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Under a blistering sun, prismatic giants evoke beauty and peril.
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The Glass Desert is an instanced zone that was added in Update 0.6.0. It can only initially be accessed from the mainland by the teleporter in the far north of The Ancient Ruins, but can be accessed later by Player-made teleporters. The teleporter may be opened by shooting a quantum plort at each of the five slime statues.

The Desert is a barren wasteland covered with giant glass structures theorised to create regularly-occuring Solar Anomalies. On the initial visit, fountains and oases are dried up and need to be restored to gain access to Water, Food, and the many slime varieties the Desert keeps closely guarded.

Two Gilded Ginger can be found in 74 locations per day.

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The Glass Desert is mostly uncharted territory within the Far, Far Range, located so far beyond the ranch it is only accessible via teleportation.

The Glass Desert gets its name from the monolithic glass structures that dot its landscape. Resembling prismatic, frozen flames, these glass structures are believed to have been created during a violent solar event, scorching the land and stone into glass. These glass structures are also believed to be the catalyst for the dangerous solar anomalies that regularly occur in the Glass Desert: firestorms that burst from the ground, as if intense heat is desperate to escape the ground below.

But the desert's barren, unforgiving, sometimes violent environment hides a secret: somewhere deep within it lies a memory of what once was, and a means of restoring parts of that memory.

Natural Resources

Name Resources
Slimes Pink Slime SP.pngRock Slime SP.pngTabby Slime SP.pngPhosphor Slime SP.pngPuddle Slime SP.pngHunter Slime SP.pngBoom Slime SP.pngQuantum Slime SP.pngFire Slime SP.pngDervish Slime SP.pngTangle Slime SP.pngMosaic Slime SP.pngThe Tarr SP.pngGold Slime SP.pngLucky Slime SP.png
Food Carrot.pngHeart Beet.pngSilver Parsnip.pngGildedGinger SP.pngPogo fruit.pngCuberry.pngPrickle Pear.pngChickadoo.pngHen hen.pngStony Chickadoo.pngStony hen.pngPainted Chickadoo.pngPainted hen.pngRoostro.png
Slime Science Resources
Glass Shard.pngSilky Sand.pngPepper Jam.png
Gordo Slimes DervishGordoSP.pngTangleGordoSP.pngMosaicGordoSP.png
Other Water icon.pngAncientWaterIcon.png

*Note that Tabby, Puddle, Phosphor, Hunter, Boom, and Tangles-besides from crates and their gordo- will only spawn when certain oases have been restored.

Points of interest



Main article: Fountains
Around the Glass Desert are dried-up fountains which can be reactivated to rejuvenate Oases. They are activated by three Plort statues near the fountain with a specific slime's Plort.



Main article: Oasis
Oases are special areas that only appear once the oasis buds found throughout The Glass Desert have been splashed with Ancient Water.

Treasure Pods

Main article: Treasure Pods/The Glass Desert


The Glass Desert has Treasure Pods which contain gadgets, Slime Science Resources, Decorations, and Gold Plorts.


  • 1.1.1 - Fixed bug where a teleporter in the desert’s icon could appear on the map before that teleporter was actually available to use.
  • 1.0.1 - Map Data Node for The Glass Desert was added behind the Tangle Gordo's tower. Fixed a bug where Oases were reset. Simply water them again with Ancient Water.
    • 1.0.1b - Patched the bug where Oases were reset. Any save files that had the Oases were reset, simply water them again.
  • 1.0.0 - Added the last area in The Glass Desert along with some of Hobson's notes.
  • 0.6.0 - Implemented.


  • The Glass Desert appears to be based off of the Libyan Desert, where there are massive amounts of naturally occurring glass in the sand with uncertain origins. The glass structures dotted around the desert may also be based on fulgurite; glass tubes formed when lightning strikes soil, sand, or rock. Fulgurite is sometimes referred to as "petrified lightning", which some of the structures resemble. The Thundering Glass Sculpture decoration in particular heavily references this.
  • The achievement Smoke, Fire, and Mirrors was implemented long before The Glass Desert was introduced, making it impossible to legitimately achieve until Update 0.6.0 was released.
  • The Meteor Slime was intended to spawn in the desert, it was scrapped because the slime wasn't "working" but it is replaced by two slimes. However, it is unknown if it will come back in the future.[1]
  • This is the area that houses the most slime varieties, ranging from 15 different kinds of slimes (including The Tarr) overall.
  • The Glass Desert has a few traits unique to it:
    • It is the largest area in the game to be added in a single update, surpassing the size of The Ancient Ruins.
    • It is the only area in the game that is not surrounded by The Slime Sea. Instead, it is surrounded by a sea of flowing, golden sand, called the "Sand Sea" by Hobson.
    • The Solar Anomalies that periodically occur are the first non-slime recurring hazard in the game, excluding the insta-killing Slime Sea
    • The Glass Desert's physical location on the game map is located directly above The Ranch above the skybox; it is "deactivated" until the player is teleported to the Glass Desert.


