holographic map for the seaglide is also just terrible gimmicky and useless.The only thing it does is blocking your field of view.
    And you have to press the mouse button so many times to toggle the seaglide in a mode where the light is on and the map is off.
    Better would be if you could blend in a 2D map into the seaglides view while holding a key and if you let go of the key the map disapears again.


    -If i switch to the camera view of the cyclops, then i cant see my compass anymore.That should be changed.

    -The steering wheel of the cyclops is to big and blocks to much of your view.

    -There needs to be a shortcut keycommand for switching into the camera view of the cyclops.It hurts the flow of the gameplay if i have to click the camera icon everytime with the mouse.

    -If the air bubbles created from a brain coral rise up and hit and burst at the hull of the cyclops, they create a noise which is way to simular to the sound a creature makes when it rams your ship or you make when you ram against the environment.

    -It would be good if the enemy alert of the cyclops could be deactivated temporarily, or if it would no longer be triggerable through creature attacks,like the one from the ampeel, which cant damage your shield anyways.

    -It would be good if the cyclops alarm would still activate when you are outside the ship (mining with a prawn suite for example) if a leviathan shows up.
    (Im not so sure about that anymore either, maybe better no alarm if you are outside,because it takes away from the tention of having to look on your own)

    - You should be able to remote control the cyclops,simular to the cameras of the scanner room (while you are sitting in the prawn suite for example and wanderd to far off for mining purposes) after recieving a upgrade/neural implant.

    Prawn suite:

    -A rare to find special elite prawn suite,which has 3 or 4 arms instead of only 2, so that you can dock more differnt arms,would be cool. The suite could be hard to find (bottom of the void) and would need many expensive ressources to construct.

    -Drilling a mineral block with the prawn takes way to much time, its just not fun waiting that long to empty one mineral block.

    -The prawn should maintain its momentum better, after catapulting you forward with the grappling hook arm.Especially when you do sling shot (swing-by) maneuvers, when you let go of the grapple in the right timeframe and extend the momentum even further, with some bunny hops/jumping shortly after you land on the ground again, or using your jetpack afterwards to stay longer in the air. But instead the friction of the ground just sucks up all the forward momentum, after landing and doing a jump right after the landing, to extend your forward momentum(which you got from the catapulting with the gravling hook) does also not work most of the time.You also can not grapple hook onto a hill if you stand on the bottom of the hill, because you just crash into the hill instead of landing ontop of the hill even if you use at the same time your jetpack.

    Look at how the grappling hook works in titanfall 2 they have managed the maintaining momentum and landing on higher objects while using the grappling hook perfect:

    It does not need to be as fast as in titanfall 2 but you should at least be able to maintain the momentum better or swing ontop of a hill better if you use grappling hook and jetpack at the same time.


    -The level streaming and lod(level of details) streaming needs to be improved alot.Often the game loads entire rifs or seagrass regions suddenly into your field of view, even if you are only 50 meter away.

    -The frame rate drops down very often,especially if you jump out of the water,then its often even more of a stuttering/little freeze then a drop.
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  • turtlefrogturtlefrog Join Date: 2018-01-21 Member: 235346Members Posts: 31 Advanced user
    edited January 2018
    - If you build a foundation square more then 6-8 meter above the ground of the ocean, it should always just attach floading tanks to the bottom of the foundation square instead of trying to connect the foundation with support legs to the ground in a weird and unappealing way,especially if you have very uneven ground under you. This way it would look way cleaner and there would be no forest of support legs visable.

    - The scanner room icons need to be toogleable on and off and color swapable(just like the beacons or signals) on the tablet.

    - You should be able to switch tools while running and your flashlight should point forward while running so that it can iluminate the way while you are running on the islands at night or in caves.

    - Somethimes the escape key lets you swap out of a menu and sometimes not, so one and the same keyinput does multiple different things in a context sensitive way, that can be confusing for many players.

    - It would be great if you could move around your lockers inside your base without having to deconstruct or empty them before, maybe by using the propulsion cannon.

    - The menus in the tablet could be color coded and/or have symbols to find things faster. Every Icon is at the moment white on a blue backround. In the first 5-10 hours it was kind of hard for me to find things in the tablet menus quick, because everything looked the same color wise.So i did often not use it in the early game. And i had also problems memorizing which objects are in which colum of the habitat builder menu.Some of the habitat builder menu colum icons could also be a little bit more clear, maybe also colored or bigger/more high res icons.

    - A recycling machine, which deconstructs ressources back to their origininal form, like converting titanium ingots back to titanium, or recycling a advanced wiring kit back into its core components.

