How Ziplines Work In Grounded [Complete Guide]

This Grounded guide will explain the ziplines in the game in complete detail.

Story Highlights
  • Grounded is Obsidian Entertainment's latest release and is an Xbox/PC exclusive game.
  • It is a survival game where you can build various structures and huge bases for defense but for traversal you will need ziplines.
  • Making connection of ziplines across the map is necessary as there is no fast travel option in the game.

Grounded is Obsidian Entertainment’s latest release for the Xbox consoles and PC. It is a survival game where you collect resources and craft in order to survive. Zipline Anchors are structures that you can construct in the game. You should know how ziplines work in Grounded as they are necessary for quick traversal around the map.

Base building is key in Grounded, and you will not only require ziplines around your base but will also need Floors in order to set the base. Gathering resources for crafting can get very hectic, but thankfully the game can be played online with a friend in Multiplayer Mode. 

Unfortunately, there is no option for fast traveling around the world in Grounded. That is where making a zipline network becomes helpful in going from one place to another. Now we will discuss everything that you need to know about the ziplines in complete detail. Also read: How To Repair Tools in Grounded.

What Are Ziplines In Grounded

Ziplines are structures that you can craft using resources in Grounded. However, in order to create ziplines, you will need not only need the required resources but also the blueprints for these ziplines. And you will have to additionally link multiple ziplines around the map in order to create a whole network. At least two ziplines are necessary to travel from one spot to another on the map. First, we will explain the location of the zipline blueprints.

How To Obtain Zipline Blueprints

The process of getting the blueprints for ziplines is actually quite long, but we’ll guide you through each step. You can get the zipline blueprints very early in the game after meeting BURG.L at the secret lab in the oak tree. However, you will need a Hedge Super Chip located at the Hedge Lab in the game.

Give that Hedge Super Chip to BURG.L so that zipline blueprints become available for purchase at the science shop in the game. Going to the Hedge Lab and getting that chip is a tedious process. Following are the steps that you should follow in order to get the chip for the zipline blueprints.

Traveling To The Hedge Lab

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Location of Hedge Lab on the Map (Image Credit: eXputer)

The entrance to the Hedge Lab is actually located at the lower right border on the map, as you can see highlighted in the image above. Don’t engage in combat while traveling to this location. Additionally, the game even instructs you to go here after meeting with BURG.L at the oak lab.

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The Entrance to the Hedge Lab (Image Credit: eXputer)

When you arrive at the marked location on the map, you will see a lot of huge trees with branches on the ground. Actually, there is a lot of platforming that you have to do in order to reach the main building of the Hedge Lab, as it is located high up in the trees. Additionally, you need to be well equipped as a lot of spider enemies will attack you on the way.

Solving The Password Puzzle

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The Computer at the Hedge Lab (Image Credit: eXputer)

Once you arrive at the main building of the Hedge Lab, a computer will greet your arrival, asking for a login. However, you won’t be able to log in as you won’t know the password at that moment. And logging into the computer is key to obtaining the Hedge Super Chip.

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How the Password Piece looks like in the game (Image Credit: eXputer)

Actually, the whole password is scattered as small pieces of paper around the Hedge Lab. You will have to explore the lab and find these pieces to get the full password. It is actually very easy to get these password pieces as the paths in the lab are linear.

Obtaining The Hedge Super Chip

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Logging into the computer (Image Credit: eXputer)

As soon as you obtain all of the password pieces, make your way back to the computer. The game will now prompt you to log in, and the computer will grant you access this time around.

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The Hedge Super Chip (Image Credit: eXputer)

As soon as you log in, a locked door in front of the computer or behind your character will now open. You will now have access to the room that contains the Hedge Super Chip placed on a table, as you can see in the image above. The hard part of getting the blueprints is now over!

Giving BURG.L The Chip

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BURG.L using the Hedge Super Chip (Image Credit: eXputer)

After obtaining the Hedge Super Chip, go back to BURG.L at the oak lab and talk to him. Run through the dialogue options and give him the chip. BURG.L will now put the new chip in his brain, and you will receive 2000 Raw Science points as a reward.

Buying The Blueprints

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The Zipline Blueprints (Image Credit: eXputer)

Now that BURG.L has the Hedge Super Chip, Zipline blueprints will become available to purchase for 2500 Raw Science points. You already have the 2000 Raw Science points from BURG.L that you received as a reward. So getting 2500 will not be a problem at this point in the game. Now that you have the blueprints, we will explain how linking ziplines actually works in Grounded. But before that, let us explain some resources that you need for crafting ziplines.

How To Build Ziplines

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Resources needed to build ziplines (Image Credit: eXputer)

As depicted in the image above, the following are the resources that you need to build ziplines in the game;

  • 1 Silk Rope
  • 4 Clay
  • 6 Weed Stems

Silk rope is obtained by utilizing the web fibers at the spinning wheels. Web fibers can be obtained by killing spiders or destroying the spider webs in the game. The spinning wheel is another structure that you can build in the game, and it is necessary to make silk rope. Clay can be obtained near watery areas, and you’ll need a shovel to extract it. Weed stems are obtained by cutting down the stems of flowers by using the axes in the game.

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Placing The Zipline Blueprint (Image Credit: eXputer)

If you have the required resources, then place the blueprint of the zipline anchor in the game, as seen in the image above. The image below depicts how the zipline looks after it has been built.

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A Built Zipline (Image Credit: eXputer)

How To Connect Ziplines

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Making A Second Zipline (Image Credit: eXputer)

Building a single zipline isn’t enough. You need to have at least two in order to make a connection in the game. And as you progress, it is advised to build a zipline in every new area that you travel to. That allows you to quickly travel around the map as there is no fast travel option in the game. Once you place the second zipline, click on the ‘connect zipline’ prompt.

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The resources needed to link the ziplines (Image Credit: eXputer)

You can create a link between the zipline of your choice. However, make sure that the path to the zipline that you’re linking to is clear. Otherwise, you will fall while using the zipline. Additionally, silk rope is needed to make a connection between the two ziplines. The larger the distance between the two zipline anchors, the greater the amount of silk rope needed. 

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Using The Zipline (Image Credit: eXputer)

Once you’ve made a connection between two zipline anchors, you can now travel between the two points. However, you should note that the speed of traveling on the zipline depends on how steep the connection is. If the connection is straight, then traveling by zipline will be extremely slow. So, make sure that you make these connections wisely.

Summary

Grounded is a really fun survival game with base-building mechanics. The visuals are stunning, and you can enjoy the game with friends in the multiplayer mode additionally. There are so many recipes in the game that you can experiment with. Making your own custom-designed base is part and parcel of Grounded, and you do that while fighting off bugs as a miniature human!

This concludes our guide about Ziplines and how they work in Grounded. We entailed the location of the blueprints that you need in order to build the ziplines in the game. The materials that you need for building zipline anchors have also been explained. Additionally, we have also described ways of linking these ziplines across the map. Let us know if you’re enjoying Grounded so far in the comments below!

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Muhammad Haris Umer


Haris has been gaming for as long as he can remember but he is a huge Fromsoftware enthusiast and loves talking about Elden Ring. When he's not writing about games, you'll find him either playing Souls games or studying Medicine.

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