How to Make a Gate in DayZ

Did you find a cozy little spot in Chernarus and you think it’s time to settle down? Do you want to claim an abandoned structure but are afraid that everyone can just walk in and kill you in your sleep?

How to Make a Gate in DayZ

Building a fence with a gate might help you in both cases. Fences are very important if you want to secure an unsecured compound. You can also build gates into fences to allow you or your friends access while keeping other survivors at bay.

Here are the things you have to do to make a gate and increase your chances of survival in DayZ.

How to Make a Gate in DayZ?

The first thing you need to know about gates is that they’re part of a fence system. You can lock gates with a four-digit combination lock to prevent other survivors from entering your base the easy way.

Before you get to crafting, here’s a list of materials and tools you’ll need to make your gate:

You can’t make a gate without a fence kit. Here’s how to do it in case you don’t already know.

  1. Place rope on the ground.
  2. Drag sticks on top of the rope.
  3. Select the fence kit from the recipe list.
  4. Place the finished fence kit in your inventory to install it at a desired location.

Note that the minimalist fence construction process requires the following resources:

  • 36 nails
  • 18 planks
  • Two wooden logs
  • One fence kit

Now let’s move onto the rest of the process, on all platforms.

How to Make a Gate in DayZ on PC?

Since most players opt for the PC standalone version of DayZ, here’s the complete crafting process for a protected fence gate:

  1. Select the fence kit and find a suitable location on the ground.
  2. Click and hold the left-click and wait for the animation to end.
  3. Attach two logs to the fence kit.
  4. Grab your shovel and select the ‘’Build Base’’ action to turn the logs into pillars.
  5. Attach the planks to the new structure.
  6. Place the nails in your hands and attach them to the planks.
  7. Place the hammer in your hands and left-click and hold to build the lower frame.
  8. Use the hammer again to create the upper frame.
  9. Attach more planks to the new frame.
  10. Use your hammer to build the upper wooden wall.
  11. Hammer away to build the lower wooden wall.
  12. Attach the wire to the structure.
  13. Drag the pliers into your hands.
  14. Click and hold to build the gate.
  15. Attach the combination lock to the gate.

As you can see, it’s a rather lengthy process and requires plenty of crafting materials. But, a fence system will still provide decent protection, even during some raids.

How to Make a Gate in DayZ on Xbox?

To craft a gate, you have to start creating a fence. Use the following step-by-step tutorial to make a fence with a gate in DayZ.

  1. Select your fence kit and find a suitable location on the ground.
  2. Press and hold the B button to install the fence kit.
  3. Attach two logs to the fence kit.
  4. Select your shovel and select the Build Base action to turn the logs into pillars.
  5. Attach the planks to the new structure.
  6. Place the nails in your hands and attach them to the planks.
  7. Place the hammer in your hands and left click and hold to build the lower frame.
  8. Use the hammer again to create the upper frame.
  9. Attach more planks to the new frame.
  10. Use your hammer to build the upper wooden wall.
  11. Hammer away to build the lower wooden wall.
  12. Attach the wire to the structure.
  13. Drag the pliers into your hands.
  14. Click and hold to build the gate.
  15. Attach the combination lock to the gate.

How to Make a Gate in DayZ on PS4?

Creating a gate on the PS4 requires a 15-step crafting process.

  1. Select the fence kit and find a suitable location on the ground.
  2. Press and hold the Circle button and wait for the animation to end.
  3. Attach two logs to the fence kit.
  4. Take your shovel and select the Build Base action to turn the logs into pillars.
  5. Attach three planks to the new structure.
  6. Drag the nails in your hands and attach them to the planks.
  7. Put the hammer in your hands and left click and hold to build the lower frame.
  8. Use the hammer again to create the upper frame.
  9. Attach more planks to the new frame.
  10. Use your hammer to build the upper wooden wall.
  11. Hammer away to build the lower wooden wall.
  12. Attach the wire to the structure.
  13. Drag the pliers into your hands.
  14. Click and hold to build the gate.
  15. Attach the combination lock to the gate.

How to Make a Metal Gate in DayZ?

There’s nothing too different about the upgraded version of the wooden fence. You go through the same lengthy building process but you will use sheet metal instead of planks.

