Killing the Reaper Leviathan in Subnautica

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Killing the Reaper Leviathan in Subnautica is one of the ultimate challenges of the game. Once you’ve explored a few caves, killed a few creatures and built a decent base, it might be time to challenge yourself by taking on the nightmare-inducing alien serpent. If you’re planning on taking one on (that right, there is more than one), then here is what you need to know.

You can check out the video to see the tutorial in action.

What You’ll Need:

  1. Stasis Rifle
  2. Knife
  3. A decent oxygen tank

Where to Find the Leviathan

There are a few different spots where you can come across one of these nasty creatures but in my experience, the nearest and most consistent is right behind the crashed ship. When you come across a ridge that is followed by a steep drop to the scrap-covered seabed below, then you’re in the right spot. If you don’t see one right away like I do in the video, just cruise around a bit and one should appear.

Killing the Leviathan

The hardest part of killing the Leviathan is simply getting in the water with him. It just doesn’t seem right to get OUT of the moth when you see one of these things.

Once you’re in the water, switch to your Stasis rifle. Then wait until it get’s relatively close, charge up a shot, and aim for the head. Shooting the body of the Leviathan doesn’t do anything, so you need to hit it in the head.

Once you freeze the beast, get in there with your knife and start hacking away. After a few seconds of stabbing the force field will start to shrink and you need to charge up another shot. Then keeping stabbing, and stabbing, and stabbing… and stabbing.

Killing the Leviathan takes long enough that even with a good oxygen tank you’ll need to go up for air at some point, so it helps to have the best oxygen tank.

Once it goes belly-up, you know you’ve done successfully killed it. You can rest easier knowing there is one less horrific creature roaming your waters (but it comes back…)

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