The RUST Ladder Hatch is a less common doorway component in RUST, craftable after being learned at the tier 2 workbench. Instead of opening horizontally like most doors, it extends vertically via a drop-down ladder.
With 250 hit points, the Ladder Hatch will take 1 Timed Explosive Charge or 63 Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo to break down. Ladder Hatches are the exclusive door type for the square floor frame, thus the best choice for their unique function.
The Ladder Hatch is one of the few items where a known game ‘bug’ makes it worth directly researching via a research table instead of the tier 2 workbench tech tree. In doing so, players will also learn the Triangle Ladder Hatch simultaneously, saving 125 Scrap.
While the Ladder Hatch can take quite a beating, it is essential to note that the door is only as strong as the frame it is placed on and only defensive if paired with a Key or Code Lock. Should you place it on a twig frame and that frame is destroyed, so too is the hatch.