Subnautica: Below Zero: How To Make Food Last Longer


Cured food below zero
Cured food Below Zero

As a survival game, it’s pretty much a given that Subnautica: Below Zero will be a challenging experience with hunger always a factor. It doesn’t help that your food starts decomposing and becomes rotten seemingly within minutes. Luckily, there’s a way to make your food last longer in Below Zero.

You need to find salt deposits, which are typically located on sea floors and walls. Salt deposits look like this:

Salt Deposit
Salt Deposit

Take this and the fish of your choosing back to your Fabricator, then select Sustenance > Cured Food and select the food that you want to cure. Every fish we encountered took just one salt deposit to cure.

Cured food in Below Zero will mean that your food lasts forever, so you can really stock up on the poor old Hoopfish in your storage. Bear in mind that cured food does tend to make you a lot thirstier, so try and get your hands on regular filtered water supplies beforehand.

There’s also Nutrient Blocks that don’t decompose, but there’s a finite amount of these resources across the map.

Subnautica: Below Zero is available now for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and Switch.

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