Unknown This seems new

This article contains information that is updated for the latest Experimental Version of Subnautica. Players using stable mode may find this information inaccurate.

The Fabricator is an appliance which can be used to craft food & water, equipment, tools and machines from raw, basic or advanced materials.

One Fabricator can be found in Lifepod 5. Lifepod 5 is the player's starting location, so the use of this Fabricator is vital towards the player's progress and survival. Additional Fabricators can be constructed with the Habitat Builder and placed inside a Cyclops or a Seabase module.

Usage Edit

When activated with LMB, it will display an interface from which the player can choose an item to craft. If the player has the required materials to craft an item, the item will be in color and highlighted in blue; otherwise, the item will be greyed out and highlighted in grey.

When the Fabricator finishes crafting an item, it will usually place it in the player's inventory. However, if the player moves away from the Fabricator during the crafting process, the newly crafted item will remain in the Fabricator, and the player must come back and manually pick it up. In this case, the player will receive a notification that their item is ready. Bulkier items, such as the Waterproof Locker, also remain in the Fabricator until the player picks them up manually. The Fabricator cannot be used to craft items while there are still items in it that have not been picked up.

By default, the Fabricator interface disappears while it is crafting an item and reappears when it finishes crafting the item. The player can hold Shift when they select an item to craft to leave the interface open during crafting.

The Fabricator requires Energy to operate, and will consume 10 Energy per item crafted from whatever it is built inside. If there is not enough Energy, the Fabricator cannot be used. The Fabricator does not require energy to operate in Creative Mode.

Some items, when crafted, appear as a cube with a question mark due to them still being in development.


Wiring KitComputer ChipTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)BuilderArrow-right (1)Fabricator

Fabricator Crafting SectionsEdit

The Fabricator has four main recipe categories:


Basic MaterialsEdit

Metal SalvageArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Titanium×4
Titanium×10Arrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Titanium Ingot
Creepvine SampleCreepvine SampleArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Fiber Mesh
Creepvine Seed ClusterArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Silicone RubberSilicone Rubber
QuartzQuartzArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Glass
Salt DepositCoral SampleArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Bleach
Creepvine Seed ClusterArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Lubricant
Stalker ToothGlassArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Enameled Glass
Titanium IngotLithiumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Plasteel Ingot

Advanced MaterialsEdit

Deep ShroomDeep ShroomDeep ShroomSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Hydrochloric Acid
Blood OilBlood OilBlood OilArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Benzene
BenzeneFiber MeshArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Synthetic Fibers
Spore SackAluminum Oxide CrystalArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Aerogel
GoldHydrochloric AcidArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Polyaniline


Copper OreCopper OreArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Copper Wire
Acid MushroomAcid MushroomCopper OreArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Battery
BatteryBatterySilicone RubberArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Power Cell
Table Coral SampleTable Coral SampleGoldCopper WireArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Computer Chip
Silver OreSilver OreArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Wiring Kit
GoldGoldComputer ChipArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Advanced Wiring Kit
Uraninite CrystalUraninite CrystalUraninite CrystalGlassArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Reactor Rod
Copper OreIon CrystalArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Ion Battery
Silicone RubberIon CrystalIon CrystalCopper OreArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Ion Power Cell



BladderfishArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Filtered Water
BleachArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Disinfected Water

Cooked FoodEdit

HolefishArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Holefish
PeeperArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Peeper
BladderfishArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Bladderfish
GarryfishArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Garryfish
HoverfishArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Hoverfish
ReginaldArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Reginald
SpadefishArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Spadefish
BoomerangArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Boomerang
Lava BoomerangArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Lava Boomerang
EyeyeArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Eyeye
Lava EyeyeArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Lava Eyeye
OculusArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Oculus
HoopfishArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Hoopfish
SpinefishArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cooked Spinefish

Cured FoodEdit

HolefishSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Holefish
PeeperSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Peeper
BladderfishSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Bladderfish
GarryfishSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Garryfish
HoverfishSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Hoverfish
ReginaldSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Reginald
SpadefishSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Spadefish
BoomerangSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Boomerang
Lava BoomerangSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Lava Boomerang
EyeyeSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Eyeye
Lava EyeyeSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Lava Eyeye
OculusSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Oculus
HoopfishSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Hoopfish
SpinefishSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Cured Spinefish



GlassTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Tank
TankGlassGlassTitanium×4Arrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)High Capacity O₂ Tank
Silicone RubberSilicone RubberArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Fins
Fiber MeshFiber MeshLeadLeadArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Radiation SuitRadiation GlovesRadiation Helmet
Synthetic FibersSynthetic FibersArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Reinforced Dive SuitReinforced Gloves
Fiber MeshFiber MeshSilver OreSilver OreArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Stillsuit
BleachFiber MeshArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)First Aid Kit
GlassGlassTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Fire Extinguisher
Wiring KitFiber MeshArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Rebreather
TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Pipe×5
Copper WireComputer ChipArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Compass
TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Pipe Surface Floater×5


BatteryTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Scanner
Salt DepositSalt DepositCave SulphurTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Repair Tool
BatteryGlassArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Flashlight
Silicone RubberTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Survival Knife
Creepvine Sample×5TitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Dive Reel
Silicone RubberBladderfishArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Air Bladder
Cave SulphurArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Flare×5
Computer ChipBatteryArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Builder
DiamondBatteryTitaniumCave SulphurArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Laser Cutter
Advanced Wiring KitBatteryTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Stasis Rifle
Advanced Wiring KitBatteryTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Propulsion Cannon
BatteryTitaniumGlassArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)LED Light