Players can access the new mode before its official launch.
Capybara Games’ Below is coming to PS4 on April 7th with a new Explore mode (which will also be available for Xbox One and PC players). This serves as a less punishing alternative to Survive mode. PC players can actually try out Explore mode early – it’s currently available in beta form on Steam for PC.
Simply select “Properties” after right-clicking on Below in Steam and navigate to the “Betas” tab. Once you enter the code, select “Public – Explore Public Branch”. The purpose of the beta is to squash any lingering bugs with the player base’s help.
Explore Mode removes Hunger and Thirst mechanics along with one-hit deaths. Any damage incurred is bleed-based allowing for time to stop it and get treated. Players also don’t have to worry about checkpoints and campfires being cleared after use but only one can be active at a time. All in all, these changes should help players enjoy the atmosphere of Below without worrying about constant death.