Mushroom castles and the Brood Mother are coming in Grounded's next update

In May, Obsidian said it was slowing the pace of Grounded updates so that it could focus on making more "meaningful" content drops instead. Today, we got a look at what that means with a trailer for the next update, called Shroom and Doom.

Shroom and Doom will add pets to the game, which are always a nice touch, and the ability to sit down, which seems somewhat less important to me but is apparently something that players have really been asking for. Mushroom castles will be a thing you can build, and achievements will also be added in the update.

Arachnophiles will especially appreciate the addition of the Brood Mother, a massive spider (although it's not really that massive, you're just very, very small) who really doesn't seem to appreciate your presence on the scene. Luckily for players who aren't fans of such things, Grounded has an "Arachnophobia Safe Mode," and you're probably going to want to turn it on.

Grounded: Shroom and Doom will be out on June 30. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.