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ID: Human


Sight: 1
Hearing: 1

Legs & Arms (see values in Health section)







Walk speed

1.7 walk (1.5 crouch) - 4.7 run

Swim speed

1.5 slow - 2.5 fast



Can Enter Submarine?


only 1 of the items marked with an asterisk * may drop at a time
Items Chance
Inventory content 100% (1/1)

Humans in Barotrauma are unique Creatures that the player can control.

NPC's are given a random name chosen from a preset list, while players in multiplayer and single-player are able to choose their own name.


Homo sapiens, or known by their common name of human, originate on the planet Earth in the Sol system, the third from Sol itself. Approximately a century into the future, human spacecraft technology has enabled the species to reach Europa, Jupiter's second moon. As is the nature of the human race, colonies and human habitations have begun on the distant moon before all contact with earth was mysteriously lost. Increasing levels of radiation on Europa's icy surface has forced the colonists deep beneath the frozen crust, into the hostile waters below, where countless species of predatory creatures, freezing temperatures, and the pressure of the environment itself all conspire against the settlers.


AI-controlled humans will wander around the Submarine aimlessly at first, following the pre-determined waypoints. This behavior will continue until they are either given a task by the player, a machine gets damaged, a hull breaches nearby, or they become injured. If the hull breaches or they run out of oxygen, humans will rush to the nearest Diving Mask or Diving Suit and equip it, along with an Oxygen Tank if one is available. They will continue to wear the suit/mask until the environment regains oxygen, at which point they will drop their items and continue wandering or completing player-given tasks.

If an AI has no constant tasks, such as operating the submarine weaponry, they will default to cleaning up loose items around the submarine.

Humans have 10 inventory slots, along with 1 belt, external, clothing, hat, Headset, and ID Card slot.

Players are able to choose their character's facial appearance in both multiplayer and single-player. They are able to switch between female and male faces, while faces in each category are sorted by race. Players can alter their roles in multiplayer, however are unable to do so in single-player.

Each character has a Trait assigned to them. When NPCs chat with each other, traits may change what they say during conversations. For example, a captain with the trait 'Joker' might say, "Welcome on board! Please keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times.", while one with the trait 'Broken English' might say, "Is captain speaking! Ready for mission crew and good luck!"

Combat Strategies

Depending on the type of NPC engaged in combat will determine its behavior towards the aggressor. Most NPCs will flee from combat, only deciding to fight back if they're wounded or cornered. However, the weapons they use are suboptimal, ranging from Wrenches and Plasma Cutters, to Diving Knives or Revolvers.

Security Officers in Outposts react very differently. To minor injuries such as hitting someone with a wrench or diving knife, they will respond with Stun Guns or Stun Batons, knocking the aggressor unconscious and then using Handcuffs on them. To more serious attacks, however, they will respond with firearms; typically the SMG. If attacked enough, Security Officers will completely disregard keeping the aggressor alive and instead resort to murder, even if the aggressor falls unconscious due to injuries.

It is important to note that merchant NPCs (any NPC that offers a service) have significantly higher Vitality than regular NPCs. This is to prevent players from murdering important NPCs and preventing the server lobby from buying resources or upgrades.

Terrorists found in Abandoned Outposts and some Beacon Stations have no altered stats or bonuses. They are constantly aggressive and will always attack the player.

Unlike every other creature in the game, Humans will enter a state of unconsciousness when their health reaches 0, during this state, Humans are unable to move, talk, breathe or interact with things and will slowly die unless they get appropriate medical aid or are unable to out heal their injuries Player controlled Humans will have a "GIVE IN" button at the top of their screen while unconscious, if clicked, the Player will immediately die. Husked Humans share this same ability but will recover every time unless they are actively killed.



Limb Bleeding Lacerations Blunt Force Trauma Bite Wounds Gunshot WoundNote
Head x 0.75 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.75 x 0.5 25% chance to gain 10 Concussion after receiving 5 Internal Damage, Blunt Force Trauma, Bite Wounds, Lacerations or Deep Tissue Injury from a single attack. 
Torso x 0.75 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.75 x 0.5   
Arms & Legs x 0.75 x 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.75 x 0.5  



A clipping from The Europan.
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