5 Best tips for beginners in Grounded

Try and survive in the miniature world!

Grounded is a really fun survival game that you can spend hours fully immersed in. That being said, it can be hard to know what strategies are best for a starting player. Having a few good tips can make you strategic survivor in no time.

Beginner's guide for playing Grounded

  1. Build your home base as close to your first found Field Station as possible. Your experience will be much smoother, as you'll find yourself closer to the field station, which you'll often need. It also keeps you out of the open, which keeps you safer.
  2. To secure yourself a spawn point easily and quickly, use your items to build a Lean-To shelter. This is the easier form of shelter you can build and is easily accessed at the beginning of the game.
  3. Find essentials
    • Water can be found on top of blades of grass. Make a Canteen to store water
    • Gather and store food. Granola Bars, which restore Health and Hunger are found in the Field Station
    • You can build a Roast Spit to cook insects
    • Gather and store miscellaneous materials. You never know what you might need or how much!
  4. Analyze items as often as you can whenever in the vicinity of the Field Station. If you visit a Field Station periodically, you will be able to analyze materials to gather recipes and vital data. This can point you toward a goal if you want to build something instead, which is better than wandering aimlessly all day!
  5. Don't be afraid to craft or build too much when you first get started collecting recipes. This is better than missing opportunities to have shelter, weapons, or tools when in dire need. That said, save scarce materials for builds that you really want.

Related: How to get all Perks and Mutations in Grounded


Make sure you are constantly collecting, analyzing, and crafting in Grounded. Having evolved materials will help you survive through shelter, defense, and more. Plan your shelters and miscellaneous work sites strategically according to distance. Don't pass up opportunities to collect, learn, and take a step back to think about your next move.

Want to read more about Grounded? If so, check out Best Base Locations in Grounded on Pro Game Guides.

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