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This article is about the Habitat Builder in Subnautica. To see this subject's article on the Below Zero Wiki, click here.


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The builder tool is designed to construct habitats capable of withstanding extreme environmental conditions.

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― PDA, Dialogue

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The Alterra handheld Habitat Builder is a tool crafted using the Fabricator

Usage

The Habitat Builder allows the player to build a variety of stationary items. It is a crucial tool for the deployment of Seabases and the customization of the interiors of both Seabases and the Cyclops.

The Habitat Builder requires a Battery to operate, and objects cannot be constructed/deconstructed if the battery is depleted. It has a gauge on the back that tells the player how much battery charge it has left.

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

How to Use

  1. RMB (Xbox One:XBOX Right Bumper, PlayStation 4:PS4 R2) to open the Habitat Builder menu
  2. Select the desired tab: Base Pieces, Exterior Modules, Interior Pieces, Interior Modules or Miscellaneous
  3. Select an item
  4. Point the Habitat Builder at wherever the item should be placed until an outline appears
  5. Use Up and Down Mousewheel (Xbox One and PlayStation 4:PS4 Dpad LeftPS4 Dpad Right) to rotate object, if applicable.
  6. Press LMB (Xbox One:XBOX A, PlayStation 4:Combops4x) to place the outline
  7. Continue building the item by holding LMB (Xbox One:XBOX A, PlayStation 4:Combops4x).
  8. Done.
  9. Placed items can also be deconstructed by pointing the Habitat Builder at them and holding Q (Xbox One and PlayStation 4:PS4 Dpad Down), this only applies if the text "Hold to Deconstruct" appears on the screen. This also gives back all resources used in the building process.

Recipe

Wiring KitComputer ChipBatteryArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Habitat Builder


Uses in Crafting

Base pieces group Base Pieces

TitaniumTitaniumLeadLeadArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Foundation


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Basic Compartment


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)L Compartment


TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)T Compartment


TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)X Compartment


GlassGlassArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Glass Compartment


GlassGlassArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)L Glass Compartment


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Vertical Connector


Titanium×6Arrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Multipurpose Room


Titanium×5Copper OreCopper OreGoldTable Coral SampleArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Scanner Room


Titanium IngotTitanium IngotLubricantLeadLeadArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Moon Pool


Enameled GlassEnameled GlassTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Observatory


QuartzTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Hatch


GlassArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Window


LithiumTitaniumTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Reinforcement



Base exterior modules group Exterior Modules

QuartzQuartzTitaniumTitaniumCopper OreArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Solar Panel


Titanium×5MagnetiteMagnetiteAerogelArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Thermal Plant


GoldTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Power Transmitter


GlassTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Floodlight


GlassTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Spotlight


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Exterior Growbed


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Base Pipe Connector



Base interior pieces group Interior Pieces

TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Ladder


TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumCopper WireAerogelArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Water Filtration Machine


TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumSilicone RubberArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Bulkhead


TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumComputer ChipCopper WireArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Vehicle Upgrade Console


TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumWiring KitLubricantArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Bioreactor


Plasteel IngotAdvanced Wiring KitLeadLeadLeadArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Nuclear Reactor


Glass×5TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Alien Containment



Base interior modules group Interior Modules

TitaniumGoldTable Coral SampleArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Fabricator


TitaniumCopper OreArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Radio


Computer ChipFiber MeshSilver OreTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Medical Kit Fabricator


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Wall Locker


QuartzTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Locker


Wiring KitCopper WireTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Battery Charger


Advanced Wiring KitRubyRubyTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Power Cell Charger


GlassGlassTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Aquarium


Computer ChipTitaniumDiamondLeadArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Modification Station


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Plant Pot


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Plant Pot 2


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Plant Pot 3


Titanium×4Arrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Indoor Growbed


TitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Plant Shelf


Base miscellaneous group Miscellaneous

TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Bench


TitaniumTitaniumFiber MeshArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Basic Double Bed


TitaniumTitaniumFiber MeshArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Quilted Double Bed


TitaniumFiber MeshArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Single Bed


TitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Desk


TitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Chair


TitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Chair 2


TitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Chair 3


Copper WireArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Sign


Copper WireArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Picture Frame


GlassTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Bar Table


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Trash Cans


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Lab Trash Can


GlassTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Vending Machine


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Coffee Vending Machine


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Lab Counter


TitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Wall Planter


TitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Single Wall Shelf


TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Wall Shelves


GlassTitaniumArrow-right (1)Habitat BuilderArrow-right (1)Markiplier Doll


Possible Post v1.0 Additions

Data Bank Entry

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The Alterra handheld habitat builder has been an essential tool of xenoscientists, colonists and emergency relief crews across 11 different trans-govs for more than 50 years.

- Habitat modules are hermetically sealed from the outside environment
- Build on land, underwater, or in a vacuum
- Habitats can be enhanced to become long-term homes, remote research stations, defensive outposts and more

Quick Start Guide:
1. Select the basic compartment from the builder menu and place it somewhere opportune
2. Add a hatch to access the compartment
3. Build a solar panel to power the habitat's oxygen generator
4. Construct useful interior modules like radios, rechargers and storage solutions

Primary habitat systems like oxygen generation and flood control, as well as modules like the fabricator draw power and will not function without it. Additional compartments reduce overall hull integrity, depending on the external pressure.

'Quick-Build Habitats: A home far, far away from home.'

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Trivia

  • The idea for the Habitat Builder may be taken from Natural Selection 2, where the Builder is used to create various machinery, much like Subnautica's.
    • And thus, the Habitat Builder's former name was the Builder.
      • However the fabrication message was not changed