Grounded 0.7.0 Patch Notes | Update February 25, 2021

Grounded update version 0.7.0 has arrived for players across both PC and Xbox. Released today, February 25, 2021, the latest patch notes outline new crafting items, building options, and a substantial tweak to the hunger and thirst mechanic. As expected, there’s also been a host of bug fixes and balance adjustments. Keep reading to learn about all the new features detailed in the Grounded update 0.7.0 patch notes.

Grounded Update 0.7.0 Highlights

Grounded Update 0.7.0 patch notes highlights

Grounded version 0.7.0 is a fairly substantial update. Chief among the changes are several new items, including stairs, railings, scaffolding, floors, and mountable trophies for all of the game’s flying creatures. The act of base building itself has also been adjusted: Non-grid buildings can be moved without being destroyed, but building placement no longer works while zipping, gliding, or fighting.

As for how the game itself plays, the standout changes in update 0.7.0 concern hunger and thirst. Bonuses derived from eating and drinking now begin at 80 percent instead of 90, meaning satiated characters can enjoy bonuses for longer. However, penalties for hunger and thirst now begin at 20 percent instead of zero. No matter how you tend to play, you’ll want to keep some extra food on hand.

There are other smaller tweaks, too. Interacting with a backpack now loots all of the items, thistle plants no longer need to be hit with an axe to harvest thorns, and Berry Chunks can now be used to craft Berry Leather instead of just putting them into smoothies. Finally, there are bug fixes addressing several issues reported by the community, including an annoying login bug for Xbox Live users. For the full scoop, check out the changelog below.

Grounded Update 0.7.0 | Patch Notes and Changelog

Here are the complete patch notes for Grounded update version 0.7.0 as provided by Obsidian Entertainment.

New Crafting Content

  • Added Stair Railing: Sprig Railing, Acorn Railing
  • New Stairs Added: Acorn Spiral Stairs
  • New Scaffolding: Bracket Scaffold
  • New Floors Added: Grass Half-Floors and Weed Stem Floors
  • New Item: Firefly Hanging Lantern
  • New Item: Wall-mounted Zipline Anchor
  • New Item: Shinobi Sneeze, a smoke-screen escape item
  • Mounted Head Trophies can now be crafted for all of the flying creatures: Mosquitos, Fireflies, and Bees

Additional Features

All platforms

  • You can relocate any non-grid building you have made without destroying and rebuilding it (Lean-to, Storage, Workbench, etc.).
  • When you are crafting, any items in nearby storage will be available as crafting ingredients without requiring you to put them in your backpack.
  • You can place hauling items (Grass Planks, Weed Stems) on Ziplines using the “Drop” action when pointing at the line.
  • Player characters have new and improved stagger animations.

Changes / Tuning

Systems

  • Hunger and Thirst effects have been reworked:
    • Bonuses now activate at 80% or higher instead of 90% or higher.
      • Hunger Bonus heals you over time.
      • Thirst Bonus increases your stamina regen.
    • Penalties now activate at 20% or lower instead of 0%:
      • Hunger Penalty caps your max stamina at 50%.
      • Thirst Penalty reduces your stamina regen.
  • Repair Recipes have been reworked:
    • Armor Glues have been removed.
    • Armors now take ~20% of their initial ingredients to repair.
    • Weapons now take 1 quartzite + a minimal amount of their initial ingredients to repair.
  • Gas Masks now take durability damage in gas hazards.

Combat

  • Bandages now heal much more HP, but over a much longer period of time.
  • Mosquito Needle has the life-steal ability slightly decreased.
  • Bees now have two additional attacks.
  • When you are wielding both a shield and a canteen, the Block input will both drink from the canteen and block.
  • Weevil shield durability doubled.
  • Bratburst and Splatburst deal more damage.
  • Pollen Shot now adds slightly more stun damage to bow attacks.
    • Note: This is not a % chance to stun, this allows bows to deal stun damage in addition to normal damage

Interface

  • Lasting (applied by gear or mutations) and temporary status effects appear in the Status UI.
  • Added “Any Weapon” HotPouch slot type and changed the defaults of the first four slots to be “Any Weapon” instead of “Any Melee Weapon”.
  • Save games that are older than five update versions will be marked with an “Ancient Save” warning.
  • The block meter is slightly smaller and scooted to the right.
  • Equipped shield durability is shown in the HUD.
  • Equipment rating gauges have been converted visually from a regular bar to a nugget-based bar.
  • More icons are described in the Icon Legend in the OS tab.
  • The ‘day’ count in the OS tab has been embiggened.
  • More of the map screen is unlocked by default now.
  • Brown and Yellow added to the icon customizer color array.
  • A few additional icons added to the storage and trail marker icon customizers.
  • Adjusted the storage interface for reasons.
  • Adding ‘analyzed’ status to storage interface.
  • Contrast adjustments to the Ghostmint SCA.B flavor.
  • High Contrast SCA.B flavor applies a dark backing to the HUD SCA.B.
  • Bringing your teen back from the hunger or thirst danger zones will cause SCA.B to play a happy sound.

