How to Transfer Subnautica Saves to a Different Platform

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

Your Subnautica saves are saved locally on your PC, but there may come a time when you want to back them up or transfer them to another device. In this article, we'll walk you through how to do just that.

First, make sure you have the game installed and have launched it at least once. Then, open File Explorer and navigate to the folder where your game save files are located. Depending on how you've installed the game (Steam or Epic Games), this will be either C:/Users/'your user name'/Local/Steam/userdata/Subnautica/Saves/ or C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/userdata/Subnautica/Saves/. Once you've found the correct folder, locate your saved data and the container file that goes with it. The container file should have an ID string at the start, while the save data should be identified by its name, followed by a number.

Once you have the container file and its matching save data, copy and paste both into the same folder on your destination platform. In most cases, the game will automatically recognize that it has the correct files and will prompt you to restart the game.

Developed by Unknown Worlds Entertainment, the Subnautica games are open-world underwater survival adventures played from a first-person perspective. Set on the planet 4546B, Subnautica and its sequel, Below Zero, see players control Ryley Robinson, the sole survivor of a crashed spacecraft, as they attempt to survive on the alien ocean planet, while searching for clues about what caused the crash. Brave hostile environments, otherworldly beasts and the prospect of starvation in one of PlayStation's most engrossing survival games.

David Sunnyside
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