Subnautica: Below Zero screenshot of the cute Trivalve fish

[Update #2]: Subnautica: Below Zero will be leaving Early Access and launching in full on May 14, 2021.

[Update]: The Frostbite patch has now added the beginnings of a brand new storyline!

It has only been a few months since the last major Subnautica: Below Zero update, and already the developers have launched a new one. As the name would suggest, at the center of the Lost Ship update is a huge crashed ship. Exploring it will likely yield quite a few goodies, though do be warned, the local wildlife might not take kindly to you traipsing all over their territory.

Not everything in this update is trying to kill you, however, since Lost Ship has also added a friendly little Trivalve to play with, as well as the stunning Aurora Borealis to gawk at while on the surface. There's also new lilypad-looking flowers growing in the depths, strange and potentially dangerous ice formations, and naturally, a plethora of improvements and quality-of-life changes.

You can get a bit of an idea of what all of these features look like through the recently posted teaser trailer. Have a gander, Subnautica's world is as pretty as always:

While unrelated to the Lost Ship update, it's well worth mentioning that this will be the last patch with the current version of Subnautica's story. As previously announced, the developers will be rewriting the story from the ground up in order to deliver a more interesting narrative, as well as to help new players get immersed into the world. In other words, don't get too attached to the current story as you can never know what'll stick around in the next patch.

Until it arrives, however, you can learn more about the Lost Ship update over at Steam. Have fun exploring the ocean!