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Pillbox icon
Building Type Defense
Defensive Radius 10
Population Resource population -1
Size Size 2 x 2
Unlocked Level 1, Training Day
Gold Gold 900
Stone Stone 100
Construction Time Time 3s
Sell Price Gold 10
Repair Time Time 20m

Unit Type Defense
Blocking Blocking
Immunities BN iconCold Cold Environment
StatusEffect-fire Fire
StatusEffect-plague Plague
StatusEffect-poison Poison
StatusEffect-stun Stun
Base Defense

Damage piercing 75%
Damage crushing 50%

Armor Defense

Damage piercing 25%
Damage crushing 25%
Damage fire 75%

Stat-HP HP 65
Stat-Armor Armor 45
Stat-Bravery Bravery 40
Black shield Defense 15
Unit Value 7
Resource-SP SP Reward 28
Gold Gold Reward 140
"Pillboxes will defend the buildings they are near, and will fight in combat for you. They are small and cozy, if you like that whole bristling with a wide variety of machine-gunnery feel."
— In-game Description


The Pillbox is a cheap, armored defense that can defend against enemy encounters. This protection is represented by a light-blue template which appears when players move or place the Pillbox. Once defeated in battle, it is down for repairs and will not function unless it is repaired it. However, it is costless to repair. A Pillbox is a little better than a Shock Trooper by damage standards, but has a Troopers range.

After the 1.3 Patch, the Pillbox will defend against encounters on the Outpost. It will take part in such battles within its defensive range.

The War at Home mission requires players to defend 80% of their outpost's buildings. The cheap and quick building nature of Pillboxes mean they can do this quest in no time at all if quick completion of the mission is preferred.

Pillboxes and other defensive structures will not appear to defend against occupational forces if they are moved or built to defend against a pre-existing occupation.


Pillbox AutoFire Damage
Attack Icon UnitAbility mg 1 4clip icon
Targetable Unit Types
Air Yes check
LTA Yes check
Soldier Yes check
Sniper Yes check
Vehicle Yes check
Tank Yes check
Metal Yes check
Critter Yes check
Civilian Yes check
Sea X mark
Ship X mark
Damage Damage piercing 23-29 (x3)
Offense 46
Range 1-2
Line of Fire Direct
Cooldown 2 Rounds
Suppression Mod x0
Crit 5%


    • Real life pillboxes are basically just sandbags surrounding a machine gun team. However, in the World Wars, many concrete structures (bunkers or pillboxes) were built for more defensive capabilities. The shape of such structures were often much of boxes used for storing pills in.


    2.3 Patch

    • Building time reduced from 15 minutes to 3 seconds.

    1.4 Patch

    • Pillboxes now have Stat-HP 65 and Stat-Armor 45 and increased damage, added automatic feature.



    Weapon Animation
    Idle Pillbox front idle Pillbox back idle
    Machine Gun Pillbox front attack Pillbox back attack