Grounded: How To Repair Tools & Structures

Grounded is a survival game and needing to repair stuff is a guarantee here. Our guide will entail everything you need to know about it.

Just like every other good survival game, Grounded has a lot of things that the player can craft. Naturally, all of these can get damaged, and that is where our Grounded how to repair tools & structures guide comes into play. 

Key Takeaways
  • Repairing tools in Grounded is easy, with low-level tools being repairable using Quartzite, a rock that can be easily harvested in the game.
  • Stronger tools require rarer materials to repair.
  • To repair a tool, open the inventory and right-click on the tool, and it will be fixed.
  • Repair tools can be crafted using 3x Crude Rope, 2x Red Ant Parts, and 4x Clay.
  • The Repair Tool is used to repair damaged structures.
  • Collecting Quartzite is essential, as it has many uses, including making a dew collector.
  • The game has a balanced repair system that encourages exploration and rewards players who invest time in finding rarer materials needed to repair high-level tools and weapons.

Repairing Tools

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The player inventory (Image credit: eXputer)

Repairing Tools in the game is a rather easy task. You don’t have to travel anywhere specific on the map actually to do the repair itself. But you will need to travel to get a specific type of material called Quartzite. It is a rock that you can harvest and use to repair all of your low-level tools. 

Unlike many survival games, repairing stuff isn’t tedious or a chore. In most games, developers make the weapons way less durable, resulting in the player having to repair them almost constantly. Sometimes, players aren’t even given the option to repair, and the stuff just breaks. Grounded considered all of these issues and has given players one of the most accessible and straightforward repair systems in recent gaming.

Our guide will tell you exactly where you can find Quartzite in Grounded. First, it is essential that you know how you can fix high-level or stronger tools. Be sure to read our Grounded: how to repair tools and structures guide till the end.

Moreover, to repair high-level or stronger tools & weapons, you will need to get other rarer materials. These vary depending on what you are trying to repair.

In addition, go to the player inventory by pressing “Tab” if you are on PC. It looks like what is shown in the image above. Then use your mouse to hover over the tool that you want to fix. It will tell you everything that you need to acquire to repair it.

This is how the game balances itself. Easy to get early-game items are easy to repair, but the stronger items are harder to repair. It is a genius way to balance difficulty and encourage exploration in a survival game, as by the time you unlock stronger weapons, you will know where to find the materials needed to repair them. 

How To Get Quartzite To Repair Tools?

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How Quartzite can appear in the game

Even if you don’t want to repair tools, Quartzite is a very useful resource. It can even be used to make a dew collector, which you can, of course, use to quench your thirst. This rock can be found anywhere on the map; look for what is shown in the image in any caves and even dark places where you can’t see well during the day.

Furthermore, you should be able to find it rather easily but to actually collect it you would require something. To break the durable stone, you will need to use a hammer. Collect as many of these as you can even if you are high level and don’t need it anymore for repair; as we said earlier, it has many uses.

Once you have acquired Quartzite, open your inventory and right-click on the tool you want to fix, and it will be as good as new. 

Moreover, one tip that you should always keep in mind is that no matter how much durability of a tool is left, it will take the same amount of Quartzite to fix it. So, only repair when the tool breaks or is about to break.

That is all you need to know about repairing tools in the game. Let us now get to the next half of our Grounded: how to repair tools & structures guide and tell you how you can fix the structures.  

Repairing Structures

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The Repair Tool as it appears in the game (Image credit: eXputer)

To repair your damaged structures, all you need to a repair tool. Now getting a repair tool is the hard part. It requires some fairly rare materials to build, but it is still easy enough since the developers knew that players would be using it very early on. 

As shown in the image above, you need the following materials to build a repair tool

  • 3x Crude Rope
  • 2x Red Ant Parts
  • 4x Clay

When you are done collecting all of these items, simply open up your inventory and craft the Repair Tool. That is all you need to know about repairing in the game. 


And with that, our guide comes to a conclusion. We hope you had fun reading through the entire thing. We made sure to cover everything accurately and help you to the best of our abilities. 

The durability of tools and structures can be a big point of interest for these games. Depending on how long everything lasts, it can either frustrate you or excite you. Tools are essential as they are required to build everything else and even collect a lot of items that the player can’t automatically pick up.

Moreover, if the structures break easily, the game becomes tense, and you will always have to think ahead of what’s happening. Plan everything and prepare your home against all dangers. This kind of playstyle is something hardcore players adore. 

At the same time, it is absolutely frustrating for a casual player when everything starts breaking instantly. Some games even require that the player travels to a specific location on the map to repair whatever they want, and that can get very tedious in survival games as most of them are open-world. 

Furthermore, Grounded has done its best to please both audiences of the genre. Obsidian Entertainment has always been known for its hard work and dedication to delivering the product that fans want.

So, we are happy to report that Grounded is a great survival game that can satisfy both audiences with the many difficulties and accessibility options that it presents. The player can switch things at any time to their liking if it makes the experience more enjoyable for them. 

Still, even on the lower difficulties repairing is required. It is an essential part of any survival game, and removing it will make the game far less enjoyable. Everything our Grounded how to repair tools & structures guide mentions is further proof of the game’s greatness.

So what do you think about the game? Were you excited about its full release? Did you play it when it was in early access? What structure do you love to craft? Let us know all about it in the comments section below.

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