Grounded guide: All the changelogs for patches, content updates, and more

Grounded 0.1.0 Release (July 28, 2020)

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This is Grounded's initial 0.1.0 release, which released on July 28, 2020, in Xbox Game Preview and Steam Early Access.

Patch update 0.1.1 (August 6, 2020)

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Source: Obsidian Entertainment (Image credit: Source: Obsidian Entertainment)

Official changelog from Obsidian Entertainment. Original report from Windows Central.

Major fixes

  • Made changes to make finding, joining, and hosting games with friends more reliable
  • We adjusted the handling of joining game failure
  • Added a way to allow players to resolve the issue of the game logging the player into the wrong Xbox Live account on PC
  • Fixed issues with Windows 7 and Windows 8 users crashing when attempting to login. Those users should be able to load into the game after updating
  • Fixed crash when saving or loading, and the "Autosave Count" number in the options is set to 0
  • We have implemented a fix for players who were getting stuck on the welcome popup screen and unable to move past it
  • Fixed characters not being saved occasionally in save games. Unfortunately, we are not able to bring back lost items, but hopefully, this fix will prevent this from occurring in the future

Game fixes

  • Players will no longer be permanently stuck in spider webs after destroying them
  • Fixed BURG.L disappearing in some games if you attacked him and saved and loaded. BURG.L will appear in the games he disappeared from, allowing players to interact with him again
  • Restoring save games that have lost progression state (ex. Oak Tree Lab doors no longer opening for players, Mysterious Machine not allowing players to hit buttons to finish the quest, time being frozen, etc.) After updating the game, players should be able to load into their game and continue to progress. Should this issue happen again, logging out of the save and then loading back in should resolve the issue and allow you to continue playing
  • Fixed issue with endless larva spawning over time. Larva were also spawning each time a spike trap was built. Players who experienced this issue are asked to start a new game to avoid the problems that may arise from the increased larva spawn rates
  • Fixed issue where all item durability in your inventory incorrectly shows "full" when loading back into a game as a client
  • We implemented a fix for an issue where games that were saved before Raw Science started spawning prevented Raw Science from appearing later. It also included an update for a problem with Raw Science spawning after analyzing and having additional players collecting it on join. Due to this, players may notice that the starting Raw Science they previously collected has respawned
  • Fixed crashes when loading a saved game dealing with ant colonies
  • Removed "Kill Mosquito" BURG.L quest.
    • Not retroactive: Players will need to speak with BURG.L to abandon this quest. Then, during the next in-game day, you will be able to talk to BURG.L again to accept a new quest
  • Found the cause behind the issue where attempting to cook/dry an item slot with no item in it would crash the game
  • Found a fix for the occasional crash caused by dew drops that have items stuck in them. It also included a fix for dewdrops exploding and causing a significant FPS drops on clients
  • Fixed issue where clients dragging items from one slot in a storage basket to another would not reflect on the host causing item desync
  • Disabled storage baskets and smoothie stations from being able to be interacted with by multiple players at the same time until other desync issues we are working on are resolved
  • Block Tutorial now only plays once
  • Tuned Wolf Spider hearing and investigation AI to creep on the player less frequently

Interface fixes

  • UI changes made to the SCA.B OS screen
  • Fixed trail markers not showing up on the map, and an additional fix added to prevent the game crashing if you tried to navigate them in the legend
  • Reduced screen edge shimmer on Xbox One and Xbox One S under load

Patch update 0.1.2 (August 12, 2020)

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Source: Obsidian Entertainment (Image credit: Source: Obsidian Entertainment)

Official changelog from Obsidian Entertainment. Original report from Windows Central.

Major fixes

  • Better handling of dismissing profile selection at the Main Menu on Xbox One and Windows 10 Store versions which will help prevent saved games from going missing for players on the Xbox console and Windows 10 store
  • Fixed an issue where if you had the "Kill Mosquito" quest before the patch 0.1.1 release where it wasn't removed properly and would crash if you killed a creature while that quest was active
  • Fixed crash with approaching a base with traps that have an insect being damaged by one when the player arrives
  • Resolved an issue that would cause random crashes with juice drop combining when approaching them

Game fixes

  • We cleared out excess larva from games that still had large numbers of larva in their game from the infinite larva respawn issue before patch 0.1.1
  • Fixed the "Drop All" function not properly splitting items

Items, equipment, & resources fixes

  • Resolved an issue with Mushroom Gardens, Dew Collectors, Acorns, and other resources not respawning after their initial spawns
  • Reverting the change, for now, to lock containers to one player at a time since it was causing containers to stay permanently locked occasionally
  • Fixed an issue with Slime Mold Sconces not turning back on after loading back into a game

UI fixes

  • Removed "Customize Marker" from the Loot Backpack UI that was causing crashes if used (was not supposed to be available on that screen)



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