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
- 8 Driving
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 black diamond on the Deployment map to teleport to that specific point of the map, the bigger the diamond the more active the zone.
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 Soldier Supplies (colloquially referred to as Shirts or SS) in its stockpile. By default, the Town where you deploy from Home Region is assigned as your Home Base. Respawning at the Home Base subtracts 1 Shirt from the spawn point's stockpile. You can assign a base as your "Home Base" spawn point by clicking the tiny home icon button in the bottom left of the base's menu.
Forward Base[edit | edit source]
If you set your spawn at a forward base (Encampment, Field Base, Outpost), you can choose to respawn in them as long it has SS in it. Respawning at your Forward Base 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. You can assign a forward base as your "Forward Base" spawn point by clicking the tiny home icon button in the bottom left of the base's menu.
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
- Aluminum & Iron: uncommon resources that occasionally drops during mining, used to progress technological research.
Gathering Materials[edit | edit source]
Gathering resources is a simple as equipping a Hammer or Sledge Hammer, going to a resource field, positioning yourself near a small resource pile, and clicking the 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 directly picked up from a Salvage Mine icon.
- Components are mined at the icon 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 picked up at the icon for the Oil Well.
A successful mining strike will produce a banging sound and sparks/smoke. A message will appear on bottom left of the screen telling players that they collected
+2 (resource type).
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.
Reminder! Components and sulfur can only be gathered with sledgehammers. Hammers do not work.
Refining Materials[edit | edit source]
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 structure you want. You should now have a blue copy of the structure to move around and place. You can rotate the blue structure with the
RMB + drag(right mouse button). Finalize your placement with the
LMB (left mouse button).
Repairing structures always only cost you Basic Materials to repair, even if you needed another resource to build it.
Fighting[edit | edit source]
See: Combat Guide
Kill enemies. Don't die. Support allies.
Tutorial Video:[edit | edit source]
Pick up equipment at bases by clicking the icons in the stockpile on the right window. of the base menu, retrieving items takes a few seconds.
You can carry downed soldier by pressing
E to move them to safety or bring them to a medic. The downed soldier cannot bleed out as long as they're carried. Click the soldier's icon in your inventory with
Alt + LMB to drop them.