These are some of the most commonly asked questions by new players.
How do I set my spawn point?
Players can set their spawn point by interacting with a friendly Base. Interact with the building using the
E key and then select
Assign Spawn Point . The base must be stocked with Soldier Supplies to allow players to spawn. See Respawning.
What server am I playing on?
Players can open the map with the
M key and look in the bottom left to see server information. In the main menu you can see which shard server you have selected in the top right corner. Shards do not correspond to particulars time zones, everyone can play on any shard.
How long is an in-game day?
24 Foxhole hours = 1 real life hour; so day and night are each 30 real life minutes long.
How do I get weapons and gear?
Players can assemble weapons and gear from stockpiled Forward and World Bases. Interact with the building using the
E key and navigate the stockpiled inventory on the right hand side of the screen for the items you want. Then you can use
LMB (left mouse button) to assemble a single item into your inventory. If you use
Shift + LMB you will assemble 3 of that item (option only available from truck driver seat).
Make sure to equip the items you have assembled
How do I equip weapons and gear?
Weapons and gear items all have a particular slot that they can be equipped to. Refer to the Player section for what items can fit where. To equip an item click it with
LMB (left mouse button) while it is in your inventory grid to move it to your equipped items.
How do I get a vehicle?
Vehicles can be built at a Garage using materials made at the Refinery. They can be stored in public stockpiles inside Seaports and Storage Depots. However, first ask yourself if you really need a vehicle? Vehicles are usually operated by dedicated teams of players running Logistics or operating advanced attack vehicles like tanks and artillery. If your team lacks in players fulfilling these roles then feel free to build one of your own and assist. See Vehicle Guide.
How do I build structures?
There are multiple construction tools: Hammer, Shovel, Construction Vehicle, Large Materials. Equip the relevant tool, press the
B key to open the build menu, select a structure to build and place it on the ground. Use
RMB + drag (right mouse button) to rotate the building before placement. Then hit the blueprint with the tool while having the required materials in your inventory. See Building Guide for more info.
How do I communicate with other players?
Foxhole uses a simple text based chat system with a few different channels. When first logged in the channel will be set to team chat. To switch chats hit
Enter to begin typing and then cycle the channels with
Tab. You will see the channel icon change each time you cycle.
If you have a microphone setup you can use proximity voice chat with the
T key. Press
G to use the squad voice squad when you are in a squad.
If you do not wish to use tab, you can use chat commands. After hitting
Enter you can then type the following commands to switch channels
/t= Region (Team)
/l= Local (All)
/i= World (Logi)
/w= World (Team)
You can send private messages to other players through the
f1 Menu. You can also use the command
/p [PlayerName] [TextHere] , you don't even have to type the whole player name, type the first few letters and press
Down Arrow to cycle through the names of players online that match the letters.
See Chat for more info.
How do I find out where the battle is?
Ask other players in Team Chat where the front lines. Another option is to access a friendly Forward or World Base by pressing
E to get updated intel on your map regarding friendly/enemy positions and structures. Any player that is within a Watch Tower's range will be broadcast on the map when you update your intel. If you have a radio equipped map intelligence will be updated every time you open your map with
Also pay attention to Map Posts put on map by others.
Is there a progression system in this game?
The short answer is yes, however, there are two different systems.
Your Level. You can earn experience by contributing to the team via actions like building/killing/and supplying troops. This contributes to your level which is the integer value in your
F1 menu screen. Currently this level offers no benefits whatsoever.
Your Rank. This is awarded to you from other players through Commendations. Commendations are awarded based on meritorious achievements in game such as; kills, heals, revives, repairs, building friendly structures, and destroying enemy structures. They can be awarded to other players via the
F1 menu screen. Select the upward facing arrow to commend another player. Make sure to commend players that you see doing valuable work for your team!
How do I report other players?
If another player has broken the Code of Conduct, you can report a player in multiple ways:
- If they're nearby, you can press
Alt + LMBon their character and select "Report"
- If they talked in chat, you can right click their name in the chat and select "Report" (player must be in the same region)
- If they are in the same region or left the region recently, you can press
F1to open the player menu, right click their name and select "Report".
To report a violation that doesn't fit the options listed in the Report menu or if you want to report a player that has left the game (or if you've left) you will need to use the External ToolYou can access the External reporting Tool from in-game by pressing
Escape and selecting the "Support" button at the bottom. This will lead you to the external reporting tool where you'll be able to submit a ticket. You can directly access the external reporting tool at https://clapfootgames.freshdesk.com/support/tickets/new
Do not attempt to contact the development staff through the Official Foxhole Discord for player reports, use the external tool instead.
Abusing this system to kick players you don't like or for any non-serious reason can be grounds for you being removed from the game.
How do I get past the queues?
Try to find another region that's less populated.
You can also try to deploy to a backline region, gear up and drive to the desired region to transfer with priority.
If the queue to most regions are too long, you should try to play on the Shard 2 server. You can change shard server in the top right corner of main menu).
How come I can't see enemies shooting at me?
Elevation and aiming at screen corner in 4:3 window resolution provides superior view distance, however bullet damage at such distance becomes lower.