In Grounded, the Insect Hammer unlocks a host of new items for you that are essential if you’re looking to complete the game. of your weapons and tools, among others such as Candy Corn, Salt Clusters and Ice Cap Mints. The Pebblet Hammer Starter simply cannot deliver the same punching power to punch through these tougher objects. Here’s how to get the Insect Hammer in Grounded.
How to Get the Grounded Bug Hammer
As with other items, you’ll need to unlock the Bug Hammer recipe first, which you can do in one of two ways: either analyze all of its crafting ingredients at a Field Station, or level up. Brainpower 6 where it is automatic. -unlocks the recipe. The Bug Hammer recipe includes:
- 4 parts of thumbtacks
- 4 bay leather
- 1 boiling gland
Like the Bug Axe, none of these items are cut from you as soon as you start the game, so the main consideration is simply whether you feel ready for battle. If you’re playing co-op and wearing armor, your chances of surviving will increase dramatically. Next, we will see where to find each of these elements.
The bugs are found in several places, but most notably in the dry grasslands near where the fire ants live, and not far from The Haze, a perpetually toxic region that you shouldn’t enter without the gas mask. (1 Weevil Nose, 4 Gnat Fuzz, 2 Raw Strings, 1 Stinkbug part).
Because the gas mask is so practically essential to defeating a Stinkbug, but itself requires a Stinkbug part to even craft it in the first place, you might feel trapped in a cycle of unpreparedness, but don’t worry. not. You can either take out a Stinkbug from a distance using a bow or, if you’re really crafty, catch other bugs on the bug, like fire ants or a ladybug, just by making the Stinkbug attacks these other bugs when they are. go for you.
Once you’ve killed enough bugs to collect four parts, you can head to the grasslands or near the flowerbed to find Bombers, which will sometimes drop a Boiling Gland when killed. You’ll only need one, so it should be a quick trip. Finally, you’ll need four Berry Leathers, crafted from Blueberries (Berry Pieces) found all around The Hedge to the eastern edge of the map. Three Berry Pieces equal one Berry Leather, so you’ll need to collect 12 Berry Pieces in total before heading to your workbench and crafting four Berry Leathers.
Once you’ve unlocked all nine ingredients in total, you can craft a Bug Hammer at any workbench and open up a whole new world of destructible crafting items. For more on Obsidian’s bug-busting survival game, check out the Grounded review.
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