In Subnautica, the Aurora is the massive, crash-landed ship you can easily spot as you exit Lifepod 5. It is an integral level in terms of lore and exploration, which means you’re at least expected to learn how to get inside it.
You’ll only be able to enter the Aurora after one of its sections explodes a few moments after the start of the game. Once that happens, you’ll be free to explore inside it. However, you may not want to do that yet because of the radiation that will kill you over time.
There are also a lot of hostile creatures inside and around the ship. Other than that, you’ll also need certain tools to clear up debris and other forms of obstacles so you can explore the ship freely.
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Things You’ll Need to Get Inside the Aurora
The trip to the Aurora is dangerous. Be sure to go prepared by having the following items first.
The Radiation Suit
This suit will allow you to approach and explore the Aurora without succumbing to the radiation that plagues the area.
You automatically unlock the blueprint for the Radiation Suit after the explosion in the Aurora. You must simply use a Fabricator now to craft them.
The Radiation Suit has three pieces: The Radiation Helmet, the Radiation Gloves, and the Radiation Suit itself. Simply crafting the suit will add all three pieces to your inventory. Here are the items you’ll need to craft them.
- 2x Fiber Mesh
- 2x Lead
This is the most important piece to have if you want to get inside the Aurora. Be sure to wear this suit before approaching the ship.
The Seamoth is a vehicle you can build in Subnautica. This will allow you to get to the Aurora faster. This is an important aspect given how dangerous it can be to get to the Aurora. You also won’t have to worry about running out of oxygen if you need to submerge underwater for a long period of time.
Before you can build a Seamoth, you’ll first need to find and scan three of its fragments. You’ll be able to find it in wrecks and the seabed around the Grassy Plateaus biome.
You’ll also need to have a Mobile Vehicle bay to build a Seamoth. Its blueprints are also acquired by scanning three of its fragments. You can find them in wrecks around the Grassy Plateaus, Kelp Forest, and the Safe Shallows.
Once you’ve acquired the blueprints for both, create the Mobile Vehicle Bay with the following materials:
- Titanium Ingot
- Power Cell
Then, use the Mobile Vehicle Bay to build a Seamoth, which you can do with these materials:
- 2x Glass
- Titanium Ingot
- Power Cell
Alternatively, you can also use the Seaglide to get to the Aurora faster. Although, it is much better for you to have the two. It’s a better option to use the Seamoth to get to the Aurora since it is faster. However, the Seaglide will also come in handy later on once you’re inside the Aurora — as there are a couple of submerged sections on the ship you’ll want to explore.
Find two fragments of the Seaglide and scan them to obtain its blueprints. You can find them around the Kelp Forest and the Safe Shallows.
Once acquired, collect the following materials before going to a Fabricator:
- Copper Wire
Before you can enter the Aurora, you’ll need to clear out the boxes and crates that are blocking the entrance. You can do that with the Propulsion Cannon.
You can find the fragments of the Propulsion Cannon around the wrecks in the Grassy Plateaus. The seabed of the Crash Zone and Underwater Islands also have them.
You can then head to the Fabricator with the following materials to build a Propulsion Cannon:
- Wiring Kit
Once you have all the items listed above, start heading to the Aurora. Go all the way to the front side of the ship. There should be a massive opening where the front part of the ship used to be. You can enter the ship from here.
Other Items You’ll Need For the Aurora
Getting to the Aurora is just the first part of the process. There are also a lot of things you’ll need to consider if you want to explore the ship properly. That is, of course, if you want to see everything the Aurora has to offer.
The Repair Tool is the item you’ll use to restore a handful of broken doors in the Aurora, as well as its Drive Room.
You can already craft a Repair Tool without finding any blueprints. You must simply find the materials necessary to build it.
That said, you’ll need a Silicone Rubber, Cave Sulfur, and Titanium. Bring those to the Fabricator and you’ll craft your own Repair Tool.
Keep in mind that the Repair Tool requires a battery to function.
A couple of doors in the Aurora can’t be opened. You’ll need the Laser Cutter to get through them.
You can find the fragments for the Laser Cutter around the Grassy Plateaus biome.
You can then build it at the Fabricator with the following materials:
- 2x Diamond
- Cave Sulfur
Creatures In and Around the Aurora
The Aurora and the waters around it aren’t particularly safe. Expect to be met with Bleeders and Cave Crawlers while you’re on the ship.
What’s even worse is that there are Reaper Leviathans roaming around the Aurora. These large creatures will attack you on sight. Be sure to watch out for them.
You can combat and repel the creatures on the Aurora by having these items.
This fires an energy pulse that causes its targets to remain stationary. You can find the fragments of this rifle in wrecks located in the Bulb Zone, Kelp Forest, Safe Shallows, and Underwater Islands biomes. You can also find them in Degasi Seabases.
You’ll need two Magnetites, a Titanium, a Computer Chip, and a Battery to craft the Stasis Rifle at the Fabricator.
You automatically have the chance to craft a Survival Knife without collecting its blueprints, as long as you have a Fabricator. Simply collect one Titanium and a Silicone Rubber to craft it.
You’ll need to scan the fragments of a Grav Trap before you can craft one for yourself. They’re scattered close to wrecks in the Safe Shallows.
You can then head to the Fabricator to craft one Grav Trap. You’ll need a Titanium, Copper Ore, and a Battery before you can craft it.