That feeling when you’re dying of thirst, you have 10 health left, and you see a fat bug. You sigh in relief and walk up to it. You’re about to die, and just as your reaching out to it’s abdomen, you see the message pop up:
One of the weakest yet most valuable thing you’ll come across whilst exploring Scorched earth. Look for ones with a blue abdomen if in search of water and red ones if advanced and searching for oil. Usually found everywhere except up in the mountains were most of the dangerous carnivores live. Quite common to find throughout Scorched earth but easily startled if accessed.
When I was still a noob on scorched, I was dying left right and centre- I got enough for a thatch foundation, placed it, died. Another thatch foundation, placed it died. You get the idea. Now, once I had my hut I also had enough xp to get a spear, so I did and I hunted a water jug bug, but dragged it into my house and shut the door. I examined it, and saw that I could drink water from it. I survived! I built up my hut more, and when that one ran out, I harvested the corpse and brought another dead one inside. I survived like this until finally I tamed a Morrellatops, and we hiked back and forth from a nearby lake I discovered while chasing my new friend. That is how I survived- use these guys, they’re lifesavers. Literally.
Also, just me or when I’m low level mainly oil ones spawn but when I’m high level only water ones spawn??? Maybe they just hate me
They spawn almost everywhere on scorched earth. There’s the water jug bug and the oil jug bug. If you want to harvest oil or drink water from these bugs, go up behind them and press triangle (PlayStation). Easy source of chitin too!