Barotrauma, sci-fi submarine simulator’s ‘The Beasts Within’ update

Publisher Daedalic Entertainment and independent studios FakeFish and Undertow Games are pleased to announce that the unique sci-fi submarine simulator Barotrauma will receive its second major update, suitably titled ‘The Beasts Within’. Barotrauma is available in Steam Early Access for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Barotrauma sends up to 16 players on an underwater journey in a range of submarines beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. It’s there they’ll discover alien wonders and/or horrors, command various submarine systems, and fight to survive dangers from both outside and within.

‘The Beasts Within’ update comes to the celebrated early access survival game for no extra cost and features not only a raft of quality of life features but new content:

  • New Character Customisation Options: 30 new character sprites, including new hair, beard and accessory options to give fans more ways to make their crew feel visually unique.
  • New Kastrull Submarine: The Kastrull is a dependable attack submarine that brings plenty of firepower to any fight. Sporting an experimental open ballast tank, low tolerance to flooding, and numerous crew stations, a large, experienced crew will get the most out of these subs.
  • New Traitor Missions: The ability for players to secretly work against their teammates to manufacture their underwater demise is one of the most popular ways to play Barotrauma online. This update adds five bonus traitor missions, with more varied objectives than before.
  • New Hammerhead Monster Species: This new alien species will pose a challenge even for Barotrauma veterans. The tiny Spawn variants aren’t a danger on their own, but in numbers they can easily overwhelm even a well-prepared crew. Their Matriarch, on the other hand, is strong, angry and, in true sci-fi tradition, can punch a hole in your hull just for funsies.

This new content is also accompanied by an improved server browser, radically overhauled bot AI logic to make it easier to tackle missions on your own in single-player, and over 100 quality of life improvements and bug fixes.