The next update for Obsidian’s adventure-survival game Grounded has arrived, and it adds flying insects to the Xbox and PC title for the first time.
Mosquitos, fireflies, and bees are now invading the world of Grounded, adding on to the ground-dwelling bugs such as ants and spiders. In a blog post, Obsidian said flying insects had been a top-requested feature from the community since launch.
In addition to the insects themselves, the new update adds more craftable items themed around the new winged creatures. These new items include Beer armor, a Firefly head lamp, and the Mosquito Needle. You need to kill the critters themselves first before you can craft the items.
In addition to all of this, Obsidian has added a new shield that you can craft from weevil parts. This shield allows you to block certain attacks that were previously impossible to block.
The new Grounded update also add more quality-of-life updates. In particular, when you die, you no longer need to find your way back to your backpack to recover your items. Instead, these items just stay with you after you die. Additionally, equipped items no longer use inventory space.
“We hope players love these insects and updates as much as we loved creating them,” Obsidian said.
Grounded remains in early access on Xbox and PC. Developer Obsidian is now owned by Microsoft, and the company is working on a new RPG called Avowed, in addition to a presumed sequel to The Outer Worlds.
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