Cant open doors underwater

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Bug Description:

As the title says. I can’t open my doors underwater. I have been able to do this before, long time ago ?
Bugged ?

Steps to Reproduce:

Please provide a step-by-step process of how the bug can be reproduced. Please be as detailed as possible; the more details, the easier it will be for us to find and fix the bug:

  1. Step 1 build door underwater
  2. Step 2 try open it ?
  3. Step 3
  4. Etc.

I was never able to open doors underwater but gates are a different story. I suggest to use gates.

Temp Workaround: They are very hard to open now but not impossible. Try hovering to the right and shear your mouse pointer toward the opposite edge of the door. Spam your E key.

They used to open easily, thank you for reporting.


On ps4 official pve I had it too. In a base where I was able to open doors under water around one year ago.
Thought that it could be a wanted change. But would be nice to use doors under water again . :slight_smile:

Oh weird. I just assumed you couldn’t and that this was an intentional design change on FC’s part.

Since before last year, if not before.

Had give up on my Arena/Sewer tunnels in my castle…

On ps4, I have yet to get any workaround… Outside giving up having doors underwater. =/

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It’s definitely still an option, just very painful. Like, finicky enough that you should take a breathing potion at least.

If you want my opinion, someone in April 2021 reordered the layers, pulling the “actuate” layer beneath the water layer. Thus, your actuation calls are mostly going to the “drink” function.


On PS4 I noticed the change back in 2019. I used to have a fish hut that could only be entered under water via a hatch.

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By now I’m pretty good at it, so don’t take this video as evidence that it’s easy. It took me maybe four days straight of forcing myself to access the vault inside that allowed me to “get it.”

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