Finding and cooking food is vital for your survival. This guide on Where To Find Food In Windbound offers a basic introduction to the many different sources of food you will find during your early adventures through the first chapter of Windbound.
Windbound has two different difficulty settings. Story and Survival. In Survival if you die, you return to the beginning of the game, retaining only your Sea Shards, Blessings and Held items. In Story, dying is far less punishing as you simply return to the island and can continue where you left off. So if you’re playing Survival, you want to make sure you have a good supply of food but don’t waste too much time gathering too much – it decays over time and rots if not eaten.
This list is not exhaustive, there are other food sources later in the game. This focuses primarily on the items you will want to search for in Chapter 1. Once you learn the basics at the start of the game, the following chapters become much easier to understand.
Food Sources In Windbound
- Check the big thick trees for mushrooms on the trunk
- Berries and mushrooms can be found on bushes and on the ground
- Killing animals gives meat, the bigger animals give much better meat
- Fishing is tough but a well placed arrow can net you some fish
Where To Find Food In Windbound – Berries
Berries are a very basic source of food, only offering a small boost to health and stamina levels. However, they are common in the earlier levels. It’s always best, when you reach an island, to wait until you’re about to leave before looting all the food. This way it lasts much longer in your bag. You can also eat the items directly if your inventory is full.
Where To Find Food In Windbound – Mushrooms
Mushrooms can be found throughout most of the chapters in Windbound. The earlier ones always grow on the trunk of these huge, brown trees. Later chapters can have mushrooms also growing on the floor but to start out, you’ll want to check these tree trunks for some mushrooms.
Where To Find Food In Windbound – Fishing
Not really something you can plan. Fish appear to be quite rare. Whenever I went to find one, I couldn’t, but I would sometimes see one in the water as I approached a new island. They are difficult to hunt, nearly impossible without a bow and arrow, but it works in a pinch.
Where To Find Food In Windbound – Animals
Your primary source of food throughout Windbound are the wild life. This is down to two major reasons. Meats offer the biggest bonus to your health and stamina, and animals respawn over time – but other resources do not appear to respawn. The smaller animals can often be killed with a knife, saving the durability of your weapons, but you’ll need some skill and a spear for the bigger animals.
That should cover all your basic food needs early in your Windbound adventure. If you have any questions, post a comment below.