Unturned – How to Lock Doors

Use our guide on learn how to craft a metal door to keep you safe in Unturned!
A screenshot of a metal door in Unturned
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If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the hours I’ve spent battling zombies and building shelters, is that you need a locked door. No one wants a sneaky survivor or, worse, a zombie wandering into their base. However, you can’t just lock a door, it takes more than just that. Let me tell you the steps of how to lock doors in Unturned.

How to Lock Doors in Unturned

You cannot lock all doors in Unturned. So the first wooden door you craft will not stop anyone from entering. What’s worse is that you can’t just slap on a padlock or a lock mechanism to make it a locked door. Yet there’s a nifty workaround: transitioning to metal. Wooden doors might give you that cozy cabin feel, but they won’t keep out any uninvited guests. If security’s what you’re after, a metal door is your go-to.

How to Craft a Metal Door in Unturned

Based on my numerous crafting escapades in Unturned, the metal door is the only thing that stops the undead or other players from entering your base. Here’s a step-by-step guide to ensure you get that door up and fortified by creating a metal door:

  1. Obtain Logs and Sticks: Begin with the basics. Venture out and chop down some trees. This will provide you with logs and sticks, the foundational materials for many crafting recipes.
  2. Collect Metallic Scraps: While you’re out and about, keep an eye out for metallic scraps. You’ll need four of these to craft that sturdy metal door.
  3. Create Wooden Boards and Plates: Once you’ve got your logs, grab a saw. Convert those logs into wooden boards. These boards will then be fashioned into wooden plates, which form the base for your door.
  4. Craft A Frame From Plates: With your wooden plates ready, the next step is to construct the door frame. It’s all coming together now!
  5. Make Bolts: Here’s where those metal scraps come into play again. Using just one scrap metal and some fire, you can create a couple of bolts. For one door, you’ll need two of these.
  6. Create A Wooden Door: This is the almost-final step. Combine your crafted bolts with the door frame, and voilà, you have a wooden door! But remember, while it looks great, it won’t lock.
  7. Create A Metal Door: With three metal scraps and the wooden door from the previous step, you’re all set to craft your metal door. Only you and your group can pass through, ensuring your base remains intrusion-free.
Mark Carpenter

Mark Carpenter

Mark Carpenter is the Managing Editor at Try Hard Guides, and main guide writer. With over five years of experience in games media, including almost three years as an Assigning Editor for Pro Game Guides, and before that a Staff Writer.

His writing and game guide work has also been featured on platforms such as Metro UK and Game Rant, along with other smaller publications. He has been a devoted gamer since the days of Amiga, with a journey spanning roughly 31 years.

Mark's future goals are to grow the Try Hard Guides network as much as possible while helping gamers everywhere with gaming guide content. When not immersed in gaming, Mark enjoys delving into the worlds of D&D (Dungeons & Dragons), strumming his guitar, and indulging in a good read. His heart belongs to RPGs, the Final Fantasy series, and The Legend of Zelda. Moreover, he has a keen affection for dogs.

Contact: mark@tryhardguides.com

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