Grounded’s Pond Update is getting its first patch update

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Grounded Pond Update QuarterSource: Obsidian Entertainment

The grind never stops for Grounded, the growing open world survival game from Obsidian Entertainment, as a new patch update, 0.4.1 is being released today to fix some bugs with the recently released Pond Update. The Pond Update is the largest update yet for Grounded’s early access, and gives 5 million Grounded players a ton of new reasons to jump into this innovate survival title. The latest patch fixes bugs and other issues introduced in the Pond Update, and is available now.

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In case you missed it, Grounded is optimized for the Xbox Series X|S, so those who want to get the most out of Grounded will want an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S. Fortunately, we’re keeping close tabs on where you can buy an Xbox Series X|S. For those who haven’t tried Grounded yet, the game is included in Xbox Game Pass, but is also completely free to play on Steam for this weekend only.

The changelog for Grounded patch update 0.4.1 includes:

Top community issues

  • Fixed an issue that caused blueprints to rotate when attempting to be placed
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when accepting an invite for a game that has ended

Game

  • Fixed a progression blocker on the pond quest if you saved and loaded during some of the terminal unlock phases
  • More informative error messages when failing to join a game (game is full, game no longer exists, etc.)
  • Fixed performance issue with bases built on floating foundations
  • Fixed issue where clients were not getting access to the SCA.B Scanners that were purchased via BURG.L’s Tech Chip Swap Shop
  • Fixing issue with status effects getting stuck when saving/loading with set bonuses active
  • Fixed an issue with eating, drinking, and equipping item animations not working properly while underwater. Animations play only on the right hand now

Items / equipment / resources

  • Items will now remain powered on (such as torches) when loading into a game
  • Random crash fix for clients regarding Grass Plank storage and Weed Log storage buildings

World

  • Removed poison effect from Diving Bell Spiders
  • Aphids will no longer disappear occasionally when fleeing from threats

Audio

  • Fixed player eating sounds being heard by all players at full volume regardless of distance

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