Docile Pink SlimePhosphor SlimeTabby SlimeHoney SlimePuddle SlimeSaber SlimeHunter SlimeQuantum SlimeTangle SlimeDervish Slime
Harmful Rock SlimeBoom SlimeRad SlimeCrystal SlimeMosaic SlimeFire Slime
Hostile The TarrFeral Slimes
Special Quicksilver SlimeGlitch SlimeGold SlimeGordo Slimes (Party Gordo)Twinkle SlimeLargo SlimesLucky Slime
Behaviors AgitationHungerFearStackingPounce
Scrapped Meteor Slime
Meat Hen HenChickadooRoostroElder HenElder RoostroBriar Hen (Chickadoo)Stony Hen (Chickadoo)Painted Hen (Chickadoo)Chicken Breeding
Fruit PogofruitCuberryMint MangoPhase LemonPrickle PearKookadoba
Veggie CarrotHeart BeetOca OcaOdd OnionSilver ParsnipGilded Ginger (Locations)
Other WaterAshSpicy Tofu
Plots CoopCorralGardenIncineratorPondSilo
Facilities Plort MarketVacpack (Augmented Vacpack)Range ExchangeRanch HouseStarmailDecorizerChime Changer
7Zee Rewards Club Chroma PacksSlime Toys
Decorative EchoesOrnamentsChimes
The Ranch The GrottoThe OvergrowthThe LabThe DocksOgden's RetreatMochi's ManorViktor's Workshop
Wilderness The Dry Reef (Ring Island)The Slime Sea (Moustache Island)The Moss Blanket (Mushroom LakeFeral Path)The Indigo Quarry (Crystal VolcanoAsh Isle)The Ancient RuinsThe Glass DesertThe WildsNimble ValleyThe Slimeulation
The Vaults Ring Island VaultAsh Isle VaultFeral Path Vault
Features CrateWorld MapMap Data NodesWater SpringsWaterSlime KeySlime GateStatic TeleportersSlime StatueFountain (Locations)Ancient WaterOasisSolar AnomaliesDebug SprayBug ReportsRayvians
Nimble Valley projectiles Spark ShotThunderclapStatic ClingerSlooow Field
Gadget Types ExtractorsUtilitiesWarp TechDecorationsCurios
Drill JellystoneSlime FossilStrange DiamondIndigoniumGlass Shard
Apiary Buzz WaxHexacombRoyal JellyWild HoneyPepper Jam
Pump Primordy OilSpiral SteamLava DustDeep BrineSilky Sand
Other Manifold Cube
Treasure Pods The RanchThe Dry ReefThe Moss BlanketThe Indigo QuarryThe Ancient RuinsThe Glass DesertOgden's RetreatThe WildsNimble ValleyThe Slime SeaThe SlimeulationSecret Style Paid DLC Pack
Additional Information
Economy PlortsNewbucks
Characters Beatrix LeBeau (Knocked Out)NPCs (Thora WestViktor HumphriesOgden OrtizMochi MilesBObHobson TwillgersCasey)7Zee Corporation
Game Information Downloadable ContentFAQsGame VersionsUpcoming FeaturesSlimepediaControlsAchievementsLoading Screen TextsGame ModesVR Playground
Events Wiggly Wonderland (2017)Wiggly Wonderland (2018)Wiggly Wonderland (2019)Wiggly Wonderland (2020)Party Weekend
Monomi Park Ian McConvilleNick PopovichConcept ArtSlime Rancher: Original SoundtrackSlime Rancher: Original Soundtrack II + The Casey Sessions
Cut/Removed content Meteor SlimeFive Day RushUnused Features