When entering a Desert during a Sandstorm, the player's Field of Vision will instantly become limited, disabling the ability to see anything except a small area around the character. Additionally, movement speed will be reduced by 60%. In order to avoid becoming blind to the Sandstorm, one must be equipped with Desert Goggles or Astroggles.
During rain, sandstorms will temporarily cease until after the ground is dry from the rain.
- Smoldering objects will be extinguished while the sandstorm is active, this can be used to the player's advantage. It will also prevent Wildfires this way.
- The Sandstorm only occurs in the Oasis/Antlion Desert, so all other deserts in the world will remain unaffected.