19 May 2021 10:28 AM +00:00

Subnautica Below Zero: How to Get the Seatruck Vehicle, Modules and Upgrades

The Seatruck is one of the cornerstones of Subnautica Below Zero’s tech tree, an oceanic vehicle capable of exploring all the undersea areas of the map. We’ll show you how to get the Seatruck here, as well as the fragments, modules and upgrades.

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How to Get the Seatruck Vehicle in Subnautica Below Zero

The Seatruck is obtained in Subnautica Below Zero by scanning three Seatruck fragments with the handheld scanner, which’ll get you the crafting recipe. The crafting recipe itself is used from the Mobile Vehicle Bay, which’ll produce the Cabin section (explained further below). However, the first thing you need to do is find the fragments.

Seatruck Fragments Location

Fragments of the Seatruck can be found in three separate locations, where they spawn randomly in areas around wreckage and signs of human habitation. We’ve laid out their locations below.

Location Rough Direction from Starting Pod Distance Biome Visuals
Twisty BridgesSouth500-1000 MetersTwisting Coral “Bridges” Underwater
Purple VentsSouth-East1000-1500 MetersPurple Flames Erupting From Seabed
Thermal SpiresSouth1000-2000 MetersTall Stone Spires Emitting Smoke

Check these areas as thoroughly as possible, especially around ruins and anything artificial. Fragments tend to look white and rounded, to match the design of the Seatruck itself. Once you’ve scanned three, you can head back to the Mobile Vehicle Bay to put the cabin together.

Subnautica Below Zero Seatruck cabin
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How to Craft the Seatruck

Once you’re at the Mobile Vehicle Bay, you can craft the cabin with the following components and ingredients, most of which are found in the mid-game phase.

  • Titanium Ingot (1)
  • Wiring Kit (1)
  • Glass (1)
  • Lead (1)
  • Battery (1)
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This’ll produce the cabin, which you can then use when powered by Power Cells installed via a slot in the top. If you have a Moonpool, you can also dock it there to recharge it.

Seatruck Modules Explained

The unique feature of the Seatruck is that you can craft numerous “modules” that attach to the back of the cabin and extend it, making the interior larger and giving it more features (though they’ll slow it down the more you add). Players can attach and detach modules at any point from within the Seatruck, essentially allowing you to customise your vehicle to a great degree.

Despite all that, the Seatruck modules have to be built from recipes derived from scanned fragments, which are then built in the Mobile Vehicle Bay, much like the cabin was. We’ve laid out the fragment locations below, as well as the function of each module, and how much you should prioritise them.

Seatruck Module Fragments and Functions

Module Fragment Locations Purpose Priority
Aquarium ModuleLilypad Island, Purple VentsHas two aquariums built in, and captures any fish close to the Seatruck.Low
Docking ModuleDeep Purple VentsFunctions as a dock for the Prawn Suit to bring it with the Seatruck.Medium
Fabricator ModuleDeep Twisty Bridges, Purple VentsA module with a Fabricator inside for crafting on the go.High
Sleeper ModulePurple VentsContains a bed, a jukebox and a frame for pictures taken with your PDA.Low
Storage ModuleDeep Twisty BridgesContains five storage lockers for storing items.High
Teleportation ModuleNone (found by scanning 10 Architect Artifacts across the whole map)Comes with a handheld “Tether Tool” that can be used at any time to teleport you back to this module.Low

The last of these, the Teleportation Module, can only be found by scanning the rare Artifacts around the whole of Below Zero. We’ve marked the rarest one for you here, the Artifact Q59 Alien Statue.

Subnautica Below Zero Seatruck modules
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Seatruck Upgrades

There are also several upgrades for the Seatruck which can be installed via the panel on the cabin, assuming you have the upgrades. These are crafted either via the Vehicle Upgrade Console, the Fabricator found in the Seatruck Fabricator Module, or the Modification Station, depending on how powerful they are. We’ll show you how to get those upgrades here.

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Upgrade Recipe Unlocked By Purpose Priority
Seatruck AfterburnerChance to find by scanning Sea Monkey Nests in the Lilypads Crevice.Allows the Seatruck to trigger a temporary speed boost at cost of increased power use.Medium
Seatruck Depth Upgrade MK1Unlocked by default when first obtaining the Seatruck.Increases safe diving distance for the Seatruck to 300 meters.High
Seatruck Depth Upgrade MK2Unlocked by default when first obtaining the Seatruck.Increases safe diving distance for the Seatruck to 650 meters.High
Seatruck Depth Upgrade MK3Unlocked by default when first obtaining the SeatruckIncreases safe diving distance for the Seatruck to 1000 meters.High
Seatruck Horsepower UpgradeChance to find by scanning Sea Monkey Nests in the Lilypads Crevice.Reduces the loss of speed caused by having multiple modules.Medium
Seatruck Perimeter Defense UpgradeFound as a whole item in Marguerit Maida’s Base beneath the Purple Vents biome. It’s resting next to the bed itself in the bedroom area.Adds a triggered function that wards off predatory creatures with an electric shock.Medium

That’s one of the coolest vehicles in Below Zero, but there’s also the Snowfox hoverbike, which you can learn how to craft here. Or check out how to get to the hidden area full of useful items, Outpost Zero, right here!