Obsidian’s adventure-survival game Grounded, just received a new update which adds flying insects to the Xbox and PC title for the first time.
Bees, mosquitos and fireflies are finally making an appearance in the game, alongside the existing ground bugs like ants and spiders. Obsidian stated in a blog post that flying insects have been at the top of request list from the community since the game launched.
Additionally, the new update adds more craftable items which are, of course, made of the newly featured flying creatures. The new items include Bee armor, a Firefly head lamp and a rapier-like weapon made out of a the mosquito’s needle. You can only craft these items ones you’ve killed these corresponding insect.
On top of all of this, Obsidian also added a new shield which can be crafted from weevil parts. This shield allows you to block certain attacks that were previously unable to be blocked.
This update also brought a few quality-of-life updates to Grounded. Equipped items will not longer take up inventory space, only equipped item spaces. Because of this, all items that are equipped on your character will no longer be dropped once you die, just your backpack items. This should make it easier to get back to those items.
Grounded is still an early access game on Xbox and PC.