This article is about Flashlight in Subnautica. For the related article on the Below Zero Wiki, see Flashlight.

The Flashlight is a tool crafted by using the Fabricator.

While equipped, the Player can press RMB (Xbox One:

XBOX Right Trigger

, PlayStation 4:PS4 R2) to switch the Flashlight on or off. The Flashlight will generate light in the direction the player faces while it is equipped and switched on. It is useful for night dives and exploring caves. The Flashlight consumes Energy from a Battery while switched on. The Flashlight can provide up to 13 minutes and 20 seconds of light on a single full Battery charge (8 seconds per unit of energy). The player can replace the Flashlight's Battery by pressing R (Xbox One:


, PlayStation 4:Combops4sq).


The main use of the Flashlight is its ability to light up areas so that they are visible to the player. However, when running, this ability will not work. The Flashlight can also affect certain fauna in different ways. for example, Oculus will flee from the Flashlight's light, while some aggressive fauna like the Boneshark will be attracted to it.

If a Bleeder latches onto the player's arm, the player can use the Flashlight to hit the Bleeder.


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  • A flashlight can be found inside the wreckage in the Aurora on the way to the blackbox data terminal


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