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Land Claim Block
Basic Information
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Group Building
Category Building Material
Type Blocks
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Related Attribute
Related Perk(s)
Related Perk Book(s)
Block Properties
Hit Points 7000
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support 300
Mass 20
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage
Power Attack Block Damage
Effective Range
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute
Rounds per Minute
Reload Time
Ammo Type
Magazine Size
Stamina Usage
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth
Damage Multiplier: Metal
Damage Multiplier: Stone
Damage Multiplier: Wood
Butcher Tool
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed
Protection Properties
Cold Resist
Heat Resist
Armor Rating
Elemental Protection
Effect Protection
Mobility Reduction
Stamina Regen Reduction
Noise Increase
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on max Stamina
Effect on Stamina regen
Effect on Health
Effect on Max Health
Cure Percentage
Buff Effect
Buff Duration
Dysentery Chance (%)
Characteristic Properties
Durability (Min Quality)
Durability (Max Quality)
Degradation per Use
Mod Type
Compatible Mods
Repaired Using
Electrical Power Required
Base Price
Max Stack 1
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Meltable Yes
Burn Time
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through

Description[ | ]

The Land Claim Block (LCB) provides extra protection for a 41x41 (adjustable in map/server settings) horizontally-based region. In both Single and Multi-player modes, it enables picking up your work stations and electric devices within the governed area. The player who placed the land claim block can hold "E" while facing the object they wish to pick up and will be presented with an option to take it. If you destroy the land claim block, the area it owned with extra border zone is then forbidden for claiming again. (This could be for a period of time, still testing.)

While there is no limit on the number of LCBs a player can place in the world, only three LCBs may be active at a time. Placing a new LCB will cause an old LCB to go inactive and be reduced to 1 durability. The protection provided by the old LCB will disappear.

A Land Claim Block is active as long as the player who placed it is in the game. Once a player leaves the game there is a configurable delay to when the LCB considers them offline. This defaults to the instant they leave, but may be increased in map/server settings. Once a player is offline then the LCB uses the offline protection multiplier. By default this is the same as the online protection multiplier, 4x less damage. This can also be adjusted in settings. The land claim duration setting controls how long a LCB will continue to provide offline protection for before going inactive, by default this is 7 days.

The Land Claim Block should prevent all Point of Interest Zombies from respawning within its area. Furthermore, if its protected area includes a Point of Interest then it should prevent Trader jobs from selecting that POI as an quest location. This allows players to take over POI structures.

This does not prevent open world or horde zombie spawns, only POI zombie spawns are suppressed. For example if a player were to go into the Forest, place an LCB, surround the area in a 1-block wide by 3-block high wall, and leave the area for a bit, they might see a zombie or two within the undamaged wall the next time they return. In order to suppress open world zombie spawns in the area the player must replace or cover the Forest Ground or any surface block not placed by a player, with player obtained blocks such as Building Blocks or Concrete Blocks. However, there may be special rules for certain entities such as vultures that will still allow them to spawn. More testing is required.

Protection Zone[ | ]

As stated, the LCB creates a protection zone. The size of the zone can be changed via server settings. The default setting is a 41 x 41 area that extends infinitely in both directions above and below the LCB, creating a column that extends the full height of the map. All blocks inside the protection zone receive the durability multiplier, which can be changed via server settings. By default, the damage multiplier is 4.

The diagram below illustrates the basic protection zone[1]. In the diagram, the "O" in the center with the yellow background represents the LCB. The "X's" illustrate that the protection zone extends 20 blocks in all four cardinal directions from the LCB.

20 - 1 0 1 - 20  
          X           20
X |
X 1
X X X O X X X 0
          X           1
X |
          X           20

Crafting[ | ]

Required Items[ | ]

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Land Claim Block Recipe
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Item Name Count
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Video Guide[ | ]

History[ | ]

Notes From Original Release:[ | ]

The following details were given with the original release of the LCB[2]:

  • New players are awarded 1 land claim keystone block in their starting inventory if a server is running Survival PvP. Airdrop containers have a small chance of containing keystone blocks.
  • You can kill players and loot their land claim blocks if they haven’t been placed or mine up a land claim block and steal it for your own so its wise to protect your land claim blocks
  • The keystone block is a special looking block that when carried by the player shows a 7×7 or server set protection grid rendered as a transparent green protected grid.
  • The keystone block offers durability protection 7×7 all the way vertically
  • Keystone blocks can be destroyed by other players removing their durability modifier of the fort
  • Only the owner and friends in your group can build blocks in your land claimed areas
  • Land claims have a no claim zone outside of their perimeter where only the land claim owner and friends in his group can stake additional neighboring claims. Default could be 30 meters measuring keystone to keystone (This could be an optional owner permission setting)
  • Only the owner of a land claim and friends in his group can add new neighboring land claims right next to an existing land claim but not overlapping
  • Zombies and owners/friends of the claim owner are not affected by claim durability
  • Players must revisit claim once a real-time day to prevent Claim Decay