Surface Loading Screen

Surface World Loading Screen

Surface is a default starting world where Maxwell (or Charlie in Don't Starve Together) cast a Character chosen by the player to struggle for survival in Sandbox Mode. It is also the featured world in the five levels of Adventure Mode but with exceptional difficulty. In Sandbox Mode, it is the most hospitable and the least dangerous of the three worlds due to the abundance of food and other resources needed for basic survival.

Features and ExplorationsEdit

The Surface World has many biomes, each with different features. Trees and Saplings are most common in the Forest Biome along with the occasional presence of Pig Houses and Spider Dens. Grasses, Rabbit Holes, and some Boulders can be found in Savanna. Grassland is the most friendly of all the biomes because it contains all the resources needed for survival like Logs, Grass, Twigs, and Flint. Marsh, however, is the most dangerous because of the Tentacles that live there and is the only place where Reeds, Rundown Houses, Spiky Trees, and Spiky Bushes can be found. Rockyland is composed entirely of bare rock spread across the entire area and some Tallbirds and their nests.

There are also other features that can only be found in the Surface World like Roads, Maxwell's Door, and the Things needed to assemble the Wooden Thing are randomly located in the Surface World.

Weather and SeasonsEdit

The Surface World is the most atmospheric environment because it is influenced by weather and seasons, phenomena which have different impacts on the world. Rain is a weather in which a character will take a sanity damage over time and affects the growth rate of some plants in the world. Lightning will normally occur during heavy rain and can randomly set flammable objects ablaze when struck. The Day-Night Cycle will affect the availability of most mobs and mushrooms, and a character will take sanity damage during dusk and night. Dynamic seasons will affect the appearance of the world; availability of resources; and mob behavior, availability, and appearance. During a Full Moon, Pigs will transform into Werepigs.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Gameplay Mechanics
Activities CookingCraftingFarmingFightingFishingSleepingBeefalo Riding
(Boating Shipwrecked icon)
Environment Day-Night CycleMoon CycleNightmare CycleEarthquakeLightningRain
(Strong WindsFogWavesFloodingVolcanic Eruption Shipwrecked icon) (Fog Hamlet icon) (Sandstorm Don't Starve Together icon)
Seasons SummerWinter • (AutumnSpring Reign of Giants icon)
(Mild SeasonHurricane SeasonMonsoon SeasonDry Season Shipwrecked icon) (Temperate SeasonHumid SeasonLush Season Hamlet icon)
Mechanics BeardBiomeCharactersCharlieControlsDeathDurabilityExperienceFireFood SpoilageFreezingHealthHungerInventoryLightMapNaughtinessNon-renewable resourcesSanitySavingStructures
(Wetness Reign of Giants iconShipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Overheating Reign of Giants iconShipwrecked icon) (Poison Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Hay FeverPeculiar ObjectsAporkalypsePig Fiesta Hamlet icon) (EnlightenmentEventsDiseaseGhostsWorld RegrowthSkins Don't Starve Together icon)
Mode Survival ModeAdventure ModeCavesRuinsVolcanoWorld Customization
Others Pig VillageRoad (Trail) • GraveyardOceanAbyssBridgeSet PieceThingsMorgue
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