Once acquired, they are immediately equipped by the player. As of v0.03.H1, equipping the flippers will allow the player to swim through the water at increased speeds. The effect is permanent, and is also compounded with the discovery of more flippers.
Equipping the flippers also changes the sound of footsteps when walking along the islands.
Before acquiring a pair of flippers, the player will need to allow for one inventory slot to be completely empty; after picking the flippers up, however, they do not occupy the slot.
- Like other loot items, despite spending a considerable amount of time inside underwater shipwrecks, the flippers manage to remain almost completely well-preserved, to the point where they are still considered fully usable for faster swimming speeds.
- The in-game model for the flippers is based on the Tusa SF-6 Imprex Tri-Ex open-heel fins.