Grounded pushes out smaller 0.4.3 patch update to address save and spawn issues

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What you need to know

  • Grounded is an innovative open world survival game from Obsidian Entertainment.
  • The game already has a ton of players, but it's still in early access and is a ways from being released.
  • Grounded's early access gets tons of regular updates, and the 0.4.3 patch update is rolling out right now.
  • The update includes two fixes for some major issues, but doesn't change anything beyond that.

As the day winds to a close, Grounded is pushing a small patch update with release 0.4.3, which includes just two fixes for a couple of major bugs that have been plaguing the game since the massive Pond Update. If you're expecting a huge changelog with a ton of fixes and improvements, you won't find that here, but this is still an important update that should be installed as soon as possible. The update is in the process of being rolled out, so you may not see it appear immediately.

It's clear that Grounded's team has a lot of passion for the project, and the game has the potential to be one of the Best Survival Games on Xbox when it fully releases. The game was also recently optimized for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S with some impressive visual enhancements, so consider one of the Best 4K TV's for Xbox Series X|S to get the most out of your next-gen console.

The full changelog for patch update 0.4.3 includes:


All platforms

  • Made changes to fix the creatures who were sometimes spawning into the game oddly or not navigating around the yard after loading in

Xbox and Windows

  • Fix applied to the issue regarding character data reverting to an older save file for hosts or people playing single player



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