A tent can be crafted from the crafting menu and takes 4 Cloth and 1 Scrap MetalTents can only be placed outside foundations, on natural ground. Tents can also be folded and kept in storage as well as dropped. Tents are naturally found in Hunter Towers.

A tent can store up to 24 items, making them useful to create temporary bases. Entering a tent will set a spawn point in its location for new games after the player dies. Inside the tent the player is also protected from zombies and other players.

Tents are not reserved to the owner and can be accessed by anyone who comes across them.