Obsidian Entertainment has been discussing the next big update for Grounded, and it sounds like it’s going to be a really nasty one. This is of course the Pond update. Whilst the game already has a pond, this update bring loads of meaningful content to said pond, but not all of it is going to benefit players. This update is definitely a punishing one, and it’s also something that the developers have clearly been itching to include for a while.
The first thing I think everyone needs to know is that there are now Koi Fish in the pond. These guys don’t mess around, and they’re bloody massive. They will eat players with no thought for the life they’ve just extinguished. I’m already a little bit scared of Kio Fish, so I don’t know if I can handle getting in the pond once this update is out.
These fish aren’t the only new creature entering the fray though. There are diving spiders that weave oxygen sacks so they can chase you, and something else that looks like it’s already gearing up to rip you apart. I’ve heard that spiders are already a pain in the ass. Why do they need to chase us underwater too?
The update also adds in a tonne of meaningful content for players to explore. For one thing, there are labs now dotted around the map, even some at the bottom of the pond. There’s new gear to help you bulk up so you can get into these labs, and you can also build foundations that float on the water for some very insane buildings.
I think the best news we’ve got about this update is that it could be arriving on November 10. It’s been hinted that the update will drop on day one for Xbox Series X and S, which would put it squarely in next week. At the time of writing, I’ve not heard anything else, so I think it’s safe to say that this is a firm release date to look forward to.
The Pond update is just the latest expansion that Grounded is seeing. It’s really impressive just how big and popular this game is already, even though it’s in early access. I can’t wait to see what happens as it grows even more with the next-generation.