    - The models of the bladderfish and boomerang fish while holding them in your hand (if you have equiped them), look really low res and bad, compared to the hover fish or the other fishes, which look really good while holding them.The bomerang fish and bladderfish model for holding them in your hand could definately need a short rework.Your game looks so good most of the time but whenever you hold one of those 2 fish models in your hand the imersion and magic is gone for me.

    - A weather system with thunderstorms,rain and giant twisters which suck you up in the sky and drop you 100th of meters away down again, or hurricans which create big waves, could be great for the dlc.

    - Some flying enemys could also be cool dlc wise(maybe even a flying leviathan,but plz no flying dragon,we have already 2 dragon leviathans in the game.Something more exotic and freaky/scary looking could be good).
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  • zakn4zakn4 england Join Date: 2018-01-15 Member: 235072Members Posts: 8 Fully active user
    i know its released and all but here are my thoughts: no matter what mask you wear you always have the same visor in first person i think it would be even cooler if your visor would change depending on the mask
  • matrixdllmatrixdll Join Date: 2018-01-27 Member: 235941Members Posts: 31 Advanced user
    I guess that's not much of an "Early Access" feedback, but I'm not sure where to ask this (also I don't have rights to create a dedicated topic, so pardon me for breaking any rule)

    Can I edit the location for "SNAppData" folder to place it outside of Subnautica's game folder?
    I have multiple hard-drives and would like to reduce micro-stutter by reducing fragmentation of save files due to necessity to read textures and read/write save data on same drive.

    P.S. I'm not interested in buying SSD or setting up RAID drive, thank you.
    P.P.S. Thank you for such a stunningly great game, folks!
  • NistNist United States Join Date: 2018-02-16 Member: 237722Members Posts: 1 Freshly registered user
    Any chance of coop /split screen
  • Archy44Archy44 UK Join Date: 2018-04-15 Member: 240090Members Posts: 1 Fully active user
    I have been watching my 10 year old Son play this for the last few months and he convinced me to sit down and have a go at it. normally I only play multi-player games with him to get him matts and stuff to give him a boost etc.

    Well I just could not pull myself off the game, what a beautiful, immersive experience. The graphics are nothing but excellent and the music is fantastic.

    Hats off the everyone involved for making this a truly awesome game, I can not say enough good things about it.

    Your probably sick of hearing the word multiplayer but if you carried on with expansions and made this multiplayer, co-op I think this game would take off in a big way.

    I am really craving for more to do in this and am quite sad I completed it lol, running a server with my friends and family on would be amazing!

  • yodayoda Join Date: 2003-11-27 Member: 23619Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 191 Advanced user
    Its been some time since I've messaged on here and I wanted to reach out to the UWE team and congratulate you on an excellent game. Subnautica is great and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The quality of the end product was sublime and easily exceeds the quality of products coming from the "AAA" studio community. Its great to see that many of the old team members are still developing/designing/implementing. I'll continue to follow and throw money at you guys :P
  • HikawikaHikawika England Join Date: 2018-04-06 Member: 239843Members Posts: 5 Fully active user
    a bigger world to explore would be nice, say 3-4 times as big. Also remove the ability to get full seamoth AND prawnsuit blueprints in aroura, seems silly to me to get both in same place when u have to hunt for cyclops parts. maybe just acquire the seamoth the and have to find the prawnsiut...hence bigger map.

    maybe more story,idk. its good game so far :)
  • EvilShuckleEvilShuckle Join Date: 2018-06-05 Member: 241153Members Posts: 1 Freshly registered user
    This may very well be the best VR title there is now, or could be - if it was really VR and not just VR supported. Ergo my suggestion which I'm sure has been suggested before, but htc vive controller (and oculus rift) support would be remarkable. VR emerges everything. The game offers both survival as well as... super scary shit, but the use of non-vr controllers or mouse really take you out of it. If there was support that could be as simple as actual movement with the touchpad and a button that fits it, but even better: swimming requiring the swimming movement with the controllers to move around (you can still just pick up stuff with a button) I'd definitely go out of my way to advertise it to everyone.
  • BlueBottleBlueBottle Australia Join Date: 2018-02-03 Member: 236674Members Posts: 344 Advanced user
    Love the base game.

    Hope to see Below Zero include:
    1. Some narrative reveals from the first game. (eg What really happened to those Degasi crewmembers? What's the ancient link between Precursors and Mongolians?)
    2. Airlocks!
    3. More airlocks!

    I've got my objections to the World, certainly. But I'll be very sorry to see it ruined.
  • CopoCopo Chignik lake Join Date: 2019-01-02 Member: 247807Members Posts: 1 Freshly registered user
    So i have a question and nothing i look up seems to be helping me at all. Do you need internet to start up subnautica for ps4 or can you play it without any interent at all.
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