Everything else stays the same, minus the new materials used and the outcome of a structure with higher resistance.

  1. Select the fence kit and find a suitable location on the ground.
  2. Press and hold the Building button until the animation ends.
  3. Attach two logs to the fence kit.
  4. Take your shovel and select the Build Base action to turn the logs into pillars.
  5. Attach three planks to the new structure.
  6. Drag the nails in your hands and attach them to the planks.
  7. Put the hammer in your hands and left click and hold to build the lower frame.
  8. Use the hammer again to create the upper frame.
  9. Attach sheet metal to the new frame.
  10. Use your hammer to build the lower metal wall.
  11. Use the hammer again to build the upper metal wall.
  12. Attach the wire to the structure.
  13. Drag the pliers into your hands.
  14. Click and hold to build the gate.
  15. Attach the combination lock to the gate.

Additional FAQs

How Do You Build a Fence in DayZ?

Start by creating a fence kit. Then, place the fence kit in a suitable spot and add two pillars. Use the shovel to dig underneath so you can stand the pillars vertically.

Attach planks to the structure to create the framework for the lower and upper walls. Use nails and a hammer to secure the planks.

Note that building a fence system takes time and considerable/heavy resources. You won’t be able to craft it using only materials you keep on you. You will have to use the ground to hoard the larger items like logs and planks.

How Do I Put Metal Wire on a Gate in DayZ?

You need metal wire if you want to make a gate in your fence. Drag the wire in your hands and attach it to the fence structure. Equip the pliers and face the fence structure. Hold the designated button to build the gate.

Barbed wire is another fence/gate attachment in DayZ that provides some additional protection. If you have barbed wire in your inventory, drag it onto the gate to attach it. With the pliers in your hands move close to the gate and select the ‘’Mount building’’ option.

What Gate Attachments Do You Have in DayZ?

There are two important gate attachments in the game. You can place barbed wire which protects the base and the top of the gate. You can also attach a camouflage net in an attempt to make your fence gate blend into the environment.

Can You Build a Gate in DayZ?

The gate is an attachment to the fence system in DayZ. You can’t build a gate without building a fence first, but you can build a fence with no gate should you choose to.

You also can’t build an upgraded gate directly, as you can only do it on top of an existing fence gate.

Do You Need Pillars to Build a Gate in DayZ?

You will require two pillars or posts per every fence kit you install on the ground. The structure needs pillars in order to hold the framework together.

How Do You Build a Fence Gate in DayZ?

The gate is an attachment of the fence. You can create it by first building a fence using a fence kit, logs, planks, and nails. You’ll need wire if you want to make a gate, and a combination lock should you want to make it more secure.

Can You Stack a Fence in DayZ?

It’s possible to build two fences on top of each other if you want a higher wall to protect your compound.

1. Deploy your fence kit on the ground.

2. Attach the pillars.

3. Build the lower part of the wall.

4. Select the second fence kit.

5. Look up and try to align the new fence kit with the two existing pillars.

6. Move around until you get the ‘’Deploy’’ action.

7. Deploy the second fence kit.

8. Resume the regular building process.

Player-made fences can’t be stacked more than twice on top of each other. However, you can make even higher fences or walls if you build a fence on pre-existing walls.

How to Make a Platform in DayZ?

When you build a fence you can also build a variety of attachments. The gate is the most popular choice, but you can also make a platform behind your fence. It is useful when you want to look outside your compound or you want to fend off attackers.

Add enough logs to the fence kit structure. You can build a platform before making the upper and lower walls, or after completing the walls. The resulting platform will have half the height of the fence, thus making it easy for you to look over on the other side.

Always Protect Your Base

With so many raids happening on public servers, even the smallest bases can become targets. Leaving your home or compound unprotected is never a good idea unless you have a nomadic playstyle or can hide very well.

Although a fence with a gate can offer some protection, it also has some disadvantages. It’s time-consuming to build and during a raid, it won’t fend off attackers for too long, especially if you’re not online to defend your compound.

Hopefully, this guide helped you add another dimension to your base-building. Let us know in the comments section below your stance on base building in DayZ. Do you like building complex defense structures or do you find them a waste of time and resources, given the aggressiveness of other survivors?

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