5 Bunker Methods for RUST Base Designs (2019)

5 Bunker Methods for RUST Base Designs

Our partner xRaW has put together a list of 5 RUST bunker methods, providing you some building tips and tricks for your next RUST base design. Some of these bunker methods are well known, while some are quite unique and not as well known by many in the RUST community.

In this video, xRaw will walk through the following bunkers and cover each of their pros and cons:

  1. Roof Door Block Bunker
  2. Raised Foundation Bunker
  3. Roof & Stair Block Bunker
  4. Roof & Chute Block Bunker
  5. Roof Entrance Block Bunker

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Video Transcript

Hey guys and welcome back to another video, in today’s video we’re looking at 5 different bunker methods that you can use in Rust base designs for 2019. All of which are working as of recording this video. These are the main 5 that I use due to ease of use, however I know there are other methods out there, some of which may be stronger. Just before we start I want to thank you all for the support lately, we’re edging close to 4,000 subscribers which is amazing. I have another giveaway running as a thank you.

Bunker Method 1

For #1 we have the “roof door block”, this bunker method is… easy to build… resistant to fire… has space for a bag inside, but it is somewhat obvious its a bunker. This bunker works by blocking access to the doorway, the raid cost is increased by tier of roof piece, but it requires the entrance to be on the 2nd floor of the base. For this method the entrance needs to be on the 2nd floor of the base, you can use a roof as a staircase.


Once the door is raided, the raider has to then go through the sheet roof to progress into the base, even if they blow the floor below, there isn’t space for them to squeeze through and as long as you have a wall/door in the middle, they cant shoot out the twig holding the roof. To open the bunker, you simply remove the twig floor supporting the roof and it disappears and to close it again, simply place the twig and then the roof on top blocking the doorway again.

Bunker Method 2

For #2 we have the raised foundation bunker, this bunker method is… fairly easy to build… but is vulnerable to fire, it ‘can’ hold a bag inside but it’s obvious it’s a bunker. This method works by having raised foundations around the ‘bunker’ area of your base, with a floor/wall blocking access that is support by a twig/wood support. For this method, you can have a fully functional and working base above the bunker for general use, with a fairly large bunker below.


Dependent on how you build this, you may or may not be able to place a bag inside as they require a large amount of space above them, so make sure you test this when building. If you cannot place a bag inside, you can still have a working bunker simply by leaving only enough wood in the TC to upkeep the twig/wood for as long as you will be offline. Again, with this method, you simply use remove the twig to gain access, and place again to seal it up! The main negative obviously being that the raised foundations on the outside often make it obvious there is a bunker.

Bunker Method 3

For #3 we have the roof & stairs block, this bunker method is easy to build, fire resistant, holds a bag inside, but again is often it’s a bunker. This bunker requires a 2×1 space for the roof & stairs and uses a ‘push through gap’ meaning stairs or roof need to be destroyed to gain access. For this method, you need a 2×1 space for the stairs and roof with sheet double doors on each side, these double doors push you through the gap which is usually too small to squeeze through, this means anyone without tool cupboard privilege cannot gain access without blowing the roof or stairs, due to the roof sticking out this bunker is obvious unless honeycombed enough to hide the roof.

Bunker Method 4

For #4 we have the roof/chute block, this bunker method is… fairly easy to build… fire resistant… does hold a bag inside and isn’t so obvious that it’s a bunker. This method works by blocking the entrance with roof pieces which are placed on a twig/wood floor blocking access to the entrance chute. This method is similar to #1 and therefore you need the entrance on the 2nd floor or higher.


You can have an airlock leading to the entrance which is blocks by the roofs, this means the raider has to raid through these to gain access to the base increasing the raid cost. These roofs are placed on a twig/wood floor below and is easy to remove/deploy as and when needed. the chute is the entrance making it difficult to access for raiders. Even if they go through the walls its very high cost and you can upgrade these further.

Bunker Method 5

For #5 we have the roof entrance block, this bunker method is very easy to build, can be fire resistant and holds a bag inside, but isn’t so obvious its a bunker. This method blocks access with a roof piece, supported by a twig/wood foundation, but required uneven terrain to work effectively.


This method is simple and compact making it easy to disguise, upon raiding the first 2 doors of the base the raider is met with the roof piece which they then have to raid through as well. You simply remove the twig foundation to remove the roof and replace when you want to seal this up. This method is weak against fire unless you build on uneven terrain with the end of the twig foundation under the ground, making it unreachable by fire. As you can see here, where the roof piece joins up it is under the terrain and unreachable.


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Dg is the founder and co-owner of Corrosion Hour, a niche gaming community established in 2016 focusing on the survival game RUST. He is an active and contributing member of numerous other RUST communities. As a community leader and server owner for over 15 years, he spends much of his time researching and writing guides about survival games, covering topics such as server administration, game mechanics, and community growth.

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