Grounded is a survival simulator from Obsidian Entertainment, authors Fallout: New Vegas. As in other similar projects, the game has a lot of not-so-obvious moments and hidden mechanics that need to be solved. If you need help, you can use our guide. It is based on the most popular requests from players.
- Grounded Beginner’s Guide: Access Labs, Unlock Mutations, Make Bombs, Don’t Die When Falling From a High Height, and more
- The best places to build a base in Grounded. Using fast travel?
- Where to find the resource analyzer, how to get costs and learn recipes in Grounded
- Upgrade tools, weapons and armor in Grounded
How to open fast travel. Fast travel in Grounded
You need to find the superchip in the Hedge Lab and unlock the Ropeway technology. Connect two bases with ropes and you can move between them. We talked about this mechanic in more detail in a separate guide.
What are pieces of knowledge for?
They can be found while exploring the open world, exploring resources in the analyzer, and as a reward for completing BURG.La quests. The same robot sells different resources in exchange for bits of knowledge. To open the trading opportunity, you need to visit his lab under the old oak tree. For subsequent purchases, go to any field lab, go to the library terminal and open a science store.
Unlock new recipes in Grounded
To open a new drawing or recipe, you need to find one of the ingredients needed to make the final tool or dish. After that, bring it to the computer and analyze it. In the craft menu, instructions for assembling or cooking an item appear, using all the necessary resources.
In addition, the player has a “power of mind” stat. This is a kind of technology level that increases as you analyze items. Therefore, even if you miss a recipe, sooner or later it will open due to a new level of mind power.
How to turn on the laser and access the lab under the oak in Grounded
To activate the laser, you must perform a certain sequence of actions:
- First, find a mysterious machine that can control lasers. It is a white object with a glass roof.
- Click the Target button. You are given a task to eliminate interference for lasers.
- Note that the beam of the first laser rests on a blade of grass. You can remove it with an ax.
- Analyze the pebbles at the field station to get an ax blueprint. In the same place it is necessary to study vegetable fibers.
- Collect some rocks and branches.
- Go to the craft menu. First, make textile fiber from three plant fibers, and then make an axe.
- Go to the blade of grass that is interfering with the laser. Hit her several times with the ax until she falls.
- Look at the second laser, which is not working at full power. Walk past it until you get to the transmitter. You need to get rid of the insects that gnaw on the wires. Use an ax or spear.
- Walk along the wire and destroy the pests along the way. Make a torch before entering the cave. After that, go inside and clean the location from insects.
- Return to the mysterious machine and press the activation button.
Then you will see a cutscene. At the foot of the oak tree to the northeast of you, something will explode. You can go inside and go to the laboratory, which is in the tree. Follow the smoke column to find it.
To open the door, first press the top left button and then the center button.
How to get clay in Grounded
Clay is needed for the construction of various buildings. You can find it near large bodies of water. On the map we have marked the places where the deposits of this resource are located.
Clay is mined with a shovel. It can be made from twigs, braided fibers and acorn shells. To break an acorn, you need a hammer.
Opening Mutations in Grounded
Most mutations are unlocked when the action they are associated with is performed. The mechanics are reminiscent of leveling skills in skyrim. Frequently mowing blades of grass will increase the cutting speed, killing ants will reduce its damage, and so on.
But some mutations require special conditions. For example, to increase Critical Damage, you’ll need to find a four-leaf clover, and a coin leaf will increase the character’s defenses. And to increase maximum health and stamina, you will have to buy special mutations from BURG.La in exchange for bits of knowledge.
How to get mints in Grounded
Not far from the starting location you will find containers with mints. Go to the first lab and head northwest. You can navigate on our map.
When you see the container, press the lock on the lid to access the contents.
When you break a lollipop, it breaks into four coin shards, that’s what you need. But this requires Insect Hammer. Examine the bombardier beetle’s gland to unlock the blueprint for this tool.
Peppermint can be used to increase resistance to gas and fire.
How to make a bomb in Grounded
To make bombs you need ant eggs, infected insect spores and dry grass.
Look for ant eggs in anthills. We have marked one of these on the map.
If there are no eggs, it means you haven’t killed enough ants. Destroy them as you progress through the game and look at this place. At some point, the necessary items will appear there.
For insect spores, move to the edge of the infested area. If you do not have a gas mask, it is undesirable to enter its territory. Lure the insects to you and kill them one by one.
Then go back to base. Along the way, collect dry grass that grows everywhere. Analyze all the ingredients and then collect the bomb on the workbench. They are used as an effective weapon against insects, blowing up obstacles and opening some passageways with secrets.
How not to die after a fall from a great height in Grounded
To do this, you need a bunch of dandelion. You can find this plant in many locations in the game. Cut it with an ax and take the flower. After that, open the character menu and equip the dandelion bunch in the glider. Press Shift to make a soft landing. Keep in mind that this will allow you to float for a strictly limited time, after which it will be used up. Try to keep enough dandelions in reserve.
How to defeat strong insects in Grounded
Bombs, which we described above, are perfect for fighting ants. It is recommended to purchase strong armor that will protect you from insect attacks. There is an easier way: make a bow with arrows and a rope to fix it, climb to a high place and attack them from a safe distance. But keep in mind that wolf spiders can jump and weaver spiders can shoot webs. You have to attack them continuously, otherwise the monsters will lose interest in you and leave. This will restore their health.
Mosquitoes differ from other insects in that they can fly. They live near the lantern. However, you can use a trick. Grind spoiled meat through a meat grinder to get a slurry. With its help you attract mosquitoes. They fall to the ground and you can hit them with normal weapons or use a bomb.
How to unlock magic in Grounded
Magic is a new mechanic in the game that appeared after the October update. You can do magic using staves. Minty has the chance to slow down enemies, spicy to set them on fire, and acid to stun.
First you have to go to the termite den. The location is marked on the map.
Keep in mind that termites are extremely dangerous opponents, so you need to have powerful weapons and strong armor first. You need to pick up the Woodpile BURG.L chip, which is guarded by the Termite King. Killing is optional – try to grab this item quickly and run away.
Take the Woodpile to BURG.Lu. After that, in exchange for an ounce of knowledge, you can get drawings of all three staves. To increase the potential of magic, you need to open the corresponding mutation. Just kill enemies with a staff.
Source: VG Times
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