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

June Content Update 0.10.0 (June 30, 2021)

Grounded 0.10.0 Shroom And Doom Update Key Art

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

The June Content Update for Grounded represented a change in how Grounded updates work. Dubbed the "Shroom & Doom Update," the 0.10.0 release for Grounded moved the game's early access to less frequent and more significant releases, breaking the typical monthly cycle. The Shroom & Doom Update contained huge amounts of changes, including a new boss and lots of new building features.

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

The Broodmother boss features

  • Find the new Broodmother Den to encounter the first-ever boss in Grounded!
    • She must be lured out with a craftable treat called the Broodmother BLT
  • 1 new Armor Piece and 1 new Weapon can be crafted from her parts!

ARC.R features

  • The latest in the range of modified TAYZ.Ts is an enhanced defense variant called the ARC.R. Outfitted with a capacitor stack and hefty arm cannon, ARC.Rs unleash energized balls of charged static for a greater challenge in lab combat

Pets (Phase 1) features

  • Weevils and Aphids can now be tamed as pets!
  • Each requires a specific type of food to tame
    • Pets can be safely left in the base at a Pet House. Yes, you can craft Pet Houses now!
    • Can be equipped with various cosmetics
    • You can pet them!

Weapons features

  • New Weapon Type: Crossbow:
    • Higher damage than a normal bow
    • Slower firing speed and reload time
    • Uses the same ammo types

New structural pieces features

  • New Grass Buildings:
    • Half Wall
    • Curved Half Wall
    • Crenelated Half Wall
    • Crenelated Curved Half Wall
    • Curved Wall
    • Curved Door
  • New Clover Buildings:
    • Flat Roof
    • Peaked Roof
    • Peaked Dome Roof
  • New Stem Buildings:
    • Half Wall
    • Curved Half Wall
    • Curved Wall
    • Curved Door
    • Curved Palisade
    • Curved Palisade Door
  • New Stuffed Creatures:
    • Ladybug
    • Stinkbug

Building flipping features

  • A few buildings can now be flipped horizontally or vertically while placing them. This includes Spiral Stairs, Acorn Stair Railings, and Triangular Walls

Building replacements features

  • Structure pieces (walls, windows, etc.) can now be replaced by other versions without first demolishing the existing piece. Just place the new piece over the old one and add the ingredients

New production buildings features

  • Oven:
    • Cooks several materials into a new material or item. Build one to discover what you can do with it!
  • Grinder:
    • Breaks down materials into new materials. Just like the oven, you'll have to build one to discover what to do with it!

Mushroom garden features

  • Renamed Mushroom Garden to Garden Patch
  • Garden Patch now requires items to be planted before producing materials
    • Mushroom → Mushroom
    • Raw Fiber → Raw Fiber
    • Sprig → Sprig
    • Clover Top → Clover
    • Different fertilizers produce different effects
    • Spoiled meat will be able to help you with this, hooray!
    • Fertilizers can be used to augment growth

New tier of base buildings features

  • Mushroom Brick Buildings are now available!
    • Wall
    • Half Wall
    • Crenelated Half Wall
    • Arch
    • Curved Wall
    • Curved Half Wall
    • Triangle Wall
    • Windowed Wall
    • Curved Windowed Wall
    • Door
    • Curved Door
  • Crow Feather Roofs are now available:
    • 8 roof pieces total
  • These are unlocked via a new BURG.L Chip in the WIP Haze lab (now accessible)!

New building types features

  • Pillars of various types can now be built:
    • Clay Pillar
    • Stem Pillar
    • Pebblet Pillar
    • Mushroom Pillar

Sitting in chairs features

  • Yes ... you read that correctly

Achievements features

  • 20 Achievements have been added to the game (for all platforms). These are an initial set and more will be added as the game continues to grow. We are currently working on the functionality to make them unlock if you have previously completed the task, but there is a chance this may not be possible. Certain achievements for completing tasks such as "kill a wolf spider" or "craft an item" will need to be completed again to unlock

Photo Mode features

  • The Photo Mode UI has been redesigned to group related settings together into tabs
  • Photo Mode has new features:
    • Rotate teen
    • Hide head armor, equipment, and weapon
    • Gamma
    • Time of day
    • Fog density
    • Sun angle

Mutations features

  • 2 new mutations to discover: Mom Genes and Mithridatism

Music features

  • New track added for the Broodmother boss

UI features

  • The Main Menu shows highlights of the latest update
  • Unacquired BURG.L Chip locations are shown on the Map screen after you rescue BURG.L
  • Your current Respawn Point building will show an icon over it as well as in the Map screen

Systems changes

  • Players can sprint on ladders
  • Giant Food Items (Billy Hog Hot Dogs, Archer Cookies, etc.) have been adjusted. Ants can no longer destroy the large food item, and the player harvests a better item than the ants do
    • Ants spawn normal versions of the food bits
    • Players harvesting the node are granted "Fresh" versions of the food bits

Combat changes

  • Infected Weevils now apply a durability DoT to enemies hit by their explosion
  • Creature scaling in multiplayer has been adjusted:
    • HP of creatures in multiplayer scales at a faster rate
    • Stun meter and duration scales at a slower rate
    • More creatures are affected by scaling
  • Poison now has a unique death message

Interface changes

  • Silk Rope now appears in the crafting menu

World changes

  • Large mushrooms throughout the world can now be harvested
  • Feather harvest nodes now grant 2-6 feathers instead of only 1
  • The grill has temporarily moved to the retaining wall above the pond. Just below its new location is a patch of dry grass where players can now find bits of Charcoal. This is a temporary resource location until the area of the yard that features Charcoal is released

Buildings changes

  • Spike traps now take 30% less damage from use
  • New art for Clay and Pebblet Foundations
  • Arachnophobia mode support for Spider Head Mounts
  • Straight roofs can now support each other without additional structures
  • Ceiling-mounted buildings can now be placed under roofs
  • Basketball Hoops are no longer indestructible
  • Slight Lure Trap Rework:
    • Cost half the resources to craft
    • Now last a specific amount of time (8 minutes)

Crafting changes

  • Lowering the material requirements for the spike trap
  • Stuffed Creatures are now buildings instead of deployable items
    • You build them in the building radial instead of at the workbench
    • Relocatable like normal buildings
  • Green Machine smoothie recipe changed to require algae instead of raw fiber
  • Human Food smoothie recipe changed to require fresh variants of apple, cookie sandwich, and hot dogs
  • Clover Roof and all variants are now unlocked via the Multistory Bases BURG.L chip unlock

Optimization changes

  • General CPU performance improvements

Other changes

  • The durability of almost all weapons, tools, and armor has been increased by 25%
  • Armor Glue and Super Armor Glue can be sent through the grinder for a partial material refund

Top community fixes

  • Grass Planks, Weed Stems, and Clover Leaves are buoyant in water again
  • Added dither fade to some foliage to reduce objects in the distance visually popping in and out
  • Player backpacks are buoyant in water again
  • The game will no longer crash when destroying towers of standalone ladders
  • Moving items back and forth in the Container UI should no longer trigger a crash on games with large bases

World fixes

  • Clients can walk through clovers much more reliably now
  • Walls can no longer be placed such that they clip into foundations
  • Structures can no longer be built clipping into the tops of palisades
  • BURG.L Quest trail markers can no longer be relocated
  • Ladders being relocated no longer support themselves
  • Fixed Door buildings not snapping as readily to walls as they should
  • Ladders will no longer highlight while the player is climbing them
  • Buildings being relocated will now start at their current rotation
  • Mysterious Machine can no longer be activated on Creative with Bugs difficulty mode
  • Improved "Read To Me" narration for many UI windows
  • The game will no longer rarely crash when "Read To Me" is enabled

Items, equipment, & resources fixes

  • The game will no longer crash when demolishing a zipline with a full inventory
  • Fixed a case where wall-mounted torches could not be placed on some walls
  • Fix a lot of cases where ingredients wouldn't fill in the ghosted building blueprint correctly

Creatures fixes

  • Ants will no longer have the Stealing marker stuck on them after they steal from a chest
  • Players can no longer walk on the back of the bird

Audio fixes

  • The player will no longer say, "Look, Ma, no hands!" when equipping a weapon while zipping

Patch Update 0.10.1 (July 12, 2021)

Grounded May 2021 Developer Update

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

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

Crossbow changes

  • Crow Crossbow has a longer range than normal bows

Pets changes

  • Pets will no longer wander away when they are in a pet house and the player goes somewhere else
  • Pets will return to their last pet house, or a nearby one, when the player dies
  • Active pets will now follow the player a little more closely
  • Active pets will flee to the player when scared instead of in random directions

Top community fixes

  • Pets will no longer remain in pet houses or as active followers after they die
  • Pets will no longer have their location reset by "Fix Creature Locations"
  • Changing your language in the Options screen properly switches languages again
  • Achievements for Clients will unlock more reliably now after joining

World fixes

  • Curved Doors can now be replaced by other curved buildings
  • Hoops' ponytail will obey the laws of physics again after exiting Photo Mode
  • Walking around in shallow water will play splashing footstep sounds again
  • The "Resourceful" achievement now properly unlocks after analyzing 15 items instead of 5 items
  • Your teen's neck hole is no longer visible when using 120 FOV camera settings in first-person mode
  • Garden Patches that have items actively growing in them no longer can hitch the game and affect creature pathing

Items, equipment, & resources fixes

  • Smoothie Station Goop Bases are properly removed from Connected Storages
  • Mushroom chunks no longer attract an infinite number of Weevils

Creatures fixes

  • Swimming creatures no longer restore on top of lily pads when loading a save game
  • Grubs no longer pop out of the ground simply by punching them
  • Grubs visuals properly display again once they resume burrowing

Xbox & Windows 10 fixes

  • Deleting Save Games works correctly again
  • Crashes dealing with asynchronous platform calls for Xbox and Windows 10 store platforms have been fixed

Xbox fixes

  • The game no longer terminates shortly after resuming from a suspended state for a while

Patch Update 0.10.2 (July 20, 2021)


Source: Xbox Game Studios (Image credit: Source: Xbox Game Studios)

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

Top community fixes

  • Clients who have save data from previous Grounded updates will properly have access to any new Mutations added since they first saved
  • Additional crash fixes were added

Items, equipment, & resources fixes

  • Smoothie Station goops properly get removed from inventories when crafting a freestyle smoothie that matches an actual recipe version

Pets fixes

  • Pets no longer trigger traps
  • Tame weevils will stay happy for longer when equipped with an item, as intended
  • Pets no longer immediately become unhappy after resting through the night

Windows 7 & Windows 8 fixes

  • The game no longer crashes when loading into the yard for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users

Xbox & Windows 10 fixes

  • Accepting a game invite while suspended will properly join the game after resuming
  • Muting a player in your friend's list no longer prevents them from text chatting with you in-game

Patch Update 0.10.3 (July 28, 2021)

Grounded 0.10.3 Patch Update Image

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

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

Drop changes

  • One EverChar Coal piece is guaranteed to spawn every eight days
  • The Bird now always drops a Small Feather when arriving at a perch. This is in addition to the existing large feather drop rate, which remains unchanged

Creature fixes

  • Fireflies and other creatures will hang around their appropriate locations again

Xbox One fixes

  • Reduced memory going in and out of UIs to prevent out-of-memory crashes in worlds with large bases built
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