Community Guides/Getting Started
Welcome to Foxhole! If you're new to the game, there are many community made tutorials available to you! For more help, feel free to stop by the Foxhole Official Discord or the Steam Discussions and Guides! If you are unsure of any terminology that players say, please refer to the Slang page.
- 1 Controls
- 2 Joining the War
- 3 Game Modes
- 4 Spawning
- 5 Resources & Crafting
- 6 Building
- 7 Fighting
Controls[edit | edit source]
Mouse Controls[edit | edit source]
|LMB||Punch/Use held item|
|Hold MMB||Rotate Camera|
|Alt+LMB on player||Radial context menu|
|Ctrl+LMB on map square||Paste map coordinates in chat|
|Alt+LMB on inventory item||Drops item on the ground|
|Ctrl+ALT on item||Splits the stack|
Keyboard Controls[edit | edit source]
- Ctrl+1/2/3/4/5 - switch to particular vehicle seat
- Ctrl+↑/↓ in chat - scroll through previously sent messages
- High resolution screenshot is placed in
%localappdata%\Foxhole\Saved\Screenshots\WindowsNoEditorfolder (paste to Explorer address bar). Note that current graphics preset is used.
Joining the War[edit | edit source]
Main Menu[edit | edit source]
The two factions are the same, gameplay wise. They do have visual differences between their vehicles. Be warned though! You will be locked to that faction after playing for 6 minutes as them. When playing with friends, it is best to decide beforehand which faction to join as, to avoid being locked into different factions for the remainder of the war. Each player has one free change of factions without restrictions that cannot be restored.
(Note: in case of accidents or need for another faction swap, it is possible for a moderator to change your faction on the Foxhole Discord.)
There is no requirement to declare allegiance to a faction in any way, however some players decide to do so. This creates a more competitive battlefield and further fuels the various Lore theories.
Home Region[edit | edit source]
After selecting a faction to play as, you will spawn in the Home Region. This is NOT the actual war! To get into some action, locate the Spawn & Deployment (Deploy) that’s right next to where you spawned. Also marked on the map as "Deploy", press
M to open map. When you are close enough to the deploy area, press default key
E to interact. You can also check the war map by going to a War Tent close by. Each region is separated in areas that will either be colored with respective faction's color or not having any at all. This is decided by what faction controls the current Town Hall.
Click a region’s area to teleport to that specific point of the map.
Game Modes[edit | edit source]
Foxhole currently features two game modes: Resistance Phase and World Conquest. World Conquest is the main war that battle out across the 23 mainland regions broken in various zones. After a World Conquest ends, the Resistance mode begins. This mode is intended to patch wars with each other while making sense lore-wise.
Spawning[edit | edit source]
After dying, you will be able to spectate friendly soldiers near your corpse while being able to cycle through them with
PgDown. Careful as this spectating has a time limit and it will end some time after.
You will also see two options at the top:
Spawn[edit | edit source]
Home Base[edit | edit source]
The Home Base a player assigns as their spawn point. This spawning option will be available unless it doesn't have any Soldier Supplies, or if it is destroyed, then you will be assigned to the connected Safe House with the most Spawn Supplies (colloquially referred to as Shirts) in it's stockpile.
Forward Base[edit | edit source]
If you set your spawn at any of the forward (Encampment, Field Base, Outpost), you can choose to respawn in them as long it has SS in it. Spawning in this method subtracts 1 Shirt from the spawn point's stockpile. If you didn't set a spawn point you will have to respawn instead from your Home Base.
Go To Home Region[edit | edit source]
Discord[edit | edit source]
This button simply opens your browser to redirect you to the official Foxhole Discord Server.
Resources & Crafting[edit | edit source]
There are several main resources you will gather during the war.
- Salvage: resource used for making Basic Materials, Diesel, and Explosive Materials
- Components: resource used for making Refined Materials
- Sulfur: resource used for making Heavy Explosive Materials
- Crude Oil: resource used for making Petrol
- Upgrade part: uncommon resource that occasionally drops during mining, used to upgrade facilities.
Gathering Materials[edit | edit source]
Gathering resources is a simple as equipping a Hammer or Sledge Hammer, positioning yourself near the resource pile, and clicking the scrap pile until it is depleted. Or collected from a Resource Mine.
- Salvage is mined at the icon and looks like a pile of assorted metal pieces or direclty picked up from a Salvage Mine icon.
- Components are mined at the icon and look like a broken down tank or directly picked up from a Component Mine icon.
- Sulfur is mined at the icon and looks like a yellow rock or directly picked up from a Sulfur Mine icon.
- Crude Oil is mined at the icon and only come as a Oil Well.
A successful mining strike will produce a banging sound and sparks/smoke. A message will appear on screen telling players that they are
Tip! A Sledge Hammer will mine materials faster, but still yield the same amount in total if you had mined it with a Hammer instead. It also has a bigger chance of dropping upgrade parts per hit to compensate for the lesser amount of total hits.
Reminder! Components and sulfur can only be gathered with sledgehammers. Hammers do not work.
Refining Materials[edit | edit source]
Once obtained Salvage, Components, Sulfur, and Crude Oil can be refined at a Refinery. Salvage can be refined into either Basic Materials (Bmats), Explosive Materials (Emats) or Diesel. Components can be refined into Refined Materials (Rmats). Sulfur can be refined into Heavy Explosive Materials. Finally Crude Oil can be refined into Petrol.
Usage[edit | edit source]
These materials play a vital role to securing victory in the war. Basic Materials are used in nearly every aspect of the game: building defenses and vehicles, making weapons and tools, among other things.
Building[edit | edit source]
To build equip the hammer and press
B to select the building you want. You should now have a blue copy of the building to move around and place. You can rotate the blue building with the
RMB + drag(right mouse button). Finalize your placement with the
LMB (left mouse button).
Reapairing structures always only cost you Basic Materials to repair, even if you needed another resource to build it.
Fighting[edit | edit source]
Kill enemies. Don't die. Support allies.
You can save critically wounded soldier by slowing down bleeding in order to wait for a medic to arrive. You must be unarmed (with your bare hands only) and stand in front of the soldier, then press the left mouse button. That way you can slow down the process until a player with Trauma Kit arrives. The slowing wounds animations decreases the current countdown by 50% of it's speed.