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Vehicles are machines for exploration and transportation available to the player after acquiring their respective fragments and blueprints. Vehicles are divided into two categories: Deployable and Vessel.

The sole deployable vehicle; the Seaglide, is crafted using the Fabricator and can be carried for on-demand transportation anywhere in the world.

Vessels are crafted using the Mobile Vehicle Bay and can be piloted in certain environments and down to a certain depth.

Craftable Vehicles

Vehicle Description Velocity (M/Sec) Perks & Upgrades
Seaglide Transparent
Seaglide
Converts torque into thrust underwater via propeller.

Forward: 9.5

Backward: 7.8

  • Terrain Map
  • Flashlight
Seamoth Transparent
Seamoth
One-person sea-and-space vehicle.

Forward: 12.7

Backward: 5

Lateral: 11.5

Vertical: 11

PRAWN Suit Transparent
Prawn Suit
Epic mech suit designed for navigating challenging environments on foot.

Forward: 6

Backward: 2.5

Lateral: 4

Vertical (standard, upgraded): 6; 12

Cyclops Transparent
Cyclops
Vast industrial-use submarine.


Ahead Slow: 5.4

Ahead Standard: 8.2

Ahead Flank: 10.5

Reverse: 4.8

Vertical: 3.1

Neptune Rocket Transparent
Neptune Escape Rocket
Single-seat planetary escape vehicle with life support, adaptive power supply, orbital shield and onboard time capsule. Three-stage launch separation.
* A save file in which the Seamoth, Cyclops, Prawn Suit and Neptune Escape Rocket have been acquired is displayed with the respective vehicles' icons.

Trivia

  • The original vehicle plans for Subnautica saw the player have access to two small subs, two medium-sized subs, and one or two large subs. Concept art can be found for these other submarines. Ultimately, the Cyclops, prioritized for its "civilian" look, took up so much time that more subs that didn't truly add new gameplay were considered a bad investment of resources and were scrapped.[1]

References

  1. Cory Strader talks about the submarines on the UWE forums