Grounded Version 1.0 is Out Now on Xbox and PC

Obsidian's sandbox survival title exits early access with new armor, weapons, Mutations, creatures, bosses, and areas to explore.

Posted By | On 27th, Sep. 2022

Grounded

After over two years in early access, the 1.0 release of Obsidian Entertainment’s Grounded is now available for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC along with Game Pass. It includes the full storyline, showcasing the mystery of the backyard with full voice-acting. Check out the release trailer below.

All story and quest progress is reset for early access saves due to early dialogue and quests being revised. Player bases, unlocked recipes, and other progress will remain, but you’ll have to start from the ravine again. Thankfully, there’s plenty of new content, from new areas like the entire Eastern Upper Yard to new secret labs and the UnderShed.

New creatures, armor sets, weapons (including a new weapon type in Staves) and a brand new boss, the Orchid Mantis, have also been added. New Mutations and quality of life changes for better inventory management have also been implemented. Check out some of the patch notes for a number of the changes and full notes here, along with the developer’s newest Vlog.

Patch Notes for Update 1.0.0 – Go Big!

The Full Story!

  • You can now “beat the game!” The complete story and mystery of the backyard is now available to play and experience.

All Lines Fully Voiced

  • This includes full voice acting passes on previous dialogue that was missing voice overs as well as all of the new dialogue added in 1.0.

Story and Quest progress will be reset for saves made during Early Access.

  • A lot of the early dialogue and quests have been undergone revisions and thus the story and quest flow are now different. Story and lab content will need to be traversed again to progress the new story flow. You will be placed back at the starting ravine.
  • Don’t Worry: All inventory, player bases, unlocked recipes, milk molars, science purchases, and other unlocks will carry over and not be lost.

New Areas

The Entire Eastern Upper Yard

  • A huge sprawling and wild land full of towering household items and new angry bugs. Complete with explorable tunnel systems and new plants and resources to discover.

New Secret Labs!

  • [REDACTED – OMINENT]

Existing Lab Room Changes and Secrets

  • [REDACTED – OMINENT]

The UnderShed

  • A large, dark, and dank zone under the Shed where the mystery of the backyard continues…

New Features

Cinematic Cutscenes

  • Starting a new game (or loading a save prior to 1.0) will start the game on a fully rendered intro cinematic.
  • You will also encounter other rendered cutscenes during the game that divulge more of the story and mystery.

Trinkets

  • The Glider slot is now the “Accessory” slot.
  • There are now a variety of Trinkets to equip to the Accessory slot.
  • Some trinkets are lucky loot drops which you can find them many times over, other trinkets are unique items in the yard.
  • Most Trinkets will apply an additional status effect to your character that matches the Trinket.
  • Dandelion Tufts will still equip via this Accessory slot.

New Achievements

  • 9 new achievements added in 1.0 for you to unlock! Hidden ones include story spoilers.

New Battles / Bosses

Orchid Mantis

  • Find the Orchid Mantis home in the flower planter in front of the Shed.
  • She must be lured out with a craftable treat: the Orchid Mantis Kebab.

[REDACTED – OMINENT]

Other New Creatures

New creatures for you to encounter in the upper portion of the yard!

  • Moth
  • Spiky Water Flea
  • Tiger Mosquito
  • Tick
  • Worker Fire Ant
  • Soldier Fire Ant
  • Black Widow
  • Black Widow Spiderlings
  • [REDACTED – OMINENT]


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