Grounded teases March Content Update and Photo Mode, will re-open Public Test Server next week

Grounded Pond Update Quarter
Grounded Pond Update Quarter (Image credit: Obsidian Entertainment)

What you need to know

  • Grounded is an open-world survival game in early access, which releases new feature updates every month.
  • The Grounded team at Obsidian Entertainment is planning to open their Public Test Server again sometime next week.
  • This will allow dedicated players to test the next content update even before it launches into early access.
  • On top of teasing the March Content Update, the Grounded team also teased other features like an upcoming Photo Mode.

Grounded is a surprise hit from a small team of passionate developers at Obsidian Entertainment. The Xbox Game Studios title is currently in early access and promises to release a new feature update every single month. True to their word, the Grounded team has announced their intention to open their Public Test Server in the next week to test the upcoming March Content Update. Once tested in the Public Test Server, the 0.8.0 March Content Update should drop for everyone by the end of March.

However, the Grounded team didn't stop there. They also teased a handful of new features and changes coming soon to Grounded, including one feature that has been heavily requested from the Grounded community since the game first dropped. Before long, Grounded will have a proper Photo Mode! Now players will be able to easily capture beautiful images of Grounded and its detailed life, environments, and more.

A little less exciting than the impending Photo Mode, Grounded also teased the ability to pick up spent arrows by simply walking over them, as well as a new mechanic that would make players sick if they drink dirty water.

We won't have to wait long to learn what exactly the March Content Update includes, and Grounded's biggest fans will be able to experience the update even earlier when it hits the Public Test Server. It'll be exciting to see how Obsidian Entertainment follows the February Content Update for Grounded.

If you want to play Grounded, it's a unique open-world survival game that shrinks players down to the size of insects. Grounded is currently available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Windows, and Xbox Game Pass. Obsidian Entertainment has a great game on its hand, and it's certainly one of the Best Survival Games for Xbox. To get the most out of Grounded (especially if you play in co-op), consider one of the Best Headsets for Xbox Series X|S, which will make sure nasty spiders can never sneak up on you.

Zachary Boddy
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