World

  • Interacting with a dropped backpack will now instantly do a loot-all action. If any items are still leftover because your inventory is full, then the dropped back UI will open.
  • Removed the pre-placed zipline anchors from the paint can and the oak tree lamp.
  • Thistle plants have been reworked:
    • Thorns are now harvested directly instead of requiring a hit with an axe.
    • Each thistle plant no longer provides an infinite amount of thorns.
    • Thorns respawn on the thistle plant after a set amount of time.

Buildings

  • Building placement is no longer allowed while gliding, zipping, or in combat.
  • Pebblet Foundations now require more pebblets than clay to build.
  • Sap Dripper has been overhauled:
    • A final mesh has been created.
    • The recipe has been changed to match the new mesh.
    • Sap Dripper is now properly considered a wall-mounted building for placement purposes.
    • Placement should be a lot more lenient, allowing easier and more consistent placing.
    • Item will now spawn 1 sap every 5 hours and can hold up to 5 sap in total (previously spawned 1 sap every 24 hours).

Crafting

  • Berry Chunks can now be dried into berry leather on the Jerky Rack.

Creatures

  • Larva will now explore a larger area of the backyard.
  • Larva can now burrow.
  • Creatures now take much longer to fully regen when out of combat.
  • Gnats should be less interested in spamming the player with boops.

Bug Fixes – All Platforms

Top Community Issues

  • Fixed Fireflies not flying down to the yard correctly after loading a game.
  • The game will no longer lag when placing or removing buildings on saves with huge numbers of buildings.
  • Grid buildings can no longer be placed entirely under the terrain.
  • Fixed save game screenshots sometimes looking corrupt.
  • Fixed “Toggle Crouch” option sometimes not saving and taking effect.

​​​​​​​Game

  • Land-only buildings can no longer be placed on water in certain situations
  • Buildings such as Fences and Ramps will no longer snap strangely to subsequent buildings
  • The underside of a Buoyant Foundation can no longer support other structures.
  • Palisades will no longer be invalid when placed on some rock surfaces.
  • Diagonal walls at 90-degree angles will now support each other.
  • Walls will no longer randomly lose crenellations when loading a save.
  • Fixed a few cases where snapped structures might be incorrectly detected as invalid.
  • BURG.L Quest UI will load correctly for clients when they are the first player to access it.
  • CPU / Networking performance improvements by the flooded sprinkler area.
  • Multiple overlapping gas hazards no longer stack their damage.
  • Removing the ‘O’ binding from the inventory screen that opened the deprecated inspection popup.

Items/Equipment/Resources

  • Feathers and Hedge Berries will no longer occasionally disappear when loading a save.
  • Ziplines will no longer block flying creatures.
  • Sap Catchers can no longer be placed on Buoyant Foundations.
  • Fixed consumed items not showing up on your character model in the inventory screen.
  • Fin Flops+ now behave properly when dropped from the player’s inventory.

Creatures

  • Fixed several cases where mosquitos would sleep in incorrect locations.
  • Flying creatures are now much less shy about flying through the grass.
  • Creatures will now wake up when damaged by hazards.
  • Creatures properly fade out at far distances for clients now.
  • TAYZ.T’s in the pond lab will be more aware of their surroundings.
  • Fixed sleeping creatures teleporting on clients after they’ve been woken up (most visible if you wake up a Wolf Spider from sleeping).
  • Reduced the annoyingness of gnats.

​​​​​​​UI

  • The camera will no longer start in first-person when loading a save in which the player was gliding or zipping.
  • “Inventory Full” will no longer be misleadingly displayed when trying to haul an item while swimming.
  • Fixed some scrolling and display issues in the “Recipes Used In” section on the Crafting screen.

Audio

  • ‘Theft in progress’ SFX played upon opening the UI while in combat has been replaced with new SFX.
  • SCA.B crying about hunger and thirst will play a specific sound for each instead of a single sound for both.

Bug Fixes – Xbox Platform

  • Fixed audio issues after suspend / resume.

Bug Fixes – Steam Platform

  • Logging into an Xbox Live account that was previously logged into with a different Steam account will no longer fail the login step.
  • Removed HDR tab from the Options screen.

Bug Fixes – Windows Store Platform

  • When there is a new update available, the game will properly tell you when trying to access Multiplayer instead of presenting a generic “Multiplayer Error” message.
  • Removed HDR tab from the Options screen.

Ominent Practical Technologies

  • Due to the recent discovery of [REMOVED], [WITHHELD] has been updated accordingly.

Thank you everyone for your continued support and reports, we appreciate them!