The ‘Bugs Strike Back’ in the latest Grounded update

Some species of bugs in Base have their own personal place to hang out. Ants like to be near their tunnels, and spiders (gah) can be found through fences and the deep, dark corners of the Earth. Where evil resides. In general, only the most aggressive insects will attempt a duel if you enter their territory. You can also resume the slaughter and return to your peaceful camp without much worry. But what if insects get sick because of your infestation? That’s the question answered by the newest person Base Update, Bugs Strike Back.

The homepage may not be secure after today’s update. Developer Obsidian Entertainment has implemented the Faction Reactivity feature, which dictates when bugs will march to your base if you kill too many of their species. Based on the announcement, there are certain levels of functionality. The more you terrorize an enemy bug faction, the more Rage builds and the more likely they are to respond in kind. You can see your affinity for a particular beetle by viewing its parts in your inventory.

But what if you want they will parade in front of your door. Well, the Bugs Strike Back update includes a new Waft Emitter, which can attract bugs to you in Base. The device consumes the bug’s parts, sending their fragrance into the air. Enraged, the insects will gather to “revenge exactly on you.” There are also levels for emitters, allowing you to increase your Rage meter based on how many parts you use.

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Bring them in

Of course, just because you can attract enemy bugs, that doesn’t mean you can’t defend against them. The update will let you upgrade your armor to the point where you can apply a permanent buff effect. There are also turrets you can build, as well as Explosive Traps that can protect your fragile walls.

But for the more scientifically minded, the update has you covered. MIX.Rs were tanks filled with Raw Science and you can now find them scattered around. But using them is not without danger. Once activated, MIX.R will attract enemy bugs set to destroy it.

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Finally, the Bugs Strike Back update includes changes and fixes to Base. There are new quality of life improvements, such as the ability to name your archive box or change the name of your save file. You can also find other crafting items, such as the Coal Canteen that can purify the dirty water you collect. Live patch notes are available at Obsidian’s website, with some fresh updates, as Bugs Strike Back has been out as a public test for a few weeks. The ‘Bugs Strike Back’ in the latest Grounded update

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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