In the original Don't Starve and Reign of Giants content, the Ocean acts as a barrier, and during Winter, a place for Pengulls to spawn before they hop onto shore. No living thing can cross the ocean, even flying mobs like Batilisks. Flotsam can be found in the ocean, and it is the only object the player can interact with on the ocean.

Objects that are situated on the coast very close to the ocean may drop their items in the ocean, and aside from bugged objects, they will fall into the water with a splash.

Shipwrecked icon ShipwreckedEdit

In the Shipwrecked DLC, the Ocean plays a much larger role in the player's everyday life. It is accessible by boat or raft, and is commonly divided into several sections: Shallow Ocean, Medium Ocean, Deep Ocean, Ship Graveyard and Coral Reef. Flotsam and Pengulls do not spawn in the Shipwrecked Ocean.

Some items, instead of sinking, will stay afloat. Unless the item sunk in Deep Ocean, the sunken item will periodically create bubbles, indicating its location. Within 2 days from the time the item sunk, it can be retrieved by sailing over it while using a Trawl Net. If the item is not retrieved during this time, it will be lost forever. Items that sink in the Deep Ocean tiles are immediately lost and cannot be retrieved.

Shallow Ocean Edit

Medium and Deep Ocean Edit

  • Light/dark patchy blue when being next to shallow ocean, or solid dark blue terrain for the most distant from land.
  • Waves form and travel here.
  • Stink Rays, Suspicious Bubbles (Whales), Shoals, Swordfish, and the Volcano are found here.
  • Never touches an island - it indicates empty aquatic space in-between.

Ship Graveyard Edit

  • Small patches of dark colored areas in the Deep Ocean.
  • Wrecks and Watery Graves can only be found here. Commonly contains Shoals, Seaweed and Swordfish.
  • Can be next to Medium Ocean, but not Shallow Ocean or islands.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together Edit

In Don't Starve Together, the Ocean becomes accessible with multiplayer Boats starting with the Turn of Tides update in Return of Them.

Puffins will appear on the Ocean instead of the other Birds. Hounds can swim, making Hound attack possible on the Sea. Some Ocean Debris, Driftwood Piece, Boat Fragment, Cut Grass and Twigs will regularly appear close to the player in the Ocean, making Driftwood Piece and Boat Fragment renewable, they sink after few days.

The brightness of the sea corresponds with the time it takes for Anchor to raise and drop. The darker the ocean, the longer it takes for the anchor to drop/raise.

Some items, instead of sinking, will stay afloat. Items that sink in the ocean cannot be retrieved.

Lunar IslandEdit

The Lunar Island is a piece of land separated from the main lands. See Lunar Island for more details.

Coastal OceanEdit

  • Close to land.
  • Has a light Green color.
  • Is free from obstacles for the boat.
  • Some floating Driftwood Pieces are present.
  • Bull Kelps can be found alone or regrouped in farms of 7-8.

Swell OceanEdit

Rough OceanEdit

Hazardous OceanEdit

Brine ShoalsEdit

  • Set pieces scattered throughout the ocean, bearing Salt Formations and Cookie Cutters.
  • Can be found in Swell Ocean and Rough Ocean.
  • Have a cyan hue, making them easier to detect.
  • Salt formations are clumped together making them difficult to move throughout.

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