Sometimes you just want the freedom to experiment and play around in Oxygen Not Included, and that’s where the sandbox mode comes into play. This mode is similar to the debug mode, removing dupes to make gameplay easier. Here’s how to use Sandbox Mode in Oxygen Not Included.
What Sandbox Mode Does
As we mentioned before, the sandbox mode allows you to play around with different designs and builds without spoiling your actual progress in the game’s standard modes. More to the point, the lack of dupes makes things much easier.
Since you don’t have dupes to worry about, resource management is a total breeze. You can also spawn elements whenever you need them, too. Basically, the whole experience is much easier. But purists would argue it also takes quite a bit of fun out of the game.
If you’re struggling in standard mode then we’d suggest sticking at it and improving before giving up and playing sandbox. Still, that’s up to you, and some people will also want to use the mode to experiment without ruining their actual progress.
How to Use Sandbox Mode in Oxygen Not Included
To access sandbox mode, either start a new game or boot up an existing file, then hit escape. From here, click ‘options’ from the menu and select the option that reads ‘unlock sandbox mode.’
You can then toggle sandbox mode on and off using shift+s.
That’s all there is to know about how to use sandbox mode in Oxygen Not Included. For more useful tips and guides on the game, be sure to search Twinfinite. We’ve listed some related content below you might find useful, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for then feel free to sound off in the comments below.