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Sandstorms are naturally occurring events exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in A New Reign. They happen during Summer in Desert Biomes containing the Oasis and the Antlion.

Wilson in a Sandstorm without Desert Goggles.

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%. However, while riding beefalo, the movement speed will not get decreased. In order to avoid these effects, one must be equipped with Desert Goggles, Astroggles or the Brightshade Helm.

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, preventing wild fires as well.

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  • The Sandstorm makes the Oasis Desert a great place to base during Summer due to its wild fire prevention.
    • If the player is standing outside the Sandstorm, objects in the Oasis Desert can still start smoldering!
  • The Sandstorm only occurs in the Oasis/Antlion Desert, so all other deserts in the world will remain unaffected.
  • A hound wave in a sandstorm can be especially dangerous, so traveling into a sandstorm without Desert Goggles should only be done directly after one.
    • Due to the slowdown effect of the sandstorm, the player cannot kite hounds properly and will take damage attempting to do so. You cannot run from the hounds either as their fast speed will allow them to occasionally get a hit in, even when equipping a walking cane.