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This article is considered accurate for the current version (0.48) of the game.

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:

The Shovel's build menu

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.