News • March 25, 2024

Get Ready to Flex in 'Grounded' with the Upcoming 'Fully Yoked' 1.4 Update

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Hey, Grounded friends! We're absolutely buzzing to introduce the upcoming "Fully Yoked" 1.4 update – the ultimate Grounded experience bulging with new content that's sure to get you pumped!

The Reign of the Ant Queens

First up, let's talk ants. Each of the three ant colonies in Grounded now has a royal leader you can meet, the Ant Queen, who can be found deep within their respective hills. You will face a crucial decision with each queen: to befriend or betray her with a delectable offering. The path you choose determines not only the unique rewards you'll receive but will also shape how the entire colony reacts to you. But tread carefully – some decisions have ripple effects that might not be immediately obvious...

The Backyard, Remixed

Ready for a backyard makeover, Grounded style? The New Game+ mode brings a thrilling twist to every corner of your backyard, heightening your gaming experience with unique challenges. Each playthrough morphs the backyard in astonishing ways, introducing a multitude of new system enhancements. Accessing this mode isn't a walk in the yard – you'll need to conquer the Broodmother, Mantis, Wasp Queen, and emerge victorious in the Javamatic fight. After defeating those bosses, players can choose to leap into an alternate dimension courtesy of Wendell's new creation, the REMIX.R. Expect different creature spawns, tougher bosses, and a host of eerie anomalies and hidden secrets in these otherworldly dimensions.

In a remixed yard, be prepared to face creatures infused with the essence of Raw Science. These beasts aren't just tougher – they're quicker, stronger, and have unique abilities that elevate the challenge. But fear not! Defeating these infused creatures rewards you with special trinkets, also infused with Raw Science. These trinkets come with random, unique properties, offering a myriad of ways to enhance your character. Keep an eye out for Ominent Badges and new BURG.L Chip Trinkets as they too will have randomized properties to give you more options on how to build your character.

To get more powerful, you will need to purchase the Yoking Station from the ASL (Advanced System Library) in remixed yards. Here, you can level up your weapons to previously unimaginable strengths. Be prepared to scour these new realms for unique materials required for these upgrades.

Don't forget to keep collecting molars, now hidden in randomized spots in remixed yards. Staying as mighty as the backyard's inhabitants demands constant strength upgrades, and these molars are key.

More New Features to Explore

  • Hosts can now load a save while in the middle of a multiplayer session and all connected players will seamlessly transition into the new game world.
  • Full Japanese Voice Overs: Immerse yourself completely with full Japanese voice-overs, covering everything from the teen characters to BURG.L, cutscenes, and audio logs. Simply enable this feature from the Game Options menu.
  • The 1.4 update adds four new achievements, one new mutation, twelve Ant Queen-related buildings, new baby ant pets, and so much more we can’t list here!
  • Cross play will be supported across Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Preorder and Release Details

Mark your calendars, because on April 16th, the “Fully Yoked” 1.4 update goes live across all platforms with help from our amazing partners, Double Eleven, offering a whole new dimension of backyard adventure for our 20 million and growing player community. This release is not just another update; it's the last planned content update for Grounded, poised to make your gaming experience more thrilling than ever. Gear up for a backyard adventure that's truly yoked!

Excited yet? Digital preorders are available from today on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch for an April 16th release. If you're a fan of physical editions, don't miss out on securing your copy for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch through Limited Run Games, who have been incredible partners in this journey.

Grounded is currently available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11, and Steam for $39.99. It’s also available with Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming.