Grounded Shared Worlds [Explained]

Our guide entails everything you need to know about how you can share worlds with your friends.

Grounded from Obsidian Entertainment just left early access. It is now a fully developed excellent survival game that you can play solo or join a friend’s game to play with them. Speaking of playing with friends, our guide for today talks about the Grounded shared worlds that you and your friends play in together. 

There is a lot of content on offer here for you to enjoy. You can use some of Grounded’s best weapons to obliterate your enemies or cut down trees faster. The choices and decisions are yours to make. Go ahead and make the most impressive-looking base possible. After all, that is what survival games are about.

Key Highlights
  • Grounded can be a far better experience with close friends in co-op.
  • You can create multiple worlds. So there is no need to worry about getting your save deleted
  • You can also share and explore your friend’s worlds as well.
  • There are four playable characters in the game.

What Are Grounded Shared Worlds? 

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In-game screenshot of a world in Grounded (Image credit: eXputer)

The Grounded shared worlds are one of the most genius forms of co-op gameplay we have seen in recent gaming. What it does is something straightforward but, at the same time, very significant to player engagement and enjoyment.

Furthermore, the shared world feature does exactly what the name suggests. It allows multiple players to share a single world with each other. Think of it like an online multiplayer custom lobby that is only accessible to the people you give access to. 

Grounded lobbies are special because anyone can access them at any time. The host does not need to be online for others to access the world. It is a shared world in every sense of the word. As you can see in the image above there is a lot of space in to build whatever you want.

In addition, this is something that seems minor until you realize you can’t access the base you and your friends built just because the host needs to be there. It is an excellent addition that just further shows how dedicated Obsidian Entertainment are when it comes to satisfying their fans.

The following are some basic things you should keep in mind regarding Grounded shared worlds. 

  • Only three worlds can be shared between players simultaneously. 
  • If you are not the host, you cannot change the name of the world.
  • Sorting through the worlds is easy; you can see the owner’s name on top of a shared world’s save file.
  • The players can carry over their favorite world across all platforms.

To top it all off, anybody can download a shared world that they are a part of and then use it as a single-player world. This is an incredible feature as it allows you to branch out anytime you want. Next, let us tell you exactly how you can share a world in the game.

How To Share Worlds In Grounded?

Sharing Worlds in the game is actually far more straightforward than some might think. It is almost as simple as how co-op works in most other games; it just has some extra steps. First, start the game, and when you are at the screen where they ask you to select the world/save file select the option which says, “create a shared copy”. 

Moreover, after you press the button the game will then duplicate the world that you had selected and make turn it into an online lobby. Now, hover over to the shared world lobby and select the option which says, “Share With Friends”. 

After you press the button, it will bring up a list of all of your friends. From here you can choose who you want to add and who you want to remove. Select whoever you want and all of those players will now have access to your Grounded shared world. 

Furthermore, keep in mind that you don’t need a host to play in a shared world, but if the host who was playing with you left then you will also need to restart the world to select a new one. It is a very minor inconvenience which was almost guaranteed to happen in a co-op situation like this.

While you can turn your Grounded shared world into a regular single-player world, you cannot clone it to make another shared world. Which is fair, in our opinion. There is a lot of content on offer here so we recommend that you grab some friends and together start building the best world that you can.

How to Find a World Created by Someone Else in Grounded?

Originally, the only way a person could play with friends was when a host player created a server. After that, the case was related to that specific friend being online for you to have access to the hard work you did in that shared world. A shared world offers more freedom to the players, and it was introduced with future versions of Grounded.

Finding a shared world in Grounded requires you to be friends with them. The process might be a bit tedious.

Firstly, the person whose world you want to join must create a shared copy of their world. Then they must choose to add you to the list of people they want to share the world with. After this has been done, you can join and even hose their shared world in their absence if you so choose.

But the first and foremost requirement is for you to be friends with the host. This is an option that must be implemented. Mostly, grounded is played on Xbox, and hence if you are added with the host person on Xbox. The host person has to select the world they have to share, opt for the option of “share with friends,” and then select any and every person to whom they want to give access to the world.

One tip for the host player is to create a standard copy of their world before they create a shared version of it, this will allow them to access that world in solo play and have it shared with their friends besides each other. 


And that is about everything you need to know about shared worlds. We hope you got the answers that you needed. We tried our best to explain everything as simply and quickly as possible. Go out there and build the wildest worlds together with your friends. Thank you for reading. 

Obsidian Entertainment mainly makes some of the best RPGs. Grounded is literally completely different from everything that they have done in the past. They have never made a bad game and with Grounded, they have now developed an excellent survival game filled with accessibility options and freedom. 

In addition, Obsidian Entertainment is owned by Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios so we can be sure that they will put out some incredible high-budget titles in the near future. Who knows we might even get to see Fallout: New Vegas 2 someday now that Bethesda, Black Isle, and Obsidian live under the same roof. 

What do you think about Grounded? Is it an excellent survival game? Did you know that it was being developed by Obsidian? What is your favorite thing to craft? Which character did you pick out of the four? Let us know all about it in the comments section below.

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