Subnautica takes the beloved and highly popular mechanics from crafting games like Minecraft and Terraria and survival games like Rust, The Forest, and ARK: Survival Evolved. It takes all this and places in a vibrant and colorful underwater world. A beautiful game with a huge variety of creatures, materials, and lots and lots of water.
These 16 Subnautica multiplayer mods intend to tweak and improve various aspects of the game, making them better, easier to manage, more streamlined, and more intuitive.
Best Subnautica Mods You Can’t Play Without
1. QMod Manager
Essential for modding Subnautica. This mod manager adds an easy and streamlined framework for Subnautica mods. Many of the mods on the list require QMod Manager to work. Install it before you start and save yourself time later.
A simple but effective mod that adds a map to “Beacon Manager” tab of your PDA. Incredibly useful for exploration of new areas, creating custom markers, and tracking resources of all sizes.
EasyCraft aims to simplify and streamline the crafting process in Subnautica, something that you most certainly be doing a lot! It will automatically craft ingredients as a blueprint and take materials from neighboring storage lockers.
4. More Quick Slots
A simple but highly effective mod that aims to make Subnautica a bit more keyboard-friendly. It adds 12 customizable hotkeys for quick slots, up from the default of 5. Much more useful, and much more convenient!
5. AutoSort Lockers
A great mod for those who love quick and easy management. AutoSort Lockers will do just that, it’ll automatically and handily sort your lockers into different categories of items. When you come back from scavenging, your items will simply go into the appropriate lockers without you having to do it yourself. Very nice time-saver!
6. Blueprint Tracker
A handy little mod that allows you to track the progress of ingredients needed for blueprints on your HUD, making it easier to gather what you need, when you need it. Extremely useful!
7. Docked Vehicle Storage Access
Another handy little time-saving mod that will automatically extract anything you have stored in your vehicle’s storage when you dock into your home base. It will extract your stuff into a new locker.
8. Vibrant Shader
A graphical overhaul mod that aims to make Subnautica prettier, more colorful, and more vibrant (as the name implies). Requires DirectX 11 and may struggle on not-so-powerful PCs.
9. Prawn Upgrade Access
This mod simply allows you to access the upgrade menu for the Prawn suit whilst piloting the suit. A neat little mod that saves time, and allows you to upgrade on the go, which really should’ve been in the vanilla game when you think about it.
10. Better Power Info
This mod aims to give you better and more detailed information about how much power your habitat is using. It may look a bit intimidating from the screenshot above, but it offers some handy insights into your habitat’s consumption once you get used to reading it.
11. Custom Beacons
This mod adds a number of new custom beacons to place, with a variety of colors, styles, and images. A nice way to differentiate your different beacons, and give you something a little different to look at.
12. Base Clocks
Adds two new craftable items to your habitat. Two clocks, one clock that will show your system time, and another that will show the in-game time. A nice way to stylishly track the time in-game or out of the game.
13. Data Bank Displays
A cool mod that shows your data bank readouts in the picture frames in habitat. A cool mod that gives the game more of a science fiction aesthetic, as you observe the weird and wonderful creatures you’ve come across in your adventures in a data-heavy readout.
14. White Lights
A simple mod that changes the color of the light from the prawn suit, sea glide, and sea moth. A brighter and somewhat more effective light that also changes the look of the light. Personally, I think it looks more realistic, too.
15. Better Scanner Blips
This mod aims to improve the scanner blips, enabling you to reshape and resize them as you wish, and allowing them to now automatically scale based on distance to the target. It also includes keyboard shortcuts to toggle them on/off.
16. Customised Storage
A nice little mod that allows you to edit the size and space of any container in the game, including the player’s inventory. A very useful layer of customization added to the inventory and many of the containers you’ll come across.
These are 16 of the best mods available for Subnautica on PC. Turn an already-great game into an amazing and sprawling world with even more depth and replayability.
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