A major, free content update for Grounded will be released on October 20.

The update, called Hot and Hazy, adds a large Crab Sandbox area, among other things. This toy sandbox contains many buried treasures, but at the same time is dangerous for players. For example, care should be taken to stay in the shade enough – walking in direct sunlight for a long time is harmful.

Other new areas include a picnic table and a large pile of trash. The update also includes a new anthill with black ants, which can be traversed as a dungeon, as well as an upgrade to The Haze, where players will now encounter new enemies and fungi.

Hot and Hazy also adds a new upgrade system for stats and weapons. Players can collect so-called Milk Molars and give them to their robot friend BURG.L to improve their personal or party stats. Weapons can be customized with different candies. Player gear will be categorized as light, medium, and heavy after the update.

Grounded was released in July 2020 and is developed by Obsidian who are best known for its RPGs such as Outer Worlds and Fallout: New Vegas. The multiplayer game lets players control shriveled children exploring their yard. In addition to multiplayer action, crafting is an important part of the game. Grounded is available on PC, Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One. The game is also on Game Pass.