Grounded bugs strike back with a vengeance

Today the Grounded The team is releasing the latest free update for the game: The bugs fight back, available now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10/11 and with Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass and Steam Early Access. Players have had fun exploring the courtyard since Early Access launched and have defeated many, many bugs. But the bugs are tired and can’t take the attacks anymore.

just added to Grounded There are three different ways that bugs can take revenge on players. First, in true Obsidian style, there is faction reactivity. The critters will take the fight back to your base when they get tired of you intruding on their territory or killing their kind. The more you annoy a particular species, the more likely they are to knock on your door.


Second, you can decide what kind of bugs you want to attract to you with the wave emitter. Throw your pile of bug parts collected from knocked down critters into the machine and watch the concoction float around the garden. This will make the correlated bugs furious and want to get back at you. Of course, the more you add, the angrier the bugs will be, so keep that in mind and don’t mindlessly throw piles of pieces.


Completing the trio are the new MIX.Rs scattered throughout the yard. These tanks are mixing up some Raw Science for Wendell’s experiments. Players can get that bunch of Raw Science on their own by turning on MIX.R, but that will overload the system and cause it to make a cutscene. Nearby critters don’t take well to what the MIX.R is doing and will go to great lengths to destroy it, so it’s up to players to defend the MIX.R until it finishes its process to collect that big Raw Science bounty. each

Building bases will help you defend against the hordes of bugs attacking players, but the team has also made sure to include some new items to help you out. Players can now upgrade their armor, which will ultimately allow them to decide on a permanent buff like a cloud of dust that will be released when attacked, or an increase in the amount of damage they can take. New turrets have been added, such as the pollen turret, which can help slow down and stun creepy crawlers as they try to take down bases. The Pebble Turret fires pebbles at high speeds to help keep hordes at bay. And the newly added explosive burr traps will sit dormant until players decide to spice things up by strategically placing them and blowing them up.


It’s not just building a proper defense that will give players an advantage against the swarm. A new feature added to PEEP.R allows players to “peek” at creatures, which will give them a collectible Creature Card. These cards contain information about what that insect is weak and strong against, how many of said creatures the player has killed, and more to help players on their journeys. There’s even a chance to get very rare gold editions of these cards, so get out there and take a look.


While basic defense features, armor upgrades, and hordes of bugs coming for revenge make up the bulk of this update, there are also a host of new community-requested quality of life features opening up. step in the game. From being able to name all the individual boxes that players have taken the time to organize their hard-earned and created items in, to being able to throw away those mounds of items a “friend” tossed across the yard when they were “helping”. clean up some weed, there’s a lot in store. Take a look at the latest Grounded Developer vlog on the Obsidian channel on YouTube for more details, or check out the full patch notes. As always, the team encourages players to share their feedback on anything related to this update with them via the official page. discord server so that together we can continue doing Grounded the game we all want to play.

Grounded is available now as an Xbox Game Preview title for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10/11, and with Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Steam Early Access for $29.99.

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