Subnautica Cure Commands Guide

Curing the Kharaa infection in Subnautica takes time if you're playing organically. But if you want to speed the process up, use these cure commands instead.

After five years of development and three years in Steam's Early Access program, Subnautica finally finds itself in the wide open waters of full release. Showing off a beautiful cinematic trailer at a recent live stream event, the team at Unknown Worlds officially exited the safe shallows and began exploring the dark deep around them. 

And if you're new to Subnautica -- or revisiting this grand survival adventure game after a long hiatus -- you'll find that the game's dark deep holds more than one type of danger. Besides contending with ferocious predators, you'll also find you must contend with the Kharaa bacterium infection -- an alien contagion infecting the game's flora and fauna. 

Cure Commands Get Rid of Kharaa Infection in Subnautica

Although the infection only spreads incrementally -- when you reach certain in-game milestones -- having the infection can be a visual pain in the butt. Luckily, the infection doesn't affect any of Subnautica's gameplay (yet), meaning it won't really kill you or the flora and fauna around you. 

However, if you'd rather not gather all the Enzyme 42 needed to cure the infection and get those pesky green pustules off your hands, there is another way to get rid of the pesky Kharaa bacterium infection. 

How to Use Cure Commands

To use cure commands in the PC version of Subnautica, you'll need to open the game's debug console by pressing F3. When you first open the console, it will be locked by default. To unlock it, uncheck the radial box in the top left-hand corner of the pop-up menu. After that, you'll press enter to bring up the debug console and enter the cure commands. 

If you're playing Subnautica on Xbox One, you'll need to press LB+RB+A to open the debug console and enter cure commands. 

Once you're ready to go, you can enter the following cure commands to get rid of or change the status of the Kharaa bacterium infection without farming Enzyme 42: 

  • Cure [#]: This command will cure the player and all surrounding flora and fauna. 
  • Playerinfection [#]: This command will change the status of the infection for the player. A value of 1 will change the infection's status to "early stages," while a value of 5 will cure the player. 


And there you have it, the cure commands that will get rid of the currently harmless Kharaa infection. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Subnautica news and updates -- and to see if the infection does becomes deadly. And if you're looking for more tips for this underwater survival adventure, make sure to check out our other Subnautica guides!

Games Subnautica Genres Adventure Platforms Tags subnautica guides
Published Jan. 24th 2018

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