The Chainlink Fence is a building component that players must craft and then place into an open wall frame. The chainlink fence stops players from passing through but does nothing to obstruct light, gunfire, or a player’s reach.
If you have loot-boxes or pickup-able components within arms reach of the fence, a player pressed up against can pick up or interact with them.
The primary operation of chainlink fences is to block off players from accessing a base component that is outside.
As chain link fences do not block as much light as other wall components, they are ideal for protecting player-run outdoor farms and stopping players from destroying solar panels.
Keep in mind that players can reach through the fence, making sure your farm’s small and Large Planter Boxes are at least half a foundation away from the chainlink fence line not to steal your harvest.
The chainlink fence also does very little to block gunfire. Occasional shots may hit the wall frame or posts, but most will make it through. So you can never depend on a chainlink fence to protect you from gunfire. However, They do, block Rockets and other explosives in RUST.
Therefore, you can use the chainlink fence to protect your Auto Turrets if they are in a static position outside of your base. This tactic effectively allows your auto turrets to fire back while securing them from at least one rocket.
Chainlink fences have a relatively small amount of health. However, they benefit from being immune to fire damage and resistant to melee and tool damage. In addition, once you upgrade the wall frame you’re using beyond Wood, a chainlink fence wall is effectively flameproof.
However, a minimal amount of Explosives will make short work of the chainlink fence.
Both the chainlink fence and Chainlink Fence Gate have meager drop rates and are unavailable at any of the Outpost or Bandit Camp shops.