Subnautica below zero
Subnautica below zero

Lead is an essential ingredient in many recipes. Players will need it to create important things, such as Prawn Suit, to build a solid foundation in Subnautica: “below zero”, modification stations, moonpools, and Reactor Rods. For gamers, unfortunately, it may be one of the most difficult building materials to find. But if the player knows where to look for a position, he can find a lead in certain guaranteed places.

Locations of Lead in Subnautica Below Zero

To gain a lead, players will have to look for a harvesting node, which is different from the minerals found on the seafloor, such as Subnautica: Below Zero’s Nickel Ore. Harvesting nodes are rocks that can be broken to introduce precious building materials. Although there are five different types of Harvesting nodes, each with its own metal inside, only Galena outcrops provide lead when it breaks. These nodes can also contain titanium.


Galena Outcrops and the lead they contain can be found in:

  • The Main Crystal Caves
  • East Arctic
  • Glacial Connection
  • The Main Lilypad Islands
  • Shallow Twisty Bridges
  • Thermal Spires
  • Twisty Bridges near ancient obelisks

Killing Critters for Lead in Subnautica Below Zero

There is also a creature in Subnautica: below zero, that can drop lead when the player defeats it. The sea monkey is a purple and teal dolphin-like creature that can be mischievous. They will steal tools from players and then circle around them to mock them. They will also swipe deployable items before swimming away with them. The only way to retrieve the item is to kill the sea monkey and retrieve it.

Once the player defeats them, the sea monkey will not only drop items, but also all kinds of metals and minerals, like creepvine, and also lead. Players should not rely for all their lead on the sea monkeys, because they will need a lot of ore to make everything they need. However, if the player encounters a sea monkey, it is worth killing it.