Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By Rita Mariner
To read the first review, click here (link).
Subnautica Below Zero has been out now since the end of January and is already causing quite a stir in the gaming community. I have already logged over 200 hours in an Early Access game, with about 2 hours of prepared game play, What I did, since I am running mine through STEAM, is log into the experimental option.
In the experimental option, there are daily micro updates to the game. Some are obvious, others are simple bug fixes. Some of the things they have added are, without having to use Console Control 'cheats', as I call them. You have a battery charger! I guess enough players yelled and screamed, they finally added it, along with the power cel charger.
They have also redesigned the Cargo Rocket Island, which I approve of. They also fixed a few annoying bugs there. You can find a boatload of resources too around the waters of the island. It is known as the Thermal Spires biome.. You can meet the Rock Puncher and the old favorite Mr. Bone Shark. As to the Cargo Rocket, the first one is on Alterra, but needs repair. After that, you need to construct any new Exchanger Rockets (two titanium). You will also find a base up there, make sure to scan 'everything' inside that you can. That is where you will get the bulk of your blueprints to build your base.
The reason for so many hours is simple, the game breaks, so you sometimes have to start over to get stuff to load and or work right. Welcome to early access. Just make sure to pass along any problems, bugs or ideas to the developers, via Feedback. Next major update is early April. Can't wait. Bwahahahahaha!