|“||A tool for digging Trenches and other entrenched structures.||„|
|— In-game description|
The shovel (sometimes called spade) is used to dig under the landscape to produce Trenches, Bunkers, and Foxholes. Using the shovel consumes no materials, thus can be a cheap and mobile way to create a first line of defence in the field.
Similar to the Hammer, you can open the build menu by pressing
B while holding the shovel in your hands. You will get the choice to select a structure, which you then place down. You can then use the shovel on the blueprint to dig out the selected structure. The shovel can only be used to create a select few passive structures; to upgrade this, you will still need a Hammer and Building Materials.
The following things can be build using a shovel:
- Bunker Corner
- Bunker (only the base blocks, you will need building materials to build doors and fireholes)
- Dug Foxhole
- Trench Connector
- Trench Emplacement
Notes and trivia
- The dirt that one throws up while digging will be hidden while said player is in a bush.
- The player model in the open beta period (before mid 2017) had a shovel. It looks similar to the current shovel.