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A wooden perimeter fence

Construction is a skill that determines what you can build. A high Construction skill allows you to build a wider variety of structures and workstations.

Skill Leveling

You can increase this skill by equipping a Toolbox and building things. You can also carry D.I.Y. Instruction Manuals that increase the character's Construction Level by 1.

How to build

  1. To build a structure (e.g., a fence, a barn) first equip the Toolbox either using a shortcut key or through the character inventory.
  2. You will automatically switch to build mode, move your mouse (PC) over to the target build area. Then choose what type of item you want to build (PC: mouse wheel to switch between build options). Default is a wooded chest.
  3. Mouse Left.png Left click (PC) on where you want to build. The build area will show as a 1x1 square with ropes on stick to indicate the build zone (or more than 1x1 if larger item e.g. gate). By clicking more and your builder will automatically search for and collect the required materials (e.g., wood planks). In order to carry planks they need at least the Bunny Wabbit Backpack. If the item is too big/heavy for them to carry they will tell you after you finish specifying the locations of structures.
  4. As long as they are building, the builder will automatically continue to build the item unless you cancel the build by opening their inventory and choosing Cancel next to the word Builder. Note attacks or other distractions may auto-pause the build. You can also toggle pausing/resuming construction by moving the builder to the construction and choosing that option (left-click, PC)


If building a fence make sure you are placing the build areas in a straight line and a translucent image of the fence connected onto the existing fence will show to indicate that is what it will look like when built. This way you can make sure it will be built correctly. The ground must also be flat to build on.

I recommend building a perimeter fence around your base first. However, wooden fences are vulnerable to fire attacks and may collapse after repeated attacks. Wire fence is less flammable, but raiders can se through this type of barrier and shoot characters on the other side easily.

Structures by Construction Skill Level


Survivalist: Invisible Strain